Graded EX 5 by SGC. Very high-grade example of 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (#254-7 pose), identified as "$10,000 Kelly." Kelly earned this nickname when he was sold from Chicago to Boston following the 1886 season for this then-unheard-of sum. Perfectly clean, both front and back, with square corners showing a hint of wear. Contrast is just a little light. The blank reverse is lightly toned. This is one of the most popular poses of Kelly in the Old Judge series. This is an outstanding, extremely high-grade Old Judge of the legendary Mike "King" Kelly, one of nineteenth-century baseball's greatest stars. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.