IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Medal Award Winner! The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players celebrates the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest baseball card collections in the world. The players included in this superb set range from some of the best in the game, like Eddie Collins, part of the famous $100,000 infield of the Philadelphia Athletics, to lesser-known players like Cuban-born Armando Marsans, a talented player who also made fine cigars! The game of baseball was still evolving during this period and issues like player salaries, rule changes and the birth of the renegade Federal League all contributed to shaping our National Pastime. The player stories included in this book give a glimpse into the realities of life in the early 20th century, and provide a journey through one of the most exciting eras in baseball history. This book is a great read for anyone who loves baseball, not just the collector. * Biographies of every player featured in the 1914 & 1915 Cracker Jack Ball Player card series, compiled for the first time. * Full size, full color images of all 180 Cracker Jack Ball Player cards. * Player anecdotes uncover details of the birth of our National Pastime. * Special chapter on the history of Cracker Jack, the prizes, and the product’s special relationship with Major League baseball. * Filled with artistically rendered full-color photographs of baseball artifacts, antique Cracker Jack prizes and memorabilia. A must for any avid baseball fan and Collector.
Condition: Dust Jack in EX+ state book in NRMT State.