First Look: 2009 TRISTAR Obak Tim Beckham Preview Cards

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TRISTAR released the first images of its 2009 Obak Preview Cards featuring Tim Beckham that can be found its upcoming PROjections Minor League set on Wednesday.

obak1Set to arrive later this year, Obak is modeled after the design of the 1909 minor league set of the same name. The previews, which come as tobacco-sized minis (1.5 by 2.625 inches) and standard-size cards, are found one each per master case of PROjections, which arrives on March 16.

TRISTAR also announced Wednesday that PROjections Series 1 is now sold out.

Olds’ take: Tapping into the retro/vintage/tobacco card aesthetic with Minor League sets? Looks like something many collectors could get into.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at

One Comment

  1. steve austin
    Posted June 10, 2009 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I have a 40×10″ Obak 5 cent mouthpiece cigarette sign in near mint condition. Anyone have an interest?

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