Thursday, April 11, 2013
The new oldest card in my collection - a '33 Goudey
I did a nice job staying away from eBay during Lent. I promised myself I wouldn’t go nuts once Easter came and spend wildly, picking up everything I saw to make up for lost time. I did, however, treat myself to two vintage cards.
The first is now the oldest card in my collection, by at least 10 years. It’s my first true Goudey – a 1933 Goudy Lynford Lary. Lyn was a decent player for the Yanks in the early 30’s, manning SS or 3B. In 1931, he actually drove in 107 runs, although much of that can be attributed to always hitting with men on base…Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Sewell, Combs, etc. He played for the Yanks for 5+ seasons before stops in Boston, St Louis, Washington, Cleveland, and Brooklyn, playing 12 years total. Interestingly enough, this card also serves as his Wikipedia photo.
The card was actually listed as a 1934 Goudey, but upon research (aka looking it up online), it’s actually a 1933. Not sure if that helped keep the price so low on eBay, as I only paid a few bucks for it. It also came in this neat little top loader just for Goudey cards.
The card stock is awesome, and despite some creases, the color is really nice. The back is a little stained, but everything is readable.
It’s a truly awesome addition to my collection.