Graded EX 5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely high-grade 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (#254-8 pose), identified as "$10,000 Kelly." 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. Kelly earned this nickname when he was sold from Boston to Chicago following the 1887 season for this then-unheard-of sum. The card is bright and clean, with superb photo quality, strong corners, centering to the right. Perfectly clean reverse. This is one of the most popular poses of Kelly in the Old Judge series. This is an outstanding, extremely high-grade Old Judge of the legendary Mike "King" Kelly, one of nineteenth-century baseball's greatest stars. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).