In thinking of what represents true Americana, the things that come to mind include – Baseball, Apple Pie, and yep Cracker Jack.
In the 1896 song “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”, Cracker Jack was given its official stamp of American approval in the line “Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack“.
While the Cracker Jack brand first got notice at the World’s Fair in 1893, it was its association with baseball which brought it to the forefront of American culture.
Many kids are most certainly familiar with the small toys included in boxes of Cracker Jack, yet it was two years (1914 to 1915) that Cracker Jack showed its true allegiance to baseball by including cards with its caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts.
The Cracker Jack baseball cards are today one of the most revered sets in the history of the hobby. In this piece, we take a look at the history of Cracker Jack and examine the details of the two card sets.Read More...