Presented is one of N172 Old Judge's greatest rarities: the 1890 Players League designation card featuring the legendary Dan Brouthers (#43-2 pose) with Boston of the short-lived Players League. All 1890 Players League cards are extremely rare. Dan Brouthers is one of only several 1890 Old Judge "Players League" Hall of Famers known. Graded POOR 10 by SGC, this card has even wear on the corners, a heavy horizontal crease across the center, a second crease on the upper left portion of the card, and, as is often the case with Old Judges, the contrast is a little light but is relatively strong for an N172 1890 Players League card. The 1890 Old Judge cards are particularly notorious for having extremely poor photo contrast. The reverse has a rubber ink stamp in the center, a small pencil notation near the upper right corner, and some minor soiling. Brouthers along fellow Hall of Famers "King" Kelly and "Old Hoss" Radbourn helped lead the Boston Club to win the Players League Championship in 1890. This is a very significant and extremely rare Old Judge of Dan Brouthers, issued during one of nineteenth-century baseball's most turbulent periods, featuring him with Boston of the Players League. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open).