Lot # 289: 1909 Cabanas Angel Mesa - SGC FR 1.5

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

The Cabanas issue of 1909 was a limited set, distributed with Cabanas brand cigarettes in Cuba in conjunction with a postseason exhibition visit by the Detroit Tigers.  The set includes cards of the Almendares and Habana teams, as well as 12 members of the Tigers (Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford did not join the Tigers on the trip, and are thus not included in the set). The cards are quite rare and desirable among advanced collectors.  This example features Habana pitcher Angel Mesa, and has been graded FR 1.5 by SGC due to overall wear.  Eye appeal is fairly strong for the grade, with some surface wear and remnants on both front and back reducing the technical grade.  Still, an extremely rare and important card.

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