Sam Langford, In Fighting Shape, from the 27 Scrappers series (E79) for the Philadelphia Caramel Company
Issued by Philadelphia Caramel Co., Camden, New Jersey
Commercial color lithograph
Sheet: 1 1/2 × 2 5/8 in. (3.8 × 6.7 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Burdick 314, E79.2
Not on view
Trade cards from the "27 Scrappers" series (E79), issued in 1910 by the Philadelphia Caramel Company. Set E79 also called "Philadelphia Caramel Scrappers" by some collectors.
Inscription: Printed text along lower edge of card: SAM LANGFORD. IN FIGHTING SHAPE. Printed text on verso of card: This card is one of a set of/ 27 SCRAPPERS/ Primary Boxing rules to be/ observed./ BODY- must be erect, weight bal-/ anced on left foot./ ARMS- Left arm extended- right arm/ drawn back, right forearm brought/ before body./ HANDS- Fists must be tightly/ clenched, thumbs turned inside./ LEGS- Left leg extended and right/ leg brought slightly back, toes/ pointed to the right./ HITTING- Strike quickly, making/ blow clean-cut and decisive./ [list of boxers included in series]/ Philadelphia Caramel Co.,/ Camden, N. J.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)