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  • Sunday Dec 14 | via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

    Obituary: Sy Berger / Creator of the modern baseball...

    Sy Berger, who transformed a boys' hobby into a high-stakes pop culture niche as the father of the modern-day baseball trading card, died Sunday in Rockville Centre, N.Y., on Long Island. He was 91. Baseball cards date to the 19th century, but for Mr. Berger, the decade after World War II was the perfect time to revitalize them.