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Beckett 20 questions on … Jose Abreu and other Major League Baseball stars from Cuba


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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Jose Abreu just might be this year’s Yasiel Puig when it comes to cardboard.

Or, do we ask … is he better?

The Chicago White Sox slugger’s first month in Major League Baseball isn’t even over and he’s already staked a claim to a pair of rookie records. His 10 home runs lead MLB and is the best mark for a rookie for the month. His 31-RBI total, which he reached on Sunday, topped the rookie mark set by a past hobby power, Albert Pujols, in 2001.

Puig, of course, set the hobby ablaze with the Dodgers last year in his first season since leaving Cuba and Abreu is just the latest star from the baseball-focused country.

What do you think of Abreu’s hot start? How well do you know your Cuban baseball? Let us know in the comments below and take a look at our latest installment of 20 Questions.

1. How would you grade Jose Abreu's first month in MLB?

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See the rest of the questions about Abreu and other greats from Cuba … after the jump.

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2. Will you be seeking a Jose Abreu autograph? (His latest is in 2014 Bowman arriving Wednesday.)

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3. How many baseball Hall of Famers were born in Cuba?

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4. Who is the MLB player born in Cuba with the most career home runs?

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5. Which Cuban-born MLB player has the most career stolen bases?

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6. Which Cuban-born pitcher has the most wins in MLB?

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7. Which Cuban slugger (past or present) would you want on your team?

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8. The 1994 Cuban League card set includes the debut cards for …

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9. Jose Abreu made his Topps card debut in which brand?

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10. Before his arrival in Bowman, Jose Abreu appeared on how many certified autos?

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11. True or false: Yoenis Cespedes appears on a Bowman World Baseball Classic card?

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12. Whose baseball cards (excluding rarities) are worth the most -- $34,405 -- as of April 28?

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13. Has Jose Canseco ever been on a card with Rafael Palmeiro besides this one?

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14. How many certified autographs does Luis Tiant have?

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15. How many memorabilia cards does Aroldis Chapman appear on?

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16. Do you like the return of Jose Canseco to MLB sets via autographs?

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17. Jose Abreu's most-plentiful autograph in Panini's Elite Extra Edition is limited to how many copies?

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18. Cookie Rojas was one of how many MLB managers born in Cuba?

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19. Which is not true about Minnie Minoso?

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20. Has Fidel Castro ever appeared on a Topps cut autograph card?

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

3 Comments

Hi Chris
Either I’m getting every question right, because that what show up in bold print, or it just showing me what answer I picked and you’re not giving us the answers…Would like to know the answers…Thanks Bob

Posted April 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink
phillies_joe

+1 on the answers. Also, not fair to lump a relativly unknownor small sample size player in with a HOF in the slugger question. I picked Tony P as I know what I would be getting……potential doesn’t equate to actual. Great questions though & loved the Tony Taylor!

Posted April 30, 2014 at 11:51 am | Permalink

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