Lot # 29: 1945-46 Caramelo Deportivo #43 Cocaina Garcia PSA 1.5 - Negro Leaguer

Category: Cards: Cuban

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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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

1945-46 Caramelo Deportivo #43 of Negro Leaguer Manuel "Cocaina" Garcia. Graded a 1.5 by PSA. There have been 15 examples of this card graded by PSA, with 5 grading higher than this one.


Cocaina had a long career in the Negro Leagues, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. He is in the Hall of Fame in both Cuba and Venezuela. In 1932 in Venezuela, he had what is likely the greatest game in professional baseball history. He pitched a no-hitter, striking out 18, while hitting for the cycle. IN THE SAME GAME! He does not get nearly the recognition he deserves as an all-time baseball great.

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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