1880s to 1910s Boxing-Card Collection (10) Including N174 Old Judge & Gypsy Queen, N184 Kimball, and T229 Pet Cigarettes

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2296

Item Year: 1888

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

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Presented is an outstanding collection of eight different boxing cards, one wrestler, and one aviator, from four extremely desirable sets dating to the 1880s and 1910-era. The collection is highlighted by examples from the extremely rare and desirable N174 Gypsy Queen and T229 Pet Cigarettes sets. 1) 1887 N174 Gypsy Queen/Old Judge (1 card): Patsy Cardiff (Gypsy Queen, Fr). 2) 1887 N184 W. S. Kimball Champions (3 cards): Patsy Cardiff (Pr), John L. Sullivan (Pr), and Tommy Warren (Pr). 3) 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions (2 cards): Joe Acton (SGC GOOD 30) and Jem Smith (SGC FAIR 20). 4) 1910 T229 Pet Cigarettes (4 cards): James J. Corbett (Vg, stamped back), Jim Flynn (Pr, stamped back), H. Latham/Aviator (Gd, stamped back), and Joe Thomas (Pr). Despite the modest assigned grades, many of the cards still present extremely well. This is a superb collection highlighted by some very rare cards worthy of any advanced boxing-card collection. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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