1914 Cracker Jack Baseball Cards

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When you think of cracker jacks, you might think of the 7th inning tune Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack

The caramelized treat has actually been associated with baseball for many years

1914 Cracker Jack Cards, often known for their  E145-1 designation are some of the most sought-after cards of the deadball era.

Instead of the normal toy in the snack, in 1914 and 1915 the Cracker Jack company produced sets of baseball cards that fit the small toy focus.

Measuring 2- inches by 3 inches, 1914 Cracker Jack Baseball cards are larger than most familiar tobacco and caramel card sets of the era. They are likewise are printed on thick paper rather than cardboard.

On the front of the card is the player’s name, city and league association.

You may notice on some cards the addition of a Federal League.

The federal league, lasted for only 2 years competing with the American and National leagues in 1914 and 15. (You can thank the Federal League for Wrigley Field).

Cracker Jacks are one of the only sets to also feature the short-lived league.

The set included 42 players from the Federal League.

The card backs feature the card number, biography of the player, and an ad specifying that there are 144 cards in the complete set. 

Given that Cracker Jack cards were dispersed inside boxes in 1914, they are vulnerable to the obvious condition issue of staining. As an outcome, most of the ones discovered today contain discolorations from the candy that accompanied them.

Sadly, the start of WWI changed the focus of the business and the cards were dropped after two years of production. The restricted production is among the key reasons why these have ended up being valuable collector’s items.

Joe Jackson

Today, Jackson might be more well-known than ever although he was disallowed from baseball and never played another game after 1920

That was due to his function in the notorious 1919 “Black Sox Scandal.

The Cracker Jack 1914 Card is one of the best cards to collect of him.

Low Pop, great color and characteristics.

Ty Cobb

The 1914 Cracker Jack # 30 Ty Cobb is widely acknowledged as one of card collecting’s great classics, and one of Ty Cobb’s many desirable and striking cards 

Cobb is a go to card in any set, and many believe that this is his iconic card to collect.

Christy Matthewson

One of the three best pitchers of the dead ball era.

Matthewson had 2 different designs in 1914 and 1915 making both cards sought after.

His 1914 holds a premium over the 1915 card.

Walter Johnson

Another one of the best pitchers of the dead ball era

Collectors will grab any Walter Johnson card from his playing days.

Honus Wagner

Remember his famous t206 card

The 1914 Cracker Jack is a more affordable card, yet it still fetches a few thousand dollars on the low end side of things.

Eddie Plank

Another famous t206 card

Plank’s card is desired by those who collect HOF players and can’t afford his short printed t206 card.

Grover Alexander

Alexander didn’t have a t206 card, so this is one of his first cards.

He has 373 wins and a 2.56 ERA.

Nap Lajoie

Another legendary player. Lajoie cards are always a must.

Tris Speaker

Tris speaker was another great dead ball era player. 

Base Set Checklist

144 cards. 

1 Otto Knabe

2 Frank Baker

3 Joe Tinker

4 Larry Doyle

5 Ward Miller

6 Eddie Plank

7 Eddie Collins

8 Rube Oldring

9 Artie Hoffman

10 Stuffy McInnis

11 George Stovall

12 Connie Mack

13 Art Wilson

14 Sam Crawford

15 Reb Russell

16 Howie Camnitz

17 Roger Bresnahan

18 Johnny Evers

19 Chief Bender

20 Cy Falkenberg

21 Heinie Zimmerman

22 Joe Wood

23 Charles Comiskey

24 George Mullen

25 Michael Simon

26 Jim Scott

27 Bill Carrigan

28 Jack Barry

29 Vean Gregg

30 Ty Cobb

31 Heinie Wagner

32 Mordecai Brown

33 Amos Strunk

34 Ira Thomas

35 Harry Hooper

36 Ed Walsh

37 Grover Cleveland Alexander

38 Red Dooin

39 Chick Gandil

40 Jimmy Austin

41 Tommy Leach

42 Al Bridwell

43 Rube Marquard

44 Charles Tesreau

45 Fred Luderus

46 Bob Groom

47 Josh Devore

48 Harry Lord

49 John Miller

50 John Hummel

51 Nap Rucker

52 Zack Wheat

53 Otto Miller

54 Marty O’Toole

55 Dick Hoblitzell

56 Clyde Milan

57 Walter Johnson

58 Wally Schang

59 Harry Gessler

60 Rollie Zeider

61 Ray Schalk

62 Jay Cashion

63 Babe Adams

64 Jimmy Archer

65 Tris Speaker

66 Nap Lajoie

67 Otis Crandall

68 Honus Wagner

69 John McGraw

70 Fred Clarke

71 Chief Meyers

72 John Boehling

73 Max Carey

74 Frank Owens

75 Miller Huggins

76 Claude Hendrix

77 Hughie Jennings

78 Fred Merkle

79 Ping Bodie

80 Ed Ruelbach

81 Jim Delehanty

82 Gavvy Cravath

83 Russ Ford

84 Elmer E. Knetzer

85 Buck Herzog

86 Burt Shotton

87 Hick Cady

88 Christy Mathewson

89 Lawrence Cheney

90 Frank Smith

91 Roger Peckinpaugh

92 Al Demaree

93 Del Pratt

94 Eddie Cicotte

95 Ray Keating

96 Beals Becker

97 Rube Benton

98 Frank LaPorte

99 Frank Chance

100 Thomas Seaton

101 Frank Schulte

102 Ray Fisher

103 Shoeless Joe Jackson

104 Vic Saier

105 Jimmy Lavender

106 Joe Birmingham

107 Tom Downey

108 Sherry Magee

109 Fred Blanding

110 Bob Bescher

111 Jim Callahan

112 Ed Sweeney

113 George Suggs

114 George Moriarty

115 Addison Brennan

116 Rollie Zeider

117 Ted Easterly

118 Ed Konetchy

119 George Perring

120 Mickey Doolan

121 Hub Perdue

122 Owen Bush

123 Slim Sallee

124 Earl Moore

125 Bert Niehoff

126 Walter Blair

127 Butch Schmidt

128 Steve Evans

129 Ray Caldwell

130 Ivey Wingo

131 George Baumgardner

132 Les Nunamaker

133 Branch Rickey

134 Armando Marsans

135 Bill Killefer

136 Rabbit Maranville

137 William Rariden

138 Hank Gowdy

139 Rebel Oakes

140 Danny Murphy

141 Cy Barger

142 Eugene Packard

143 Jake Daubert

144 James C. Walsh

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