Graded FAIR 1.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Very pleasing modestly graded example of Cap Anson from the N173 Old Judge cabinet series. This card is part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby find of ten N173s, including three Hall of Famers, discovered by a non-collector in the Midwest, all consigned to this auction. The N173 Anson is one of the most impressive of all Cap Anson cards, and one of the great classics and most sought-after of all nineteenth-century cards. The actual mounted photograph is in Excellent condition with very minor toning. The mount has some corner and edge wear, along with two surface chips on the right edge. The blank reverse reveals evidence of a tape stain and a faint ink stamp in center, along with the number "173" written in pencil. Despite these faults, still a very attractive card. Technically grades Fair, but with a much stronger appearance. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.