1915 Cracker Jack Set (E145-2)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E145-2 Cracker Jack
Year 1915
Size 2 1/4″ x 3″
Images Color
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

1915 Cracker Jack Overview

Comiskey E145 Cracker Jack BackComiskey E145 Cracker JackAmong the most well-known candy card issues, the 1914 Cracker Jack and 1915 E145 Cracker Jack sets are heavily desired by collectors.

Known for their red backgrounds, these cards have gained quite a following over the years and are one of the more popular E-card releases.

The 1915 set feature a total of 176 total cards – a full 32 more than the earlier 1914 set. One unique feature is that almost of the first 144 cards in the 1915 set match the sequence of those in the 1914 set. The 1915 set mostly consists of the 1914 set with about 35 additional different cards.

Several key players were added for 1915, including Hall of Famers Clark Griffith and Edd Roush. Significant additions also included Hal Chase as well as manager George Stallings, who won the World Series with the Boston Braves in 1914.

Cards feature a player image against a solid red background. The tops of the cards read “Cracker Jack Ball Players” while the bottoms include the player’s name and team.’ One card was included into each Cracker Jack package. The 1915 cards were printed on thicker stock, making them a little more durable.

Unlike many other caramel and tobacco cards from the same era, the backs of the cards include a detailed biography of the player in question. Also printed on backs are card numbers to help collectors better assemble a set. Cards are rare and extremely delicate making grading them in any condition a worthwhile pursuit.

Cracker Jack tried to make getting a complete set into the hands of collectors as easy as possible. One way they did this was with a special redemption program. Collectors could receive all 176 cards for .25 and one coupon, or in exchange for 100 coupons.

1914 Cards vs. 1915 Cards

One confusing thing for collectors not too familiar with these sets is differentiating the 1914 cards from the 1915 cards and that’s because the cards look virtually alike. There are a few ways to tell them apart, however.

Without a doubt, the easiest way to tell them apart is the backs. The backs of the 1915 cards were printed upside down while the 1914 backs are right side up when you turn them over horizontally.

In addition, as stated, the 1914 cards are printed on thinner stock. Finally, the 1915 set was larger and included cards beyond No. 144. Any cards with card numbers after 144 are 1915 cards.

Finally, while both cards are rare, the 1914 cards produced a year earlier are definitively rarer than the 1915 cards.


Cracker Jack added a slight twist in 1915. Unlike the 1914 set, the company produced a special album for the 1915 cards.

The albums are rarely seen and difficult to find, but they do exist. These cream-colored albums have a decorative design on the front featuring a lion and also have the title, ‘Cracker Jack Ball Players.’

Inside of the album are pages where collectors could paste their cards. As described on the backs of the 1915 cards, the albums were available for either 50 coupons or for one coupon and ten cents in money or stamps.

1915 Cracker Jack Checklist

  1. Otto Knabe
  2. Home Run Baker
  3. Joe Tinker
  4. Larry Doyle
  5. Ward Miller
  6. Eddie Plank
  7. Eddie Collins
  8. Rube Oldring
  9. Art Hofman
  10. John McInnis
  11. George Stovall
  12. Connie Mack
  13. Art Wilson
  14. Sam Crawford
  15. Reb Russell
  16. Howie Camnitz
  17. Roger Bresnahan
  18. Johnny Evers
  19. Chief Bender
  20. Cy Falkenberg
  21. Heinie Zimmerman
  22. Smoky Joe Wood
  23. Charles Comiskey
  24. George Mullin
  25. Michael Simon
  26. James Scott
  27. Bill Carrigan
  28. Jack Barry
  29. Vean Gregg
  30. Ty Cobb
  31. Heinie Wagner
  32. Mordecai Brown
  33. Amos Strunk
  34. Ira Thomas
  35. Harry Hooper
  36. Ed Walsh
  37. Grover Alexander
  38. Red Dooin
  39. Chick Gandil
  40. Jimmy Austin
  41. Tommy Leach
  42. Al Bridwell
  43. Rube Marquard
  44. Charles Tesreau
  45. Fred Luderus
  46. Bob Groom
  47. Josh Devore
  48. Steven O’Neill
  49. Dots Miller
  50. John Hummel
  51. Nap Rucker
  52. Zack Wheat
  53. Otto Miller
  54. Marty O’Toole
  55. Dick Hoblitzell
  56. Clyde Milan
  57. Walter Johnson
  58. Wally Schang
  59. Harry Gessler
  60. Oscar Dugey
  61. Ray Schalk
  62. Willie Mitchell
  63. Charles Adams
  64. Jimmy Archer
  65. Tris Speaker
  66. Nap Lajoie
  67. Otis Crandall
  68. Honus Wagner
  69. John McGraw
  70. Fred Clarke
  71. Chief Meyers
  72. Joe Boehling
  73. Max Carey
  74. Frank Owens
  75. Miller Huggins
  76. Claude Hendrix
  77. Hughie Jennings
  78. Fred Merkle
  79. Ping Bodie
  80. Ed Reulbach
  81. Jim Delahanty
  82. Gaavy Cravath
  83. Russ Ford
  84. Elmer Knetzer
  85. Buck Herzog
  86. Burt Shotten
  87. Hick Cady
  88. Christy Mathewson
  89. Lawrence Cheney
  90. Frank Smith
  91. Roger Peckinpaugh
  92. Al Demaree
  93. Del Pratt
  94. Eddie Cicotte
  95. Ray Keating
  96. Beals Becker
  97. Rube Benton
  98. Frank LaPorte
  99. Hal Chase
  100. Tom Seaton
  101. Wildfire Schulte
  102. Ray Fisher
  103. Joe Jackson
  104. Vic Saier
  105. Jimmy Lavender
  106. Joe Birmingham
  107. Tom Downey
  108. Sherry Magee
  109. Fred Blanding
  110. Bob Bescher
  111. Herb Moran
  112. Edward Sweeney
  113. George Suggs
  114. George Moriarty
  115. Ad Brennan
  116. Rollie Zeider
  117. Ted Easterly
  118. Ed Konetchy
  119. George Perring
  120. Mickey Doolan
  121. Hub Perdue
  122. Owen Bush
  123. Slim Sallee
  124. Earl Moore
  125. Bert Niehoff
  126. Walter Blair
  127. Butch Schmidt
  128. Louis Evans
  129. Ray Caldwell
  130. Ivy Wingo
  131. Elmer Baumgardner
  132. Leslie Nunamaker
  133. Branch Rickey
  134. Armando Marsans
  135. Bill Killefer
  136. Rabbit Maranville
  137. Bill Rariden
  138. Hank Gowdy
  139. Rebel Oakes
  140. Danny Murphy
  141. Cy Barger
  142. Eugene Packard
  143. Jake Daubert
  144. Jimmy Walsh
  145. Ted Cather
  146. Lefty Tyler
  147. Lee Magee
  148. Owen Wilson
  149. Hal Janvrin
  150. Doc Johnston
  151. Possum Whitted
  152. George McQuillen
  153. Bill James
  154. Dick Rudolph
  155. Joe Connolly
  156. Jean Dubuc
  157. George Kaiserling
  158. Fritz Maisel
  159. Heinie Groh
  160. Benny Kauff
  161. Edd Roush
  162. George Stallings
  163. Bert Whaling
  164. Bob Shawkey
  165. Eddie Murphy
  166. Leslie Bush
  167. Clark Griffith
  168. Vin Campbell
  169. Ray Collins
  170. Hans Lobert
  171. Earl Hamilton
  172. Erskine Mayer
  173. Tilly Walker
  174. Bob Veach
  175. Joe Benz
  176. James Vaughn

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