I shall attempt to chronicle this Obak pack through the tears. EVEN THE BRAVES KEEP LOSING. BAAAAWWWWWW! :_:
1976 Topps card, it might have been taken in the same photoshoot. Unfortunately for Le, Lydell has gotten some recent 'legends' cards in some Panini sets so my inadvertent status as Lydell Mitchell SuperCollector has been revoked.
@#$% Tristar doesn't even put the dude's first name on the back of this card! I'm mad that I had to Google it so you can read Lifetime Topps Project's writeup on HENRY. Heeeeeeenry. Is that so hard, Tristar??
#8 Lombardi mini
Ok, Lombardi I can figure out by myself. This might be the only true keeper out of the pack, although I know at least two Packer fans who deserve it more than me. I shall have to weight the guilt of keeping it against the torment of trying to choose who to give it to and determine which will cause me the least amount of mental illness. Oh who am I trying to kid, I'm pretty much bonkers at this point. Maybe I should King Solomon it and cut it in half so they both get a piece. The picture of young Vince here is pretty kickass, I've only seen him on the sidelines being a genius.
First football play by play announcer, whoopee. The only thing keeping this card of Graham McNamee performing a hand-fart concerto from being the single most boring card I've ever pulled is the fact that he was also the first great baseball announcer. He also worked as the straight man to Ed Wynn, which is pretty cool as well.
Quick! Name the inaugural class of the Baseball Hall of Fame! You got it! Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner. You're really smart, you know that?
Here's another question: Name the inaugural class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
Ok, that was a tough question. NFL history only goes back as far as Super Bowl I and the first Hall class was elected four years earlier in 1963. There were seventeen members elected instead of five as well, and Mel Hein here was one of them. How'd he get in? I dunno, how'd an offensive lineman win an MVP award? Mel did that too.
Not a bad little pack there. Not a chance in hell I'm buying another one though. At least not until all the baseball Obak are gone.