1935 Cope’s Boxing Lessons Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Cope’s Boxing Lessons
Year 1935
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
25

1935 Cope’s Boxing Lessons Set Overview

1935 Cope Boxing Lessons.jpgThis set was one of many such instructional tobacco card issues in the pre-war era. It was produced by Cope Brothers Company, Ltd., an English tobacco company. These cards were packaged with their cigarette products. It was one of a few boxing issues created by the company.

These cards feature black and white images of various boxing techniques. Some of those techniques were employed by specific boxers and referenced on the backs. For example, card No. 25 demonstrated Hall of Famer George Carpentier’s famous right hand.

Former boxer Fred Dyer, a former welterweight champion, was cited on many of the cards as being the boxer illustrating the particular demonstration. Dyer was also a singer and, after his career ended, also focused on fitness and training.

The cards feature black and white images on the front of the particular technique and the backs went onto discuss the picture shown in detail.

1935 Cope’s Boxing Lessons Set Checklist

  1. The Correct Stance
  2. The Straight Left
  3. The Guard
  4. Parrying with Forearm
  5. Ducking and Countering
  6. Blocking Left to Body
  7. The Straight Right
  8. Straight Right as Guard
  9. Slipping a Right
  10. A Left Uppercut
  11. The Right Uppercut
  12. Using Height and Reach
  13. Against a Taller Opponent
  14. Fighting at Close Quarters
  15. More Infighting
  16. The Left Hook
  17. The Right Hook
  18. Stopping a Rush
  19. The Knock-Out
  20. The Solar-Plexus Punch
  21. Under the Heart
  22. Hood’s Favourite Punch
  23. The Pivot Blow
  24. The Rabbit Punch
  25. Carpentier’s Famous Right

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