Graded VG/EX+ 4.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive N172 Old Judge example of manager James Williams (pose #501-2) from the Cleveland Blues of the American Association. 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. Managers tend to jump out as special and unusual in any collection of Old Judges, in part because of the fancy street clothes (as seen here) in which the subjects are usually pictured. They are naturally a very popular subset of Old Judge collecting. Bright and crisp, with light corner wear, excellent photo quality, and centering to the right. The blank reverse has light toning. This is an outstanding sample of a highly desirable manager card that would be a worthy addition to any high-quality N172 Old Judge collection. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).