• The Cracker Jack Collection Baseball's Prized Players
  • The Cracker Jack Collection Baseball's Prized Players
  • The Cracker Jack Collection Baseball's Prized Players

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The Cracker Jack Collection
Baseball's Prized Players

100th Anniversary Commemorative Edition


By Tom Zappala & Ellen Zappala
with John Molori & Jim Davis, Foreword and Contributions by Joe Orlando


“From the fabulous art work through the vintage Cracker Jack baseball cards to the organization and lively essays - the book belongs on every baseball fan's sports bookshelf. It will stay on mine. HIGHLY NOTABLE.”
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- Dr. Harvey Frommer, Baseball Guru.com

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“Their new book The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball's Prized Players, serves not only as celebration of the cherished set, but also a historical documentation of the company. The book is a testament to the longstanding relationship between the sweet treat and the very American game of baseball. Using beautiful imagery and detailed analysis, the book is now the absolute authority on the 1914-15 Cracker Jack sets. An easy to read piece that will immerse yourself in a by-gone era, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball's Prized Players is a nostalgic delight, much like its namesake confectionery.” CardboardConnection.com - Cardboard Connection Book Review

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“Ninety-nine years after the first card was pulled from the penny box comes “The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball's Prized Players”, a coffee table book that brings the sets, the era and the athletes back into focus...The Cracker Jack Collection is a must-have for your hobby library. It's one of those books you'll grab off the shelf on a hot summer day when the topic of Deadball Era stars comes up or a cold winter night when thoughts drift back to a different time in the game of baseball.” SportsCollectorsDaily.com - Rich Mueller, Sports Collectors Daily

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“A Crackerjack good read” PSACard.com - SMR Magazine

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“From the introduction to the final chapter, the “The Cracker Jack Collection” is an entertaining read for die-hard sports enthusiasts and casual dabblers in sports history. Buy this book for the baseball lover in your life or for anyone who wants to learn more about this bit of iconic American history.” Download the review - Michelle Xiarhos Curran, Merrimack Valley Magazine

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“You don't have to collect vintage baseball cards to get a kick out of The Cracker Jack Collection. Tom and Ellen Zappala, the authors of The T206 Collection take fans back to the Deadball Era, long before $100 million contracts, when players had to hustle off the field as doctors, laborers, cigar makers and vaudevillians to afford to play the game. If you're looking for fresh yarns to tell during the next raindelayed game, you've come to the right place.” - Joe Sciacca, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Herald

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“What intriguing reading. Timeless photos coupled with wistful, elucidating and provocative commentary...often of the kind that re-kindles ageless debates over deserved or undeserved stature and celebrity. Here's worthwhile dabbling equally for the purist or for the merely curious.” - Branch Rickey III, president, Pacific Coast League

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“As a vintage player in good standing, I had the great pleasure of hitting a grand slam on the 150th anniversary of Connie Mack's birth in front of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This book is a great read as the vintage ballplayers featured here are the founding fathers of the game. The artwork in this book is superb (I only wish I was in it!) Tom and Ellen, you have done a fine job!”
- Bill “Spaceman” Lee, member Red Sox Hall of Fame and All-Star pitcher

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“The Cracker Jack Collection is meticulously researched and brilliantly written. It not only is the definitive work on these prized and rare cards, it also evokes, in a nostalgic and moving way, a much simpler time in baseball and American history.” - Marino Amoruso, award-winning filmmaker of documentaries including: Jackie Robinson: My Story; : In His Own Words; Dynasty: The New York Yankees

Cracker Jack Rare Basball Cards

“The classic Cracker Jack baseball cards made the Deadball Era come alive in striking, vivid colors. This book captures all of that as well as the backstories that breathe further life into their subjects. Anyone who likes baseball will cherish this book.” - Rusty Sullivan, Executive Director, The Sports Museum, Boston, MA