1915-16 Obsequio de Susini (N230-3) Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Obsequio de Susini (N230-3)
|Size||1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
|Images||Color and Black and White
|Number in Set
Obsequio de Susini (N230-3) Overview
The uncategorized Obsequio de Susini set from Cuba is an incredibly large pre-war card issue believed to be 1,300 cards, according to the American Card Catalog. The exact date of production of these cards is currently unknown.
The set includes both non-sports and sports cards. Sports cards make up only fifty cards, however, numbered 201 through 250, so this issue often goes overlooked. Also making it difficult for collectors is that it is a rare issue printed in Cuba. Among the sports cards are three baseball issues numbered 201, 202, and 203 in the set. In addition to the three baseball players, tennis, boxing, and wrestling are also represented in the set.
The three baseball cards are of Red Murray, Hall of Famer Tris Speaker, and an unknown player. One interesting note is that the picture of Speaker in this set was reused in the British 1934 R&J Hill issue. You can take a look at my comparison of the two cards here.
Cards were printed in both black and white and color. Exact date of the cards has not been confirmed but
In all, sports cards comprise less than 5% of the entire set, which consists mostly of various types of non-sports issues. The set is listed as N230-3 in the American Card Catalog, but is not designated as an N-Card on this site since the N-Card designation is now recognized as 19th Century issues. Other topics in the set include celebrities (Cards 1-100), transportation (101-200), dances (251-300), peculiarities (301-800), and the war in Europe (801-1,300).
Obsequio de Susini (N230-3) Checklist
Below is the checklist for only the baseball cards in the set.
201. Red Murray
202. Tris Speaker
203. Unknown Player