View Full Version : Help with Chico Carrasquel "Card"

09-12-2007, 12:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy Leiderman</b><p>Hi guys,<br /><br />Would like to know if anyone could give me more information on a Chico Carrasquel promotional card.<br /><br />The card shows Carrasquel in a White Sox uniform (played there until 1955) endorsing "Alas", a cigarette brand.<br /><br />Back shows a facsimile autograph and text about the cigarettes.<br /><br />Size is about 4x6<br /><br /><a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/8435/chico1de2.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/></a><br /><a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4678/chico2gs0.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/></a><br /><br />Thx!<br /><br />JL

09-13-2007, 02:59 AM
Posted By: <b>Rhett Yeakley</b><p>All I can tell you is Chico "continues to smoke Alas (Wings) because they are fresh and flavorful."<br />-Rhett

09-13-2007, 12:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Todd Schultz</b><p>is that, according to Marc Okkonen's reference, the Sox wore that uniform only in 1951 (note arm patch).

09-13-2007, 12:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Todd Schultz</b><p>It seems the cigarettes are Chilean. This from "Cigarettespedia" &lt;a href="<a href="http://www.cigarettespedia.com/index.php/Alas_%28chilean_version%29_%28Con_Filtro%29_S-20-S_-_Chile" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.cigarettespedia.com/index.php/Alas_%28chilean_version%29_%28Con_Filtro%29_S-20-S_-_Chile</a>" <br /><br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/taslegal54/Alas_chilean_version.jpg"> <br /><br /> While produced in Mexico also, the packs from that country look noticeably different (although maybe not 56 years ago).

09-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy Leiderman</b><p>Thanks for the detailed info Todd.<br /><br />I remember finding the card in Venezuela about 15 years ago, so probably the cigs were also sold there.<br /><br /><br /><br />