How sweet is that?! A signed 1951 Topps Yankee card! It actually says "Gerry Coleman", not Jerry, but rest assured it's him. I got greedy and also sent along a 1950 Bowman REPRINT and got that returned with a signature as well. Mr. Coleman is a great baseball man and I couldn't be happier.
Anyways, now I have a slight dilemma. I already had Jerry Coleman as 1957...and I don't want to include two of the same player in my project. So here's one solution: replace my '57 Coleman with my '57Bobby Shantz, my '58 Shantz with my '58 Gil McDougald, and my '60 McDougald with a new 1960. I have a request out to Art Ditmar for a 1960, but I'm not so sure how that's going to go. I could also send out another request or two 1960's. I think Eli Grba might sign.
Anyways, I'm super excited about the 1951 Topps addition. I know some people may cringe that and that I may have devalued the card, but I love it.