Lot # 125: 1908-1911 PC743 H. H. Bregstone Postcards Vic Willis

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 22 (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

Rare Hall of Famer example of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Vic Willis from the PC743 H. H. Bregstone Postcards series. This card originates from the finest collection of Bregstones to have ever been assembled! (The collection is being offered as several lots in this current auction.) Noted as "among the rarest of early 20th century baseball player postcards" in the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, this is only the fifth Bregstone Postcard example that we have offered during the past fifteen years! This series features exclusively members of the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals with each player depicted in a sepia photo posed on a ball field. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC (submitted by REA), the offered Bregstone postcard is bright and crisp with excellent photo clarity and light, even wear to the corners. There are tack holes in each corner and a bit of brown color was added to the holes on the bottom border to make them less conspicuous. The postcard reverse is free of any writing or postmarking and is entirely clean. This is an exceptional Hall of Famer example from this rare series, which would make a superb addition to any advanced postcard or prewar Hall of Famer card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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