1909-11 T212 Obak Baseball Cards

1909-11 T212 Obak Baseball Cards



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Before major league baseball spread to the West Coast in 1958, the Pacific Coast League was the cream of the crop in the West. The league was considered to be almost as competitive as the American and National Leagues, since many of the players had the talent to make the big leagues but may not have had the desire to venture too far from home. In any case, the games drew large crowds and often had longer seasons than the big boys in the East. Due to those factors, many of the PCL-only cards get a lot more attention among collectors than many of the minor league sets issued in other parts of the country.

Perhaps the most widely collected PCL issues were the one that came inside packages of Obak cigarettes between 1909 and 1911. Unlike the T206 series, there were different sets issued each year. However, the T212 catalog number has been assigned to all Obak cards regardless of the year they were issued. Also, while considered to be a PCL issue, the 1910 and 1911 sets also included players from the Northwestern League.

1909 T212 Obak Baseball Mundorf front1910 T212 Obak Baseball Schmutz front1911 T212 Obak Baseball Starkel front

All three Obak sets feature the same front design and can be seen above in order. The design has a brightly-colored lithograph of a player, surrounded by a white border. At the bottom are the player's last name and team city, and the specific league is added for the 1910 and '11 sets. Collectors can identify which year the card was issued by its back design, shown below. 1909 cards feature an Obak advertisement in Old English script. 1910 had the Obak wording in block type, along with a mention of either 150 or 175 subjects. There are a total of 35 different slogans available on the 1910 card backs. Finally, the 1911 cards are printed in red ink, with a biography of the player and a few lines of statistics.

1909 T212 Obak Baseball Mundorf back1910 T212 Obak Baseball Schmutz back1911 T212 Obak Baseball Starkel back

The different years offer several different methods of collecting. Some collect them by year, others by team. Some differentiate between the variations caused by the two different backs of the 1910 set. Some see the three sets as one larger set of 426 total cards and collect them without regard to the year they came out. Advanced collectors chase all the variations as well. In that sense, Obak cards can be as easy or as tough as the individual collector wants them to be.

Since around 40 percent of the players featured in the Obak sets went on to play in the major leagues, they sometimes attract the attention of more mainstream collectors. Among the specialized collectors are those who pick up items related to the 1919 Black Sox, since Chick Gandil and Buck Weaver both have Obak cards.

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1910 T-212 OBAK BASSEY 175 SUBS BECKETT 4 VG EX
$109.99

1910 T212 Obak Walt Cartwright, GD (mk) (PWCC)
$9.00

1910 T212 Obak Roy Hitt Vernon Tigers PCL Good
$37.49

1911 T212-3 Obak METZGER Los Angeles PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak MITZE Oakland PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak McDONNELL Vernon PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak SCHARNWEBER Vancouver NWL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak THORSEN Los Angeles PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak THORNTON Sacramento PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak MUNDORFF Portland NWL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak TENNANT San Francisco PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1911 T212-3 Obak MILLER Oakland PCL baseball tobacco card
$35.00

1909 T212 OBAK George Manush BVG 5 Oakland
$104.28

1911 T212 OBAK BASEBALL CARD HOWARD MUNDORFF PORTLAND PLC NWL PACIFIC COAST
$125.00

1911 T212 Obak JAMES Vancouver NWL Blue Back GD
$37.99

1911 T212 Obak TOZER Los Angeles PCL Blue Back VG
$52.24
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Key Cards

Key 1909-11 T212 Obak Baseball Cards

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Chick Gandil

1909-11 1909 T212 Obak Baseball Chick Charles Gandil

Buck Weaver

1909 1911 T212 Obak Buck Weaver

Ten Million

1909-11 1911 T212 Obak Baseball Ten Million

Roger Peckinpaugh

1909-11 1911 T212 Obak Baseball Peckinpaugh

Ping Bodie

1909-11 1909 T212 Obak Baseball Bodie

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1910 Obak Cigarettes T212 COY SGC 60 5
$199.99

