Graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC. 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Hank O'Day (#355-3 pose), with the Washington Nationals. O'Day pitched parts of seven seasons for teams in the American Association, National League, and Players' League before embarking on a lengthy and noteworthy career as an umpire with nearly 4,000 games to his credit. He made the decisive call in the famous "Merkle's Boner" game, ruling Fred Merkle of the Giants missed second base before he scored the apparent game-winning run, which led to the Cubs winning the pennant and ultimately the 1908 World Series. This example has even wear on the corners and no creases. The blank reverse is lightly soiled. A solid N172 example of Hank O’Day worthy of any N172, Hall of Fame, or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.