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Lot # 1409 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1930-1939 Unusual and Rare PSA-Graded Boxing-Card Collection (86)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,304

Outstanding collection of eighty-six unusual and in many cases extremely rare boxing cards (eighty-five different plus one duplicate) spanning the years 1930 to 1939 and highlighted by numerous stars, including Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, and Max Schmeling. This collection is comprised entirely of oddball and foreign-issued boxing cards, which naturally often present a far greater challenge for advanced collectors to acquire than their U.S.-issued counterparts. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1930 Cloetta (3 cards): #22 Schmeling (EX 5), 73 Tunney (EX 5), and 129 Dempsey (EX 5). 2) 1930 J. A. Pattreiouex "Celebrities In Sport" (1 card): #10 Tunney (EX 5). 3) 1930 La Estrella (1 card): Schmeling (black back, PR 1). 4) 1930 Rippled Wheat (1 card): Dempsey (NM 7). 5) 1930 Singleton & Cole "Famous Boxers" (3 cards): #5 Jack Johnson (GOOD 2), 14 (NM 7), and 31 Dempsey (SGC VG/EX 50). 6) 1931 Evaristo Juncosa (1 card): #4 Georges Carpentier (SGC GOOD 30). 7) 1931 Josetti (1 card): #667 Schmeling (NM-MT+ 8.5). 8) 1931 W. A. & A. C. Churchman "Sporting Celebrities" (1 card): #14 Schmeling (MINT 9). 9) 1932 Bulgaria Sport (3 cards): Two #254 Schmeling (EX-MT+ 6.5 and EX 5) and 256 Schmeling with Babe Ruth (VG-EX 4). 10) 1932 Bulgaria "Deutscher Sport" (2 cards): #68 Schmeling (EX 5) and 74 Schmeling (VG-EX+ 4.5). 11) 1932 Godfrey Phillips "Personalities of Today" (1 card): #2 Dempsey (EX-MT 6). 12) 1932 Haus Bergmann (1 card): #10 Schmeling (VG 3). 13) 1932 John Player & Sons "Dandies" (1 card): #49 Corbett (EX-MT 6). 14) 1932 La Pie Qui Chante (6 cards, all with bio back): #B9 (GOOD 2), B16 Dempsey (VG 3), B18 (VG-EX 4), B43 (FR 1.5), B44 (GOOD+ 2.5), and Wills (VG-EX 4). 15) 1932 Monopol "Sportphotos" (2 cards): #179 Schmeling (EX 5) and 224 Schmeling (VG 3). 16) 1932 Orami Movie Cards (1 card): #312 Schmeling (Series D, MINT 9). 17) 1932 Sanella Margarine (2 cards): Two #87 Dempsey (Type 1, EX 5 and Type 3, VG-EX 4). 18) 1933 Bravour-Bilder "Film & Sport" (5 cards): #B18 (NM-MT 8), B20 Dempsey (EX-MT 6), B46 (EX-MT 6), B169 (VG 3), and B177 (NM 7). 19) 1933 Jasmatzi (1 card): #366 Schmeling (MINT 9). 20) 1933 Trumpf Chocolate Complete Set of Boxers (6 cards): #1 Dempsey (EX-MT 6), 2 Tunney (EX 5), 3 Schmeling (EX 5), 4 Sharkey (EX 5), 5 (EX 5), and 6 (NM 7). 21) 1934 John Player & Sons "Boxing" (12 cards): #2 (EX 5), 4 (GOOD 2), 6 (EX 5), 9 (EX-MT 6), 11 (EX-MT 6), 13 (EX 5), 14 (EX 5), 15 (EX-MT 6), 16 (EX-MT 6), 18 (EX-MT 6), 20 (EX-MT+ 6.5), and 25 (EX 5). 22) 1935 Album Nestle (1 card): #8 Baer (VG 3). 23) 1935 Amalgamated Press (1 stamp): Braddock (GOOD 2). 24) 1935 Bulgaria (1 card): #226 Schmeling (EX-MT 6). 25) 1935 Cope Bros. & Co. "Boxing Lessons" (10 cards): #1 (NM 7), 3 (NM-MT 8), 10 (NM-MT 8), 15 (NM-MT 8), 18 (NM-MT 8), 19 (NM-MT 8), 20 (VG-EX 4), 22 (NM-MT 8), 23 (NM 7), and 24 (NM-MT 8). 26) 1935 Godfrey Phillips "In The Public Eye" (2 cards): #6 Braddock (EX-MT 6) and 25 Baer (EX-MT 6). 27) 1935 J. A. Pattreiouex "Sporting Events and Stars" (8 cards): #7 (EX 5), 8 (VG-EX 4), 9 (VG-EX 4), 10 Berg (NM 7), 11 (EX 5), 49 Lynch (VG-EX 4), 53 Braddock (EX-MT 6), and 56 Joe Louis (BVG EX-MT 6). 28) 1935 J. A. Pattreiouex "Sporting Celebrities" (1 card): #4 Berg (NM-MT 8 OC). 29) 1935 Muratti Cigarette (1 card): #188 Baer (NM 7). 30) 1937 Ardath Photocards (1 card): Schmeling (VG 3). 31) 1937 Mitchell & Son "Wonderful Century" (1 card): #33 Boxing (EX-MT 6). 32) 1937 Ogden's "Champions of 1936" (1 card): #12 Braddock (NM 7). 33) 1938 F. C. Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" (1 card): #22 Corbett (NM-MT 8). 34) 1939 Monopol (1 card): #76 Schmeling (EX 5). 35) 1939 U. T. C. Tobacco "World Famous Boxers" (1 card): #54 Berg (SGC NM 84). This is a tremendous group of rare cards, a collection unto itself, assembled over a period of many years by an extremely dedicated collector. This lot provides the opportunity to acquire an exceptional collection of unusual boxing cards, with numerous highlights and rare sample cards. Total: 86 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,304


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