Graded GD+ 2.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive 1888 N172 Old Judge of legendary ballplayer-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday (#446-5, leaning-on-bat pose), center fielder, with the powerhouse Chicago White Stockings. This is a fresh-to-the-hobby example consigned to this auction by the family of the original owner. With a copyright date of 1887, the card was issued during Sunday's last season with Chicago before being traded to Pittsburgh. This is a magnificent example from this landmark issue of one of the nineteenth century's best-known players. A very sharp-looking card, with outstanding photo contrast, even corner wear, and featuring Sunday posed in front of an elaborate studio backdrop. This card has been technically downgraded by SGC due to a horizontal crease extending across the center. The blank reverse is fairly clean. This is a very high quality Old Judge example of the legendary Billy Sunday, with strong visual appeal. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).