Monday, April 12, 2010

REA: Dodgers 1953 Topps Drawings

Straight from the personal collection of former Topps executive, Sy Berger, are some unique and one-of-a-kind original card artwork drawings that were used create the 1953 Baseball card set. A collection of over 100 drawings from the set are available for auction from REA. Below are the Dodger offerings.

These little drawings are great memorabilia items that truly embody a remarkable set. Not only that, the drawings association with Sy Berger ads to its mystic. As you may know, Berger is considered the "Father of the Modern Baseball Card." He developed many of the early Topps designs, including the 1953 set, as he rose from a summer intern to Vice President of Licensing at Topps.

Pee Wee Reese

Jim Hughes

Bob Milliken

Jim Gilliam

Ben Wade

Chuck Dressen
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Here is a great interview done with Sy Berger.

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