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Roland 49 01-23-2022 04:36 PM

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In the photo we see Conrado Marrero, very young when he played for the Estany team.

richardcards 01-23-2022 06:30 PM

Franisco Poyo
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Dear Rolondo

do you have any images of Fransico Poyo.
Thank you

GeoPoto 01-23-2022 06:46 PM

Conrado "Connie" E. Marrero Ramos
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"El Guajiro de Laberinto"

"El Premier"

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Conrado E. "Connie" Marrero Ramos. Pitcher for the Washington Senators in 1950-1954. 39 wins and 3 saves in 5 MLB seasons. 1951 All-Star. After a long and successful career in Cuba, he made his MLB debut at age 38 in 1950. His best season was 1952 as he posted a 11-8 record with an ERA of 2.88 in 184.1 innings pitched. When he died in 2014, he was the oldest living MLB player.

An era closed for both the Cuban and North American versions of a shared national pastime on April 23, 2014, when the oldest surviving former big-leaguer, Conrado Marrero, passed away quietly in his beloved native homeland. The news of the Cuban legend’s passing came less than 48 hours before a planned national celebration of the ex-pitcher’s milestone 103rd birthday. If one sad irony might attach to the fact that Marrero so minimally failed to reach yet another landmark anniversary, a more fitting coincidence perhaps arises from the fact this “poet of the pitching mound” succumbed on the precise date that marks the deaths of the Western world’s two greatest wordsmiths: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

One of Cuba’s grandest baseball legends, Marrero, born April 25, 1911, reached his most significant milestone when he turned a robust 100 years old in the spring of 2011. The last living Cuban big leaguer from pre-revolution days had been quietly residing at the modest Havana apartment of his grandson Rogelio for most of the past two decades. While well into his late eighties, the indefatigable island legend was still serving as a part-time pitching coach for the Cuban League team in Granma Province. His last notable public appearance came when he tossed a ceremonial first pitch for the landmark May 1999 Team Cuba-Baltimore Orioles exhibition match in Havana’s equally venerable Latin American Stadium.

Roland 49 01-24-2022 11:39 PM

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You asked me for a photo of F. Poyo, now I'll show it to you

Roland 49 01-26-2022 12:37 PM

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From the memory games between Habana and Almendares, I show a photo from the 60s, where we see Raymond Dandridge, Rafael Noble, Adrian Zabala, L. Ruiz, Agapito Mayor, Roger, Rene Friol, Tony Diaz and others.

Roland 49 02-01-2022 11:04 PM

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Pin, My Catalog Tomo III

Roland 49 02-05-2022 02:37 PM

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B5999, now I show a baseball game with postage stamps or philately, it is played with 3 dice, and the result of the sum is shown in a table the result of the play, the sum of the dice is counted from lowest to highest, the players that make up the teams appear on the postage stamps. did you know him?

Leon 02-08-2022 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Roland 49 (Post 2193915)
B5999, now I show a baseball game with postage stamps or philately, it is played with 3 dice, and the result of the sum is shown in a table the result of the play, the sum of the dice is counted from lowest to highest, the players that make up the teams appear on the postage stamps. did you know him?

Hi Roland
This is some extraordinary items and I am appreciate you showing them to the forum....
This isn't Cuban but it's from Mexico ..

Roland 49 02-08-2022 06:33 PM

Leon Luckey
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Leon, I had never seen that post card from Mexico, very interesting, now I show a metal plate with a wooden base that was hung on the wall or on the doors of the houses, Almendares Campeón 1946-47

Butch7999 02-09-2022 03:01 PM

¡Hola de nuevo, Roland! ¡Gracias por mostrar Beisbol Postal! Pensamos que tal vez
habías agotado tu galería de juegos.

Nunca antes habíamos visto este juego. Como siempre, tenemos mucha curiosidad por el editor
y el año de producción. Parece ser hecho por Grafica Postal, tal vez de la década de 1970 u 80.
¿Es eso correcto? ¿Es Gráfica Postal un departamento del servicio postal cubano?

¿Las imágenes de la portada muestran sellos postales reales, o son invenciones diseñadas
solo para las ilustraciones del juego? La foto es demasiado pequeña para que podamos ver qué
jugadores están representados.

¡Gracias de nuevo! ¡Esperamos que los problemas de salud hayan mejorado para usted y su familia
en 2022!

Saludos cordiales --

Roland 49 02-10-2022 06:19 PM

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B7999, What I showed is the board printed with postage stamps from 2002, 2003, 2004, therefore this game is from 2004, now I will show you from my collection some of those stamps and Philatelic sheets of those series, greetings.

Roland 49 02-13-2022 04:31 PM

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B7999, from the previous game you will see the enlarged image of the play according to the reading of the three dice.

Leon 02-14-2022 03:39 PM

A few more Cuban postcards.

