1927 Hudden Famous Boxers Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Hudden Famous Boxers
Year 1927
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 9/16″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1927 Hudden Famous Boxers Set Overview

1927 Hudden Boxers Georges Carpentier BoxingThese cards were distributed by international tobacco company, Hudden & Company, a British firm. The cards are quite rare and, often today, you will see the reprint version printed in the early 1990s more than the actual, authentic cards.

The set included black and white pictures of boxers on the front. If for nothing else, they are distinguished by their thick black borders. Despite the small checklist of only 25 cards, the set includes a few boxers with more than one card, such as Hall of Famers Jack Johnson and George Carpentier.

Cohen Weenen Parallel

The issue parallels an earlier set produced by Cohen, Weenen & Company in 1912, using the same pictures and checklist. It is unsurprising that the cards were used for more than one maker. In addition to cards with the Cohen Weenen name, those cards have also been seen with blank backs, giving the idea they were to be used by multiple distributors and vendors.

While the same pictures were used, a few things were different. First, the fronts of these added a name and card number. The backs were also different. The Hudden backs, for one thing, actually called this the Famous Boxers set while the Cohen Weenen cards did not. The Cohen Weenen cards also had a biography of the fighter while the Hudden backs included an advertisement for their tobacco products.

That is similar to stock trade cards, which left a portion of the card blank where a specific business could add their company name to it.

1927 Hudden Famous Boxers Checklist

  1. Harry Lewis
  2. Fred Storbeck
  3. Georges Carpentier
  4. Jim Driscoll
  5. Jack Johnson
  6. Young Joseph
  7. Gunner James Moir
  8. Tommy Burns
  9. P.O. Curran
  10. Billy Papke
  11. Johnny Summers
  12. Sam Langford
  13. Georges Carpentier
  14. Joe Jeanette
  15. Pat O’Keefe
  16. Packey Mahoney
  17. The Dixie Kid
  18. Jack Johnson
  19. Charles Ledoux
  20. Tom McCormick
  21. Fred Welsh
  22. Bombardier Wells
  23. Hughie Mehegan
  24. Digger Stanley
  25. Jim Johnson

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