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Circa 1910 T225 Khedival Boxing SGC-Graded Complete Set (25)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $940
Extraordinary full-color complete set of circa 1910 T225 "Prize Fight Series," which was issued with cigarette brands produced by The Khedival Company. One card was inserted in each pack of cigarettes. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC. Four of the five different Khedival back variations (no stats - no factory, no stats - factory 57, no stats - factory 348, and stats - factory 57) are represented. The SGC grades are as follows: One EX+ 70: Jeffries. Three EX 60: Driscoll, Nelson, and M. Sullivan. Seven VG/EX 50: Coulon, Frayne, Gardner, Hyland, Ketchel, McFarland, and Rothwell. Six VG 40: Barry, Goodman, Lewis, Murphy, Papke, and J. Sullivan. Eight GOOD 30: Attell, Cross, Hart, Jeanette, Kaufman, O'Leary, Sharkey, and Stewart. Compared to vintage baseball cards from the same era, boxing cards are beginning to be widely recognized as offering an outstanding value. This set in particular is one of the highlights of all boxing-card collecting. Even for the most advanced collectors, it is hard not to appreciate the exceptional quality, design, and rarity of this set. If these tobacco cards were baseball cards of the same rarity, each card would be valued in the thousands. The rarity of these cards is no doubt related to the fact that the Khedival Company was a very small and obscure tobacco company. This is an extremely attractive complete set of one of the premier boxing issues of the era. Total 25 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $940
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