Graded EX 5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Newly discovered "script series" N172 Old Judge card featuring Jack Lynch of the New York Metropolitans (pose #282-4). 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. We believe the distinctive "script series" cards were issued in 1886 (although it is possible they date from early 1887). Bright and crisp, with light corner wear, excellent photo quality, and centering to the left. The blank reverse has light toning. This is an outstanding sample from the unusual "script series," which are among the earliest of all Old Judges. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).