‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Burstein Isaacs Famous Prize Fighters
|Size||1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1923-24 Burstein Isaacs Famous Prize Fighters Overview
This set of 50 cards features top boxers at the time of issue. The release was distributed by London tobacco company Burnstein Isaacs & Company for their Empress Cigarettes brand.
The cards picture black and white images of the fighters and include their names and a card number on the front. Backs include the Empress / Burnstein Isaacs names as well as a biography of the subject on the front.
Of note here is that two variations of the cards exist. The differences are minor but they are there. The font for the names on the front can either be found with capital letters or with a mixed case of capital and lower case. The font on the backs varies, too. One type has some of the text larger (the header and footer information) and further away from the borders while the other type is the opposite.
The series is headlined by Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey, but also manages to include about 20 additional Hall of Famers as well.
Dating on the set is a little conflicted. Some sources cite that this set set is exclusively a 1923 issue while others say a first series of cards 1-25 were printed in 1923 and a second series of cards 26-50 was issued in 1924.