Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The SMG Pulled a SMG

I stopped by the card shop today. It was kind of a whim. I was just passing by in rush hour traffic, and decided 10 minutes in the shop would be enough time to let traffic thin out. That's a legit reason, right?
I spotted a box of 2009 Tri-Star Obak on sale for $2.75 a pack. I've been toying with the idea of collecting an Obak set (kind of out of spite because of the Topps-opoly). I grabbed a pack to see if anything would click.
Here's what we got;
 Dale Murphy cards are always nice to get. I harken back to the days of early cable TV and every Braves game was on. He and Horner were quite a duo.
 A mini T-212 of Buster Posey.
An ump and a baseball maker. 
 And this! Howe, Sewing Machine! What in tarnation is this! A card featuring a sewingmachineguy! Yah!!!
 We all have heard of Isaac Singer, the man behind the legendary Singer sewing machine company, and inventor. Few have heard of Howe. Since this is a blog about cards, I won't bore you with a sewing machine history. There are lot's of good places to learn about it if you want.
Let's just add this final note about the sewing machine; without it, you would all dress like this.


  1. I don't recall giving you permission to post my family photo....

  2. That is just perfect - an SMG! Made me smile.

  3. I think you're going to have to redesign your banner to include this card

  4. I continue to toy with the thought of working through Obak. That's an interesting card!


    time to become a supercollector