Roland 49 02-16-2022 03:13 PM

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Leon, the photos are very interesting, I didn't know them, now another photo of Josh Gibson with the Ciudad Trujillo team.

Butch7999 02-16-2022 04:11 PM

¡Gracias por la foto en primer plano de Beisbol Postal, Roland! ¡Es muy apreciado!
¿Podría agregar una imagen de los encabezados sobre los resultados?

tlwise12 02-21-2022 08:35 PM

Image ID Help
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Love the threads of info.

I have a few images in my collection that I need help with identifying the players.

First Image
1. I believe I have seen the team logo on the player that is labeled #4. I believe it appears on players in the 1928 Aguilitas set or possibly the Mallorquina set.
2. Player number 8 looks familiar, but can't remember where I may have seen him.
3. Any players look familiar?

Second Image
1. Far right player standing seems to have a Cuban Stars jersey on.
2. Any players look familiar?

Third Image
1. Avelino Canizares is standing 2nd from right. Any other players look familiar?

Thanks for any and all help!

aljurgela 02-22-2022 04:37 PM

Negro League cards on PSA blog
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Hey guys, have been off focused on soccer for a bit... but here is a blog on these types of cards....

And I think that I saw Roland asking for a picture of the Mendez Punch cards

Roland 49 02-26-2022 08:18 PM

Al Jurgela
Al, those cards that you show are all of great rarity, you have a magnificent collection, I congratulate you.

Roland 49 03-04-2022 11:33 AM

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On several occasions they ask me about my catalogs, last month the 3 volumes were taken to Spain by a friend and he put them up for sale on ebay cuban baseball, I can't connect to ebay and I don't know if they were sold, but yesterday a friend He wrote telling me that he saw the first volume for sale, I point it out in case any of you are interested, for the moment they will not be published anymore, due to lack of quality materials for their preparation.

Roland 49 03-07-2022 09:31 PM

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Bert Campaneris and Tito Fuentes, that photo corresponds to the XV World Championship held in Costa Rica in 1961 with members of the Cuban team and you will see Campaneris sitting in the middle behind him standing Tito.

Roland 49 03-16-2022 10:31 PM

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B7999, the last time you asked me to put on this game, but I didn't understand what you wanted to see, now I show something, you tell me if this is what you want to see.

Butch7999 03-17-2022 05:17 PM

Hola Roland, gracias por esas imágenes!
Sí, solo queríamos saber qué indicaban las columnas --
la hoja de instrucciones lo hace comprensible.
Saludos --

Roland 49 03-28-2022 01:18 PM

Cigarros José L. Piedra 1940
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The José L. Piedra Tobacco Factory also contributed baseball cards, in 1940 during the World Amateur Championship, it printed cards of the players who participated, in Volume 1 of my catalog they appear, now I show a page of the brochure printed for the championship, and two tobacco rings from said Factory, and you will see a very small one compared to the normal size, that ring was awarded at an exhibition held in Spain in the 50s, for being considered the smallest tobacco ring in the world.

Roland 49 04-06-2022 06:08 PM

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"Aguilitas 2nd Artistic Series" showed three boxing cards, Wi Wi Barton, Agustin Lillo and Mestre.

Roland 49 04-12-2022 10:19 PM

Ty Cobb
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13 Marzo 1946, Stadium Tropical Washington vs Cuba

Leon 04-13-2022 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Roland 49 (Post 2214821)
13 Marzo 1946, Stadium Tropical Washington vs Cuba

Roland, Thanks again for sharing so much with the forum members. This last Cobb piece is off the charts. That is super cool. If you ever want to sell it please PM me :)

Roland 49 04-18-2022 12:50 PM

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Now I was informed by an email that I received, that my three Catalogs are for sale on ebay cubanbaseball, and I inform those who read me in this thread because I have received some emails asking me what they want to have them, I inform you that from Volume 1 , 10 copies have been printed, of Volume 2, 6 printed, and of volume 3, 5 copies have been printed, for the moment those are the last ones.

Roland 49 04-25-2022 02:07 PM

Leon Luckey
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Leon, as you say, that ticket where we see Ty Cobb is very rare, in almost 40 years in collecting I have only had and seen two, one is in my collection and the other many years ago was for the United States, I don't know where what a collection it is, what you propose to me I keep in mind, greetings. Now I show one of the pages of Volume 2 of my catalogs where you will see it along with others.

Roland 49 05-04-2022 05:42 PM

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More cards. Sol de Oro colleccion

Roland 49 05-19-2022 09:33 PM

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I show some of the Cuban Baseball Memorabilia,

Roland 49 05-29-2022 05:07 PM

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I show some pins of professional teams of the Cuban Professional Baseball.

Roland 49 06-10-2022 06:11 PM

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George Raft, the cinema, the Almendares team and the Capri Casino, the well-known gangster movie actor of the 30s and 40s, was a supporter of the Almendares baseball team, as well as the main manager of the Capri Casino in Vedado, Havana. , I show photos with the Almendares and the Casino and some chips from that time, I have a very interesting anecdote from the Capri Casino on the last day, if you are interested let me know.

