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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Weirdest pack I have EVER opened.

I know I wasn't going to do full pack rip posts anymore but this one... well it just has to be experienced all at once. This was my introduction to 2009 Tristar Obak.

#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.

10 comments:

ernest said...

The story about Conley is wrong. Hinkey Haines also won a championship in 2 professional sports. He was on the 1932 Yankees and the 1927 NY Giants (NFL Championship)

ernest said...

Whoops... sorry... 1923 Yankees, not 1932

SpastikMooss said...

hahahaha wow what a pack. 2 things:
1) totally knew that was a girl. Don't know Jackie...but knew it was a girl.
2) Nick Lachey is worthy of an obak card? really? Haha I have to get me one of those now. Care to trade?

JD's Daddy said...

This set is just a little bit too out there for me. When the only person I recognize is an ecstatic Nick Lachey, then I know that I truly am a greenhorn to this hobby.

night owl said...

Things were going so well until Nick Lachey. ... and the sewing machine guy ...

I'm sad now.

Slette said...

I actually want that Lachey card - what would you need for it, Dayf?

SpastikMooss said...

okay slette gets first dibs on lachey haha.

Also, Deion Sanders almost joined Conley and Haines. Soooo close.

dayf said...

Dear Lord... a bidding war over Nick Lachey...

And Ernest: everyone knows that the NFL didn't exist before Super Bowl I. It just sort of popped into being at that moment. Besides, Hinkey never skipped a game to fly to Jerusalem out of the blue.

shanediaz82 said...

I think I threw up in my mouth a little when I saw that Lachey card. Ugh...

My 1982 Topps Baseball Card set blog said...

LOL! Ok...this sewing machine guy, is THE funniest card ever! I love it! This was so weird, that I want to go out & buy a pack of this brand.