Boxing fans make an important conquest with this 1910 T220 Mecca Cigarettes Boxers near set of (47/50) cards, including (2) silver variations. Featuring the top bare-knuckle and gloved fighters of the late-1800s to early-1900s, this antique series is essential to a comprehensive boxing collection.
This generally handsome group fills the bill in fine fashion, with 80% averaging (VG to VG-EX) with: James J. Barry, Willie Beecher, Jack Burke "silver border variation", Tommy Burns, Jem Carney, Joe Coburn, James J. Corbett, Young Corbett, Leach Cross, Jack Dempsey, George Dixon, Mike Donovan "World's Champion in the Sixties", Patsey Driscoll and Glover, Young Erne, Bob Fitzsimmons, Charlie Goldman, Jack Goodman, Young Griffo, Marvin Hart, Peter Jackson, Fight Between James J. Jeffries and Tom Sharkey, Frank Klaus, Kid Lavigne, Jem Mace, Fight Between Jem Mace and Tom King, Frankie Madden, Peter Maher, Jack McAuliffe, Kid McCoy, Pal Moore, Jack O'Brien, Fight Between Randall and Belasco, Tommy Ryan, John L. Sullivan, Fight Between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain, Joe Wagner, Freddie Welsh, Tug Wilson; and 20% averaging (GD) unless noted with: Joe Choynski, Mike Donovan "Of Today", Johnny Frayne, Joe Gans "silver border variation" (PR), Fight Between John C. Heenan and Tom Sayers, Ben Jordan, Terry McGovern, Charlie Mitchell, Tom Sharkey "trimmed", presents VG.
The (3) absent cards are: Billy Edwards, John C. Heenan and Fight Between Randall and Turner. Though this set is titled on the cards backs as "Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series", it consists of only prize fighter cards.