N174 Old Judge Gypsy Queen1887-90 - 24 boxer cards
The 1887 N174 Old Judge boxing cards set is considered one of the earliest and most important boxing card sets in history. The set consists of 35 cards featuring some of the most prominent boxers of the time, including John L. Sullivan, Jim Corbett, and of course, Jack “Nonpareil” Dempsey.
The cards measure approximately 1 1/2 inches by 2 3/4 inches, and feature black-and-white photographs of the boxers on the front, along with their names, weights, and hometowns. The back of each card features an advertisement for Old Judge Cigarettes, the company that produced the set.
The images on the cards are stark and striking, with the boxers often posed in dramatic stances or in the midst of a fight. The cards also feature intricate details, such as the boxers’ gloves and trunks, which give a sense of the period in which they were produced.
Because the cards were produced more than a century ago, they are highly sought after by collectors and are considered rare and valuable. In fact, some individual cards from the set have sold for thousands of dollars at auction.
Overall, the 1887 N174 Old Judge boxing cards set is a fascinating artifact of boxing history and a testament to the enduring popularity of the sport.
|W M Ellingsworth|
|George La Blanche|