Sy Berger

Berger-Bell Meeting Launched Topps Football Cards

Sixty years ago, two men running upstart sports businesses got together and created what would become the first Topps pro football card set.

Cardboard Spring: 2016 Topps Baseball Rolls Out

It’s time for 2016 Topps Baseball. Get a look at what’s inside this year’s Series 1 boxes, a checklist and more as the new cards arrive.

Notes: Sy Berger’s Family to Attend Honor

An honor for the late Sy Berger this weekend. The info, plus the story of a couple of historic baseball pieces, Max Scherzer’s charity autograph program and more.

1973: Topps’ Business Draws AP Attention

An old article reveals the trading card business to be a much different place in 1973, but a growing enterprise with Topps providing cards for four sports.

Sy Berger Elected to Shrine of the Eternals

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.

What’s Hot in the Shop: The 2014 Mikey Awards

From unexpected big sellers to disappointing duds; big hobby shop promotions to the Card of the Year, Mike is handing out the annual hardware.

Sy Berger, Long Time Topps’ Executive Dies at 91

A collection of stories and video from the life and times of Topps co-founder Sy Berger, who passed away early Sunday at age 91.

1953 Topps Missing Numbers Revealed

An old communique from Topps just uncovered apparently reveals which players were supposed to be in the 1953 set but were pulled late in the game.

Sy Berger on Baseball Reliquary Ballot

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.

How Topps Bested Bowman in Bubble Gum Battle

A new book delves into the battle for nickels between Topps and Bowman in the 1950s.