|There are three pictures showing a view of the (2) Different Cracker Jack Reference Booklets in this lot. Both covers are shown and the inside center pages of the second one.|
The first one (cover pictured) is the Winter / Spring 1998 issue of THE TOY RING JOURNAL (a publication for toy ring collectors). The feature article and the cover is on Cracker Jack prize rings. There are many pictures and information inside on rings that were used as prizes and promotions for Cracker Jack over time. I had written the article myself. I will include a printed unedited version of the article as well. I will also sign it if requested.
The second item pictured is a booklet entitled A SURPRISE INSIDE - THE WORK AND WIZARDRY OF JOHN WALWORTH. The cover is shown and the inside two page color centerfold. John was a designer of many premiums From Cracker Jack from 1961 to 1973. He had also Designed Cereal Premiums and Prizes as well as the packaging.
He was an Animator as well, and the creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost. He worked on McDonald's and Burger King toys too! Much information is packed in this 1990 booklet. The cover has a dial and there are 36 pages with color and black & white pictures of all the above mentioned. There is also an interview, a chronological listing, prize and package listings, and much more! The center two pages picture many of the Cracker Jack prizes that John "Wally" Walworth created in color.
Both are great reference items. To judge the sizes the first one measures 8-1/2" x 11". They are in mint condition.