Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In Its Entirety: Topps Yankees Project 1951-2015

Man, where does the time go? I had every intention of showing this off during the season, yet here we are in early December. Well, it's time.

Many of you are familiar with my Topps Yankees Project. However, for those who aren't, here's a quick recap: In 2011, I decided to pursue a through the mail (TTM) project, obtaining an autographed Yankees card from each season that Topps has issued a set. I knew it would be a challenge, but I also knew it was very doable.

A few self-imposed rules:
1. No repeating players.
2. I did not pay any fees. These signatures were all free via the generosity of that player.
3. I did not include personalized autographs (although have many in my collection)
4. I can and may still swap out players at any time.
5. No reprints! All original Topps cards.

I'll also note that some of these were obtained when I was a kid, such as the Knoblauch and Girardi. I wasn't starting entirely from scratch. I have been adding the current year's release as quickly as possible, and am anxiously awaiting the 2016 Series One checklist so I can target a player for 2016.

Here we go!
Who will be next? Your guess is as good as mine. Thanks for reading!


  1. That's a nice run of signed Topps Yankees cards.

  2. These all look fantastic. Especially the Mo.

  3. The signatures of some of these (Richardson, Stottlemyre, Klimkowski, Kamieniecki) put those of some of the more current players to shame (Shane Greene, good god what is that). Thank goodness for Rivera or it would be a complete collapse.

    1. I couldn't agree more. You can really see the evolution of athlete signatures (or lack there of) here.

  4. My favorite is the Big Hirok. Nice job!

  5. very cool project. roy white! that's awesome.

  6. Awesome project. I love The Colonel, Jerry Coleman kicking it off!

  7. So impressive and unique, keep up the excellent project!