January 20, 2010

Inherited From My Father

I would imagine a lot of you out there either inherited a card collection from your father or got into collecting because your father was a collector too. My Dad was a card collector as a kid and had an entire Harmon Killebrew collection at one point. When he returned home after his first semester of college he found his card collection gone. It had been dumped in the trash by my grandmother in a cleaning rampage. His personal collection never recovered.

When I was a hardcore collector as a kid, my dad really got into Pinnacle brand cards and collected complete sets for several years that I have since inherited as I've gotten back into card collecting these past few years. But my favorite collection he has given me is this one right here. In 1993, Cracker Jack reprinted some of the cards from their 1915 Cracker Jack set and inserted them in every one's favorite lunch time snack. My Dad always brought Cracker Jack in his lunch to work and so over the course of the year pulled a complete set of the mini cards.

And so here they are in all their glory:

#1 Ty Cobb

#2 Joe Jackson

#3 Honus Wagner

#4 Christy Mathewson

#5 Walter Johnson

#6 Tris Speaker

#7 Grover Alexander

#8 Napolean Lajoie

#9 Richard Marquard

#10 Connie Mack

#11 John Evans

#12 Branch Rickey

#13 Fred Clarke

#14 Harry Hooper

#15 Zachary Wheat

#16 Joseph Tinker

#17 Edward Collins

#18 Mordecai Brown

#19 Edward Plank

#20 Walter Maranville

#21 John McGraw

#22 Miller Huggins

#23 Ed Walsh

#24 Leslie Bush

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