Big Bucks For “Buster” Boxing

42-to-1.  Those were the odds James “Buster” Douglas was given to beat Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo.  Only one casino gave the odds as most others thought Tyson was a guaranteed winner.  Douglas pulled together a Han Solo “Never tell me the odds.” attitude, and ended up beating Tyson.  It was an upset the boxing world didn’t see coming.  For a little over eight months, Douglas held the heavyweight championship title before losing it to Evander Holyfield.

Considering he’s a boxer, collectors have plenty of options when it comes to his cards.  About (74) cards make up the James “Buster” Douglas checklist.  They start in 1991, and go all the way to 2016.  Thanks to products such as 2009 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts2010 Ringside Boxing Round 12011 Ringside Boxing Round 22013 Leaf Sports Heroes2013 Leaf Pop Century, and 2016 Leaf Pop Century, he has many autographs and relics available.

Some of his cards command quite the price.  Especially if Mike Tyson is on there with him.  One of the more expensive items you could add to your James “Buster” Douglas collection isn’t even a card at all.  Its a video game for the SEGA Master System.  Going into the fight as an underdog, and defeating Mike Tyson comes with it’s share of perks.  SEGA quickly signed him to a deal, and pictured him on the front of James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing.

Personally, I’m not familiar with the Master System.  At that time I had a Nintendo Entertainment System, and SEGA’s newer system the Genesis.  Released in 1990, James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing came out an entire year after the Genesis had already been out.  This game came out when demand for Master System games was on the decline.  Very few copies were produced and/or sold.  By then, SEGA fans wanted Genesis games.

Owning a copy of James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing for the Master System will cost you more than a lot of his cards combined.  Complete copies sell for $600+.  A Genesis version does exist, but is barely worth anything.

Sports video games traditionally tank in price over the years.  Its difficult for that genre to hold value.  Whenever I come across one that hasn’t tanked, I enjoy learning about it.

Card of the Day: Chuck Wepner 2010 Ringside Boxing Round 1 Auto

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Card of the Day: Rubin Hurricane Carter 2010 Ringside Boxing Round One Gold Auto #A-RHC2

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Card of the Day: Tommy Morrison 2011 Ringside Boxing – Round Two – Turkey Red #095

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Card of the Day: Hector “Macho” Camacho 2010 Ringside Boxing Silver Auto


Card of the Day: Angelo Dundee 2010 Ringside Boxing – Round One Auto


Card of the Day: Joe Frazier 2010 Ringside Boxing – Round One Auto


Ringside Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Lets see how many boxing collectors are watching.  This week’s contest is for a Yuri Foreman 2011 Ringside Boxing – Round 2 Fight-Worn Trunks Relic card.  Good luck!!!


Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 2, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2011 Ringside Boxing – Round Two Box Break & Review

Design: Photobucket

This product has thick, high-quality base cards.  If a product has to have a few base cards in it, that’s the way I like to see it carried through.  The Turkey Red cards look absolutely beautiful with their painted theme and ornate picture frame boarder.

While closely examining each card, I noticed something in the design that you rarely see on a card today.  On the bottom of the Turkey Red cards you see the Mecca Cigarettes trademark.


Bringing back old sets from the past such as Turkey Red isn’t something new to collectors.  You just rarely see the word “cigarettes” on cards today.  Usually they would keep the design and stay away from anything tobacco related.  Last year’s Ringside Boxing – Round One featured the same trademark on the back.  I guess they think it helps connect these newer cards to the vintage ones.

Price: Photobucket

Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

“Hit” Quality: Photobucket

Each box contains (1) autograph, (1) memorabilia, (3) base cards, and (3) Mecca Turkey Red inserts.  My box yielded the following:


  •  Yuri Foreman Silver Version
  • Yuri Foreman Ringside Boxing Round 2 Silver Version Fight-Worn Trunks
  • Frank Bruno Ringside Boxing Round 2 #105
  • Paulie Malignaggi In My Corner #172
  • Mosely vs Wright Tale of the Tape #155
Mecca Turkey Red Inserts
  • Tomasz Adamek #109
  • Roberto Duran #137
  • Frank Bruno #97
Overall: Photobucket
Overall, I give 2011 Ringside Boxing – Round 2 3 boxing gloves out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  If your a boxing fan or a collector of Turkey Red cards, I think you’d enjoy it.  All of the autographs are on-card as well.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 Kayo Round 1 Premiere Edition Boxing

I’m just going to throw this out there.  More boxes need to picture kangaroos on the front.  Doesn’t matter what the sport, just load the cover up with kangaroos.

1991 Kayo Round 1 Premiere Edition Boxing is a 250-card set.  Boxes contain 36 packs, each pack has 14 cards.  Collectors can look for holograms and autographs.  Ali, Leonard, Holyfield, and even Tommy Morrison can be found within this product.  Morrison if you recall was is everyone’s favorite Rocky film – Rocky V 🙂 .  He played Tommy Gunn.  Boxes can easily be found for under $10.00.