1920s Romeo y Julieta Set and Checklist

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Title Romeo y Julieta
Year 1920s
Size Various
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1920s Romeo y Julieta Set Overview

Romeo y Julieta 2 BoxingRomeo y Julieta BoxingAmong the rarer 20th century tobacco cards are the Romeo y Julieta (Romeo and Juliet) issues from Cuba.

These boxing cards come in a few different formats using real photographs. One series has thick black borders, a second has a white background, and a third has white borders with a picture background serving as a backdrop.

The cards are so rare that a full checklist for the series is not even known. What we do know, however, is that the set includes more than Cuban boxers. PSA, for example, has graded cards featuring many other fighters, including Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, George Carpentier, and others.

The cards were clearly printed through a relatively low-quality process. Cards are often drastically off-center and cut to all sorts of sizes without any real consistency. Despite all of that, they are highly desired by boxing collectors for their rarity.

1920s Romeo y Julieta Set Checklist

A complete set for this issue is not yet known.

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