‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Wills Scissors Boxers / Wills Green Star & Circle Boxers|
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
|Number in Set
1911 Wills Scissors / Green Star & Circle Boxers Set Overview
This set featured a total of 36 boxers and was printed by Wills for its Scissors brand cigarette cards as well as its Wills cigarettes. The Wills cigarette cards have a star and circle logo on the backs, which is where that set gets its name. In all, these are two different sets but utilize the same cards.
Cards featured color pictures of fighters along with their names at the bottom. The cards are recognizable with the names of the boxers being printed inside of a yellow box. Backs of the Scissors cards were printed in red ink and featured a cartoon image of the Scissors cigarettes package as well as a brief bio of the subject featured. Green Star & Circle cards mention Wills Cigarettes.
Wills produced several cigarette cards with boxing cards, including another set for its Scissors brand. Two years after this issue, the company distributed a set for Scissors cigarettes products featuring boxers in the British Army.
The cards are not entirely rare but, as an earlier international issue, they are not wildly abundant in the U.S. like domestic issues or the later international sets.
The set includes numerous big names and Hall of Famers, but is anchored by Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, and Peter Jackson.
1911 Wills Scissors / Green Star & Circle Boxers Set Checklist
A full checklist can be seen here. Each set checklist for the two sets is the same.