1923 Wesley Andrews Postcards Sets and Checklists
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Wesley Andrews Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″|
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1923 Wesley Andrews Postcards Sets Overview
These are two sets of boxing postcards featuring fighters Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons. While other fighters are included on some of them, the sets are really Dempsey and Gibbons sets.
Wesley Andrews, Inc. created numerous postcards and sets. These were RPPC postcards featuring Dempsey and Gibbons. Dempsey was one of the most popular athletes of his era so a set of his postcards is easy to explain. But why one for Gibbons? The two fought on July 4, 1923, which helps us understand why they would have been created — in an effort to promote the event.
Some may classify these two sets as one larger one. However, because they are not all numbered, it is difficult to do that.
Fronts of the postcards include black and white images as well as captions. The Dempsey cards include card numbers while Gibbons’ cards do not. Backs include a standard postcard backing along with the Wesley Andrews name.
These confusing sets are often not identified correctly. Sellers not familiar with them have often not listed them as Wesley Andrews postcards. Additionally, other postcards not belonging to this set are sometimes listed incorrectly as part of it.
1923 Wesley Andrews Postcards Sets Checklist
To date, I have not seen a complete checklist for these sets. Below are cards in each one that I have identified.
Jack Dempsey Set
- Dempsey and Sparring Partners
- Interior of Arena Under Construction
- Champion Jack Dempsey
- Burke in a Hot Corner
- The Champion and Drake English Heavyweight
- Jack Dempsey Boxing the Dead Man
- The Champion and Jack Burke
- Jack Dempsey and Mgr. Doc Kearns
- Jack Dempsey and Godfrey
Tommy Gibbons Set
- Challenger Tom Gibbons
- Preparing for Action
- Skipping the Rope
- Tom Gibbons
- Tom Gibbons and Bud Gorman
- Tom Gibbons and Kid Rocko
- Tom Gibbons and Rocko Stamaglia
- Tommy Gibbons and His Smile