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    1888 N403 Yum Yum Mike Tiernan SGC 30 Good 2. The most challenging and rewarding genre of baseball card collecting is the rarified world of the late 19th century. Presented is Mike Tiernan, right fielder for the New York Giants from the Yum Yum Tobacco series of 1888. This is an issue considered tremendously rare even by Victorian-era standards. Little is known about the Yum Yum brand beyond the August Beck & Co. of Chicago, IL sponsorship. There is certainly no mystery regarding their extreme rarity. There are over fifty known subjects but still, less than 100 total cards has yet to be reviewed by the most widely-utilized third-party grading services. A prize redemption offer appears to be the reason why these treasured collectibles are so exceedingly difficult to find. A New York Giants veteran of 13-seasons, Tiernan was a solid hitter who bested the league in home runs twice and upon retirement held a .311 batting average. Graded SGC 30 Good 2, the center crease that has tried but failed miserably to impact visual enjoyment is the prime reason for the SGC assessment. Just some modest corner wear and slight reverse soiling concludes the condition break down. This is one of only three total examples on record with SGC while PSA has yet to receive their first submission.

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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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