Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The NEW Wacky Wednesday

I must say after looking at the 2016 Topps Wacky Packages MLB issue, I'm a bit let down. I'm not the only one, NOC ranted about this a few days ago, and the comments there confirmed it is felt the blogosphere over.

I figured that I would spend the rest of the Wednesday's this year or close to it honoring the previous issues of Wacky's. Up first is the oldest Wacky I own.

1967 punch out/die cut. I didn't collect this one as a kid (I was only 1 year old), but was fortunate enough to stumble on it as an adult somewhere along the line.

1967-68 Wacky Punch Out INFO

Next up aren't stickers, they are Tattoos from 1974.

1974 Wacky Tattoos INFO

Now on to the STICKERS!

1973 CLOTH. These were a mess, the adhesive leaked through fronts and backs, just horrible. I did a bad thing with the COMPLETE set I had, still have.  I even been fortunate enough to come across a few doubles.

What did I do that was so bad?  In 1992 I placed this entire set in penny sleeves. It didn't take to long to realize that this was a mistake.  As you can see from the sticker above, I started removing them from the sleeves. I tore the outer ring, and it no longer stays in place, the sticker does.

On my second try I did a little better, sort of. See after the tedious attempt the first go round I decided to put them in the freezer for awhile, turned out to be a good idea. However, this one came loose sticker and ring.

This one is a dupe I came across. It is not going in a sleeve.

This one I successfully removed from the sleeve, and for some reason is in the wrong position of scans. I stopped trying to remove with this one. I figured better leave them as they are.

Dupe. not in a sleeve.

Dupe. not in a sleeve.

Dupe. not in a sleeve.

Dupe. not in a sleeve.

Dupe. not in a sleeve.

Dupe. not in a sleeve.

Barring the 3 previous set (non dupe) stickers here are the remainder of the 30 sticker set.


This cloth set contains the same stickers as the 1st Series of Wacky Packages, other than the checklist has the Mrs. Klean misspelled on one of them, I think it is the cloth series. Either way, here is the link for more info on the cloth series. I do not own any series 1 (regular) or Series 2. But one day I will just to try to complete the entire run.

1973 Cloth Series INFO


  1. These are way cooler than the new one, quacker oats is my favorite

  2. Wacky Packages rule! I even like the MLB ones :)

  3. Vintage Wackies -- damn, I love them. I remember being particularly tickled by the 6-Up sticker when I was a kid. And Weakies, too! Great stuff.

  4. I love older Wackies. I'll have to find one of those Mutts Apple Juice for my daughter's dog-card collection!

    1. Steve email me your address, I dont have an extra mutts from this set, but I'm sure I have other set dupes with dogs on them.