1938 Churchman’s Boxing Personalities Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Churchman’s Boxing Personalities
Year 1938
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1938 Churchman’s Boxing Personalities Overview

jack-johnson-churchmanThe 1938 Churchman’s Boxing Personalities set is one of the more common pre-war issues for that sport. Churchman is a British tobacco brand and was part of the Imperial Tobacco Company.

The release is a popular one for collectors. It not only features real images of boxers instead of depictions, but also includes some of the legends of the sport.

Headlining the set are Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, and Joe Louis, but there’s a lot more here, too. Other big names featured are Georges Carpentier, Gene Tunney, Max Schmeling, and many more. In addition to the fighters, the final 11 cards are dedicated to referees and executives, such as promoters and managers.

The set includes black and white photos of boxers on the front. The back has the Boxing Personalities name as well as a biography and a card number.

This issue is relatively easy to find from vintage dealers – particularly those that focus on boxing. It isn’t dirt cheap because of the large number of stars but is very affordable.

1938 Churchman’s Boxing Personalities Checklist

  1. Lou Ambers
  2. Henry Armstrong
  3. Max Baer
  4. Kid Berg
  5. Eric Boon
  6. James Braddock
  7. Primo Carnera
  8. Georges Carpentier
  9. Dave Crowley
  10. Arthur Danahar
  11. Al Delaney
  12. Jack Dempsey
  13. Jack Doyle
  14. Jim Driscoll
  15. Tommy Farr
  16. Ben Foord
  17. Larry Gains
  18. Len Harvey
  19. Frank Hough
  20. Jack Johnson
  21. Peter Kane
  22. Jake Kilrain
  23. Johnny King
  24. John Henry Lewis
  25. Kid Lewis
  26. Joe Louis
  27. Benny Lynch
  28. Jock McAvoy
  29. Tommy Milligan
  30. Harry Mizler
  31. Walter Neusel
  32. Jack Petersen
  33. Eddie Phillips
  34. Max Schmeling
  35. Gene Tunney
  36. Paolino Uzcudun
  37. Jimmy Walsh
  38. Billy Wells
  39. Jimmy Wilde
  40. Moss Deyong
  41. C.H. Douglas
  42. Jack Hart
  43. Jack Smith
  44. Victor Berliner
  45. Ted Broadribb
  46. Sam Russell
  47. Johnny Sharpe
  48. Arthur Elvin
  49. Sydney Hulls
  50. John Harding

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