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    1888 N338-1 S. F. Hess California League Buck Ebright SGC 10 Poor 1 - The Only Graded Example! NOTE: Another example, not graded, has been brought to our attention. This is still the only graded example.

    There are times when the terms "rare" or "extremely rare" are used to over sell. Here, we can use those terms multiple times over as this card falls into that "close to impossible" class of cards. N338-1 S. F. Hess California League cards are tough, the most veteran hobbyists understand these west coast relics rank alongside sets like "Four Base Hits" and "Yum Yum" in terms of rarity. We agree and see that the SGC census has a whopping 17 Four Base Hits on their census but just under a dozen of these Calif. League relics. Many of the most advanced 19th century collections are lacking a single example. The most current reference guides mention 19 different subjects. Offered is Hi "Buck" Ebright of the San Francisco Haverlys. His minor league career lasted from 1887 to 1900 with one brief 16-game stop in the big leagues in 1889 for the Wash. Nationals. The photo is of excellent quality which also describes the obverse appearance. One finds adhesive stains/slight residue and surface roughness on the reverse to account for the SGC 10 Poor 1 assessment. Adding a card from this west-coast entry is nothing short of an extraordinary opportunity. The combined PSA and SGC census report is one.... This one.

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    April, 2019
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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