Graded VG 3 by SGC (submitted by REA). Outstanding mid-grade N172 Old Judge example of star player Ned Williamson (#502-6 pose) of Chicago. 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. Bright and clean, with light corner wear and a crisp image. The blank reverse is lightly toned. A couple light creases on the lower portion of the card account for the assigned grade. This is a very striking mid-grade example from the most important of all nineteenth-century sets. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).