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Old 04-16-2017, 03:28 PM
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So many ways to approach T212s. Some guys collect all the years. There are probably even manly men who have gone for broke and put together master sets. Myself I concentrated on the 1910 and '11 Vancouver and Victoria players because I live in BC. Link Also put together a 1909 subset of the ten horizontal cards. A T4 makes for a nice companion piece. Plus I'll pick up the odd one just because I like how it looks. Obaks are great. Have fun!





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Nice cards David. Only a 5.5 on yourself? Must be a wrinkle or crease somewhere!!

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So many ways to approach T212s. Some guys collect all the years. There are probably even manly men who have gone for broke and put together master sets. Myself I concentrated on the 1910 and '11 Vancouver and Victoria players because I live in BC. Link Also put together a 1909 subset of the ten horizontal cards. A T4 makes for a nice companion piece. Plus I'll pick up the odd one just because I like how it looks. Obaks are great. Have fun!





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Must be a wrinkle or crease somewhere!!
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Haha. Love the custom card, David. Hoping to see you at the WSCCA show in June.
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I have all those articles and can scan them when I get home, but that won't be until tomorrow (Monday) night. In the meantime, if you want some historical background, the following thread that I posted last year has scans of the two earliest hobby articles about Obaks, from 1957 and 1961:

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=225026
Those articles are indeed older, but those authors, especially Barker, knew quite a bit of background on the players. I really want to know something about these players. Knowing something about the players just makes collecting sets like this that much more fun. Thanks for sharing.

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Hoping to see you at the WSCCA show in June.
Conor: It's a great little card show, like going to a ball game with the wood stands and chicken wire backstop. None of that super-amped National extravaganza crap. Unfortunately have a conflict and need to take a miss this summer.
Robert the OP: If you live on or ever get near the west coast there are several PCL-centric card shows in the Bay Area and the WSCCA shows in Seattle. Lots of great cards and any number of walking Obak/Zeenuts encyclopedias. You'd dig it.

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I've scanned most of the Obak articles listed on the Old Cardboard site, as shown by Kawika in post 5 of this thread. The exceptions are the two OC eNews articles, which are about the T4 Obak premiums (very tough to find) and are online already; the 2005 Old Cardboard item, which is just a bio of Mark Obermeyer that mentions that he has a complete set of T212s; and the last article by Obermeyer in the March 2001 VCBC, because it turns out I don't have that issue of VCBC. I'll included the first three articles in this comment, and the last three in the next comment below. So, in chronological order:

Here is Lloyd Toerpe's article from the May 1973 Sports Scoop:



Lew Lipset's item from the April 1987 The Old Judge, about a T212 album that had been discovered:



And Mark Macrae's article from the September 1995 Vintage & Classic Baseball Collector (#4):

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Here is Jeff Obermeyer's article from the September/October VCBC (#12) about the players in T212:








Obermeyer's article from the February 2000 VCBC (#22) about the back slogans on the 1910 Obaks:




And Obermeyer's update on the 1910 backs from the January 2001 VCBC (#24):

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Wow...awesome info David!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Thank you! Just what I have been needing!

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