1943 Cuban Baseball Card Matchbox Wash Senators Roche

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 02, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a 2" x 1 1/2" x 1/2", matchbox with Armando Baez Team Cuba 1943 one one side and actress Paquita Dominguez on the other side. The Cuban tax stamp goes thru both images and obscures the print at the top of both sides. It looks like above Baez it reads FALGUFRA 01 Cerro. Armando Baez Roche pitched in two games for the Washington Senators in 1945. The A is gone from his last name. It reads LA Comercial on both sides of the box, Hecho En Cuba to the left of Baez, with the striker at the top and a piece of red fabric to pull out the matches, some remain inside. Not sure how many of these ever survived and I assume it may have been part of a series of Cuban baseball players and movie personalities. Check out my other auctions for all kinds of stuff. I take checks, MO, and credit cards with PayPal. Buyer pays $3.25 for secure shipping. Insurance and international shipping are extra. Thanks.