1888 N338-2 Hess Big League Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title N338-2 Hess Big League
Year 1888
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Images Sepia
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set
23

N338-2 Hess Big League Overview

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Hess Cigarettes was busy back in 1888, producing several different baseball card sets. One of those was the N338 Hess Big League set.

While the company’s other N338-designated set featured only California League players, this N338 (sometimes identified as N338-2) set included major leaguers. For that reason, the set holds a little more appeal than some of the other sets that didn’t feature major leaguers.

Cards have a sepia tone with a player image on the fronts. As with other Hess issues from 1888, these are incredibly rare.

N338-2 Hess Big League Checklist

  1. Bill Brown
  2. Roger Connor
  3. Ed Crane
  4. Buck Ewing
  5. Elmer Foster
  6. William George
  7. Joe Gerhardt
  8. Pretzels Getzien
  9. George Gore
  10. Gil Hatfield
  11. Tim Keefe
  12. Arlie Latham
  13. Pat Murphy
  14. Jim Mutrie
  15. Dave Orr
  16. Danny Richardson
  17. Mike Slattery
  18. Mike Tiernan
  19. Lidell Titcomb
  20. John Ward
  21. Curt Welch
  22. Mickey Welsh
  23. Art Whitney

Note that while Gore, Murphy, and Welsh appear in most checklists for this set, I have not been able to verify those cards.

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