Friday, December 29, 2017

#34 George Shuba

#34 George Shuba
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"His Walk About" - Shuba's MLB walk about consisted of 351 games over seven seasons, all with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  He picked up 211 hits while batting .259.  Shuba also saw time in three different World Series with the Dodgers in '52, '53 and won a ring in '55.  He batted .333 in 12 World Series at-bats.

"That's Not a Knife" - The youngest of ten children, Shuba was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1914.  His father had just emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1912.  In 1947 Shuba was with the Dodgers farm club the Montreal Royals.  He was on deck when Jackie Robinson hit his first home run with the Royals, and his handshake with Robinson as he crossed home was picked up by the A.P. and became a symbol of racial tolerance.  

"More of a love bite really..." - This card is really in very nice shape.  I'm not sure what it looked like coming out of the pack in '53, but it couldn't have been too much better looking than it is now.

"Down Under" - Shuba is card number #326 in the 1952 Topps set.  That's another hi-number, and another one that I don't have.  This is another close call, but I'm going go ahead and say that I prefer the original to the sequel.  The 52's hold a 4-1 lead five cards in.

"At the Oscars"
1955 World Series Ring
31st NL MVP Voting '52

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