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OBAK CIGARETTES FACTORY No 171 1st DIST. STATE OF CALIFORNIA THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. PATENTED
Obak Cigarettes were issued by the John Bollman Company out of San Francisco, California, in the 1860s. Obak Cigarettes is most known for beautifully painted baseball cards in the early 20th century. They also issued pinback buttons with clever “I’m the Guy” phrases in white text on red, blue, and green backgrounds. It is unknown exactly how many cigarette promotional items exist, but the number is thought to be over 350.
Obak Tobacco. (2011, July 21). Retrieved June 26, 2020, from https://www.cardboardconnection.com/collectopedia/manufacturers/obak-tob...
Whitaker, R. (2001). I'm The Guy. Retrieved June 26, 2020, from http://www.enolagaia.com/ImTheGuy.html