Family-consigned archive documenting life and career of baseball legend Martin Dihigo (1906-1971) featured in Hake’s July 14-16 auction. Cuban superstar is the only player ever to be inducted into the Baseball Halls of Fame in the USA, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
The 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez set of Cuban baseball cards aren’t easy to find to begin with, much less a complete set. Yet Hake’s is offering all 84 cards from the set in its current sale, with bidding already at $50,000.
The Richard Merkin collection of Cuban baseball cards turned a lot of heads in the last Hake’s sale. The run continues in the current auction that runs through July 19. Add in autographed items from Cobb, Ruth and Cy Young, and you have a very complete auction.