The T4 Obak Premium cabinet-sized baseball cards are among the scarcest of all the 20th Century tobacco issues. They were distributed in conjunction with the better-known Obak T212 baseball card sets of players from the Northwestern and Pacific Coast Leagues. The T4’s were clearly available over several years, but began in 1911. There are embossed and non-embossed stock, and some with a pre-printed number (corresponding to a printed checklist) on the front of the card. The cards featured a black and white player photo inside a 3 1/2″ x 5″ oval. There is no printing on the front of the…

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