1911 Obak Cigarettes T212 SEATON Seattle (Stamped Back) SGC 35 2.5
$94.99

1910 T-212 VANBUREN P.C.L.OBAK 175 SUBS SGC 40 !!
$89.99

1910 T-212 SHAW P.C.L. OBAK 175 SUBS SGC 40 !!
$89.99

1910 T-212 PERSONS OBAK SGC 40 STAMPED BACK !!
$89.99

1910 T-212 JANSING N.W.L.OBAK 175 SUBS SGC 40 !!
$79.99

1910 T-212 RAPPS P.C.L. OBAK 175 SUBS SGC 40 PORTLAND !!
$89.99

1911 T212-3 Obak #165 RED Buck Weaver (Red Back) SGC 3.5 U4864
$3,950.00

1911 T212 Obak Patterson SGC 1 .5 FAIR Vernon PCL Minor League ML Tobacco
$59.00

1910 T212 Obak Hall SGC 50 VG-EX 4 Tacoma N.W.L. Minor League Tobacco
$95.00

1911 T212 - 3 Obak Danzig SGC 40 3 1243590-122
$75.00

1910 T212 - 2 Obak Boardman SGC 60 5 8198731-129
$125.00

MARTINKE 1910 T212 Obak Cigarettes Vernon PCL STAMPED BACK SGC 40 3
$65.00

1911 T-212 Morse, Tacoma, N.W.L. OBAK SGC 40! LOOK!
$86.95

1911 Obak Cigarettes T212 Burns Tacoma SGC 35 GOOD+ 2.5
$225.00

1910 T212 Obak - Olson - Portland - SGC 30
$39.99
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Set Checklist

1909-11 T212 Obak Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Players are shown in alphabetical order by last name and grouped by team for each series. Some players are listed by only their last name.
Series 1 - 76 cards, Series 2 - 175 cards, Series 3 - 175 cards.

