I started working on my New York football Giants autograph collection this summer, and it shows as the majority of signed cards I got back last month are from former NFL players.
Don Herrmann is a New Jersey native who had nine seasons in the NFL from 1969-1977, playing for the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints.
Larry Heater played in the NFL for three seasons between 1980 and 1983, all with the New York Giants.
Randy Dean spent three seasons in the NFL as a backup quarterback for the New York Giants between 1977 and 1979. Dean was also a member of the United States handball team in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Jerry Hillebrand was spent nine seasons in the NFL for the New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1962-1970. In 1962, he was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Giants. The Denver Broncos also picked him in the second round of the AFL draft.
Lou Slaby spent three seasons in the NFL between 1963 and 1966, playing for the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions. Slaby was named to the 1964 UPI All Rookie team in 1964.
Of course, I also got some baseball autographs too, which I’ll show off tomorrow.