Considered one of the tougher Hall of Famers in the N172 issue, Connie Mack has just three different poses featured in the set. This should be no surprise; by 1887 Mack was in just the second year of what history would largely see as an average playing career. A master strategist, Mack would blossom as a manger, spending 50 years at the helm of the Philadelphia Athletics, winning five World Championships in that time. One of the most important figures in the history of the game, his Old Judge cards are difficult to locate, particularly when searching for examples with strong eye appeal.
Graded GOOD 2 (MK) by PSA, this example boasts an above-average image, the technical grade the result of overall wear and soiling, most notable at the corners and edges. The reverse carries some vintage pencil markings, resulting in the qualifier noted in the grade. Regardless, a strong example of one of the more difficult of the many Hall of Famers featured in the N172 Old Judge issue.