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Like many cigarette manufacturers of the time, the S.F. Hess Company of Rochester, NY also produced sets of baseball cards and issued them in their cigarette packs.  S.F. Hess began issuing the N321 baseball cards in the late summer of 1888 and throughout the fall of the same year with their Creole Cigarettes.  The set features 40 California League players printed in brilliant color and was regionally issued in California.  As a result of such a limited production time and geographic reach, cards from this set are extremely scarce and widely coveted by collectors.  

This card of Jack Hayes is graded POOR 10 by SGC due to overall wear, including some surface abrasions that impact the front of the card.  In a card issue like N321, however, the main focus is rarity, as the cards are simply very difficult to find.  Cards in this condition routinely sell into the four-figures, simply due to rarity.  Finding an original, untrimmed example is no easy task. 

1888 N321 S.F. Hess California League Jack Hayes - SGC POOR 101888 N321 S.F. Hess California League Jack Hayes - SGC POOR 10
1888 N321 S.F. Hess California League Jack Hayes - SGC POOR 10
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $554
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
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