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12-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>CANASTOTA, N.Y. Three-time heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis headlines the 2009 induction class into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.<br><br>Lewis enters as a modern era fighter, along with American bantamweight champion Orlando Canizales and South African junior lightweight champion Brian Mitchell.<br><br>Posthumous honorees are middleweight champion William &quot;Gorilla&quot; Jones, welterweight champion &quot;Mysterious&quot; Billy Smith and middleweight champion Billy Soose.<br><br>__________________________________________________ _________________ <br><br>Those older fighters are going to pose some card challenges for HOF collectors. I know of only 1 Jones card, the 1928 Exhibit. I will have to check on Smith. Soose, I know, has an exhibit card as well. <br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc

12-28-2008, 10:59 PM
Posted By: <b>D. Bergin</b><p>Doesn't Mysterious Billy have a Mayo card or is that the British Billy Smith?<br><br>Soose has a Ringside card. <br><br>Gorilla Jones is in the U.T.C. Ltd. &quot;World-Famous Boxers&quot; set issued in 1939 in South Africa. Not a card but he also has a LaPresse Supplement.<br><br>

12-29-2008, 07:48 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>The Mayo would have been issued during his welterweight championship days, so probably his. <br><br>Soose wasn't active when the Ringside card was issued. I prefer a card from when the fighter was active. Just happens to be the way I like to collect. Anyway, his 1940s Exhibit is pretty easy to find. <br><br>D/K about the foreign Jones cards; the only US card I could find was the Exhibit. <br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc