Wacky Packages

Overview


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 ...
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Overview


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.

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Topps first marketed Wacky Packages in 1967, but this paper over board production is the first ever book compilation of these nifty product parody collectible stickers. With this assemblage, you will have instant access to all the series stickers from 1973. Wacky Packages even includes a bonus pack of four rare and never-before-seen stickers. Who can resist the pleasures of "Quacker Oats" and "Vicejoy, Fungus Tip Cigarettes"?
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810995314
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 585,178
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is best known as a leading producer of baseball cards and other trading cards and stickers. They are also known for Bazooka bubblegum, which was introduced in 1947.

Art Spiegelman is an American comics artist and editor, best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning comics memoir, Maus.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    Blast from the Past

    This is a very high-quality book of wacky package card reproductions. I loved collecting them nearly 40 years ago, and my sons discovered them several years ago (the book was a Christmas gift for my 16 year old!). Enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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