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Boxing Strip Card Gallery
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Strip cards were issued in the 1920s as a cheap collectible for kids.  Issued in strips of 10 or so or sheets of up to 25 cards, they were meant to be cut apart by the kiddies and played with.  Since they are usually on cheap paper stock and were toys, they are typically found in rotten condiion.  The low quality of the product also leads to many variations and errors in the finished cards.  

What is below is a gallery of various strip card types.
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W Unc Jeffries
We start with a rare uncatalogued Jim Jeffries strip card from a sheet of cards drawn from images created for Philadelphia Caramel's E79 and E95 sets.

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E Unc Jeffries type 2 printed back

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W Unc Sullivan

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W Unc Willard

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W-Unc Ruth

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W-unc Ketchel

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W Unc Astor

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W Unc De Mille

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W Unc Nelson

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W-unc Gibbons

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W-Unc Gibbons

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W-unc Firpo

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W-Unc Firpo red

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W-unc Gans

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W-Unc Gans

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W Unc Gilbert

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W Unc Hayakawa

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W Unc Wills

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W-Unc Chaplin Jones

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1920s W-Unc Wolgast SGC 20

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W Unc Wolgast

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W-Unc Leonard

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W-Unc Speaker 2

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W-Unc Fitzsimmons, Young Bob

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W Unc Johnson

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W Unc Dempsey
A set of rare strips that was mostly entertainment cards, there are boxers and baseball players also known.  The cards were issued in vertical strips rather than the typical side by side horizontal strips.

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1930 W Unc McGraw

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W511 Dempsey and Kearns
W511 is a combination of sport and nonsport cards.  There are two boxing cards (Firpo ands Dempsey/Kearns) and one baseball card (Babe Ruth).  Numbering variations are known as are cropping variations. The cards can come in multiple colors.  Blue and red stock cards with black printing have been seen.

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W511 Firpo
variation showing him listed as 'champion'

Of what I have no idea...


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W511 Firpo
#7 variation

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W511 Firpo
#92 variation in purple

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Decalco Litho set 1
The set has 20 cards and is known with the images either correct or with reversed negatives.  A few color variations are known as well.

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Decalco Litho set 2

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Decalco Litho set 3

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Decalco Litho set 4

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Decalco Litho 1 Dempsey

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Decalco Litho 2 Gibbons

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Decalco Litho 3 Herman

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Decalco Litho 4 Moran

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W512 41 Dempsey

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W512 42 Villa

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W512 43 Dundee

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W512 44 Tunney 2

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W512 45 Walker 2

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W512 46 Firpo 2

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W512 47 Carpentier

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W512 48 Leonard

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W512 49 Goldstein

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W512 49 Goldstein 2

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W512 50 Ledoux

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W512 50 Ledoux 2

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W515 1 Dempsey

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W515 2 Siki

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W515 3 Wills

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W515 5 Johnson

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W515 6 Tendler 1

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W515 6 Tendler 2

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W515 7 Firpo

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W515 9 Gibbons

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W515 10 Greb

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W515 Strip of 5 uncut

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W551 Carpentier

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W551 Dempsey

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W551 Kilbane

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W551 Leonard

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W551 Lynch

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W551 Villa

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W551 Walker

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W551 Wilson

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W551 Strip Set
Here is a full W551 strip.  Uncut strips are becoming rarer as people cut them up looking to have them slabbed.

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W560 Dempsey

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W560 Heeney

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W 560 Sharkey

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W560 Leonard

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W580 Attell

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W580 Buff

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W580 Burke

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W580 Carpentier

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W580 Choynski

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W580 Corbett

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W580 Corbett Young

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W580 Cross

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W580 Dempsey 2

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W580 Firpo

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W580 Freeman

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W580 Griffo

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W580 Jeffries

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W580 Johnson

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W580 Klaus

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W580 Leonard

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W580 Lewis

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W580 Lewis, Ted

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W580 Lynch

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W580 maher

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W580 McFarland

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W580 McGovern

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W580 Moran

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W580 Moran, Pal

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W580 ODowd

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W580 Sullivan

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W580 Tendler

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W580 white

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W580 Willard

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W580 Williams

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W580 Wolgast

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W590 Britton

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W590 Dundee

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W590 Firpo

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W590 McTigue

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W590 Renault

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W590 Terris

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W590 Wills

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ca. 1926 uncut strips of 10 cards
Uncatalogued set; uses the same images as the 1st run of Exhibit Blue Boxers

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ca. 1926 W-Unc. single strip
close up of card from prior image

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W515 1 Dempsey
W515 Dempsey.  Another ten-card set, I like the art on these.  Reminds me of comic book villains from the 1920s and 1930s.

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W515 6 Tendler 1
This W515 Tendler and the next one show a variation.  The set was issued in two formats with one about 20% larger than the other.

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W515 6 Tendler 2
Note the arms on the two Tendler cards

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W551 Dempsey
W551 Jack Dempsey.  A ten-card strip set of boxers, all of the subjects are champions.

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W565 Leonard 2
W565 Benny Leonard.  These cards were issued in sheets of 25 and were meant to be cut out from the sheets and used to play cards.

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W565 Schwartz-Stribling
W565 Izzy Schwartz and Young Stribling.  The bottom row of cards on W565 sheets does not match the playing card format of the rest of the cards.

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W565 Hudkins

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W565 Singer

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W529-1 7 Leonard 7
W529-1 Leonard

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W529-2 7 Leonard

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W529-3 4 Leonard 4
W529-3 Leonard

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W529-4 53 Leonard
W529-4 Leonard

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W529-5 53 Leonard
W529-5 Leonard

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W529-6 Leonard

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W529-7 Leonard

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W529-8 1920-21 IFS Leonard

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W529-5 51 Dempsey blue

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W529-6 Britton
W529-6 Britton

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W529-1 little wonders variations 1

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W unc transfer sheet
This sheet of transfer stamps was made in Germany and depicts Dempsey-Tunney II, the Long Count fight.

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W-Unc Cobb

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W590 Leonard

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W580 Leonard 1

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W515 8 Leonard

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W560 Leonard 1

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Decalco Litho 18 Leonard

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W-Unc purple strip

 
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