1933 Goudey Gus Suhr
This card took just shy of 4 weeks to make it to my house. It was won over around the 23rd of November, but didn't arrive until the week before Christmas. I didn't raise much of a stink as these are busy times so I cut the seller some slack. It just always erks me when the seller expects payment within a certain period of time, but can't send the card until 3 weeks after the auction was won. Also, the card was just slid into a top loader without any other protection.
With all that being said, the deal on the card was pretty good. For about $15 I was able to get a cool Goudey card in reasonable condition. I've been branching out more and more trying to find unique Pirate items. More times than not this usually means a vintage item. In the past month I've added 5 vintage cards on eBay. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to showoff a few more.
As far as as Gus Suhr goes, he was a very productive player for the Pirates in the 30's.
Here is a couple interesting tidbits I found in the Baseball Almanac
"A .279 career hitter who is arguably the best fielding first baseman in Pirates history, California's Gus Suhr had a memorable nine-and-a-half-year Pittsburgh career that included two National League records. The first was a 70-game errorless streak at first in 1936; the second was 822 consecutive games played in a streak that ended on June 5, 1937, when he left to attend his mother's funeral."
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