September 23, 1959
Jim McCusker Traded To Eagles
Former Jamestown High Player Swapped By Chicago Cardinals
The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired Jim McCusker of Jamestown from the Chicago Cardinals in a trade, The Post-Journal learned this morning.
McCusker, an offensive tackle, left Chicago by jet plane late last night for San Francisco where he will break into the Eagles lineup against the 49ers in one of the National Football League's openers.
Big Jim, a defensive tackle star at the University of Pittsburgh where he was drafter by the Cardinals after graduation, played his finest game as a pro Sunday, opening gaping holes in the Baltimore line as the Cardinals handed the defending champion Colts their second defeat in exhibition play, 31-17. The Cards wound up atop the exhibition standings with a 5-2 record.
For McCusker the deal is probably a very satisfactory shift. The former Jamestown High School star had hinted during the winter he was not entirely happy with the Cardinals, once saying it might be his last season in pro football.
The Eagles open at home against the New York Giants Oct. 4. The other players involved in the deal were not immediately known.