1934 Player and Sons Boxing Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Player and Sons Boxing
Year 1934
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1934 Player and Sons Boxing Set Overview

1934 Player and Sons BoxingThis was one of many instructional sets released in the 1920s and 1930s for the sport. Cards were distributed by Player and Sons, a UK tobacco company, for the company’s Player’s Cigarettes product.

Cards gave collectors insight on how to perform various boxing techniques. Color pictures were presented on the front and the back gave a description of what was shown. Either one or a pair of the same boxers is shown on each card, though they are generic and not meant to depict specific fighters.

Interestingly enough, this is actually a pretty rare set. Many 1930s UK cigarette cards are relatively common but this set is downright hard to find. As a result, it is a little more expensive than your typical 1930s UK generic boxing set.

1934 Player and Sons Boxing Checklist

  1. On guard
  2. Straight left
  3. Straight left (back view)
  4. Straight left and right hand block
  5. Left hook
  6. Left hook
  7. Right uppercut
  8. Straight right
  9. Right hook
  10. Left to body
  11. Left uppercut
  12. Right cross counter
  13. Slipping a left lead (left shoulder)
  14. Slipping a left lead (right shoulder)
  15. Infighting
  16. Side step to the right
  17. Side step to the left
  18. Clinching
  19. Covering up
  20. Parrying inwards
  21. Parrying outwards (low)
  22. Parrying outwards (high)
  23. Crossing parrying
  24. Blocking body punch
  25. Blocking body punch

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