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    1888 N332 S.F. Hess "Anonymous" SGC 60 EX 5. Graded 60 EX 5 by SGC, the only anonymous subject to be assessed that high. Faint surface scratches on blank reverse. Possibly unique as there are more then one unnamed pugilists in this rare series.



    N332 S.F. Hess Boxers (1889)

    S.F. Hess was a tobacco firm based in Rochester, New York. Taking a cue from the Old Judge line of baseball player insert cards, in 1889 Hess issued a their own line of real photo insert cards that featured boxers or pugilists from both the United States and abroad. Almost 120 years later, the exact number of subjects is still unknown. There are 86 confirmed subjects with new names being found from time to time. They are not common. Most hobbyists show just a single sample or two with only a select few advanced collections offering N332s in quantity. Heritage is proud to have this opportunity to offer an amazing 41 different subjects from this rare series. This is the largest quantity of N332 S.F. Hess boxers ever to be offered at one time via public auction.



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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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