1938 F. C. Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" Complete Set (50)

Sold For: $940

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1476

Item Year: 1938

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

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Unbelievably high-grade complete fifty-card set of 1938 F. C. Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" cards. Thirty-one of the fifty cards (62% of the set) have been graded and encapsulated by SGC: Twenty-eight MINT 96: #7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Sullivan, 19, 21, 22 Corbett, 24 Fitzsimmons, 25 Carpentier, 26 Dempsey, 27, 28 Armstrong, 29 Schmeling, 30 Louis, 31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 43 Berg, 46 Baer, 47, and 48 Lewis. Two NM/MT+ 92: #20 Jackson and 23. One NM/MT 88: #44. The balance of the cards have not been encapsulated and are in similar high-grade to the selection of thirty-one SGC-graded cards. Compared to vintage baseball cards, boxing cards represent an outstanding value, and the 1938 F. C. Cartledge "Famous Prize Fighters" set is one of the great classics. This is an exceptional high-grade complete set of one of the premier boxing sets of the era. Total 50 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $940


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