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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.

5 comments:

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

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

    P.S. Congratulations on the purchase!

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

      http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-vintage-campanella-variation-1950.html

      http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2017/09/maybe-my-rarest-roy-campanella-card.html

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

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