I collected baseball cards from the late '80s through 2002. Then I went to college and when I came out, I was lost. There were too many brands, sets, choices, relics, autos, parallels, variations. It was a turn off. However, I slowly made my way back.
So here is my attempt to venture back into the hobby. I'll buy a few packs of cards here and there, comment on some cards I have, send out some TTMs, and follow the progress of my Topps Yankees Project.
My Topps Yankees Project. The pride and joy of my
collection. One Yankees card signed via TTM for each year Topps has existed. No
repeat players. Another new issue crossed off the list.
Since I completed my project a few years ago, I eagerly wait
for the Topps Series One checklist each winter. I always hope that Topps
includes a few lesser known Yankees into the set, so that I have a great chance
of knocking the current year off of my project. This year, I found four players
that Topps included in the set that I felt decent about sending to. Finally,
after a few weeks waiting, this came back:
Boom! Thank you Mr. Boone Logan. Who cares if you now play
for the Rockies? You are pictured and shown as a Yankee, where you pitched from
2010-2013. I’m thrilled to have your black signature scrawled across the card. Into
the binder you go!
Here’s a rundown of who else is part of my project. I’m
going to rescan all the cards in the coming days and share them once again.
1951 - Jerry Coleman
1952 - Charlie Silvera
1953 - Irv Noren
1954 - Bob Kuzava
1955 - Steve Kraley
1956 - Bob Turley
1957 - Bobby Shantz
1958 - Gil McDougald
1959 - Virgil Trucks