Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC. This is a very attractive 1888 N172 Old Judge rookie card of Hall of Famer Jake Beckley (pose #25-3). Bright and crisp, with outstanding centering and solid photo contrast. The blank reverse has a surface chip on the top right corner, which is responsible for the assigned grade. It is otherwise in strong Ex-Mt condition! We have found Beckley to be a particularly difficult-to-find Hall of Famer in the Old Judge set. Beckley is baseball’s all-time leader in games played at first base. During his twenty Major League seasons, he batted .300 or better thirteen times, including six straight years, 1899-1904. This is a very clean, crisp, magnificent N172 example of Beckley, of all the greater significance as it dates from Beckley's rookie season. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.