Lot # 226: 1908-11 Bregstone Postcards Wib Smith - PSA VG-EX+ 4.5

Category: Baseball Postcards

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

The Bregstone postcard issue contains photographic images of members of the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals, and is rare enough that poses and variations remain as of yet undiscovered.  Catalogued as PC743, they are considered among the most rare postcards featuring individual players from multiple teams.  

The card was one of a significant find of Bregstone postcards we received on consignment from the family of former Browns pitcher Barney Pelty.  This example features Wib Smith, a catcher who played just 17 games with the 1909 Browns, thus dating this card (and likely all the other Browns cards consigned by the Pelty estate) to that year.  This is the only example of Smith's Bregstone Postcard graded by PSA or SGC, a beautiful VG-EX+ example with some light wear at the bottom corners and some faint wear to the brown text box at the bottom of the card.  An extreme rarity.

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