Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wacky Wednesday: The originals

Hey Hey Hey. Series 1 1973. I must start out with series 1, and will go through series 16. Well, at least the stickers that I have. I don't have all stickers or even all sets, but I do have a lot. I also have soem tattoos and die cuts that I will use when we have a series with no HAVES (sooner than you think).

For series 1 there are 5 versions of the stickers. Base white backs, tan backs, red ludlow, black ludlow, and the version that came out first.......the cloth stickers. I have a complete set of the cloth stickers, but not the base versions. They come with a story too.

I've these for a very long time. Back in 1992 when I got back into collecting baseball cards, I stumbled across my Wacky packages. These cloth stickers had a problem, a big problem......

The glue leaked, so I thought that it would be a good idea to put them into penny sleeves.  Nope, BAD idea. I didn't know it at the time, but in 2005 the next time I was looking at them I did find out.

So I tried to pull them out, Jail-o was the first one. I knew immediately that it wasn't going to work. What to do?...... I figured I would place the in the freezer.  Once frozen it you'll call it that, I tried to remove Duznt, better but still not going to work, so I decided to leave the rest in the penny sleeves. That is the whole story so let's look at the rest of the series.

There you go, series 1 cloth series from 1973. Each of these is valued at $10.00 except for

Chock $25.00 (the base sticker goes for $150.00

Fink, Hostage, and Kook go for $20.00 each.  the base stickers go for $80-100.00
and the rest of the series base stickers range from $8-15.00


  1. Those are so weird. Like Garbage Pail kids before their time.

  2. Yes! The Originals! Now we're talking. I still need to get a lot of these.

  3. Wow. Had no idea that Wacky Packages had cloth versions. I've had the same issue of the sticker sliding off the backing with some of my Fleer cloth logos from the 70's.

    1. It was the original design, but quickly concluded this ain't going to work, then made and released the regular set of stickers. Series 1 is the only cloth version.