Cracker Jack

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Crack′er Jack`

a confection of caramel-coated popcorn.


(ˈkræk ərˌdʒæk)
1. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
2. exceptionally fine.
[1890–95, Amer.; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adj.)]
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He specializes in pre-1970 vintage sports cards and memorabilia and is a devotee of tobacco and Cracker Jack baseball cards.
amp;nbsp;Before you order your peanuts and Cracker Jack, brush up on your World Series history.
Don't overdo it on peanuts and Cracker Jack at the party, though--there's still more of everything on tap for Tuesday, the last day of the show.
The Joy of Ballpark Food from Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine traces the history and evolution of ballpark food, from how the hot dog came to America and came to be associated with baseball to other foods associated with ballpark events, from Cracker Jack to the later appearance of nachos and knishes.
He has never won a coin toss or found a prize in a Cracker Jack Box, and none of his birthday wishes have ever come true.
The Cracker Jack (R) Collection: Baseball's Prized Players is the 100th anniversary commemoration of one of the most extensive, treasured, and valuable collections of old baseball cards originally packaged inside Cracker Jack (R) snack boxes.
Your mind wanders, torn between a box of Cracker Jack and the conversation drifting down from the row behind you.
last fall teamed up with PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division to celebrate the 100th anniversary of "a prize in every box" by giving consumers the chance to win the ultimate in-package Cracker Jack prize--a diamond ring valued at $1,000.
She looked at me sweetly and said, 'I don't need a fancy ring--you could give me a ring out of a Cracker Jack box, and I would be happy," recalls Benton.
She calls her book and its simple yet powerful wake-up call a "joyous, straight-talking Cracker Jack box full of treats with the best possible prize inside: a better life"
Cracker Jack boxes provided that junky plastic toy.
Any kid will tell you - the wishbone is to a turkey what the prize is to a box of Cracker Jack.