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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Obak Box is Broke

Ripped it this morning. I'm not going to show off anything from it quite yet, you'll get to see the break soon enough. I videoed the whole thing and once I get it edited into You-Tube friendly chunks I'll post it. Here's some pics of the box in the meantime.


The box itself is serial numbered. I found that to be quite odd. Weirder still is the mini card strip box topper is not the same number as the box. That's a missed opportunity by TriStar right there.


Here's a couple of cards printed on the box. You'll see plenty more of those two in the box rip itself. Oh, sorry... *SPOILERS*

Coming from guy who appreciates these sorts of things, the back of the box is extremely well done. Here's a small writeup on the original Obak cards:


The set breakdown:


And coolest of all, a set checklist that details all the different subsets and has descriptions for many of the subjects.


The break itself was very good, I got most of the set and beat the odds on the number of 'hits' in the box. Once I post all the videos I'll do a proper box recap post. That will probably be this weekend, Monday at the latest.

7 comments:

dayf said...

Ugh, the box back scans came out dreadful. If but one person requests it, I'll re-scan in .png format so you can read it.

If no one cares however, I shall be lazy.

The Wax Wombat said...

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madding said...

If you end up with any Cardinals-related doubles or whatever sort of kerfluff, I'd definitely be interested. After seeing Bob Lemke's blog, which I never would have known about if it weren't for Ben Henry's return, I definitely find the original Obak stuff fascinating.

Peterson said...

Hey Dayf, any way to email or otherwise get to me the full info sheet? I bought a hand collated set for 10bucks(got a bonus Logan Shafer Auto) and have been really enjoying the cards, but want more info. I'll go check and see if they have a printable version...

dayf said...

Peterson: I'll re-scan the back in .png and .pdf versions. I'm also going to so some scans of the checklist. I think I have a copy of the original sell sheet somewhere as well. I'll try to post all that stuff this weekend.

White Sox Cards said...

Let me know what you still need for the set. I have a good stack of doubles left over from a pack binge after my box was broken.

dayf said...

Will do. Your long overdue package with newly added coolness prize should be mailed by Monday.