Lot # 129: 1908-1911 PC743 H. H. Bregstone Postcards Lee Magee - The ONLY Graded Example!

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 6 (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

Graded EX 60 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example that has ever been graded by SGC! Rare high-grade example of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lee Magee 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! According to the SGC Population Report, this is the only example of Lee Magee ever graded (PSA has not graded any). 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 Bregstone postcard is bright and clean with light wear to the corners, and no creases or wrinkles. The contrast on this example is a little light, but it is still fairly crisp and strong enough to see the laces on Magee's shoes. The postcard reverse is free of any writing or postmarking and is entirely clean. This is an exceptional high-grade sample from this extremely rare series, which would make a superb addition to any advanced postcard or type-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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