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Lot # 80: 1908 Valentin Gonzalez, "Almendares Center Fielder at the Ballpark" Early Cuban Star

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 1/30/2019 3:00 PM to
2/16/2019 8:00 PM

Incredible 1908 photograph of early Cuban star Valentin "Sirique" Gonzalez in uniform with the Almendares club and warming up before a game. Despite some handling wear, this is one of the earliest images of Cuban baseball we have ever handled. A silver gelatin original with minimal handling wear, this might be a slightly later (1910's-1920's) example but is still a 100 year old piece of photography.

Size: 4.25x5.75
Designation: Vintage 1(b)
Condition: 1/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 5.5/10

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