Graded FAIR 1.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Very attractive 1888 N173 Goodwin Old Judge cabinet card featuring Hall of Famer John Clarkson (#78-4 pose) of the Boston Nationals. 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. Clarkson was one of the greatest pitchers of the nineteenth century. The card is extremely crisp and clean, both front and back, with particularly strong photo contrast and detail. A crease on the upper right edge and an ink notation on the blank reverse account for the assigned grade. This is an exceptionally strong, high-quality Old Judge cabinet card of Hall of Famer John Clarkson. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).