1909 1911 T212 Obak Buck Weaver

Series 1 - 1909
John Beall - Los Angeles
Bert Delmas - Los Angeles
Frank Dillon - Los Angeles
Ivon Howard - Los Angeles
Walter Nagle - Los Angeles
Jess Orendorff - Los Angeles
Jud Smith - Los Angeles
George Wheeler - Los Angeles
George Boice - Oakland
Donald Cameron - Oakland
Frank Carrol - Oakland
Tyler Christian - Oakland
William Hogan - Oakland
L. N. La Longe - Oakland
George Lewis - Oakland
D. Lewis - Oakland
Terry McKune - Oakland
Howard Murphy - Oakland
Harry Nelson - Oakland
Ragan - Oakland
Bill Reidy - Oakland
James Wiggs - Oakland
Richard Breen - Portland
Albert Carson - Portland
Gus Fisher - Portland
Jess Garrett - Portland
Jack Graney - Portland
Howard Guyn - Portland
Walt McCreedie - Portland
Ivy Olson - Portland
George Ort - Portland
Bud Ryan - Portland
William Speas - Portland
Charles Baum - Sacramento
Fred Brown - Sacramento
Jim Byrnes - Sacramento
Ehman - Sacramento
John Fitzgerald - Sacramento
Flannagan - Sacramento
Chick Gandil - Sacramento
Charlie Graham - Sacramento
John House - Sacramento
Henry Jansing - Sacramento
Fred Raymer - Sacramento
James Shinn - Sacramento
James Whalen - Sacramento
Claude Berry - San Francisco
Ping Bodie - San Francisco
Frank Browning - San Francisco
Frank Eastley - San Francisco
Edward Griffin - San Francisco
Clarence Henley - San Francisco
F. Lewis - San Francisco
Roy McArdle - San Francisco
Henry Melchior - San Francisco
Ernest Mohler - San Francisco
Rabbit Mundorff - San Francisco
Thomas Tennant - San Francisco
F. Williams - San Francisco
Nick Williams - San Francisco
Ralph Willis - San Francisco
Rollie Zeider - San Francisco
Claude Bernard - Vernon
John Breckenridge - Vernon
Norman Brashear - Vernon
Drummond Brown - Vernon
Bert Coy - Vernon
Charles Eagan - Vernon
Haley - Vernon
Harkins - Vernon
Roy Hitt - Vernon
William Hogan - Vernon
Felix Martinke - Vernon
Anson Mott - Vernon
Jesse Stoval - Vernon
Ed Willett - Vernon
Series 2 - 1910
James Agnew - Los Angeles
Claude Bernard - Los Angeles
Andrew Briswalter - Los Angeles
Roy Castleton - Los Angeles
Elmer Criger - Los Angeles
Thomas Daley - Los Angeles
Lee Delhi - Los Angeles
Bert Delmas - Los Angeles
Frank Dilion - Los Angeles
Ivan Howard - Los Angeles
Edward Klein - Los Angeles
Howard Murphy - Los Angeles
Walter Nagle - Los Angeles
Jesse Ornsdorff - Los Angeles
Roth - Los Angeles
Hugh Smith - Los Angeles
Jud Smith - Los Angeles
Elmer Thorsen - Los Angeles
Bill Tozer - Los Angeles
Ted Waring - Los Angeles
Donald Cameron - Oakland
Frank Carroll - Oakland
Tyler Christian - Oakland
George Cutshaw - Oakland
W. E. Harkins - Oakland
Logan - Oakland
Henry Lively - Oakland
Manush - Oakland
Carl Mitze - Oakland
Walt Moser - Oakland
Harry Nelson - Oakland
M. J. Spiesman - Oakland
Edward Swander - Oakland
Chester Thomas - Oakland
T. A. Tonnesen - Oakland
Clyde Wares - Oakland
Harry Wolverton - Oakland
Charley Armbruster - Portland
Perle Casey - Portland
Gus Fisher - Portland
Jess Garrett - Portland
Sylveanus Gregg - Portland
August Hetling - Portland
Gene Krapp - Portland
Walt McCreedie - Portland
Milo Netzel - Portland
Ivy Olson - Portland
George Ort - Portland
Perrine - Portland
William Rapps - Portland
Dan Ryan - Portland
John - Portland
Tom Seaton - Portland
Joseph Smith - Portland
William Speas - Portland
Bill Steen - Portland
Charles Baum - Sacramento
Louis Boardman - Sacramento
Briggs - Sacramento
Fred Brown - Sacramento
Harold Danzig - Sacramento
Cliff Daringer - Sacramento
John Fitzgerald - Sacramento
John Fournier - Sacramento
Elwood Hiester - Sacramento
Hollis - Sacramento
Benjamin Hunt - Sacramento
L. N. La Longe - Sacramento
Chester Nourse - Sacramento
Hank Perry - Sacramento
Persons - Sacramento
Fred Raymer - Sacramento
James Shinn - Sacramento
Edward Van Buren - Sacramento
James Whalen - Sacramento
Rex Ames - San Francisco
Claude Berry - San Francisco
Ping Bodie - San Francisco
Frank Browning - San Francisco
Byrd - San Francisco
Frank Eastley - San Francisco
Edward Griffin - San Francisco
Clarence Henley - San Francisco
James Lewis - San Francisco
Roy McArdle - San Francisco
Henry Melchoir - San Francisco
Frank Miller - San Francisco
Ernest Mohler - San Francisco
Rabbit Mundorff - San Francisco
Royal Shaw - San Francisco
Harry Stewart - San Francisco
Harry Suter - San Francisco
Thomas Tennant - San Francisco
Oscar Vitt - San Francisco
John Williams - San Francisco
Ralph Willis - San Francisco
John Breckenridge - Vernon
Norman Brashear - Vernon
Roy Brashear - Vernon
Drummond Brown - Vernon
Burrell - Vernon
Walter Carlisle - Vernon
Bert Coy - Vernon
Robert Fisher - Vernon
Arthur Hensling - Vernon
Roy Hitt - Vernon
Happy Hogan - Vernon
William Lindsay - Vernon
Felix Martinke - Vernon
George Schafer - Vernon
Jesse Stovell - Vernon
Ed Willett - Vernon
Akin - Seattle
Bennett - Seattle
Custer - Seattle
Dretchko - Seattle
John Frisk - Seattle
Bert Hall - Seattle
Hendrix - Seattle
James Johnston - Seattle
Mike Lynch - Seattle
Frank Miller - Seattle
George Pennington - Seattle
Raymond - Seattle
Tom Seaton - Seattle
Shea - Seattle
Gus Thompson - Seattle
