Sy Berger, the guru behing the Topps baseball card craze. (Photo NY Times)

Sy Berger, the guru behing the Topps baseball card craze. (Photo NY Times)

Sy Berger, the guru behind the Topps baseball card craze. (Photo NY Times)

The guru who started the baseball card craze that I as a young boy enjoyed and entertained myself so much passed on yesterday Sunday. I had to write something because those days where many youths would spend hours “flipping baseball cards” or against a wall where the longest one that landed won all the cards were great moments that kept me and thousands of young boys occupied and engaged in an innocent hobby that thought us a lot.

The interaction that collecting baseball cards created helped us developed skills that unfortunately I don’t see youth from primary schools having today. Sometimes we can learn so much by looking at our past and perhaps sharing that experience with the youth of today that technology has connected them to the world, but disconnected them from each other.

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