I went on an ebay search a couple weeks ago searching for some cheap Dodger autographs. The Dodgers have been struck by injuries so, they called up Josh Lindblom about 2-3 weeks ago. He has since been sent back down to the minors. Anyways, I have been reading about him for a few years since the Dodgers drafted him out of Purdue. I enjoy collecting autos of failed Dodger prospects or Dodger prospects that aren't in the top 100 according to Baseball America. Lindblom fits into the Dodger prospect category that I collect.
I was able to find a pairing of a couple OBAK autos of Lindblom and White Sox prospect Jordan Danks. With these two being sold as a lot for 2 bucks each, I was in! The Danks is available for trade but, the Lindblom is a keeper. Lindblom pitched well for the Dodgers in his short stint this year. I enjoyed watching him pitch.
After getting this in the mail, I began to think how much it would cost to start a card company. Because I have heard of OBAK before and I'm sure some collectors have purchased boxes or packs of this product. The quality of the card made me think that I could do it myself. How much could it cost to get some minor leaguers to sign some cardboard? Just wondering. I may not have the means or business acumen to start my own trading card company but, a boy could dream,right?
I think that I will search out ebay for more OBAK products. They have a wide ranging autograph checklist. The background design is similar to the Goodwin set.