Lot # 29: 1948-49 Empresa Comercial Sport card of Negro Leaguer Johnny Ritchey

Category: Cards: Venezuelan

Starting Bid: $35.00

Bids: 27 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Auction #29",
which ran from 3/13/2021 10:00 PM to
3/20/2021 10:00 PM

1948-49 Empresa Comercial Sport cards are among the rarest of all Venezuelan baseball card issues. There are only three examples known of each card. They measure around 2.25" by 2.75" and are on a thicker, higher quality card stock than most Latin American cards. The backs are blank. This lot features Negro Leaguer Johnny Ritchey pictured as a member of the Magallanes team in the Venezuelan League. Ritchey became known as the Jackie Robinson of the Pacific Coast League when he broke the leagues color barrier in 1948 as a member of his home town San Diego Padres.

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