Do you remember the little ball and jack sets you could purchase at the five and dime store? I remember my grandmother giving me my first set of jacks of my very own. They were in a little blue plastic bag with an airline name plastered on the front of it. I still have that little bag, the ball and jacks long gone. Later a friend of the family gave me a brown leather pouch with big plastic neon jacks inside with a ball. I still have that pouch and a couple of the jacks.
We sure had fun playing with those jacks at home, each one taking their turn. I guess this stuff would be considered an antique today.