Friday, June 14, 2013

Cracker Jack Baseball Cards Still a Classic

In 1914, the company known for the popular confection Cracker Jack released as series of baseball cards. Designated as E145 in the American Card Catalog, the set consisted of a total of 144 cards.

Measuring 2-1/4 inches by 3 inches, they were larger than most candy and tobacco–era cards of their day but smaller than the modern cards collectors have become accustomed to today. Printed on a thin paper stock, the cards featured 

players posed in both action and portrait photos against a brilliant red background.

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