Lot # 227: 1908-11 Bregstone Postcards Jim Stephens - PSA VG+ 3.5

Category: Baseball Postcards

Starting Bid: $200.00

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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.  The only graded Bregstone featuring catcher Jim Stephens, the card has been graded VG+ 3.5 by PSA, corner wear and image fading just enough to keep the card from attaining a VG-EX grade, yet not enough to reduce its visual appeal.  Stephens sports what appears to be a monstrous catcher's mitt on his left hand, almost startling in its size and thickness.  An extremely rare card from one of the most difficult of all postcard issues.

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