Fight fans go old school, with this collection of (46) vintage boxing photos. Nearly all of these photos are news service types, with stamped or written credits on the back dating from the 1930s-1970s, while a half dozen are from the 1970s-1980s with "Sporting News Collection" stickers. Condition ranges as (40% EX to NM, 50% GD to VG-EX, 10% lesser), which is pretty respectable considering most are fifty to eighty-plus years old. The roster is long on champions, many of whom rank among the all-time greats. In addition to dates, credits and/or blurbs on the reverse, several of these photos have professional editorial markings on the front, though the subject images are unaffected.
Topping the ranks are (15) Joe Louis photos, with (14) newsservice types and (1) newspaper clipping photo.
Other notables are: (3) "Sugar Ray" Robinson, including (1) with Bobby Darin from the "Danny Thomas Hour"; (3) "Sugar Ray" Leonard (all with Sporting News stickers); (1) Jack Dempsey; (1) Gene Tunney; (1) Dempsey and Tunney with Willie Pep and "Jersey Joe" Walcott; (1) "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (Sporting News sticker); (1) Bob Fitzsimmons (Sporting News sticker); (1) Ezzard Charles (Sporting News sticker); (1) Jess Willard; (3) Archie Moore; (1) Max Schmeling; (1) Rocky Graziano; (1) "Jersey Joe" Walcott with Hubert Humphrey; (1) Floyd Patterson; (1) Ingemar Johansson; and (1) Primo Carnera.
Balance are (1) each: "Kid" Gavilan; Emile Griffith; Barney Ross; Henry Armstrong; Jimmy Ellis; Ray Rovelli (publicity photo); "Beau Jack"; Gus Lesnevich vs. Lee Oma; and Jimmy Carter.