Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wacky Wednesday (Topps Wacky Packages)

 Back in 1985 Topps tried for the first time to re-boot their Wacky Packages product with new parodies since the series 16 in 1976. Unlike the re-run's they attempted in 1979 & 1980. They also did album stickers in 1982 and 1986, but they weren't that popular back then.  At the card show in Jax a few weeks ago, I picked up some of the 85' stickers.

Here you have the checklist. 44 titles in the set. There are 2 different puzzles. No variations. 

I grabbed them at a dime a piece. For $2.00 I got half of the set. Not bad money wise.

On a side note Topps also did an Irish test set in 81' (actually released in the UK and not in Ireland), but they say Ireland on the copyright, so they are referred to as the Irish set. A final Irish set (UK) was produced in 1985 as well, but the stickers are slightly smaller than the test set which were die cut stickers, but the full release in 85' were not die cut. The 81' Irish stickers were re-runs (17-33) from the original 1-16 series, but the first 16 stickers of the Irish set were all new stickers. Why am I telling you this? Well, technically those 16 stickers could be Topps' first attempt at new stickers.  In addition Topps also did a 1985 OPC set that just like the re-runs of 79 & 80 are identical to the US releases. OPC did have a set in 1987 that could be differentiated from the US set. Wow, that is a lot of rambling, but I do not own any of the above mentioned stickers so this is all you'll get from me until I do.

See ya.


  1. Hamel wins the round.

    (I thought you were done with these.)

  2. Now these are more my style. Love the Reaganets! I want one for my Reagan PC.

  3. So confusing. The waffle ball amuses me.