#85 Jackie Mitchell
Cool! An old timey minor league player with... contrails in the background?? Odd but nifty. This baby faced feller looks scrappy. I've never heard of Jackie Mitchell, so let's check the back.
Dude! The dude's not a dude! Duuuuuude!. Jackie freaking struck out Ruth and Gehrig when she was SEVENTEEN. Page two of that article adds more evidence to my theory that Kenesaw Mountain Landis is a colossal dick. Great first card to pull for a set. Things should bode well after this... shouldn't they?
#72 Lena Blackburne
Lena is portrayed by a young George C. Scott on this card. If you don't know who this guy is, take a game used MLB baseball and look at it closely. See the stuff on it? That's his mud. He's responsible for non-shiny baseballs. You can get your own dirt if you want. I'm surprised a relic card hasn't been made out of this stuff yet.
#65 Nick Lachey Mini
Let's just move on...
#88 Patrick T. Powers
This fat old robber baron looking dude was the first president of a minor league. If you thought this was the furthest away from an actual minor league player card in a minor league set, you ain't seen nothin' yet...
#81 Elias Howe
The guy who invented the Sewing Machine. No, seriously. His contribution to minor league baseball? "The advances in sewing helped lead to the mass production of baseball uniforms." Because without him. baseball would have been played stark nekkid, like ancient Greek Olympians. Which is actually a VERY good thing. Because for every Jeter or Zito heartthrob, there's a couple dozen CC Sabathias and David Wells and John Kruks and Ray Kings out there.
Aaaaand a security device, because obviously everyone would want to steal this pack. I'm sure some of you out there are absolutely horrified that a pack of 2009 Minor League baseball cards had exactly ONE GUY who was born after World War One* in the entire pack, and he was married to Jessica Simpson. Before you give up on Obak altogether, let me say that I picked up a couple more packs and did much better. Hall of Famers and legit prospects and stuff. Including this mini card:
Gene Conley, the only guy who has ever on a championship in two sports. One of those championships was with the Milwaukee Braves and I've wanted one of these cards since I first saw Mario's review with a Conley auto. This mini totally made my week when I pulled it, so don't be afraid of the Obak strangeness.