Negro League Legends. [limited edition print autographed by 5 New York Cubans players]
Autographed by five Negro League Baseball players all of whom played for the New York Cubans. The New York Cubans team was organized in 1935 with mostly Latino players.
Artist R. Michael Armstrong, who also signs here, depicts five New York Cubans players from the 1940s and 1950s in uniform: Rodolfo “Rudy” Fernández Marin (1911–2000), James “Pee Wee” Jenkins (1923–2002), Rafael “Ray” Noble Magee (1919–1998), Armando Vasquez Cotilla (1923–2008), and Claro Duany (1917–1997). All except Jenkins were natives of Cuba.
“Pee Wee” Jenkins is noted for having pitched for the New York Cubans when they won the 1947 Negro World Series. His championship teammate “Ray” Noble later played Major League Baseball for the New York Giants.
Description: Negro League Legends. [limited edition print autographed by 5 New York Cubans players]
[America. July 1996]. Limited Edition, No. 26 of 250 copies. 16 x 20 inches. Signed by the artist in pencil at lower left and with the ink autographs of the five subjects depicted. Cream colored paper. Near Fine.
Ref. New York Cubans - Negro Leagues [Negro League Baseball Players Association] accessed online. IB100