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Old 12-14-2020, 07:36 PM
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They asked this question on the baseball board. I started collecting Sullivan when I read about him being the last bare knuckle heavy weight champion.
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:10 PM
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I collect IBHOF inductees and worldwide type cards. Within the type cards I try to get Joe Louis and Benny Leonard.
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Old 12-15-2020, 10:39 AM
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I collect IBHOF inductees and worldwide type cards. Within the type cards I try to get Joe Louis and Benny Leonard.
Adam,
I know you collected a boxer that you're related to. Is it Benny Leonard? I can't remember.
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:02 AM
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Ray Miller. My avatar. But I don't even think of that as a collecting thing, more of a family thing.



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Old 12-16-2020, 12:07 AM
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I collect Primo Carnera boxing cards, but not actively. Mainly due to the connection to wrestling.
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Old 12-17-2020, 01:27 PM
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Always been a set collector, but I definitely target certain boxers first, usually the ones I think are undervalued in the way I tend to value athletes based on how they performed instead of other factors. Guys like Jeffries, Ketchel, Fitzsimmons that are only slightly over a common or commons, and true commons like Packey McFarland that were great talents. I have a strange obsession with Johnny Frayne because his T220 Silver Border is my favorite boxing card.


Going with your Sullivan theme, I'll leave a not rare Sullivan cabinet I recently picked up after re-reading Michael Isenberg's biography of him. There's a Corbett that looks just like this and also labels him "champion of the world", so I presume this is mid-late 1890's, but I'm not very knowledgeable on sport Cabinets and CDV's.
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Old 12-17-2020, 02:46 PM
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I've just recently started collecting Boxing cards but the bug but me hard and I've already amassed quite a few. My collecting has focused on John L. Sullivan and Jack Johnson for the most part with a handful of sets thrown in.
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:59 AM
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I used to focus mainly on John L. Sullivan as well. Have since sold my Boxing collection (after selling my Baseball collection) and am now focusing on Hockey.

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For the Sullivan guys, here's a fun one:

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I don't only collect one boxer, I have a couple specific sets I'm slowly trying to finish and I grab interesting type cards every now and then. However, I do have a decent Jack Johnson type card collection going. And thats in spite of all the competition and escalating prices for his stuff. I'll try to post some stuff later today just to add a little eye candy to the thread.

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Picked up this Sullivan CDV earlier this year and I think it has become my favorite card of him:

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I basically have the same Sullivan front, but I liked reading the back of this one. I tried to blow it up big enough for everyone to read.
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