Lot # 3: 1946-47 Caramelo Deportivo #8 Martin Dihigo (HOF) PSA 1

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Starting Bid: $250.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction #32",
which ran from 2/24/2023 8:00 PM to
3/4/2023 10:00 PM

A nice looking example of 1946-47 Caramelo Deportivo #8 HOFer Martin Dihigo. Graded a 1 by PSA. PSA has graded a total of 14 examples of this card, with only two legit examples grading higher than this one, both 2s. In fact, between PSA and SGC there have been a total of 35 examples graded, with only those two legit examples grading higher than this card.


You have to be careful with Dihigo and 29 other cards from this set. There were several uncut sheets that have been cut in past couple of years and many of the cards have been submitted to grading companies. Anything grading higher than a 2, is almost certainly cut from one of these sheets and should not have been graded. Not to worry, though, there is an easy way to tell if a card was cut from a sheet. The backs on every sheet were super light and barely visible. That's why the sheets were never cut at the factory and distributed. They were defective. Every 1946-47 Caramelo Deportivo card that is graded higher than a 2 will have a very light, faded back, and will be one of 30 different cards. Dihigo is one that can be found cut from a sheet. The one in this lot is ORIGINAL and authentic and was cut at the factory in Cuba back in the mid-40s.


As with EVERY PSA card in this auction, if you would like to crack this one out and send it to SGC, I will pay for the grading fees if it doesn't get a bump in grade. This is not because SGC is more lenient than PSA. They are not. But they are more accurate. All you have to do is send me a scan of the card once it's out of the holder, so I can see it hasn't been damaged (it can be difficult to crack cards out safely) and then let me know what grade SGC gave it. If it's not higher than the PSA grade, grading fees are on me! Offer is good for 60 days after close of auction.

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