1930 BAGUER CHOCOLATE CUBAN CARD ALBUM WITH BABE RUTH AND LOU GEHRIG.
Rare Cuban issue with 90 miniature glossy photo cards in the set, each 5/8x7/8" featuring Major League players. This lot consists of the card stock fold out album which contains complete amount of 90 mounted cards, but not a complete set, there are 70 different and 20 duplicates. Original owner filled the album but did not compile a complete set as intended. A complete album was to be sent in to obtain prizes such as baseball equipment, toys, etc. As folded, front cover has illustrations of "Wilson Western League" boxed baseball, gloves and a bat. Back cover includes prize text and shows a doll. Album opens once to reveal complete card list with player's name, position, team and league. Album opens once more, to 15" in length, to reveal the mounted cards. While cards are small, all have bold, clear images. The two key cards are present, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Other stars include Mickey Cochrane, Lefty Grove, Melvin Ott, Al Simmons, George Sisler, Pie Traynor, Dazzy Vance. Cards for Jimmy Foxx, Walter Johnson and Rogers Hornsby are not here. Noticeable aging to the album with lt. vertical crease at center but not affecting the cards. Cards do show scattered aging and wear. VG overall. Complete list of cards w/duplicates follows. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake's COA. George Bancroft, Max Bishop, Clarence Bair, Fred Blake, Joe Boley, Jim Bottomley (3x), Guy Bush, Mickey Cochrane, Eddie Collins, Kiki Cuyler, Leo Dixon (2x), Pete Donohue, Taylor Douthit (2x), George Earnshaw (2x), R. Elliot (2x), Joe English, Urban Faber (2x), Lewis Fonseca, Walter French (2x), Frankie Frisch, Lou Gehrig, Walter Gerber, Miguel A. Gonzalez (2x), Goose Goslin (2x), Burleigh Grimes (2x), Charlie Grimm, Lefty Grove, Geo. Haas (2x), Bill Hallahan, Stanley Harris, Geo. Hartnett (2x), Cliff Heathcote, Babe Herman, Dan Howley, Alfonso Lopez, Red Lucas, Dolf Luque, Harry Manush, Fred Marberry (2x), Joe McCarthy (2x), J. J. McGraw, G. McMillan, Bing Miller, J. Moore, Buddy Myers (2x), Bob O'Farrell, Melvin Ott (2x), Jack Quinn, Chas. Rhen, Harry Rice (2x), Sam Rice, Lance Richbourg, W. Robinson, Eddie Rommel, Charles Root, Muddy Ruel, Babe Ruth, Bill Shores, Al Simmons, Geo, Sisler, Earl Smith, Bill Terry, Fresco Thompson, Charley Tolson, Pie Traynor, Dazzy Vance, Rube Walberg, Hack Wilson (3x), Jimmy Wilson and Glenn Wright.