Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XXI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/8/2009
Few people realize that Armando Marsans was not only the first successful Cuban Major League player but, being half African-American, he just may well have been the first player to cross the 20th century Major League color line! His 1915 Cracker Jack offered here in a PSA MINT 8 holder has only been bested by 2 other examples! An immaculate portrait pose of the “light skinned” Cuban graces the card, set against a solid clean red background. The frame is enclosed by four clean white borders that are centered only slightly to the right. Pristine edging and corners form a sharp perimeter and the rverse side jet black print is vividly registered. Historically speaking, this card represents one of the pioneers who eclipsed baseball’s rigid ethnic barriers, and considering its spectacular aesthetics, it certainly belongs in any advanced enthusiast’s collection.
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