Lot # 9: 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez album pages - Marianao w/Torriente

Category: Cards: Cuban

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction #34",
which ran from 10/14/2023 10:00 PM to
10/22/2023 12:05 AM

The 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez set is one of the most iconic card sets in all of Cuban baseball. In addition to the set of cards, they also issued a premium, hard-cover album featuring each of the 4 teams in the Cuban League. Each team has two pages, blank-backed, on premium stock, featuring the same images that appear on the individual baseball cards in the set. HOFer Cristobal Torriente appears in the card set as a member of the Habana team, but he is also pictured on the Marianao team. His Marianao card is much more rare than his Habana card. Torriente's Marianao card image is what appears in the album on the Marianao team. Each page measures about 9 3/4" by a little over 8". These album pages are extremely rare and make great display pieces as seen by the Santa Clara page which are framed and hanging on my wall, and obviously not for sale.

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