"ESTRELLAS DE CUBA 1912" CUBAN STARS TEAM PHOTO WITH JOSE MENDEZ.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:00:00 AM)
Auction #205 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1426 in auction 205
8x9.75" matte finish photo mounted on cardboard shows 11 member team in uniform with a few holding gloves and baseball equipment in foreground. Back row has two men in suits, obviously owner and manager. Top of photo has applied paper caption with text typewritten in Spanish along with players last names. Jose Mendez is seated in center of second row. Names as listed are: Jabuco, Niessen, Sueya, Jones & R. Valdes, J. Munoz, P. Chacon, A. Cabahas, P. Pereda, Govantes, N. Villa, Figarola. Each person in photo has small ink number on shoulder. Photo has dust soil with wear around edges and tack holes in margins. Applied paper at top of front is tanned with few glue stains. Upper left and lower right corner tips are clipped off. Board photo is applied to is worn around edges. Despite problems, image area still Good. A classic and historic photo. The "Black Diamond" as Mendez was referred to was inducted into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2006 and is one of the true legends of the game including his accolades as both player and coach in the Negro Leagues. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake's COA.
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