Sunday, September 20, 2020

Oddball Food Issue: 1982 Crack Jack

Crack Jack has a long history with baseball cards, but it's sparse. They produced cards in 1914 and 1915, then they produced a two panel set of 16 cards featuring some baseball greats in connection with the Old Timers Game at RFK stadium in 1982. It would be almost a decade before they featured baseball cards again in 1991 and 1992. No cards since. I think it's about time for more Cracker Jack baseball cards.

These 1982 Cracker Jack panels were part of a collection I bought last year.

I was only 1 in 1982, but by 1991 I was buying lots of Cracker Jack after Little League games in 1991 and 1992. I never really considered collecting those sets though, so at this point I pretty much will be starting from scratch on those sets. Some day I would love to own an original 1914 or 1915 Cracker Jack card. Anybody out there reading this have a 1914 or 1915 Cracker Jack card in your collection?


  1. I don't have any 1914 or 15 cracker jack cards, but I do have the duke snider from this set. I like the design as its a mashup of 1978 and 1979 topps.

  2. I don't have any original Cracker Jack cards, no. I used to have a t-shirt of Joe Jackson's card.

    The Kiner and Feller cards here look so weird, with the drawings lifted from their 1953 Topps cards while the rest have photos.

  3. These uncut sheets are awesome! Solid design with some heavy hitters on the checklist. Off to eBay to add this to my watchlist.

  4. I've never seen this set before - nice cards!

  5. Took me forever to get the Snider from this set. It's also my goal to get a 1914 Cracker Jack card.