Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Few Rounds ... with the Mail Bag

A few minutes is all I have lately - so these blogs are like boxing rounds ... or maybe just the time between rounds.

Anyway, a kind member of one of the message boards sent me this W580 strip card of Heavy weight Champion - Jack Johnson from the 1920's.
I had already gotten Max Schmelling - the German Heavy weight Champ from this 1932 Monopol series. So when I saw the "American" that beat him for the title - Jack Sharkey - I had to have it. Although he was born Joseph Paul Zukauskas - he changed it to the more American sounding Jack Sharkey.
Compared to the prices that the modern Allen & Ginter are fetching, I am pleased with finding these much rarer and contemporary cards of these famous athletes.

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