Graded GOOD 2 by SGC (submitted by REA). Very striking 1888 N172 Old Judge example of Hall of Famer Sam Thompson (pose #456-2) with an elaborate studio background. This card is bright and crisp, with even wear at the corners, centering to the left, and superb contrast and image quality. The blank reverse is lightly soiled with a few scattered black marks. Collectors place much more significance on the strength of the image (which is outstanding in this case) instead of the technical grade. A tremendous N172 example of Sam Thompson worthy of any N172, Hall of Fame, or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $1,000.