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Lot # 1405 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1928 John Player & Son "Pugilists In Action" Complete Set (50): #3 PSA Set Registry! (7.63 GPA)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $593

Outstanding complete PSA-graded set of fifty cards from the 1928 John Player & Son "Pugilists In Action" boxing-card issue, highlighted by high-grade examples of John Sullivan, Gene Tunney, and Jack Dempsey. This set ranks third on the PSA Set Registry with an overall GPA of 7.63. This set features sepia and black-and-white images of famous fighters on front with advertising for the company's Drumhead Cigarettes on reverse. PSA Grading Composite: MINT 9 (1 card): #45 Sullivan. NM-MT+ 8.5 (1 card): #29. NM-MT 8 (31 cards): #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47 Tunney, and 49. NM 7 (14 cards): #7, 9, 11, 15 Dempsey, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 38, 39, and 48. EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #1 and 12. EX+ 5.5 (1 card): #50. This is an extremely attractive complete set, with numerous highlights, which would be a tremendous addition to any world-class boxing-card collection. The total SMR value for this set (factoring in the two half grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $1,675. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $593


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