One man’s collection of signed baseballs featuring Negro League players, along with dozens of other items associated with baseball’s past, have a new home.
The Baseball Reliquary has elected the late Sy Berger, long-time head of Topps, to its ‘Shrine of the Eternals’, which honors memorable baseball figures.
A fan organization that recognizes those who impact baseball in different ways has put former Topps exec Sy Berger on its ‘Shrine of the Reliquary’ ballot for 2013.
He literally wrote the book on baseball card classification, devoting the majority of his life to what was then a fringe hobby at best for adults. Now, the late Jefferson Burdick’s accomplishments have him up for an honor bestowed by an organization that believes baseball is more than just stats.