Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC. Very high-grade example of 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (#254-6 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 front, with square corners, excellent contrast and clarity. The very slight miscut on the bottom and some light soiling on the reverse keeps this gem from receiving a higher grade. 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+.