Graded EX+ 5.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive example of Pat Deasley (New York Giants) in a horizontal sliding pose (pose #121-2) from the 1887 N172 Old Judge series. This card is part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby collection consigned to this auction by the family of a Midwestern collector who built his impressive collection over a period of many decades, beginning as a young boy in the 1930s. Like the portrait and double-player cards in the series, the horizontal cards in the Old Judge set are very distinctive and have always been an extremely popular subset in the 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 is perfectly clean. A very attractive high-grade example worthy of any N172 or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).