Graded EX/NM 6 by SGC. Outstanding high-grade 1889 N172 Old Judge example of Elmer Smith (pose #423-2) with the Cincinnati Red Stockings. 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 has a few scattered spots of light toning. This is a very striking high-grade example from the most important of all nineteenth-century sets. Reserve $200.