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    1888 N332 S.F. Hess SGC-Graded Collection (5) - Each One of Only Two Total Graded to Date. Every card has been graded by SGC, each is one of only a pair to be graded to date, three equal the highest grade level available. Includes: Graded - SGC 40 VG 3: 3 cards w/ Jack Ashton, Jimmy Carroll and Jack Norton; SGC 30 GD 2: 1 card, Prof. McClellan; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 1 card, Chas. Harriman.

    Note: We have been unable to confirm that Chas.Harriman was a boxer. We have been informed his sport of choice was rowing or sculling. We apologize for the oversight.

    N332 S.F. Hess Boxers/Athletes (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
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