It is not known why S.F. Hess based in Rochester, N.Y., produced this set of regional ballplayers from the California League. Each card has a color drawing of a ballplayer and is copyrighted 1888. The teams represented are G and M's, Haverlys, Pioneers and Stocktons. There are 40 cards known (37 players, three of whom are pictured on two separate cards) and all carry advertising for Creole cigarettes.
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