Early lithograph sports trading cards featuring Black prize fighters

Collection of Prize Fighter cards produced by American Caramel Company.

Philadelphia: American Caramel Company, 1910.

Price: $1,000.00


About the item

5 lithograph cards (two of them are the same; Jack Johnson). Early lithograph sports trading cards featuring Black prize fighters. All cards have slight toning and rubbing near edges, with the exception of one of the two Jack Johnson cards that has a bumped corner and creasing at center. Colors are still vibrant on all; overall a very good set of scarce trading cards celebrating Black athletes.

Item #346154

Color lithograph boxing trading cards from the "Prize Fighter Caramels" series. American Caramel Company began issuing sports cards in boxes of their caramels in 1908. This series issued in a set of 20 cards in 1910. Featured here are celebrated Black boxers Joe Gans, Jack Johnson [x2], Joe Walcott, and George Dixon.