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    1888 N403 Yum Yum Tim Keefe (Pitching) PSA VG+ 3.5. Extremely rare by any standard, this N403 Yum Yum of the New York Giants star hurler Tim Keefe depicts the talented pitcher in his illustrated variation. Few 19th Century productions generate the level of head-turning excitement as do the cards produced by the August Beck Company of Chicago for the "Yum Yum Tobacco" brand. The format is a take on the more common N172s of the same era and the date of this set coincides with Keefe's 35 victories in 1888. N403 Yum Yum's truly rank among the rarest 19th Century releases. Acquiring a single example leaves even the most advanced collector eternally grateful for the privilege. This is an opportunity to own more than just a random subject from this monumentally elusive set but a top-tier Hall of Famer in the likes of Keefe.

    Graded PSA VG+ 3.5. A close review shows some corner wear, reverse soiling and wrinkling. Solid middle-grade gem suited to single handedly elevate a vintage collection to "Advanced" status. For this series, PSA has graded only three cards in total. SGC has graded three Keefe cards but make no distinction if they are this or the portrait version. Right now it is the only confirmed example. We have found no record of one ever being made available at auction.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
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