H.H. Bregstone postcard of outfielder Roy Hartzell. 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. Boasting an exceptionally dark image, Hartzell stands in the shadows, the bright sun shining on the fans behind him. The contrast must have made Hartzell difficult to photograph, yet the image remains striking. The only example graded by PSA, with just one graded by SGC, this one being the higher of the two.