This is a very presentable 1889 N172 Old Judge rookie card of Hall of Famer Jake Beckley (pose #25-3). The photograph on the offered card is a little light, a characteristic that is common to many N172 cards. The blank reverse has a small stain on the lower right edge. Encapsulated as Authentic by SGC (submitted by REA) due to an irregular cut along the top edge. We have found Beckley to be a particularly difficult-to-find Hall of Famer in the Old Judge set. Beckley is baseball’s all-time leader in games played at first base. During his twenty Major League seasons, he batted .300 or better thirteen times, including six straight years, 1899-1904. A relatively affordable N172 example of Beckley, of all the greater significance as it dates from Beckley's rookie era. Reserve $500.