Sy Berger passed away in his sleep yesterday at the age of 91. He began working at Topps in 1947 and by 1951 had become such a key man he was entrusted to create the 1952 Baseball set along with Woody Gelman. I've said a lot about him here and in print previously so will just offer up best wishes to his family. RIP Sy, you were one of the best things to happen to us baby boomers.
Here is his "rookie" card, from the 1964 Topps Rookie Banquet set: