1888 N321 Hess California League Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title N321 Hess California League
Year 1888
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″
Images Color
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set

N321 Hess California League Overview

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The 1888 N321 Hess California League set consists of players from the California League.

40 cards are in the set. Fronts feature full color photos of players in various poses as well as their name and position at the top while the backs are blank. Also on the front at the bottom is “S.F. Hess and Cos. Creole Cigarettes” and “California League” is printed in an arch at the top.

The utilization of the top border for text is somewhat unique compared to other sets. Almost all sets that printed a player name in the border chose to do so at the bottom of the card instead of at the top.

One unique feature is that several players have more than one pose in the set. In all of those cases, the player has a batting card and a fielding card.

You can see pictures of the cards in the set here.

N321 Hess California League Checklist

  1. Bennett
  2. Borchers
  3. Buckley
  4. Burke
  5. Burke
  6. Burnett
  7. Carroll
  8. Donohue
  9. Donovan
  10. Finn
  11. Gagus
  12. Hanley
  13. Hardie (batting)
  14. Hardie (fielding)
  15. Hayes
  16. Lawton
  17. Levy
  18. Long
  19. McCord
  20. Meegan
  21. Moore
  22. Mullee
  23. Newhert
  24. Noonan
  25. O’Day
  26. Perrier
  27. Powers (batting)
  28. Powers (fielding)
  29. Ryan
  30. Selna
  31. Shea
  32. Sheridan
  33. “Big” Smith
  34. Smith
  35. J. Smith
  36. Stockwell (batting)
  37. Stockwell (fielding)
  38. Sweeney
  39. Sweet
  40. Whitehead

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