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1909   Cabanas


Year(s) Published: 1909
Hobby Designation:   --
Set Name: Cabanas
Card Size (inches): 1-1/2 x 2-1/4
Number of Cards in Set: 35
Est. Value (common; VG): $480

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Set Summary
  • Sponsored by Cabanas, a Cuban cigar manufacturer
  • Set keyed to late-1909 visit of Detroit Tigers to Cuba
  • B&W images displayed in oval frame and narrow white borders
  • Team initials, player name and position printed on all cards
  • Front designs color-coded for three clubs represented in the set
  • B&W for Detroit, blue for Almendares; red for Habaña
  • Unnumbered set with "ad" backs all the same; printed in Spanish
  • References:
    1) Ryan Christoff, "1909 Cabanas: Cuba's Earliest BB Card Set," Old Cardboard eMagazine, Issue #182 (2023 Annual Update), Item #2

    2) Cesar S. Lopez, "Cuban Baseball Cards: The Golden Years 1909-1950," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #22 (Spring 2010), p. 17-24

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