August 9, 2018: Sports & Americana Auction
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This is an extraordinary array of important cards from some of the turn-of-the-century and Depression era boxing and non-sport tobacco issues, headlined by names like Dempsey, Louis, Schmeling, Corbett, Fitzsimmons and Jeffries, to name a few, along with some key Muhammad Ali cards from the 1970’s. The lineup of issues includes some of the most coveted – and colorful – of the famed boxing issues from bygone eras, along with the remarkable Ogden’s Guinea Gold Cigarettes that portrayed names of incredible historical significance from the sciences, business, politics and literature. Here’s the breakdown: 1890 May Cut Plug Fitzsimmons – Fair; 1900 Copes Cigarettes Jeannette No. 46 – Ex-Mt; 1910 Mecca Cigarettes Champion Athlete and Prizefighter Series (40) - (2 ½-by-2 7/8 inches), including three in the (2 ½-by-3 ¼-inch size – Corbett, Fitzsimmons, O’Brien), mostly Very Good to VG-Ex, some below; 1894-1907 Ogden’s Guinea Gold Cigarettes (12) – (1 ½-by-2 ¼ inches) – Alexander, Austin, Carnegie, Edison, Cooper, Irving, Longfellow, Milton, Tennyson, Beerbohm Tree, Mrs. Tree and Waller; 1908 Ogden’s Cigarettes Pugilists & Wrestlers Gotz No. 40 – Excellent; 1938 Churchman’s Cigarettes (1 3/8-by-2 5/8 inches) – total of (35 cards, with some duplication), broadly Very Good to Excellent with some below, including about ¼ of the group at Good – Nos. 8, 9 (2), 10 (2), 11 (2), 12 Dempsey – Good, 13 (2), 16, 17 (2), 19, 23, 26 Louis – Ex-Plus, 27, 29 (2), 30 (2), 31, 32, 34 Schmeling (2, Very Good and Good), 37, 40 (2), 43, 44, 45 (2), 47 (2) and 50; 1948 Leaf (4) – No. 9 Jeffries – Good, 2 – Very Good, 13 – Fair and 65 – Fair; 1951 Topps Ringside Miceli – Very Good; 1971 Barnatt Famous Sportsmen (1 3/8-by-2 5/8 inches) Muhammad Ali – Mint; and 1979 Venorvandus “Our Heroes” No. 3 Muhammad Ali (3) – Near-Mint.
Vintage Tobacco Boxing and Non-Sport Bonanza With HOFers and Stars (98)Vintage Tobacco Boxing and Non-Sport Bonanza With HOFers and Stars (98)
Vintage Tobacco Boxing and Non-Sport Bonanza With HOFers and Stars (98)
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Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium.: $296
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
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