Graded EX 5 by PSA (submitted by REA). Outstanding high-grade 1887 N172 Old Judge example of Sam Crane (#97-1 pose) of Washington. 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 strong corners and outstanding photo quality. The blank reverse is clean with minor soiling toward the bottom. This is a very striking high-grade example from the most important of all nineteenth-century sets. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).