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Lot # 38 (38 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Mike Tiernan SGC NM 84 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,700

Graded NM 84 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Extremely rare and exceptionally crisp, this clean sample card from the Yum Yum Tobacco series of 1888 features an extraordinarily bold woodcut of Mike Tiernan (with bat) of the New York Giants. This is a tremendous Yum Yum Tobacco example! Only one example (of any player) has ever been graded higher by SGC out of 109 cards evaluated to date. The card has a bright, clean surface, tremendous contrast to the woodcut, no creases, and square corners with just the slightest hint of wear. You couldn't ask for anything more of a Yum Yum! This is a magnificent example from this rare issue. Advanced collectors have appreciated the mystique of the rarest pre-1900 baseball card issues for decades. Whether it is because of the brand name, their unusual look, extreme rarity, or a combination of all of these factors, few card issues command the respect that Yum Yum Tobacco cards do among the most serious collectors. It is always a privilege to offer a Yum Yum, and this is the finest example we have ever handled! A superb sample worthy of any advanced nineteenth-century or type-card collection. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $5,700

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