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1909 Cabaņas Cards:

Teams Featured: Almendares, Habana and Detroit Tigers
 
Cards are Black and White Colorized Red (Habana), Blue (Almendares), and Brown (Tigers). Cards measure 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" - 35 known cards in the set with two versions of the Heliodoro Hidalgo card. Checklist and images below.

In November of 1909 the Detroit Tigers visited the island of Cuba and played 12 games. They caused a big stir among Cubans, who were by this time huge baseball fans.  Detroit came without Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford and suffered several embarrassing losses at the hands of the integrated Cuban baseball teams. Detroit played 12 games and won only 4.  To take advantage of the craze the Cabaņas Company decided to start printing the cards, which may have started coming out in late 1909.

1909DetroitTigerThe Detroit roster, from a game played on November 18, 1909, consisted of the following players: D. Jones, C. O'Leary, G. Moriarty, M. Mcintyre, C. Schmidt, G. Mullin, H. Beckendorf, R. Hopke, and W. Lelivelt.  The Almendares roster consisted of A. Marsans, A. Cabaņas, G. Gonzalez, J. Castillo, R. Almeida, H. Hidalgo, A. Cabrera, E. Pedroso, and R. Valdes.

In addition to the players listed above the Almendares team also had Alfredo Cabrera, Esteban Prats, Regino Garcia, Carlos Royer, Jose Mendez, and Joseito Muņoz. Habana had in its roster the following players: Preston Hill, Bruce Petway, Emilio Palomino, Agustin Parpeti, Luis Padron, Gonzalo Sanchez, Luis Bustamante, Inocencio Perez, Ricardo Hernandez, Agustin Molina, Pastor H. Pareda, Angel Mesa, Carlos Moran, Valentin Gonzalez, and Luis Gonzalez.

Click here for printable checklist (PDF).

Almendares B.B.C.

Rafeal Almeida

Rafeal
Almeida

Armando Cabaņas

Armando
Cabaņas

Alfredo Cabrera

Alfredo
Cabrera

Regino Garcia

Regino
Garcia

Regino Garcia (2)

Regino
Garcia (2)

Heliodoro Hidalgo

Heliodoro
Hidalgo

HeliodoroHidalgo (2)

Heliodoro
Hidalgo (2)

Armando Marsans

Armando
Marsans

Esteban Prats

Esteban
Prats

Carlos Royer

Carlos
Royer

Habana B.B.C.

CabanasTigersBooklet
Caback04

Back of Card

CabanasLabel02

Cabaņas Cigar Label

Luis Bustamante

Luis
Bustamante

Luis Gonzalez

Luis
Gonzalez

Valentin Gonzalez

Valentin
Gonzalez

Ricardo Hernandez

Ricardo
Hernandez

Pete Hill

Pete
Hill

Angel Mesa

Angel
Mesa

Agustin Molina

Agustin
Molina

Carlos Moran

Carlos
Moran

Luis Padron

Luis
Padron

Emilio Palomino

Emilio
Palomino

Pastor Pareda

Pastor
Pareda

Agustin Parpetti

Agustin
Parpetti

Inocencio Perez

Inocencio
Perez

Bruce Petway

Bruce
Petway

Gonzalo Sanchez

Gonzalo
Sanchez

Detroit Tigers

Heine Beckendorf

Heine
Beckendorf

Owen Bush

Owen
Bush

R. Hopke

R. Hopke

Davy Jones

Davy
Jones

Bill Lilivelt

Bill
Lilivelt

Matty McIntyre

Matty
McIntyre

George Moriarty

George
Moriarty

George Mullin

George
Mullin

Charley O'Leary

Charley
O'Leary

Charles Schmidt

Charles
Schmidt

Ed Willet

Ed
Willet

Frank O'laughlin

Frank
O'laughlin Ump

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