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    1909 T212-1 Obak Cigarettes Proof Strip With 5 Players - The Only 1909 Obak Proofs Known! For many collectors the most fun part of collecting is finding relics that no one else has. Owners of fabled T206 proofs display and brag about them with a sense of pride normally seen in the eyes of proud parents at college graduations. It is with that same excitement that we offer an amazing uncut strip of five proof cards from the 1909 Obak series. They are the only proofs - single card or otherwise - that we have ever seen for this set. We cannot recall proof cards from the other Obak sets as well, though one might survive somewhere.

    The five players include Tyler Christian, Don Cameron, Steve Ragan, Duffy Lewis and Ted Easterly from the toughest of the three Obak series, all still attached as a single proof strip. Oddly, the first four all played with Oakland in 1909. Easterly played for Los Angeles in 1908 and was selected by Cleveland in the Rule 5 draft. It really doesn't get much better than this in the way of Pacific Coast League card collectibles.

    Cross-hairs on front add to the authenticity of this unique piece. The condition issues are obvious but the colors are bright and vibrant, a key element in the popularity of the Obak sets. This is a possibly your single opportunity to acquire a museum quality piece in a public venue. Encapsulated SGC Authentic simply for protection and enhanced visual appeal. It is an amazing and one of a kind item that displays beautifully. For some unknown reason these are all reversed images similar to what was done with tintypes decades earlier.


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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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