Following the Spanish-American War, Cuban professional teams began adding Negro League players to their already talented rosters, raising their level of play to rival that of the U.S. major leagues. This antique “pioneer” cabinet photo features one of the men responsible for shaping the professional landscape of baseball in the island nation. Measuring 3-1/2 x 6-1/2” this rare baseball executive card has been designated authentic by SGC. More on our website.
Manas stately countenance is captured in a dignified portrait image that is accompanied by an unknown signature on the obverse. Reverse side notations appear in the form of a “property of” stamp in red ink and cursive pencil writing that reads “Dr. Arturo Manas” and “Sport/2 Col.”, indicating this original photo was used in a period publication.