Exhibitman 06-11-2022 01:21 PM

Fascinating. Raft was also a pro boxer under the name Dutch Rauft. He had somewhere between 14 and 25 fights over two years then decided to go into show business.

Roland 49 06-21-2022 12:00 AM

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"Cerveza Polar", schedule of different years.

Roland 49 07-08-2022 01:18 PM

Musical, Kiner and Ruth.
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Tomo 2, Mi Catalogo, Droguería Sarra, Musial, Kiner, Ruth.

Roland 49 07-18-2022 02:00 PM

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Very old cartoons that sparecirrin in Cuban Baseball magazines

Roland 49 08-06-2022 11:13 PM

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Palmar de Junco Stadium

Roland 49 08-24-2022 12:33 AM

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Babe Ruth in Havana 1920

aelefson 08-24-2022 07:32 PM

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This has been an incredible thread! Roland, you have an amazing collection! Could you or anyone else please help me with the photo shown below that I recently acquired? The picture appears to be of the Clio baseball team. They are sitting under a sign for the Marianao baseball club. I found an earlier image of a Clio team scorecard on Ryan's website but very little else about the team. Here are my questions:

1. What approximate era is this photo from? I am guessing teens/1920s based on the equipment but I am not sure.
2. Was this a local team or some sort of semi pro team?
3. Is Clio a town in Cuba? I am having some trouble with online searches for that information.
4. Any other information about this photo or where it was taken?
5. What Marianao team was founded in 1910? My online search skills are limited, but I thought Wikipedia showed the Marianao team starting in the 1920s.

I have a better scan (600 DPI) I can email if that helps. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


Roland 49 08-27-2022 02:44 PM

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Answers to your questions, the Clio team played in the Amateur League, the Marianao of 1910 is amateurs, I show you two photos, the 1st equal to yours, the other from an El Score Magazine of 1911, the third standing that appears pictured is Manuel Baranda, who played in 1914 for the Old Newark Long Branch team of the Atlantic League.

aelefson 08-27-2022 08:09 PM

Thank you Roland! That is great information and your photo is in a lot better condition than mine. I really appreciate your answers to my questions and all of the information you have provided in both threads.


Roland 49 09-03-2022 09:26 PM

Cuban Stars
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Julian Pérez Fallanca in Cuban Stars

Roland 49 09-07-2022 05:33 PM

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Ray (Talua) Dandridge, Marianao B.B.C.

aljurgela 09-09-2022 08:24 AM

Here is a little gem
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Love this DiHigo pose

Roland 49 09-11-2022 01:12 PM

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Aljurgela, excellent photo of Dihigo, in the many years that I have been collecting I have only been able to buy two, but yours is something special, because it is dedicated and signed, I am very happy that with your excellent collection you show us your treasures, keep doing it, greetings .

Roland 49 09-20-2022 07:32 PM

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Álbum La Jugada Gráfica 1947

Leon 09-23-2022 07:28 PM

That is a very colorful album, Roland. Thanks again for sharing.

Roland 49 10-02-2022 09:40 PM

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Album Chicle Peloteros 1956-57

Roland 49 10-11-2022 10:12 PM

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Historical photo at the Hotel Inglaterra in Havana, from left to right, Armando Marsans, and the world champions: Ramon Fonts, of fencing, Alfredo de Oro, of Billiards and José Raúl Capablanca of chess.

Roland 49 10-21-2022 10:39 PM

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Album Caramelos El Indio

Schlesinj 10-23-2022 07:45 AM

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Hi Roland, I know this is a shot in the dark, but curious if you have any knowledge of this photo. It appears to be just a social event, but wondering if you happen to recognize the other individual. It appears to be in the 1950s. Nothing is shown on the back as it came off a scrapbook. Thanks as always.

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mannybb24 10-23-2022 10:27 AM

I’ll take a stab at it, L-R Dihigo, Laz Salazar and Connie Marrero, all three are Cuban greats.

Jason19th 10-23-2022 12:51 PM

I think Steve is correct and that put the photo before 1958 because Salazar died in 1957- in a fitting end to a baseball life he had a brain bleed and died in the dugout during a game he was managing

Schlesinj 10-23-2022 06:53 PM

Thank you both!

Roland 49 10-29-2022 11:27 PM

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In the photo you show there are Martin Dihigo, Lazaro Salazar and on the right a Mexican team manager, I don't know his name, the photo is in Mexico. Now I show a photo of Martin Dihigo interviewing Mike González.

Roland 49 11-08-2022 10:12 PM

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Album Ortopedia Diaz 1949

Roland 49 11-18-2022 05:43 PM

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Ortopedia Diaz, card #40 L.Pearson

Roland 49 11-25-2022 09:44 PM

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Almendares B.B.C.
Monte Irvin

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