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1948 Leaf and 1951 Topps Ringside Complete Sets (2)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,643.75

Two complete sets of classic boxing-card issues, 1948 Leaf and 1951 Topps "Ringside," plus all six boxing cards appearing in the multi-sport 1951 Berk Ross series. Each of these issues is among the very few card sets ever issued featuring the greatest boxers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: 1) 1948 Leaf Complete Set (49 cards): 35% Ex to Ex-Mt and 65% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Dempsey (Vg), 9 Jeffries (Vg-Ex), 17 Johnson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 25 Attell (Vg-Ex), 32 Schmeling (Vg), 38 Sharkey (Vg), 48 Louis (Vg), 55 Corbett (Ex), 63 Fitzsimmons (Vg), 64 Robinson (Vg-Ex), 73 Tunney (Vg/Vg-Ex), 93 Baer (Vg), 101 Sullivan (Vg-Ex/Ex), and 102 LaMotta (Vg). 2) 1951 Topps "Ringside" with Wrapper (96): 47% Ex to Ex-Mt and 53% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Lesnevitch (Vg-Ex), 11 Baer (Vg), 32 Marciano (Vg), 43 Robinson (Vg/Vg-Ex), 49 Murphy (SP, Vg-Ex), 69 Sullivan (Vg-Ex/Ex), 88 Louis (Vg), 95 Tunney (Vg), and 96 Charles (Vg). The set is accompanied by an original wrapper (Ex-Mt). 3) Six 1951 Berk Ross boxing cards: #1-13 Charles, 2-12 Maxim, 2-13 Robinson, 3-12 LaMotta, 3-13 Williams, and 4-12 Saddler. All are in Excellent condition. Two very attractive complete sets of classic boxing-card issues, plus six Berk Ross cards. This collection is bright and fresh, and with an overall appearance far superior to the technically accurate assigned grades. Total 151 cards plus one wrapper. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,643.75


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