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01-19-2002, 02:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Cy</b><p>I have a question about the 1914-1915 Cracker Jack cards.<BR><BR>Does anyone know if they were placed inside the box with/without some sort of covering? I'm not sure if cellophane was around then. So were the cards encased in some sort of paper covering?<BR><BR>Secondly, are there any unopened boxes of cracker jack from that era still around? If there are, what price would one command? If there aren't any, what price would you pay if one is found? (BTW, I do not have an old box. I merely bought a big box of 2002 cracker jack for my children and these thoughts hit me.)<BR><BR>Thanks.<BR><BR>Cy

01-19-2002, 06:03 PM
Posted By: <b>petecld</b><p>An unopened box of Cracker jacks from 1915 would be a facinating piece but - YUK! <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14><BR><BR>I would imagine it would be either be rock hard or quite moldy.<BR><BR>I have seen unopened 1959 Fleer packs that have cookies in them. Thankfully I didn't have the munchies at the time. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

01-19-2002, 06:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>to say that the 1914 Cracker Jacks (can be positively identified by statement on back that it's part of a series of 144) were placed naked in the box, with all that gooey stuff. It's amazing (maybe too amazing--I keep waiting for my '14s to fall apart from bleaching, but so far, none of them has) that any '14s survived without stains. The 1915 Cracker Jacks were 1) placed naked in the box and 2) available from the Cracker Jack Company outside the box. That's why there're so many more '15s than '14s without stains.<BR> <BR> Julie <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>