Offered is a collection of ten different N172 Old Judges composed exclusively of American Association players highlighted by Hall of Famer Tommy McCarthy. Issued by Goodwin & Company from 1887 to 1890, N172 Old Judges are universally recognized as the premier nineteenth-century baseball-card set. These cards are 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. In the following listing, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the comprehensive Old Judge book checklist. The collection consists of the following: #71-7 Caruthers/Brooklyn (Fr), 125-2 Devlin/St. Louis (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 134-2 Duffe/St. Louis (Fr due to small tear of photo), 280-3 Lovett/Brooklyn (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 301-7 McCarthy/St. Louis (HOF, trimmed and split through the middle), 346-1 Nicol/St. Louis "Brown's Champions" (mark on reverse, otherwise Fr), 346-2 "Little Nick"/Cincinnati (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 346-4 Nicol/Cincinnati (Fr due to spots of paper loss on reverse), 422-6 J. Smith/Baltimore (pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg), and 436-1 Sterns/Kansas City (Pr due to back damage). This is a very pleasing group of Old Judges featuring exclusively desirable American Association players. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $300.