2009 TRISTAR Obak Preview

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Release Date: 8-31-09

9 Hits Per Box:

  • 2 Autographs: 1 Current Player & 1 Retired Player (1 will be #’ed/50 or less)
  • 2 Parallels #’ed/50 or less
  • 1-T212 Mini Parallel #’ed/50 or less
  • 3 Short Prints
  • 1 4-card T212 mini uncut strip #’ed/3,600
  • Each box contains 20 packs with 6 cards per pack.  Each pack contains a T-212 mini.
  • Card fronts and backs will have multiple parallel colors – Purple, Red, Green, and Black.
  • Certain players will have regular sized and mini cards containing different backs.
  • Be sure to look for 1-of-1 cut signatures that are randomly inserted.

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I know what many collectors are thinking – “Not another retro product”.  Yes, 2009 TRISTAR Obak is a retro product based on the original Obak tobacco set, but I think it does have something going.  Within the base set there are cards called “GAME CHANGERS” which includes many historical figures that are important to baseball and collecting.  There are 25 “GAME CHANGER” cards in the set and feature people such as Albert Spalding, George Rawlings, and Washington, James Benjamin Duke.  The Dukes were the first people to think of placing cards into packages of tobacco.  I think TRISTAR has been reading my blog.  Awhile back I wrote a post about how they should make more cards of people like that.

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  1. [...] Anyway, the only card released so far that interest us Dodger fans is the below Duke Snider autographed card with him in his Texas League Fort Worth Cats uniform. When this photo was originally taken he could only dream of the Hall of Fame career he would eventually have.Hat Tip: Sports Card Info: [...]

  2. Im really looking forward to this break. Very interesting looking cards.

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