Upper Deck Remembers NSCC Co-Founder Mike Berkus

With the passing of Mike Berkus (Co-Founder of the National Sports Collectors Convention) last year, it shouldn’t surprise you to see card companies recognizing him as we approach the next NSCC.  Back in May, Upper Deck mentioned they planned to remember him but didn’t say quite how… until now.

At first I thought Upper Deck might create a Mike Berkus commemorative Goodwin Champions card or something to hand out during the show.  Instead they did what Upper Deck does best and took it to a whole new level.  This past week, Upper Deck presented his family with a jumbo card of the late hobby icon that contains a piece of blazer he wore during the National.  You’ll also notice the piece was made to look like a card from Upper Deck’s A Piece Of History line of relics.

The official print run of these cards is unknown.  His family received many of them to give out to those people they think would like to own one.  Companies and individuals who are partners of the National Sports Collectors Convention are suppose to be getting one too.  Very cool!

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Mike Berkus Highlights Leaf’s 2016 National VIP Set

In addition to their wrapper redemption program, Leaf will provide VIPs with a 4-card set.  The set includes Tom Brady, Jack Eichel, Mariano Rivera, and National Sports Collectors Convention co-founder Mike Berkus.  Mike Berkus passed away last year, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we see more tributes to him from other companies.

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