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Lot # 1412 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1935 United Tobacco Co. "World Famous Boxers" PSA-Graded Near-Complete Set (93 of 100)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $415

Outstanding near-complete set of ninety-three cards (out of 100 in the set) from the 1935 United Tobacco Co. "World Famous Boxers" issue. Each card is professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. This striking set, which was issued in South Africa, features black-and-white images of notable boxing stars on glossy card stock measuring 1-7/16 by 2-5/8 inches. The bilingual reverse (printed in English and Afrikaans) features the set's title, the boxer's name, and a promotional offer advertising the sale of an album to hold the cards. PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (1 card): #19 (1 of 1, none higher). NM 7 (15 cards): #4, 13 Carnera, 15, 18, 36 Baer, 49, 69, 70, 78, 79, 81, 87, 90, 93, and 95. EX-MT+ 6.5 (7 cards): #5, 16, 30, 34, 68, 83, and 85. EX-MT 6 (31 cards): #11, 21, 22, 24, 25 Sharkey, 28, 31, 38, 41, 42, 44 Carpentier, 46, 48, 55, 56, 57, 60, 62, 64, 65, 72, 75, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 89, 91, 92, and 97. EX+ 5.5 (6 cards): #33 Sharkey, 53, 58, 73, 74, and 77. EX 5 (17 cards): #3, 7, 12 Fitzsimmons, 20, 23, 27, 29, 39, 40, 47, 50, 51, 52, 59, 61, 66, and 67. VG-EX+ 4.5 (3 cards): #2 Tunney, 8 Sullivan, and 98. VG-EX 4 (11 cards): #6, 10, 17, 26 Schmeling, 43, 45, 63, 71, 94, 96, and 99. VG 3 (1 card): #76. GOOD+ 2.5 (1 card): #100. This is a very attractive near-complete set (93 of 100 cards) of this substantial foreign tobacco-card issue that would be a welcome addition to any advanced boxing-card collection. Total: 93 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $415


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