Monday, August 24, 2009

Hugely Significant Trivia I Never Knew


Did you know that around 1960, Sy Berger, the "Father of the Modern Baseball Card", was in the middle of a spring cleaning effort at the Topps Brooklyn headquarters and hired a boat onto which he loaded 300 to 500 cases of 1952 high-series cards which then left the New Jersey shore and dumped them all into the Atlantic Ocean?

Why couldn't it have been 1987 Topps?! Then we could have Mantle's rookie for pennies and Bonds' for thousands of dollars right?

2 comments:

Fuji said...

wow... what a shame. what a shame. what a shame. wow.

lonestarr said...

Not really, it'd take about 300,000-500,000 cases of '87 topps to equal that I think.

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