George Zackert - Seattle
Jesse Baker - Spokane
Bonner - Spokane
Brooks - Spokane
Cartwright - Spokane
Phil Cooney - Spokane
Davis - Spokane
Flood - Spokane
John Hickey - Spokane
Holm - Spokane
Keener - Spokane
John Killilay - Spokane
Ed Kippert - Spokane
Louis Nordyke - Spokane
Henry Ostdiek - Spokane
Weed - Spokane
Annis - Tacoma
Bassey - Tacoma
Cliff Blankenship - Tacoma
Byrnes - Tacoma
Curtis Coleman - Tacoma
Gaddy - Tacoma
Gurney - Tacoma
Bert Hall - Tacoma
Hartman - Tacoma
Jansing - Tacoma
Mott - Tacoma
Isaac Rockenfield - Tacoma
Schmutz - Tacoma
Starkell - Tacoma
Stevens - Tacoma
Warren - Tacoma
Breen - Vancouver
Bill Brinker - Vancouver
Drummond Brown - Vancouver
Capron - Vancouver
Chenault - Vancouver
Erickson - Vancouver
Flannagan - Vancouver
Harry Gardner - Vancouver
James - Vancouver
Jensen - Vancouver
Ed Kusel - Vancouver
Lewis - Vancouver
Scharnweber - Vancouver
Streib - Vancouver
Joe Sugden - Vancouver
Swain - Vancouver
Series 3 - 1911 
Fred Abbott - Los Angeles
James Agnew - Los Angeles
Roy Akin - Los Angeles
Curtis Bernard - Los Angeles
Elmer Criger - Los Angeles
T. F. Daley - Los Angeles
Lee Delhi - Los Angeles
Bert Delmas - Los Angeles
Frank Dillon - Los Angeles
Muriel Grindle - Los Angeles
Ivan Howard - Los Angeles
George Metzger - Los Angeles
Charley Moore - Los Angeles
Hugh Smith - Los Angeles
Elmer Thorsen - Los Angeles
Bill Tozer - Los Angeles
George Wheeler - Los Angeles
Harry Ables - Oakland
Tyler Christian - Oakland
Bert Coy - Oakland
George Cutshaw - Oakland
John Flater - Oakland
August Hetling - Oakland
Izzy Hoffman - Oakland
Kittie Knight - Oakland
Harl Maggert - Oakland
Miller - Oakland
Carl Mitze - Oakland
William Pearce - Oakland
Henry Pernoll - Oakland
Monte Pfyl - Oakland
John Tiedeman - Oakland
Clyde Wares - Oakland
James Wiggs - Oakland
Harry Wolverton - Oakland
Elmer Zacher - Oakland
Shad Barry - Portland
Chester Chadbourne - Portland
Charles Fullerton - Portland
J. Henderson - Portland
Elmer Koestner - Portland
Arthur Krueger - Portland
Walter Kuhn - Portland
Walt McCreedie - Portland
Thomas Murray - Portland
Roger Peckinpaugh - Portland
William Rapps - Portland
Wilbur Rodgers - Portland
Bud Ryan - Portland
Tom Seaton - Portland
Tommy Sheehan - Portland
Bill Steen - Portland
Frank Arrelanes - Sacramento
Spider Baum - Sacramento
Herbert Byram - Sacramento
Harold Danzig - Sacramento
John Fitzgerald - Sacramento
Elwood Hiester - Sacramento
Benjamin Hunt - Sacramento
L. N. La Longe - Sacramento
Bertram Lerchen - Sacramento
Chris Mahoney - Sacramento
Nourse - Sacramento
Patsy O'Rourke - Sacramento
James Shinn - Sacramento
Chester Thomas - Sacramento
Thompson - Sacramento
Frank Thornton - Sacramento
Edward Van Buren - Sacramento
Claude Berry - San Francisco
Frank Browning - San Francisco
Clarence Henley - San Francisco
Thomas Madden - San Francisco
Roy McArdle - San Francisco
Williard Meikle - San Francisco
Henry Melchoir - San Francisco
Frank Miller - San Francisco
Ernest Mohler - San Francisco
Doc Moskiman - San Francisco
Powell - San Francisco
William Ryan - San Francisco
Walter Schmidt - San Francisco
Royal Shaw - San Francisco
Harry Suter - San Francisco
Thomas Tennant - San Francisco
Oscar Vitt - San Francisco
Buck Weaver - San Francisco
Carl Zamloch - San Francisco
John Brackenridge - Vernon
Roy Brashear - Vernon
Drummond Brown - Vernon
Burrell - Vernon
Walter Carlisle - Vernon
Albert Carson - Vernon
Roy Castleton - Vernon
Roy Hitt - Vernon
Happy Hogan - Vernon
Franz Hosp - Vernon
John Kane - Vernon
Clarence McDonnell - Vernon
Ham Patterson - Vernon
John Raleigh - Vernon
Arthur Ross - Vernon
Sheehan - Vernon
Harry Stewart - Vernon
George Stinson - Vernon
Ed Willett - Vernon
Bloomfield - Portland
Casey - Portland
Garrett - Portland
Harris - Portland
Fred Lamline - Portland
Edward Mensor - Portland
Mundorff - Portland
Speas - Portland
Stovall - Portland
Williams - Portland
Art Bues - Seattle
Butler - Seattle
Cruikshank - Seattle
John Kading - Seattle
Bill Leard - Seattle
Raymond - Seattle
Seaton - Seattle
Shea - Seattle
David Skeels - Seattle
Spencer - Seattle
Weed - Seattle
George Zackert - Seattle
Bonner - Spokane
Cartwright - Spokane
Phil Cooney - Spokane
John Frisk - Spokane
Hasty - Spokane
Holm - Spokane
Ed Kippert - Spokane
Milo Netzel - Spokane
Louis Nordyke - Spokane
Henry Ostdiek - Spokane
Paul Strand - Spokane
Zimmerman - Spokane
Annis - Tacoma
Bassey - Tacoma
Burns - Tacoma
Curtis Coleman - Tacoma
Gordon - Tacoma
Hall - Tacoma
Eddie Higgins - Tacoma
Peter Morse - Tacoma
Isaac Rockenfield - Tacoma
Charlie Schmutz - Tacoma
Warren - Tacoma
Adams - Vancouver
Justin Bennett - Vancouver
Norman Brashear - Vancouver
Bill Brinker - Vancouver
Engel - Vancouver
Erickson - Vancouver
James - Vancouver
Jensen - Vancouver
Lewis - Vancouver
Scharnweber - Vancouver
Spiesman - Vancouver
Swain - Vancouver
Dashwood - Victoria
Davis - Victoria
Goodman - Victoria
Ed Householder - Victoria
Fred Raymer - Victoria
Reddick - Victoria
Jack Roche - Victoria
Starkel - Victoria
Ten Million - Victoria
Blaine Thomas - Victoria
Ward - Victoria
Top eBay Listings

