When the cigar rollers start rolling the cigars, they use the same tobacco & wrapper as firsts. When the product is finished and the high standards of the manufacturer are applied to the selection, small imperfections are found. Those cigars become seconds. The imperfections are rarely noticeable to the naked eye, but the tobacco used is the same as the cigars labeled under the prestigious Macanudo line. Without a doubt, these have to be the "best kept secret in the cigar business" Seconds contain the same tobacco & wrapper as firsts, however, because of their imperfections, they vary with darkness and lightness as well as size.