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Circa 1910 Boxing-Card Collection (42) Including E-UNC Candy Johnson and Jeffries

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,778

Extremely substantial collection of forty-two cards from nine different 1910-era boxing-card issues, highlighted by numerous important boxers, including Jack Johnson, James Jeffries, John Sullivan, Georges Carpentier, and others. Assembled over a period of many years by an extremely dedicated collector, the cards in this lot represent an outstanding selection of extremely popular and in some cases extremely rare issues, and offers an instant assembly of significant cards to anyone interested in boxing-card collecting. This collection consists of the following: 1-3) 1901 Ogden's Ltd. "General Interest - Series A": #84 Jeffries (VG 3) and two 89 Corbett (NM 7 and EX-MT 6). 4-11) 1901 Ogden's Ltd. "Heroes of the Ring": Barry (VG+ 3.5), Carney (EX 5 MC), Jeffries (VG-EX 4), Mace (VG-EX 4), Maher (EX 5), McRutland (EX 5), O'Brien (EX-MT 6), and T. Sullivan (VG+ 3.5). 12-13) 1902 Ogden's Ltd. "General Interest - Series B": #76 Kilrain (VG-EX 4) and 79 Sullivan (NM 7). 14-19) 1908 Ogden's Ltd. "Pugilists and Wrestlers": #13 Sullivan (EX-MT+ 6.5), 30 (EX-MT 6), 36 (EX-MT 6), 41 Attell (VG-EX 4), 42 (EX-MT 6), and 48 (EX-MT 6). 20-21) 1910 E-UNC Candy: Jeffries (SGC FAIR 20) and Johnson (SGC FAIR 20). 22) 1910 T218 Champions: Johnson/front face (PR 1, Hassan). 23-25) 1911 W. D. & H. O. Wills: Jeffries (VG-EX 4, Scissors Back) and two Johnson (EX 5, Green Star & Circle Back and FR 1.5, Scissors Back). 26-28) 1912 Cohen Weenen & Co. Black Back: #11 (VG 3), 15 (EX-MT 6), and 23 (NM 7). 29-38) 1912 Cohen Weenen & Co. Green Back: #1 (VG-EX 4), 3 Carpentier (VG 3), 5 Johnson (EX-MT 6), 6 (EX-MT 6), 8 (EX-MT 6), two 18 Johnson (EX 5 and VG-EX+ 4.5), 20 (VG 3), 23 (EX-MT 6), and 24 (GOOD 2). 39-42) 1915 Ogden's Ltd. "Boxers": #8 (NM 7), 10 Carpentier (EX 5), 28 (EX-MT 6), and 46 (EX-MT 6). This is a magnificent group of cards, truly a collection unto itself, with numerous rarities and highlights featuring many of the greatest fighters ever. Total: 42 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,778


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