Rookie Card Of The Industry

With all the historical figures being placed within trading card products these days, I’m surprised that this is the first card of The Dukes.  James Buchanan Duke came up with the idea to place cardboard inserts within packages of their tobacco and pretty much started the industry we all are in right now.  This is one of my favorite cards of the year just for historical purposes.  This card is from the 25-card subset called Game Changers from the new 2009 TRISTAR Obak.  I can’t wait to give the new Obak a try.  It features the first cards of many pioneers that helped shape the game of baseball.  I guess in a way The Dukes could be considered the rookie card of the entire industry.  A few months ago wrote a post about how someone should make a card of The Dukes.  I guess TRISTAR is a fan of the sports card blogosphere.


This is the first image I could find that doesn’t contain a Beckett watermark.

2 Responses

  1. Man, I wish someone would make a card of Jefferson Burdick.

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