A collection of awards and certificates presented to the late Topps executive Sy Berger are part of a new exhibit at the Arcadia Public Library in Southern California.
“Baseball Dreamers” also includes illustrations by legendary sports cartoonist Lou Darvas, works by other baseball artists and more.
The exhibit was produced by the Baseball Reliquary and will be available to view at no charge through October 30.
Berger was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals in 2015, His daughter Maxine wrote to the Reliquary “In a word, Wow! The Reliquary did such a beautiful job exhibiting and bringing to life much of my dad’s years in baseball. Not only is this a beautiful and eclectic display, but so meaningful to view all of the wonderful pictures, plaques, and other artifacts that intimately portray that era.”
Gloria Berger, Sy’s widow, added, “Just AWESOME. You certainly have brought honor, distinction and accolades to Sy. He was such a modest man . . . always tried to do his very best at his work. He would be very surprised at the recognition he continues to get after almost five years, and a lifetime of passion for baseball cards and baseball.
Further details on the exhibition, including library address and hours, can be viewed on the Reliquary’s events page.
The September edition of the Philly Show wrapped up Sunday at the Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, PA.
Along with the usual lineup of sports card dealers, several former and current Philadelphia area athletes were signing autographs during the three-day event. Among those who drew sizeable crowds were Donovan McNabb and Sonny Jurgensen.
The next show is December 6-8.
Last year, SGC launched its game-worn uniform evaluation and grading business. Now, they’ve created a guide to share how they go about the process.
It’s available as a free download: