2011 Ringside Boxing – Round Two Box Break & Review

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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.

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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.

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Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

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

Autographs

  •  Yuri Foreman Silver Version
Memorabilia
  • Yuri Foreman Ringside Boxing Round 2 Silver Version Fight-Worn Trunks
Base
  • 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
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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.

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R.I.P Bobby Thomson

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Card of the Day: John L. Sullivan 2010 Ringside Boxing – Round One Cut Auto

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Announcing The Contest Winner

Congrats to gritz76 for winning the lot of 7 2010 Ringside Boxing – Round 1 promo cards.  This contest received the least amount of entries, probably because they were for boxing cards.  I really have no idea what these are worth, because I haven’t seen any pop up for sale yet.  Thanks to everyone that took part in this contest.

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Boxing Mailday – A Package From Dr. Brian H. Price

This afternoon I received a package and letter from the desk of Dr. Brian H. Price.  Inside were seven promotional cards for Creative Cardboard Concepts new product due out in June, Ringside Boxing – Round 1.  All of the cards I received say “Promotional Card” or “Promo” on the back.  They look really cool, especially the ones designed like the Turkey Red Cabinets.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with them.  They might make good prizes for a contest this weekend.  Check them out!

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Joe Frazier

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Chad Dawson

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Roy Jones, Jr.

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Hector Camacho

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Larry Holmes & Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson

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Lennox Lewis

Eat Your Heart Out Boxing Fans: Ringside Boxing – Round One Preview

Why am I doing a preview for this product?  Not sure.  I just received an e-mail with some pictures and it looks interesting.  Collectors can look forward to two versions of this product: KO and TKO.  Click here for more info.  It should be released this May.

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The pack art looks really cool.

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Boxing has a strong connection with the original Turkey Red Cabinets.  I think these look better than the ones Topps has made.

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