M-Cards (Magazine/Publication)

Introduction

Joe Louis M120 Detroit Free PressM-Cards are issues from magazines and publications. Because many of these were often inserts in publications, some are photos/supplements and other types of inserts – not standard trading cards.

Boxing was sort of the exception to that, however. There are several publications issues in boxing that were standard trading cards. Several of these were printed in the early 1920s and feature some of the first cards of a few key boxers, including the legendary Jack Dempsey. While a few were cataloged by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog, most were not.

Dempsey’s 1922 cards produced by Comic Life and Boys’ Magazine are some of his first cards. A few collectors even consider these to be rookies of a sort, even though Dempsey does have a few earlier cards.

In terms of the supplements, note that those inserts that are not cataloged in the American Card Catalog (with M- designations) have not been given individual pages below. However, a list of those sets can be found here, on a separate page.

Sets

Primo Carnera 1934 Amalgamated Press Boxing
1934 Amalgamated Press
Sportsmen of the World
1922-23 Boys Cinema Famous Film Heroes George Carpentier Boxing
1922-23 Boys Cinema
Famous Film Stars
Jack Johnson 1911 Boys Friend Famous Boxers Boxing
1911 Boys’ Friend
Famous Boxers
1922 Boys' Friend Rising Boxing Stars
1922 Boys’ Friend
Rising Boxing Stars
1922 Boys Magazine Jack Dempsey Boxing
1922 Boys’ Magazine
Boxers
1922 Comic Life Jack Dempsey Boxing
1922 Comic Life
Sports Champions
Joe Louis M120 Detroit Free Press
1935 Detroit Free Press
(M120)
1922 Comic Life Jack Dempsey Boxing
1922 Lot-O’-Fun
Sports Champions
1880s New York Illustrated
Champions Cabinets
(M125)
m128-police-gazette-thorpe
1901-17 Police Gazette
Supplements (M128)
1923 Rocket Famous Knockouts Boxing
1923 The Rocket
Famous Knockouts
Jack Dempsey 1923 Union Jack Monarchs Boxing
1923 Union Jack
Monarchs of the Ring

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