Graded NM+ 86 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level by SGC with none higher! Extremely rare 1886 N172 Old Judge "Spotted Tie" of Tom McLaughlin (pose #316-1). The "Spotted Tie" series, featuring sixteen players from the New York Mets of the American Association, is one of the rarest and most desirable subsets of the N172 Old Judge set. Each player is featured in a portrait pose with his distinctive "Spotted Tie." Presented is an exceptionally strong high-grade example from this very rare series. Bright and clean, with excellent image clarity, four square corners, and outstanding centering. The blank reverse is clean. This is a magnificent, and for this important issue, exceptional high-grade example from the "Spotted Tie" series, which has always been considered to be among the most elusive and significant of all Old Judge subsets. Reserve $5,000.