Score a KO with this quality collection of vintage multi-sport and non-sport trading cards. Heavy emphasis lands on the “sweet science”, with slightly more than 50% of the lot being boxers. This 1910-1956 assortment of (150) all different cards is comprised mostly of c.1910 Hassan and Mecca tobacco cards in surprisingly handsome shape, including the best group of T220 Boxers silver border variations we have ever seen.
(24) 1910 T220 Mecca Boxers silver border variations average (EX to EX-MT) with a few lesser, with keys: James J. Corbett (VG+) due to small crease affecting the top border only, otherwise this important card presents EX-MT+, Young Corbett (EX-MT), Joe Choynski (VG-EX), Joe Gans (EX-MT), Patsey Driscoll/Glover (EX-MT); and balance of (19) with: Willie Beecher, Jack Burke, Jem Carney, Joe Coburn, Jack Dempsey, Mike Donovan, Billy Edwards, Young Erne, Johnny Frayne, Charlie Goodman, Ben Jordan, Kid Lavigne, Jack McAuliffe, Kid McCoy, Terry McGovern, Pat Moore, Tommy Ryan, Tug Wilson, Jack Randall/Aby Velasco
1910 T218 Hassan/Mecca Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series with:
(49) T218 Boxers average (VG to EX, 10% lesser) with: keys: Jack Johnson facing front (EX), Jack Johnson side view (GD), James J. Jeffries facing front (EX+), James J. Jeffries side view (VG-EX), Abe Attell (EX+, MC), Young Corbett (VG-EX), Joe Gans (EX), Joe Jeanette (VG+), Billy Papke (VG-EX); and balance of (40) with: Patsy Brannigan, KO Brown, Sailor Burke, Frankie Conley, Leach Cross, Johnny Coulon, Al Delmont, Young Donahoe, Jem Driscoll, Jimmy Gardner, Kid Goodman, Jack Goodman, Battling Hurley, Dick Hyland, Al Kaufman, Stanley Ketchell, Bert Keyes, Sam Langford, Harry Lewis, Willie Lewis, Young Loughrey, Johnny Marto, Packey McFarland, Phil McGovern, Honey Melody, Owen Moran, Tommy Murphy, Frankie Neil, Battling Nelson, Dick Nelson, Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Tommy O’Keefe, Young Nitchie, Unk Russell, Jim Stewart, Harry Stone, Jack Twin Sullivan, Mike Twin Sullivan, Eddie Walsh, Jimmy Walsh, Billy West
(62) T218 Multi-Sport average (VG to EX) with 10% lesser, with: (43) Track & Field; (9) Swimmers; (4) Billiards; (3) Aviators; (1) Bowling; (1) Diving; (1) Roller Skating
(15) 1956 R749 Gum Inc. Adventure with: (4) Boxers: #32 Jack Johnson (GD), #34 Jack Dempsey (VG-EX), #35 Gene Tunney (VG-EX), #78 Bob Fitzsimmons (PR-FR); and (11) Non-Sport ranging (FR to VG-EX)