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Old 09-12-2021, 11:37 AM
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Unpopular opinion, but Jeffries resume is far superior to Johnson’s.

Johnson beat Jeanette, Langford (who wasn’t really a heavyweight even then), a washed up Fitzsimmons in 1907, Burns, and he defended his title against only middling competition and champions at lower weight classes (O’Brien, Ketchell), and a washed up retired Jeffries after he quit and become a 300 pound fatso. His actual record is not very strong. Compare it to Jeffries resume. He lost to Jeanette (who he beat far more often), Choynski and Hart before he was washed up.

Johnson has the socially popular narrative and biography suited to its audience today. Jeffries has the ring record.
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:24 PM
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Not sure if this counts, but I recently picked up this partial set from Japan. I've always liked Rikidozan so thought it would be fun to hunt down the missing cards. Wish me luck. :P
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:36 PM
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This RPPC looks like Joe Louis, Willie Pep, Mike Jacobs and some others gathered in Jacobs' office for some sort of signing. Since Jacobs looked pretty lively but dropped dead in 1953, I am guessing this is pre-1953.
Demi Moore?
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:10 PM
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Not sure if this counts, but I recently picked up this partial set from Japan. I've always liked Rikidozan so thought it would be fun to hunt down the missing cards. Wish me luck. :P
I believe the cards were released as a box set, as a child's game, I think.

Singles for sale may be a very rare occurrence due to the nature of the set.

I was the second highest bidder of the auction. I would have bidded more if the Thesz cards were complete.
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Old 09-17-2021, 02:25 PM
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Old 09-17-2021, 02:59 PM
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I believe the cards were released as a box set, as a child's game, I think.

Singles for sale may be a very rare occurrence due to the nature of the set.

I was the second highest bidder of the auction. I would have bidded more if the Thesz cards were complete.
Yes, I think you're right. The (partial) set looks pretty nice person.
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Old 09-17-2021, 05:34 PM
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Nice stuff, guys. That 51 Sullivan looks sharp.
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:39 AM
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Not exactly a "pickup", more of a "found tucked away", lol.
Has weird defect on it, looked like a calcium deposit that might brush off. But under magnification it looks like paper is bubbled? As you can see it goes through to both sides. Never saw anything like it before.
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Looks like some kind of chemical deposit. That signature looks good enough to make it worthwhile to have a conservator look at it and see what can be done.

Meanwhile my big get for the...year:



Overpaid for it but when you see the right card for your collection, sometimes you have to say WTF, make your move. After all, I am Exhibitman...
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