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Wacky Packages

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by Art Spiegelman, Topps Company, The
     
 

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Wacky Packages—a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging—were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. In fact, for the first two years they were published, Wacky Packages were the only Topps product to achieve higher sales than their… See more details below

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Wacky Packages—a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging—were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. In fact, for the first two years they were published, Wacky Packages were the only Topps product to achieve higher sales than their flagship line of baseball cards. The series has been relaunched several times over the years, most recently to great success in 2007.

Known affectionately among collectors as “Wacky Packs,” as a creative force with artist Art Spiegelman, the stickers were illustrated by such notable comics artists as Kim Deitch, , Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch, and Norm Saunders.

This first-ever collection of Series One through Series Seven (from 1973 and 1974) celebrates the 35th anniversary of Wacky Packages and is sure to amuse collectors and fans young and old.

Editorial Reviews

Steven Heller
This is a colorful collection of all the Wacky Packs from 1973 and 1974—including a few that might be somewhat offensive today—and it also includes a pack of "new" (but not, from the standpoint of puns, improved) bonus stickers.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810995314
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
196,583
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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