The 1940s Cracker Jack Sport set is a 48-card set that featured a total of 24 different sports. The gimmick of the set was to depict a sport in both its past and present for.
Most major American sports are represented, including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, tennis, boxing, and wrestling, among others. The cards picture generic athletes but some specific ones are named. The modern baseball card, for example, mentions both Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. The baseball cards generally start in the $25-$50 range but the cards are somewhat rare.
Fronts of the cards have color images of the depictions of various sports. Backs include a card number and title, along with a writeup of the sport that is shown. Most cards are known with rounded corners though some have sharp corners instead.
Of note are the origins of the set. This set was produced by American brand Cracker Jack. However, these are actually Canadian cards as they were manufactured by Lowney’s, a candy company. The Lowney’s name may be familiar as they created another set, the Just Kids (V49) candy card set, which included two baseball cards in it, as well as a set of postcards, which included golf.
Numerous years have been credited to this set sometimes, including 1943 and 1949. However, it is mostly called a 1940s issue. Finally, a collectible album was also made for the cards.