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08-24-2008, 12:08 AM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>Was wondering if anyone has a good source of info on these...<br />I don't expect to start collecting these, but I thought it might be neat to pick up a few vintage examples if they are affordable...<br />Any direction in this would be appreciated!<br /><br />Jason L

08-24-2008, 09:56 AM
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08-24-2008, 06:34 PM
Posted By: <b>David Hanvey</b><p>If you visit the link Adam posted above and go to the cards section, you may see a few examples (they are shown in years, but each card has the country of release noted)<br /><br />If you need to know anything on Australian boxing cards, send me an email (bcd@boxingcarddigest.com). I have catalogued just about every card ever released and have a lot of information on the sets issued.<br /><br />There are 19th Century cards, which were issued by American company Goodwin & Co , with their Old Judge cigarettes (often referred to as "Aussie" N174's). These are very rare, and often expensive when found. There are full sets, such as the 1922 Herbert & Davies Newcastle Boxers set, and boxers also appear in many multi sport sets (Joe Louis even appears in the 1949 Vic nut set, along with 6 other boxers).<br /><br />More common cards include cards of Hall of Famer Les Darcy from the 1932 Sweetacres and 1933 BDV Cigarettes sets.<br /><br />Unfortunately most of the Australian issues are very hard to find, although when found they are generally reasonably priced.<br /><br />Outside of cigarette and trade cards, you can even collect postcard sized Stadium Cards. These cards were issued during the mid teens (c. 1913/14) as an advertisement for up coming fights at Sydney Stadium. They are also difficult to locate, but can look fantastic.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.boxingcarddigest.com/images/aussiecards/smithstadium1914.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://www.boxingcarddigest.com/images/aussiecards/1914JimmyClabby.jpg"><br />

08-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>thanks guys.<br />Looks like I have some fun homework to do!<br />