Lot # 123: 1908-1911 PC743 H. H. Bregstone Postcards St. Louis Cardinals SGC-Graded Collection (20) Including Six Uncatalogued Players

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM

Extremely substantial collection of twenty real-photo postcards from the PC743 H. H. Bregstone Postcards series, including six uncatalogued in the Standard Catalog checklist. Noted as "among the rarest of early 20th century baseball player postcards" in the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, this is only the fifth time we have offered a Bregstone Postcard during the past fifteen years! This series features exclusively members of the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals with each player depicted in a sepia-toned photo posed on a ball field. The offered collection of Bregstone Postcards is composed exclusively of St. Louis Cardinals players and originates from the finest collection of Bregstones to have ever been assembled! (The collection is being offered as several lots in this current auction.) Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). SGC Grading Report: Three VG 40: Gilbert, Rhodes, and Shaw (with bat, uncatalogued). One GOOD+ 35: O'Hara. Three GOOD 30: Delahanty, Fromme, and Oakes. Three FAIR 20: Charles, Konetchy (arms folded), and SchweitzerMurray (uncatalogued). Three POOR 10: Bliss, Konetchy (with bat, uncatalogued pose), and Lush. Seven Authentic: Beebe, Ellis, Higgins, Konetchy (hands on hips, uncatalogued pose), More (uncatalogued), Phelps, and Shaw (arms at side, uncatalogued). There is evidence of album removal on the reverses of six cards. This is a very attractive grouping of twenty postcards from this extremely rare series, which would make a superb addition to any Bregstone set, St. Louis Cardinals, or advanced baseball-postcard collection. Total: 20 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open).

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