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1914 / 15   E145   Cracker Jack

FRONT (E145-1)

BACK (E145-1)
Year(s) Published: 1914/15
Hobby Designation:   E145
Set Name: Cracker Jack (2 sets)
Card Size (inches): 2-1/4 x 3
Number of Cards in Set: var.
Est. Value (common; VG): $330

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Note: The Cracker Jack product received a huge promotional boost (no doubt
more than any baseball card set could ever produce) in the lyrics to 1908 song:
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Set Summary
  • Produced in 1914 & 1915 by Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein
  • Later Craker Jack Company; now a division of Frito-Lay
  • Colored player photo set against bright red background
  • White bordered with player name and team in bottom margin
  • Divided into two distinct subsets:   E145-1 and E145-2
  • For set details, see "Cracker Jack Sets Compared" table below
  • Numbered sets with player bios printed on card backs
  • Album was produced for the 1915 set
  • E145 Cracker Jack Sets Compared
      E145-1 E145-2
    Front Example
    Back Example
    Year Issued 1914 1915
    Number in Set 144 176
    Back Orientation Normal Upside Down
    Card stock used Thin Paper Heavy Paper
    Value Prem. Mult. 1.7 1

    1) Lew Lipset, "1914-15 E145 Cracker Jack: American as Baseball & Apple Pie," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #9 (Fall 2006, p. 16-23)

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