1938 F. C. Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" SGC GEM 98 Collection (18)

Sold For: $1,410

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1475

Item Year: 1938

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Collection of eighteen perfect 1938 F.C. Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" cards, including ten Hall of Famers, all graded and encapsulated GEM 98 by SGC (except one MINT 96). This is a very substantial collection of cards in incredibly outstanding condition from one of the premier boxing sets of the era. The collection consists of the following: #7, 15, 17, 18 Sullivan, 19, 22 Corbett, 24 Fitzsimmons, 25 Carpentier, 26 Dempsey, 27, 29 Schmeling, 30 Louis, 34, 35, 37, 43 Berg, 46 Baer (MINT 96), and 48 Lewis. Every card in the collection is a pack-fresh gem with razor-sharp corners. This is an exceptional group that could provide the foundation for the assembly of the highest-grade set in the world, make a substantial contribution to the in-progress assembly of an ultra high-grade set, or make a very significant contribution to the upgrading of literally any 1938 Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" set. There is no SMR value for cards from this set in GEM MINT condition. For reference, the equivalent SMR values in one grade lower (PSA MINT 9, the highest grade for which SMR values are provided for this set) are $50 for commons, $250 for Sullivan, $300 for Dempsey, $150 for Schmeling, and $400 for Louis. Total 18 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,410

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