Sy Berger, who worked for Topps for 50 years and designed the first "modern" baseball card in 1952, died over the weekend. The New York Times has a nice obituary of him, which also serves as an interesting look at the history of baseball cards. [New York Times]
This photo comes from last June, a steamy summer night in Atlanta. Daniel Hudson, the Diamondbacks' young starter, was scared for his season and his career. He had just blown out his throwing arm, and was removed from the game in the second inning. It's a moment that would be immortalized on his damned baseball card,…
In the fall, Topps released a handful of very odd cards. Dubbed "American History Relics," they were five-card runs of John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Leif Ericson. Despite their rarity, the cards were a flop — one sold for $84 on eBay — perhaps because they were so strange. Card collectors like collector's items, but…
Bud Selig's army has signed an exclusive deal with Topps, making them the official baseball card of Major League Baseball. No, this does not make your 16 Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards valuable again.
Jeff Bernstein, the agent for Indian pitching prospects Rinku and Dinesh, reports that the controversy with the Topps representative has been cleared up. He is not a very, very bad man after all.
The Sklar brothers, Jason and Randy, have finished a a new web-only series for the Topps baseball card company called "Back On Topps", oddly enough about two brothers who inherit a baseball card company. High jinx will surely ensue.
Here as you can see is the Topps 2007 Derek Jeter baseball card, complete with Mickey Mantle looking on in the dugout, and our commander in chief waving at the camera from the crowd, both of whom we totally believe were actually there (Topps would never use Photoshop). With such distractions, no wonder he struck out.