1910 T212 Obak P.C.L. - John Lindsay - PSA 4 - Pacific Coast League (mikedenero)
$190.00

1910 T212 Obak N.W.L. - Lynch - PSA 4.5 -- Northwest League (mikedenero)
$180.00

1910 T212 Obak N.W.L. - Rockenfield - PSA 5 (stamped) -- (mikedenero)
$150.00

1910 T212 Obak P.C.L. - Milo Netzel - PSA 5 -- Pacific Coast League (mikedenero)
$200.00

1910 T212 Obak P.C.L. - Bill Tozer - PSA 4.5 - Pacific Coast League (mikedenero)
$205.00

1910 T212 Obak P.C.L. - Gus Hetling - PSA 4 -- Pacific Coast League (mikedenero)
$170.00

1910 T212 Obak N.W.L. - Kippert - PSA 4.5 - Northwest League (mikedenero)
$175.00

1910 T212 Obak N.W.L. - Hall - PSA 4 (stamped) - Northwest League (mikedenero)
$180.00

1911 T212 Obak Barry PSA 2 GOOD Portland PCL Minor League Tobacco #20011455
$59.00

1910 T212 Obak-175 McArdle PSA 3mk (8067)
$54.00

1910 T212 Obak-175 Custer PSA 3 (8065)
$80.00

1911 OBAK T212 SEATON PSA 6 EXMINT
$350.00

1910 T212 OBAK Jenson Vancouver PSA 2
$150.00

1911 T212 OBAK Shaw San Francisco PSA 2
$80.00

1910 T212 OBAK Kippert Spokane PSA 3 (MK)
$125.00

1910 T212 OBAK Klein Los Angeles PSA 2
$100.00
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