1948 Leaf Boxing Complete Set Uncut Sheet

Sold For: $1,410

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1477

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1948 Leaf Boxing uncut sheet features a complete set of all forty-nine cards in the set, presented in their ideal original form, with fully printed backs. The 1948 Leaf series is one of the most popular boxing sets ever issued. This set features all the major boxing greats up to that time, and has always been a favorite with collectors. Includes Dempsey, Jeffries, Johnson, Attell ("Black Sox" bagman), Schmeling, Sharkey, Louis, Corbett, Fitzsimmons, Robinson, Tunney, Baer, Sullivan, and LaMotta. The sheet has imperfections including creases, edge and corner wear, four tears on the edges, and significant surface tears in the lower left portion of the sheet (apparently from tape, which has affected the cards of Forbes, Sullivan, and LaMotta). Technically in Fair to Good condition due to the above-mentioned flaws, the sheet still has an impressive overall Vg appearance. Most of the interior cards are not affected by the imperfections. In fact, if the column of cards along the left and the row of cards across the bottom (which includes all the significant problem areas visually) were neatly cut away, the remaining thirty-six cards would display beautifully as a partial sheet, and retain the general feel and integrity for display purposes of a complete uncut sheet. This is an extremely rare uncut sheet (one of only three we have ever seen) featuring a complete set of one of the most popular vintage boxing sets ever issued. The sheet measures 17 x 20 inches. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,410

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