Collection of 75 cards representing complete sets of two different classic 1910-era tobacco issues featuring boxers. 1) T220 Mecca Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series:
Complete set of 50 cards. The T220 series features exclusively boxers and champion prize fighters of the era. 10% grade Vg-Ex, 28% Vg, 26% Gd, and 36% Fr (including a couple Pr). Fifteen cards have numbers written in pencil on the back and consequently display better than their technical grades might suggest. Keys:
Burke (Tolstoi back, Vg+), Coburn (silver border, pen marks on front, otherwise Fr), Corbett (ink stamp on back, otherwise Gd+), Dempsey (pencil writing on back, otherwise Gd), Dixon (Gd), Fitzsimmons (ink stamps on back, otherwise Vg), Gans (Vg+), Sullivan/Kilrain (Vg), Jeffries/Sharkey (Vg+), Jackson (pencil on back, otherwise Vg+), and Sullivan (ink stamp on back, otherwise Gd). 2) T225 Khedival Prize Fight Series 101:
Complete set of 25 cards. The T225 series features exclusively famous boxers of the era. Condition is three cards grade Vg-Ex, thirteen Vg, eight Gd, and one Fr. Keys:
Attell (Vg), Jeannette (Vg), Jeffries (Vg), and Ketchell (Vg). All five different Khedival back variations (no stats - no factory, no stats - factory 57, no stats - factory 348, stats - factory 57, and stats - factory 348) are represented. Seven of the 25 cards in the set have Surburg Co. advertising backs. This is a very attractive collection of 75 different 1910-era tobacco cards. In the opinion of many collectors, these sets represent an extraordinary collecting value! Total: 2 sets, 75 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
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