Circa 1910 T218 Mecca "Champion Athletes and Prize Fighters" Complete Set (153)

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2300

Item Year: 1910

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

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Complete set of 153 cards featuring early 20th-century "Athletes and Prize Fighters" issued with Hassan and Mecca tobacco products. The T218s feature boxers and various champion athletes of the era, including bowlers, billiards champions, and track-and-field stars. 34% Vg-Ex to Ex and 66% Gd to Vg (including six Fr). Keys: Joe Gans (Vg), Joe Jeannette (Vg-Ex), two James Jeffries (both Gd+), two Jack Johnson (front pose is Ex and side pose sas ink stamp on back, otherwise Vg+), Stanley Ketchell (Vg), Sam Langford (Gd+), and Meadows (PSA EX 5). This set includes 66 boxers. Compared to baseball cards of the era, this set (which is at least as scarce) represents a particularly outstanding value. This is an extremely attractive complete set of one of the most classic tobacco sport issues from the early 20th century. Total: 153 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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