Graded VG/EX+ 4.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive N172 Old Judge of Nick Nicholl (pose #346-1) of the St. Louis Browns. 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. The offered example pictures Nicholl on his "Brown's Champions" card, a highly sought-after Old Judge subset featuring portraits of players from this legendary championship team in their trademark pillbox hats with the "Brown's Champions 1886" notation underneath the image. The offered example presents with a flawless image, tremendous contrast, centering toward the top left, and light touches of wear at the corners. Clean blank reverse with light toning along the right edge. A high-quality Brownie's Champ card that would be a welcome quality addition to any N172, nineteenth-century, or type-card collection. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).