John "Bid" McPhee saw action at second base over eighteen major league seasons, all in Cincinnati, albeit in two different leagues. Elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 2000, a mere 101 years after he hung up his spikes, McPhee was known for his defensive prowess and unimpeachable personal character, and was a long time favorite in the Queen City.
Cards of McPhee are highly prized by advanced collectors, as he is among the toughest Hall of Famers in the N172 issue, and there are no other cardboard options for hobbyists seeking a card from his playing career. This example, freshly graded by SGC, has been assessed as VG 3, with square corners, some minor surface wear and corner chipping, and a bit of foxing visible. The image contrast is quite strong for the issue, a very desirable and difficult to find card.