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Old 11-24-2021, 03:00 PM
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Why should the baseball side have all the fun? Show your boxing related cabinet photos. I'll start with this Sullivan.
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Old 11-24-2021, 03:09 PM
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Some more John L's. Like 50% of all cabinet cards produced seem to picture him
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Now we're talking! I love boxing cabinets. Since you two started with The Great John L., I will throw my hat in the ring with these:

Not really hard cards but the image clarity made each a keeper for me:




1882 Mora, one of his earliest cards, pirated frequently over the next 15 or so years:



Now some may be saying that doesn't really look like Sullivan and his name isn't on the mount, so how do I know it is him? Well, here are two vintage pieces, an ad for a Sullivan statue and a publication:




The Sullivan statuette ad is on the back of this card:



It shows Sullivan as a young fighter. It appears to me to be a pirate issue based on an early photo.

Happy as heck to get a front-signed one:



One of these days I will have to pare down to one card. The signed one makes sense but this English CDV is actually my favorite image:



I'm getting more into CDVs because they are easier to store. A nice mylar in a four-pocket page.
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I'll break the rules already, since it's the most famous set of boxing cabinets, but of course T9's are not actually "cabinet cards", they're just big. Picked up this Langford recently, with the rare no-ordering info on back variation. It's.... my favorite picture I own of a man in his underwear?
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I think they'd technically be trade cards?

When I see this Joe Gans cabinet:



I always think of this:

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We've talked about it before, but I love Kung-Fu Gans. Just a great image.

And here is a Corbett I got in a couple months ago after I bought a sweet looking Jackson from a member here who was kind enough to pass it along to my collection. Corbett seems to fit the Sullivan theme best
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Here's a different Newsboy "Gentleman Jim" Corbett cabinet.
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The one I posted seems to be the most 'common' of his Newsboys. I like the suit image
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And here's another recent one I got for, I think, a bargain. Ben Hogan was a famed scalawag of the west. He was or claimed to have been a spy for the Union, a spy for the confederates, a pirate, a an owner of many boomtown brothels (which apparently could make one rather famous), circus strongman, riverboat gambler, criminal, and the 'baddest man in the world'. He was also a prize fighter and apparently a pretty good one in that time who beat many local 'champions' around the west. I can't imagine his style was particularly scientific. He later found the Lord, reformed himself, and became a popular speaker on subjects of faith and living properly for many years. This is Hogan during that final period of redemption.
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Two of Luther McCarty, winner of the first World White Heavyweight Championship, who was killed in the opening round of his 1913 title defense against Arthur Pelkey in Calgary, Canada.
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A Sarony Corbett:



Another nice sharp one:



Nice little Corbett CDV here:

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Jem Smith. Same pose as used on the N167 Old Judge and N151 Duke Honest Long Cut cards.



Ruby Robert...holding two weight titles in the 19th century was no mean feat.
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Here's an M125 Corbett.
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I do not know who they are, any one recognise them?
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I do not know who they are, any one recognise them?

I'd be shocked if somebody could actually identify that photo, but it is a real neat shot. Anything on the back to give more of a clue, or a location of the photo studio on the mount?
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Here's a fun CDV:

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I'm sorry Adam, who's pictured on this cabinet?
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Richard K. Fox.
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Oh, I thought that was the photographer's studio and it pictured someone else. I should have read the back closer. Duh!

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Another Sullivan, and maybe this qualifies as a cabinet? Sort of.
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This is the finest Peter Jackson image I have ever seen. In hand, every detail right down to individual hairs is perfectly visible.

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This is a fun one:



7.5" x 9.5" [10" x 12" mount] mounted photo of Jim Jeffries on his farm in Burbank with his pup, with a handwritten copyright of 1906 By Jas. J. Jeffries and Jas. M. Johnson [perhaps the photographer], captioned "The Good Friends" in pencil on the mount. Purportedly from his estate.
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