1914 Cracker Jack

The 1914 Cracker Jack Baseball set consists of 144 subjects, each card with its player shot and brilliant red backdrop measuring 2-1/4" by 3”, all printed on thin paper (and designated E145-1 in The American Card Catalog). Individual examples were inserted in boxes of the molasses-covered popcorn snack. Cardbacks devoted half the area to a short player biography and the rest to text promoting the set and the product. American, National and Federal League heroes were in abundance, with this set anchored by Max Carey, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Harry Hooper, Miller Huggins, Joe Jackson, Walter Johnson, Napoleon Lajoie, Christy Mathewson (the scarce exemplar with his pitching prowess on display), Branch Rickey, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Jimmy Walsh and Zach Wheat. The thin-paper pieces survived in only very small quantities, owing to their inherent fragility, and as the 1914 issue was only found packaged with the delicious sticky candy treat, examples are far more difficult to secure than those from the following year. To no one’s surprise, the delicate 1914 trading cards and their close proximity with syrupy Cracker Jack exacted a condition toll - stains and darkening associated with the sugars as well as dents, dings and creases incurred while the piece bounced around unprotected within the container. Such facts of life force enthusiasts to forego exacting condition standards to collect them.

SET LIST

# CARD NAME
Roger Bresnahan (No Number On Back)
1 Otto Knabe
2 Home Run Baker
3 Joe Tinker
4 Larry Doyle
5 Ward Miller
6 Eddie Plank
7 Edward Collins
8 Rube Oldring
9 Artie Hoffman (Hofman)
10 John McInnis
11 George Stovall
12 Connie Mack
13 Art Wilson
14 Sam Crawford
15 Reb Russell
16 Howie Camnitz
17 Roger Bresnahan (Number On Back)
18 Johnny Evers
19 Chief Bender
20 Cy Falkenberg
21 Heine Zimmerman
22 Smoky Joe Wood
23 Charles Comiskey
24 George Mullen (Mullin)
25 Michael Simon
26 James Scott
27 Bill Carrigan
28 Jack Barry
29 Vean Gregg
30 Ty Cobb
31 Heine Wagner
32 Mordecai Brown
33 Amos Strunk
34 Ira Thomas
35 Harry Hooper
36 Ed Walsh
37 Grover 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 Dots Miller
50 John Hummell (Hummel)
51 Nap Rucker
52 Zach Wheat
53 Otto Miller
54 Marty O'Toole
55 Dick Hoblitzel (Hoblitzell)
56 Clyde Milan
57 Walter Johnson
58 Wally Schang
59 Harry Gessler
60 Rollie Zeider
61 Ray Schalk
62 Jay Cashion
63 Charles 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 Joe Boehling
73 Max Carey
74 Frank Owens
75 Miller Huggins
76 Claude Hendrix
77 Hugh Jennings
78 Fred Merkle
79 Ping Bodie
80 Ed Reulbach
81 Jim Delehanty (Delahanty)
82 Gavvy Cravath
83 Russ Ford
84 Elmer Knetzer
85 Charles Herzog
86 Burt Shotten
87 Hick Cady
88 Christy Mathewson
89 Lawrence Cheney
90 Frank Smith
91 Roger Peckinpaugh
92 Al Demaree
93 Del Pratt
94 Edward V. Cicotte
95 Ray Keating
96 Beals Becker
97 Rube Benton
98 Frank LaPorte (LaPorte)
99 Frank Chance
100 Tom Seaton
101 Wildfire Schulte
102 Ray Fisher
103 Joe Jackson
104 Vic Saier
105 Jimmy Lavender
106 Joe Birmingham
107 Tom Downey
108 Sherwood R. Magee
109 Fred Blanding
110 Bob Bescher
111 James J. Callahan
112 Edward F. Sweeney
113 George Suggs
114 George Moriarity (Moriarty)
115 Ad Brennan
116 Rollie Zeider
117 Ted Easterly
118 Ed Konetchy
119 George Perring
120 Mickey Doolan
121 Hub Perdue
122 Donie Bush
123 Slim Sallee
124 Earle Moore (Earl)
125 Bert Niehoff
126 Walter Blair
127 Butch Schmidt
128 Steve Evans
129 Ray Caldwell
130 Ivy Wingo
131 Elmer Baumgardner
132 Leslie Nunamaker
133 Branch Rickey
134 Armando Marsans
135 Bill Killifer (Killefer)
136 Rabbit Maranville
137 Bill Rariden
138 Henry Gowdy
139 Ernest T. Oakes
140 Daniel F. Murphy
141 Cy Barger
142 Eugene Packard
143 Jake Daubert
144 Jimmy Walsh