‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||N321 Hess California League
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″
|Type||19th Century Tobacco
|Number in Set
N321 Hess California League Overview
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.
N321 Hess California League Checklist
- Hardie (batting)
- Hardie (fielding)
- Powers (batting)
- Powers (fielding)
- “Big” Smith
- J. Smith
- Stockwell (batting)
- Stockwell (fielding)