Lot # 4: 1949-50 Ansco Chuck Connors

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Item was in Auction "Auction #30",
which ran from 8/22/2021 7:00 PM to
8/29/2021 12:05 AM

The quality of the baseball cards produced in Cuba during the 1940s was generally poor when compared to the cards of the Golden era in the 1920s when most issues were photographic.

It makes sense, however, that a company wishing to advertise camera film on a baseball card would do so by producing those cards photographically. This is exactly what Ansco did during the 1949-50 Cuban baseball season.

These cards are throwbacks to the Billiken and Aguilitas issues of an earlier era. The set was initially meant to contain 20 cards from each of the four Cuban League teams, but only cards from the Almendares and Habana teams have ever surfaced, so it is likely that the Marianao and Cienfuegos cards were never issued. Each card has an advertisement for Ansco film in the bottom corner. The backs are blank. They measure about 3" by 4". 1949-50 Ansco cards are some of the toughest post-1930 Cuban cards known.

This lot features the key card in the set, The Rifleman, Chuck Connors. It is his rarest card.

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