Graded VG-EX+ 4.5 by GAI. Extremely attractive example of New York Giants Hall of Famer John Ward in a classic batting stance (pose #478-6) from the 1887 N172 Old Judge series. The offered example is crisp and clean, with strong photo contrast, outstanding centering, and light wear to the corners. The blank reverse displays evidence of album removal, which would cause us to grade this card much more conservatively than the assigned grade. This is still a very attractive card that would be an outstanding highlight addition to any advanced Hall of Fame or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.