1910 Mecca / Tolstoi Champion Athletes and Prizefighters Set and Checklist (T220)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Mecca / Tolstoi Champion Athletes and Prizefighters (T220)
Year 1910
Size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1910 Mecca / Tolstoi Champion Athletes and Prizefighters Set Overview

T220 Kid Lavigne.jpgThe T220 Champion Athletes and Prizefighters set is one of the more popular 20th century boxing tobacco card issues. The cards were distributed inside packages of Mecca and Tolstoi Cigarettes. Unlike most of the other tobacco cards of that same time period, these are larger and shaped more like a square.

The T223 Dixie Queen set used the same images from the T220 set but the two sets have a few differences. First, they were printed on different paper. The T220 cards are also slightly larger than the T223 cards and, instead of Dixie Queen ads, these have Mecca and Tolstoi ads.

The styles for the cards varies as some feature individual boxers while others feature fights between a pair of boxers. Additionally, while some of the cards featuring two boxers include their full names, others only have their last names.

The cards have color pictures with thick white borders on the front and a description of the subject(s) on the back as well as a tobacco advertisement for either Mecca or Tolstoi.

1910 Mecca / Tolstoi Champion Athletes and Prizefighters Set Checklist

  1. James Barry
  2. Willie Beecher
  3. Jack Burke
  4. Tommy Burns
  5. Jem Carney
  6. Joe Choynski
  7. Joe Coburn
  8. James Corbett
  9. Young Corbett
  10. Leach Cross
  11. Jack Dempsey
  12. George Dixon
  13. Mike Donovan – In the 60s
  14. Mike Donovan – Today
  15. Patsey Driscoll and Glover
  16. Billy Edwards
  17. Young Erne
  18. Bob Fitzsimmons
  19. Johnny Frayne
  20. Joe Gans
  21. Charlie Goldman
  22. Jack Goodman
  23. Young Griffo
  24. Marvin Hart
  25. John Heenan
  26. John Heenan and Tom Sayers
  27. Peter Jackson
  28. James Jeffries and Tom Sharkey
  29. Ben Jordan
  30. Frank Klaus
  31. Kid Lavigne
  32. Jem Mace and Tom King
  33. Jem Mace
  34. Frankie Madden
  35. Peter Maher
  36. Jack McAuliffe
  37. Kid McCoy
  38. Terry McGovern
  39. Charlie Mitchell
  40. Jack O’Brien
  41. Pal Moore
  42. Randall and Belasco
  43. Randall and Turner
  44. Tommy Ryan
  45. Tom Sharkey
  46. John Sullivan
  47. John Sullivan and Jake Kilrain
  48. Joe Wagner
  49. Freddie Welsh
  50. Tug Wilson

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