1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Cards

1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Cards



Product Details

VN:RO [1.9.17_1161]
User Rating:

For the second straight year, Cracker Jack issued a set of cards to be included inside boxes of their familiar product. This time, however, they expanded the set to 176 total cards and offered compete sets for sale through a mail in offer. They also designed a special album to display the collection of cards as well. The 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball set also offered collectors some image variations different than those of the 1914 set.

The cards are mostly similar to the ones in the 1914 set. A color drawing of a player appears on the front, below the words Cracker Jack Ball Players. A vivid red background also appears on the card. The colorized photo images, set against the deep, rich red background, creates a stunning contrast. The player's name, city and league affiliation appear within the lower border of the card. One unique feature is the way white colors are simply the paper color, which let the picture bleed into the border. Cards that feature a different shade of white can be easily identified as forgeries. Once again, car backs feature the card number, biography of the player pictured, and an advertisement stating that there are 176 cards in the complete set. One noticeable difference in the 1915 set is that is was printed on a thicker cardboard like stock.

There are a couple of key differences between 1914 cards, as well. The most obvious difference being on the back with the mention of a 176 card set. Additionally, the backs are printed upside down compared to the way the 1914 cards are oriented. This allowed customers who mounted them into the album using photo hinges (common in the day) to flip the cards over to read them.

While most of the players from cards #1-144 remained the same from 1914, some were updated to reflect any team or league changes. In addition two players Christy Mathewson (card #88 and Del Pratt (card #93) had their images changed. Five players that were part of the 1914 offering were dropped from the set because they left the major leagues, and were replaced by new players. As for the final 32 cards (#145-176), they were comprised of players who didn't originally appear in the 1914 set. As a result, those cards carry a bit of a premium due to increased demand.

Since Cracker Jack cards from 1915 were available directly from the company, many more can be found in higher grades. As a result, 1915 cards are a little less valuable than their 1914 counterparts. Vintage collectors often choose to pursue this set as opposed to that of the 1914 set for this very reason.

The short-lived, two year run of production left early collectors wanting more. Unfortunately, the start of World War I changed the company's focus and priorities. The Cracker Jack sets have left an indelible impression on the hobby and the trading card landscape.

ebaysmalllogo Image
3810237634594040 1 Image
TY COBB 1915 Cracker Jack #30 SGC DETROIT TIGERS HOF
$4,500.00
3511967055494040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK JOHN McGRAW # 69 PSA 2
$399.95
2616260381284040 1 Image
1915 Cracker Jack #28 Jack Barry BVG 2
$100.00
2215559193654040 1 Image
1915 Cracker Jack #49 John Miller SGC 10
$95.00
2716392326894040 1 Image
1915 Cracker Jack #42 Bridwell sgc 40 low POP
$90.00
1313241030514040 1 Image
Joe Tinker HOF 1915 Cracker Jack # 3 - SGC 40
$241.39
1814233191094040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #51 NAP RUCKER PSA 2 *15595
$169.00
1814233191114040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #60 OSCAR DUGEY PSA 1 *15572
$99.00
1814233191124040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #146 LEFTY TYLER PSA 1 *15577
$99.00
1814233191134040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #170 HANS LOBERT PSA 1.5 *15586
$99.00
1814233191164040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #166 LESLIE BUSH PSA 1.5 *15585
$99.00
1911936309014040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #55 DICK HOBLITZEL (HOBLITZELL) PSA 1 *15571
$149.00
1911936309094040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #72 JOE BOEHLING PSA 2 *15596
$169.00
2010978406054040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #153 BILL JAMES PSA 2 *15603
$139.00
2010978406064040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #175 JOSEPH BENZ PSA 1 *15580
$99.00
2010978406084040 1 Image
1915 CRACKER JACK #148 OWEN WILSON PSA 1 MK *15566
$89.00
« Previous1234
 Image

Set Checklist

1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Featuring 176 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 MG
 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 OWN
 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 Jeff Tesreau
 45 Fred Luderus
 46 Bob Groom
 47 Josh Devore
 48 Steve O'Neill
 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 Oscar Dugey
 61 Ray Schalk
 62 Willie Mitchell
 63 Babe Adams
 64 Jimmy Archer
 65 Tris Speaker
 66 Nap Lajoie
 67 Otis Crandall
 68 Honus Wagner
 69 John McGraw MG
 70 Fred Clarke
 71 Chief Meyers
 72 John Boehling
 73 Max Carey
 74 Frank Owens
 75 Miller Huggins
 76 Claude Hendrix
 77 Hughie Jennings MG
 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 Hal Chase
 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 Herbie Moran
 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 MG
 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
 145 Ted Cather
 146 George Tyler
 147 Lee Magee
 148 Owen Wilson
 149 Hal Janvrin
 150 Doc Johnston
 151 George Whitted
 152 George McQuillan
 153 Bill James
 154 Dick Rudolph
 155 Joe Connolly
 156 Jean Dubuc
 157 George Kaiserling
 158 Fritz Maisel
 159 Heinie Groh
 160 Benny Kauff
 161 Edd Roush
 162 George Stallings MG
 163 Bert Whaling
 164 Bob Shawkey
 165 Eddie Murphy
 166 Joe Bush
 167 Clark Griffith
 168 Vin Campbell
 169 Raymond Collins
 170 Hans Lobert
 171 Earl Hamilton
 172 Erskine Mayer
 173 Tilly Walker
 174 Bobby Veach
 175 Joseph Benz
 176 Hippo Vaughn
1914 Cracker Jack Walter Johnson1 Image


 |  E-Mail Author
Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

User Reviews

  1. I found some 4 mini cracker jack baseball cards and have no idea about them

    Review This Product

    Rate this product from 1 to 5 stars using the following rating scale:

    1 Star - Avoid this product like the plague
    2 Stars - Below Average Product
    3 Stars - Average Product
    4 Stars - Excellent Product
    5 Stars - Incredible Product

    Please explain your rating below.