33 1930s-50s Exhibit Supply Co. Boxing Cards – Louis, La Motta, Pep, Etc.
Lot 588. 33 1930s-50s Exhibit Supply Co. Boxing Cards – Louis, La Motta, Pep, Etc. Unless otherwise indicated, each card includes a city or, in one case, a state. Three variations are present: Exhibit Supply’s standard design; salutations, with “Best of Luck,” for example; and cards with the boxer’s name in type that resembles cursive writing, rather than printing. Almost all of the cards are printed with a green tint. Standard design (16): Henry Armstrong vg-ex, Jimmy Bivens ex, Ezzard Charles (no city) g-vg, Freddie “Red” Cochrane vg-ex, Beau Jack ex, Joe Louis g+ to vg, (Stefano) Tami Mauriello vg, Bob Montgomery vg-ex, Manuel Ortiz vg-ex, Willie Pep ex, Ray Robinson ex, Cleo Shans vg, Lou Terranova vg-ex, Jackie Wilson ex, Chalky Wright g-vg and Tony Zale vg-ex. Salutations (10): Joe Baksi (horizontal) vg-ex, Gunnar Barlund vg-ex, Gus Dorazio vg-ex, Ceferino Garcia vg-ex, Harry Jeffra ex, Jake La Motta vg-ex, Lee Oma ex, Ken Overlin ex, Lee Savold vg-ex and Lou Woods vg-ex. Simulated cursive writing (7): Sammy Angott ex, Melio Bettina vg-ex, Billy Conn vg, Arturo Godoy (full image; a small amount of paper loss on the back and otherwise) ex, Gus Lesnevich vg-ex, Lou Nova vg-ex and Fritzie Zivic vg-ex. Each card except the Ezzard Charles card has scrapbook residue on the blank back. Grades indicate the condition of the front. Winning Bid $55.