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Locating Prizes

The easiest way to get prizes is to buy Cracker Jack. Every package comes with a prize. Collectors all over the country look for the red, white, and blue package with Sailor Jack and Bingo on the front.

Trading is another great way to add to a collection. Encourage others to collect prizes and trade extras.

Antique shows, toy shows and flea markets are great places to find Cracker Jack prizes and related items. Prices can range from very expensive to very affordable.

The Cracker Jack Collectors Association (CJCA) is an organization dedicated to collecting Cracker Jack prizes and related items. Many members of the cub will sell their extra prizes by mail. Members gather to buy, sell and trade at the annual conventions.



Books and Magazines



The newsletter of the CJCA is a great way to learn more about collecting Cracker Jack prizes. The Prize Insider gives the latest information about prizes and sometimes has special features and activities. The newsletter is available to everyone who joins the Cracker Jack Collectors Association. Join CJCA


Cracker Jack Toys: The Complete, Unofficial Guide for Collectors by Larry White; published by Schiffer Publishing in 1997


Cracker Jack: The Unauthorized Guide to Advertising Collectibles by Larry White; published by Schiffer Publishing in 1998


Cracker Jack Prizes by Alex Jaramillo; published by Abbeville Press in 1989
Cracker Jack Collectibles: With Price Guide by Ravi Pina; published by Schiffer Publishing in 1995


Storage

After collecting prizes for a while you will need a place to store them. Preserving the value of the prize and being able to enjoy the collection are two considerations.



For years many collectors have used clear plastic pocket pages to display the small prizes. These can be purchased at baseball card shops and flea markets. Collectors put several of these pages into a three-ring binder. Paper, cardboard, and thin plastic prizes fit perfectly into pockets. This helps to keep the collection organized and allows viewing from both sides. Keeping the collection in an album makes the collection portable and easy to show at any time.



Boxes and frames divided into small areas are also convenient for storage and viewing, but they are less portable.



Larger items can be stored in covered cases of all kinds.









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