Graded EX 5 by PSA. This is the ONLY example graded at this level by PSA with just one higher. Extremely high-grade 1889 N172 Old Judge card of Hall of Famer Roger Connor of the New York Giants (pose #88-2). In our experience, this is a particularly uncommon pose of Connor. According to The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890), the definitive book on Old Judges by Jay Miller, Joe Gonsowski, and Richard Masson, Connor ranks as the tenth rarest Hall of Famer (out of twenty-eight) in the entire N172 set. Connor was one of the greatest sluggers of the nineteenth century. His 138 career home runs stood as the record until Babe Ruth exceeded it. This example is is bright and clean, with four square corners and centered just slightly to the left. The photo contrast is excellent. The blank reverse is entirely clean with a paper flake off the top edge and a light surface crease in the lower right. This is an exceptional high-grade example of one of the highly prized Hall of Famers in the N172 Old Judge set, and would be a significant highlight in even the most advanced Old Judge, nineteenth-century, or Hall of Famer card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).