Card fronts depict a large color portrait of the player, fading into an illustration of the player at his position, in action, in the lower 1/3, with the player's name and position superimposed; surrounded by a thin white borderr.
Card backs feature an ad for Kimball cigarettes, followed by a list of sports in the set.
In 1887, W. S. Kimball released a 50-card set devoted to Champions of Games and Sport; it depicted such pastimes as golf and billiards as well as baseball, which made up only 4 cards of the total.
These were distributed in packs of Kimball cigarettes. An album was also made available to house the cards.
The baseball players in this set include:
E. A. Burch