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Diaz cigarette cards - printed in 1924 in Havana, Cuba for the Diaz cigar-making concern - are among the most elusive and unusual of all tobacco-insert issues. The cards feature only major league players - primarily pitchers - in well-detailed, Conlon-photo images, and the full checklist for the Diaz series has not yet been confirmed. Here are two album-style advertising pages (which are much scarcer than even the rare cards from the issue), both featuring black-and-white player designs from the Diaz' issue's Washington Nationals. These pages combine to show a total of 29 player images at the borders on their obverse sides, with all athletes captioned to show their names and positions. Highlights among these include Walter Johnson and manager Stanley Harris. (The pages' backs carry advertising slogans in Spanish for various Diaz cigarette brands.) The extremely displayable, 11-3/4" x 8-1/2" items each have two hole punches at one side and four tiny holes (possibly inflicted by staples) around the perimeter. The pages exhibit light staining from humidity, peripheral wear and a few small, scattered punctures. VG to EX overall appearance.
Rare 1924 Diaz Cigarettes Cuban Baseball Cards Advertising Pages (2 Different) - With Charles Conlon Images Featuring Johnson and Harris
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