1945-46 Caramelo Deportivo #52 Fred Martin. Graded a 1 by PSA. Fred Martin had a short and unremarkable Major League career. He did, however, secure his place in baseball history years later as a minor league pitching coach for the Cubs when he taught a young prospect named Bruce Sutter how to throw a split-fingered fastball, a pitch Sutter would ride all the way to Cooperstown.
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.