Lot # 2: 1932 Doble Aguila #255 Martin Dihigo

Category: Featured

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed




This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "Auction #28",
which ran from 11/8/2020 10:00 PM to
11/14/2020 11:46 PM



1932 Doble Aguila #255 featuring HOFer, Martin Dihigo. Shows the great Cuban playing for Concordia in Venezuela. Interestingly, if you look close at Dihigo's jersey, it does not say Concordia. The owner of the Concordia team thought he had put together the best team money can buy, importing several Negro Leaguers from other countries. On paper, the team should have won the championship, but they did not. The owner was less than pleased. In Venezuela at the time there was a famous song called "Buche y Pluma" about when something is all show and no substance. The phrase is still used today as an insult when someone is all talk and no walk. The Concordia owner was so upset about not winning, he had new uniforms made and instead of "Concordia" on the front, he put "Buche y Pluma" instead. If you look closely, you can see "y Pluma" on Dihigo's jersey. His right arm blocks the "Buche." The more you know!

Views: 99