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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Rare Kiki Cuyler Cuban Food Issue: 1930 Baguer Chocolate, BVG 5.5

I had the below on my Watch List numerous times before it finally was ended by the seller. Some time passed, an eBay coupon appeared, and I asked him if he still had it. He re-listed it and quickly took my offer. Beckett holders really don't scan well but this oddball looks great in-hand.

It serves as both my first card of Hall of Famer Kiki Cuyler and my first card from the 1930 Baguer Chocolate set. It's been slabbed a BVG 5.5 and is a most sweet addition to my vintage PC. Cuyler spent one season with the Dodgers and it was his final one in the bigs. He was an excellent offensive player and a terror on the basepaths, leading the league in steals four times. He had a great name -- "Hazen Shirley 'Kiki'" -- and is a Michigan native which I know Dennis will appreciate.

The set is a tough Cuban issue full of Hall of Fame players with a simple, one-line card back: "Chocolate BAGUER El mas popular."

Here's a better look at the front via someone else's copy found through PSA.


  1. Wow, that looks great. I can't say I've ever heard of this set before. Congratulations on the pickup!

  2. Dang that thing is tiny. Is that the smallest card in your collection?

    P.S. Congratulations on the purchase!

    1. Thanks Fuji! It's close between the Cuyler and the pair of R423 Campanellas I have.



    2. Dang. And I thought my 1948 Topps Magic Photo was small. Very cool.