1908-1909 Ogden's Cigarettes

1908-1909 Ogden's Cigarettes

Add a Knockout to Your Collection with 1908-09 Ogden's Cigarettes Pugilists & Wrestlers Cards

Step into the Golden Age of boxing and wrestling with the iconic 1908-09 Ogden's Pugilists & Wrestlers tobacco card set. Ogden's, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. of the United Kingdom, produced a set that has become a prized possession for collectors in the US and beyond.

More Than Just Muscle:

  • Legendary Champions: Witness the fists of fury of Jack Johnson, the ironclad defense of John L. Sullivan, and the grappling prowess of Georges Hackenschmidt and Frank Gotch, all immortalized in captivating color on these vintage cards.
  • Two Series, Double the Thrills: Unearth a total of 75 unique cards, with the first series (1908) showcasing 50 fighters and the second series (1909) adding 25 more wrestlers to the mix.
  • Rich Backstories: Delve into the informative biographies on the backs of each card, gaining insights into the lives and legacies of these sporting legends.

Beyond the Boxing Booth:

  • Historical Significance: Immerse yourself in the turn-of-the-century sporting world, where boxing and wrestling captivated audiences and these cards served as souvenirs of epic matches.
  • Artistic Appeal: Appreciate the simple yet striking design of the cards, featuring vivid portraits set against a timeless white background.
  • Investment Potential: With their historical significance and growing collector interest, Ogden's cards hold their value and can will likely appreciate over time.

Each 1908-09 Ogden's Pugilists & Wrestlers card represents a legendary athlete, a bygone era, and a testament to the enduring allure of combat sports. So, lace up your collecting gloves, step into the ring of history, and let the Ogden's cards take you on a thrilling journey through boxing and wrestling's golden age!