Lost Advertisements–Jack Lapp for Sweet Caporal

17 Jul


A 1914 advertisement for Sweet Caporal Cigarettes featuring Jack Lapp, “One of the brilliant young catchers of the World’s Champion Athletics.”

“When you’re out of Sweets, you’re minus the best cigarette a man can smoke.  The real tobacco flavor of Sweet Caporal is immense.”

Lapp’s career ended at age 31 in 1916, when various illnesses forced his retirement.

The catcher died in 1920 of Pneumonia.





Connie Mack said of Lapp:

“When in his prime, he was the greatest of American League catchers.  Few realized the greatness of Jack, but for those who knew baseball, he was held in high esteem.”

2 Responses to “Lost Advertisements–Jack Lapp for Sweet Caporal”

  1. DW October 2, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    T.S. Eliot said something about the world ending not with a bang but a whimper . . . please come back to your faithful readers.

    • Thom Karmik October 2, 2017 at 11:05 am #

      I will be back. I have recently relocated and returned to an extremely busy work schedule. But I will be back.

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