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|The picture below shows a larger view of this Colorful 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Card Sign Advertising Premium Magnet. This is a quality magnet that is like a pin back button except it has a full magnet on the back. It was made in 2009 when the original sign was auctioned in May for $152,750.00. That colorful sign is the one that is pictured on this magnet. The colorful image pictures a Cracker Jack box and many of the 1915 Cracker Jack baseball cards. It is marked as follows:
CRACKER JACK BALL PLAYERS
One of these handsomely colored pictures Free in each package of Cracker Jack, ''The Famous Popcorn Confection.'' Complete set has 176 Pictures of ''Stars'' in the American, National and Federal leagues. Start a collection of your favorite players!
RUECKHEIM BROS. & ECKSTEIN
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - CHICAGO, ILL.
The magnet measures 2-9/16'' x 3-9/16''. It is in mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information about the sign that was used to make this magnet:
The 1915 Cracker Jack baseball cards are universally recognized as one of the most classic and highly regarded baseball card sets ever produced. This poster was created by Cracker Jack and distributed for display in candy stores to advertise Cracker Jack, and to create interest in the new and exciting card set. If you went to the candy store in 1915, you might have seen the Cracker Jack poster hanging on the wall, or on the shelf behind the candy counter. It was made to be eye catching and made to be displayed. The poster is printed on very high quality sturdy cardboard stock, almost like a giant baseball card, and was created with the same uncompromising attention to quality production and design as the Cracker Jack baseball card set. The poster was designed to hang by a string attached at the two holes at the top, or to lean against anything, even a tower of Cracker Jack boxes, standing on its own due to its firm quality construction. The reverse is fully printed, with elaborate text directed to the store owner expressing Cracker Jack's great enthusiasm for the set. The reverse provides details on how customers can secure a complete set of 176 cards by mail and instructs store owners to ''Place this Show Card in a Prominent Place. It will Help Sell CRACKER JACK.'' The text on the reverse also notes ''This is the finest collection of baseball pictures ever issued.'' Almost one-hundred years later, many collectors would agree. The front of the poster pictures cards of the following twelve stars: Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Joe Jackson, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Stuffy McInnis, Vic Saier, Rabbit Maranville, and George Mullen.
Few items generate the response of shock and awe among advanced collectors in so many fields as does this poster. It is one of the great classics among all early twentieth century American advertising posters, highly valued in the general Americana advertising field, and it is also the single most valuable item in the entire world of Cracker Jack collecting. There are few products that better epitomize classic Americana, or are naturally a focus of serious collecting interest, more than Cracker Jack. This is the best and most desirable Cracker Jack related item in existence.
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