1930 Singleton and Cole Famous Boxers Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Singleton and Cole Famous Boxers
Year 1930
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
35

1930 Singleton and Cole Famous Boxers Set Overview

1930 Singleton and Cole Famous Boxers BoxingThis set was issued in 1930 by Singleton & Cole Ltd. for its cigarette products. The issue was one of many 1930s tobacco card sets focusing on the sport of boxing.

The set is relatively rare and includes a total of 35 cards. Black and white images were on the front along with the ‘Famous Boxers’ title at the top and the boxer’s name at the bottom. Backs included a biography of the subject as well as a brief advertisement for Singleton & Cole.

The set is small but included several big names, including Peter Jackson, Jack Dempsey, James Jeffries, Max Schmeling, Jack Johnson, and Gene Tunney, among many more. One interesting note on Schmeling’s card is that his name is misspelled with two ‘L’s. That was a common mistake made on other Schmeling cards as well.

The set is not an easy one to assemble despite its small size. The cards are not seen too often and are hard to find.

Also noteworthy here is that the company produced a very similar set called, ‘Famous Film Stars’, also in 1930, that featured movie stars.

1930 Singleton and Cole Famous Boxers Set Checklist

  1. Len Johnson
  2. Al Brown
  3. Frank Goddard
  4. Peter Jackson
  5. Jack Johnson
  6. Bombardier Wells
  7. Teddy Baldock
  8. Jack Hood
  9. Tommy Milligan
  10. James Corbett
  11. Mickey Walker
  12. Joe Beckett
  13. James Jeffries
  14. Len Harvey
  15. Campolo
  16. Kid Lewis
  17. Emile Pladner
  18. Primo Carnera
  19. Max Schmeling (misspelled Schmelling)
  20. Tom Heeney
  21. Otto Von Porat
  22. Gene Tunney
  23. Ted Sandwina
  24. Franz Diener
  25. Kid Berg
  26. Jimmy Wilde
  27. Fitzsimmons
  28. Georges Carpentier
  29. Jack Sharkey
  30. Harry Wills
  31. Jack Dempsey
  32. Young Stribling
  33. Phil Scott
  34. Roland Todd
  35. Frankie Genaro

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