|The picture shows this Early Checkers Popcorn Confection Train Stand Up Tin Prize. This was a prize that came in a box of Checkers.|
The Checkers Popcorn product was from the Shotwell Manufacturing Company. It was a very strong competitor to Cracker Jack. So much so that Cracker Jack bought the product outright in 1926. It was continued but eventually phased out.
The stand up train prize is made of tin and it is imprinted with red and black ink on a white background. It has a poem on the bottom section that folds over that reads as follows:
Bobby Says My Train Has Come,
And I Will Be The Crew,
I'll Load It Up With Checkers,
And Ride Off Choo, Choo, Choo
It measures 1-7/8" wide. It is in good condition as pictured with wear from the base being bent over, dents, and some light rusting on the back.