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1912 Cohen, Weenen & Co. (Green Back) "Famous Boxers" Complete SGC-Graded Set (25)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080
Complete set of twenty-five cards from the 1912 Cohen, Weenen & Co. "Famous Boxers" boxing-card set. Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC (except for one PSA). Issued in Britain with Cohen, Weenen & Co.'s Cigarettes, these black-and-white cards feature simple photos of famous fighters on front along with a short biography and a company advertisement on the reverse. Twenty-one of the cards are green-back examples while four are black (#18, 20, 21, and 22). SGC Grading Composite: One NM+ 86: #15. Three NM 84: #13 Carpentier, 16, and 23. Five EX/NM 80: #6 (PSA EX-MT 6), 11, 12 Langford, 17, and 25. Four EX+ 70: #8 Burns, 9, 14 Jeanette, and 24. Ten EX 60: #3 Carpentier, 4 Driscoll, 5 Jack Johnson, 7, 10 Papke, 18 Jack Johnson, 19 Ledoux, 20, 21 Welsh, and 22. One VG/EX 50: #1 Lewis. One VG 40: #2. This is a very attractive complete set in very high grade and would be an outstanding addition to any vintage boxing-card collection. The equivalent SMR value (excluding the one VG 40) is $1,103. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,080
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