1888 YUM YUM N403
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This set of unique baseball cards was issued in
1888 by August Beck & Company of Chicago, IL. The cards include two types of fronts; studio
photo portraits and full-length action line drawings similar to those used in
the Old Judge N172 set. Measuring 1-3/8" X 2-3/4", these tobacco cards were inserted
into Yum Yum brand chewing tobacco tin.
Early Yum Yum tobacco tins are virtually
impossible to locate. The one pictured above was offered for at auction many years ago. The
exact whereabouts of the tin are currently unknown and I have been unable to locate another tin
since then. Affixed to the outside of
the Yum Yum tin is a label that reads “Cards are placed at the bottom of the Box.”
Approximate value of a Yum Yum tin (with card disclosure) would be $1250.00+.
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