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Writehooks 03-01-2016 04:09 AM

Fight Beat magazine cards
While researching the secret "gamblers exhibition" between Jack Dempsey and Jack Johnson that allegedly took place in Saskatoon, Canada, on Dec. 10, 1921, I came across the inaugural issue of Lew Eskin's FIGHT BEAT magazine. The mag not only contains Eskin's take on the alleged bout, but the cover advertises "four collectible boxing cards" inside. Does anyone have a sample of these cards, or the identity of the fighters depicted? Thanks!

Exhibitman 01-10-2017 06:21 PM

Here are some images:

2/84 issue:

4/84 issue:

D. Bergin 01-10-2017 07:57 PM

Cool, you found some. Would that be considered Camacho's first "card"?

D. Bergin 01-10-2017 07:59 PM

Cuevas to possibly?

Exhibitman 01-10-2017 09:37 PM

Camacho: far as I know this is his first card.

Cuevas: has a card in the 1979 Hace Milliones De Anos set from Argentina. Middle row, far left:

Exhibitman 01-11-2017 02:23 PM

Partial checklist:

February 1984 (#2)
Alexis Arguello
Wilfred Benitez
Hector Camacho
Jorge Lujan
April 1984 (#3)
Jose Cuevas
Roberto Duran
Saoul Mamby
Eleoncio Mercedes
June 1984 (#4)
Freddy Castillo
Jaime Garza
Larry Holmes
Sean O’Grady

D. Bergin 01-11-2017 03:05 PM

I'm gonna have to start digging through magazine boxes, see if I can find the missing issue.

sthoemke 01-12-2017 07:17 PM

What is on the backs of the Fight Beat cards?

I wonder if PSA would accept them.

Exhibitman 01-12-2017 07:41 PM

The backs are the back cover of the magazine, which was an advertisement.

PSA is slow to embrace newly cataloged boxing issues. I've even had trouble getting them to grade well known issues until they appear in my book and PSA buys an updated version. I had one run-in with them where they claimed an issue wasn't cataloged, which was true since they were using a catalog that was several years old!

Exhibitman 01-30-2017 05:18 PM

December 1983 (1st issue):

1 Mancini
2 Rosario
3 Moore
4 King

These are the only ones that are numbered.

Far as I can tell, it is a Mancini RC and Rosario's RC. And King's if anyone cares...

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