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Roger Bresnahan
(b. June 11, 1879 - d. December 4, 1944)
The first catcher elected to the Hall of Fame, Bresnahan is most famous for pioneering the use of shin guards and batting helmets. A solid hitter, Bresnahan hit .350 with the Giants in 1903. He possessed rare speed for a catcher, stealing 34 bases in 1903 and finishing his career with 212 stolen bases.
Inducted in 1945
1911 T205 American Beauty Roger Bresnahan PSA 6 EX-MT
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Comments: I first added a (Sovereign) PSA 5 to the collection in January, 2003 when I won a Mark Irodenko / Outfield Sports eBay auction. Eventually it was replaced with this beautiful American Beauty.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1911
ACC Set Designation: T205
Set Name: American Beauty Cigarettes
Country: United States
Description: Taking their hobby nickname from their gold-leaf borders, these cards were issued in a number of different cigarette brands. The cards nominally measure 1-7/16" X 2-5/8" although many cards, even though untrimmed or unaltered, measure somewhat less than those dimensions in length and/or width. American League cards feature a color lithograph of the player inside a stylizedd baseball diamond. National League cards have head and shoulder portraits and a plain background, plus the first-ever use of a facsimile autograph in a major card set. The 12 minor league players in the set feature three-quarter length portraits or action pictures in an elaborate frame of columns and other devices. Card backs of the major leaguers carry the player's full name (another first) and statistics. Card backs of the minor leaguers lack the statistics. The condition of the fragile gold leaf on the borders is an important grading consideration.
Example American Beauty Cigarettes Box