Saturday, February 21, 2009

194- CRACKER JACKS!...BUT WHAT WAS SAILOR JACK'S DOG'S NAME, HUH?....

BINGO!
They were sold at the Chicago's World Fair in 1893 by Frederick and Louis Rueckheim and originally called "Candied Popcorn and Peanuts". And THANKS, in 1912, those unique prizes were added! I once collected the neat widdle prizes but, because there were billions and billions out and about, ceased. If you go to eBay, you'll see how enough collectors get into that line of collecting the molasses-tinted icons.
A complete set of just 176 Cracker Jack baseball player cards, bt the, sold for $800,000 once!
And the BIG question? Why, with Poppycock, Fiddle Faddle, Screaming Yellow Zonkers and Crunch 'N Munch has our American society maintained a "religious thing" for Cracker Jacks? I'll bet that not a single person EVER to read this blog has ever not opened a wax sealed package, checked out and kept the prize and, uh, munched away! You even probably licked your fingers, too. C'mon, 'fess up.

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