Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1943 La Ambrosia
Julio Trujillo

That writing you see across this Julio Trujillo's face is actually on the back of the card. The card is so thin, the writing is poking through.

Sometimes, we think that Baseball is an exclusively American sport. But in 1943, baseball was big in Cuba. This Cuban card features one of many amateur players in this set.

It took me a while to figure it out but it says Cienfuegos across Trujillo's chest. I figured this was a mascot but I was wrong.

Cinefuegos is actually a city on Cuba's southern coast about 150 miles from Havana.


AdamE said...

Happy to see the posts lately. I don't comment much but I read every one of them. Just wanted to let you know someone was reading cause I know it is disappointing when no one comments.

pobc said...

Thanks Adam ... It really makes a difference when people comment ... at least I know ther's someone out there reading ...

JqTrujillo said...

Hello Just wanted you to know that the Baseball card you are writing about is my grandfather. He was on the Cienfuegos baseball team. You are correct in what you were writing about. If you have any interest in selling the card let me know. Would love to have it. Thank you