1930 PR4 Cracker Jack / Button Gum Pins Set and Checklist

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Title PR4 Cracker Jack / Button Gum Pins
Year 1930
Size 3/4″ in diameter
Images Color
Type Pins
Number in Set

1930 PR4 Cracker Jack / Button Gum Pins Overview

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The 1930 PR4 Cracker Jack / Button Gum Pin set includes 25 different baseball players. The pins are somewhat generic looking with color cartoon drawings of the player’s face along with his name on the fronts.

The company that should be attributed to making these pins is still sort of a mystery. The Button Gum company was formerly recognized as the distributor but these pins are more commonly referred to as a Cracker Jack set. PSA, for what it’s worth, designates them as such. Compelling evidence, such as this advertisement, is even present for a company called General Gum, Inc.

While 25 baseball players are included in the set, the overall set is much larger. A total of 100 pins are actually included in all as the series includes presidents, actors/actresses, Native Americans, and other famous personalities. Some of the bigger names outside of the presidents include Wild Bill Hickok, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett (his pin is misspelled ‘Crocket’), Will Rogers, and Clark Gable.

Confirming the manufacturer and distributor of these buttons seems to be very much up in the air.

1930 PR4 Cracker Jack / Button Gum Pins Checklist

  1. Charles Berry
  2. Bill Cissell
  3. Kiki Cuyler
  4. Dizzy Dean
  5. Wes Ferrell
  6. Frankie Frisch
  7. Lou Gehrig
  8. Lefty Gomez
  9. Goose Goslin
  10. George Grantham
  11. Charlie Grimm
  12. Lefty Grove
  13. Gabby Hartnett
  14. Travis Jackson
  15. Tony Lazzeri
  16. Ted Lyons
  17. Rabbit Maranville
  18. Carl Reynolds
  19. Charles Ruffing
  20. Al Simmons
  21. Gus Suhr
  22. Bill Terry
  23. Dazzy Vance
  24. Paul Waner
  25. Lon Warneke

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