The cards are extremely rare. To date, only three have been found and each has only a single known copy.
The cards look like your typical 1800s tobacco cards. One unique aspect, however, is that there is no printing on the fronts. Instead, the player’s name and position is found on the backs. The reverse also included an advertisement for the clothier that apparently distributed them – Hancock’s. The photographer was also noted as Goodwin.
1886 Hancock’s Syracuse Stars Checklist
To date, only three cards have been found. More may exist but the known checklist to date is provided below.