Lot # 72: 1888 N321 S. F. Hess Creole California League Billy Newhert

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Extremely rare sample card of Billy Newhert from the N321 S. F. Hess California League series. Featuring full-color illustrations on front, the forty-card N321 series depicts players from the California League and is one of the few color issues of the nineteenth century. The player name and position are printed along the top border, with California League arced over the player image and advertising for S. F. Hess & Co.'s. Creole Cigarettes along the bottom border. The offered card is bright and crisp, with even wear at the corners, a crease in the upper right (more noticeable from the back), virtually perfect centering, and brilliant colors. The blank reverse is lightly toned with a faint wet-sheet transfer visible. This is an extremely attractive example of one of nineteenth-century baseball-card collecting's most elusive sample cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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