Graded EX 5 by PSA (submitted by REA). Outstanding mid-grade 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter of Mike "King" Kelly. 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 crisp, with four strong corners showing just a hint of wear, perfect registration, and outstanding centering (slightly right). The card has a stronger appearance than the technically assigned grade but has been appropriately downgraded due to a tiny corner bend in the lower left and a small mark on the otherwise clean checklist reverse. Nineteenth-century cards are rarely found this sharp! The quality of the artwork, pose, and stature of Mike "King" Kelly has always made this card one of the great classics of the Allen & Ginter set and of all pre-1900 baseball cards. An exceptional mid-grade example of one of the nineteenth century's most popular Hall of Famers. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.