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COOL THING OF THE WEEK
Somebody collected four complete Irish Test sets and put them all together on one table. Actually I think he has six. Particularly amazing, considering nobody knew these existed until 2002, and even then only two boxes showed up. Where did the rest of them come from? I have no idea.
March 14th, 2024

Photorealistic painting by Jim Crockett
November 26th, 2023

Old School Series 11 now on sale at Topps.com.

November 26th, 2023

Halloween Postcards 2023 now SOLD OUT at Topps.com.

August 23rd, 2023

Major hoard of 1974 Posters has surfaced. This person worked for Topps in some capacity and walked out with almost 600 posters. Too bad for him they weren't the 1973 versions.

These will now likely hit the market. With so many turning up, you don't want to be the first to overpay. Proceed with caution. I would estimate their value at about $3-$4 per poster with that many turning up.

September 24th, 2023

Well this is interesting. All these years we've all been so sure the original art to the Lost Wacky "Garbage Can Dan" had been destroyed. Even Jay Lynch told me he personally witnessed it being destroyed.

Well sure enough no, it hadn't been burned up by the CEO after all and is now for sale on Herigate (it sold for a whopping $106,250.00).

I do hope the seller shares some of that with John Pound. Topps never did right by the artists but here's a chance to do the right thing.

August 17th, 2023

Major hoard of 16th Series surfaced. This person from NJ bought 55 sets in 1977, for $3/set from a comic book store. Brilliant move.

But he is now flooding the market with them and driving the price down, which is good for you buyers. With 55 sets out there, I would proceed with caution.

June 28th, 2023
    New Flashback Series is out (Flashback '73)
    • (it came out Wednesday June 28th).

We now have these in stock (boxes, sets, singles)

It's 50 reprints from all series that came out in 1973 (vintage series 1-5).
Plus 10 new extras

It's configured very much like ANS2023 except this time no silver borders.

Order Single Packs from Topps Here
   (now sold out.)

Five Packs Bundles were for sale here
   (these sold out in less than 24 hours)


New Series (March 2023)!

- NOW SOLD OUT AT TOPPS.com -
We have them available here.



  
March 14th, 2023

Was being sold on the Topps website for $19.99 per box

And 5 box bundles for $89.99.

- SOLD OUT -

We have them available here.

There are 50 titles in the base set.
You get 12 cards per box: 10 base set cards and two parallels.

4th Series Minis (CANCELLED)

Update: CANCELLED

February 5th, 2023

4th Series Minis

Toy Wiz was offering a pre-order, but the link is now dead.

April 5th, 2023
New April Fools postcard series is out.

For sale on topps.com.

2015 Mystery

You can help

The site nslists.com claims Topps Vault sold 1-of-1 blank back versions of the 2015 stickers.

Is that true? Does anybody actually have one? Please let us know.

In case you haven't heard, Topps has discontinued Monthly Releases, starting in 2023.

They had a good run, 32 months in a row.

We're guessing the new 2023 series is made up from leftovers from the monthly's.

Major Wacky Pack Anniversary: The legendary 1st series came out 50 years ago this month.

March, 2023

How time flies.

4th Series Minis Coming in 2023

Update: Series postponed to August, pre-orders halted for now

February 5th, 2023

4th Series Minis

Toy Wiz was offering a pre-order, but the link is now dead.

Full Die-Cut Box on auction!


December 2nd, 2022

An apparently full 1968 Die-Cut box sold at milehighcardco.com for a whopping $64,661.10. We didn't think there were any such boxes left. Wow, epic.

New 1st Series Minis Sticker Variation


November 28th, 2022

If there weren't already enough variations, now there's a fourth one. The red border comes with both thin and wide black frame, as shown in the picture. All 24 Wave 1 titles come both ways. The wider ones are rare and we're still looking for good scans. Speaking of which, here's a preview of the 1st minis complete checklist. The broken images are the ones we're still looking for.

Wackys get shout out on FOX News


October 15th, 2022

FOX News The Five Talks Wacky Packs.

It's short but sweet.

October 12th, 2022

Attacky Packages Series 6 was released this month.

October 7th, 2022

One-Off micro-set by David Brody being offered for one week until October 13th.

September 30th, 2022

The 16th Series checklist variations have now been documented. These have been known about for a long time, but have not been properly documented here. This means the complete 16th series consists of 42 items, 31 stickers and 11 checklists.

See the uncut sheet to understand this variation.

UPDATE: The Gold Windhex sold in the Wacky Mall reverse auction for $1765.00.
New Series: 2nd Series Wonky Ads coming out April 20th on Topps.com.

Will be similar to last year's configuration (7 base cards with variations, multi ad titles), sketch cards, etc.

New fabulous article on Wacky Packs in Retro Fan Magazine
The October 2020 "Weekly" title Marathing is unusual in that one and only one of the Red Ludlow variations has ever turned up. Nobody knows why this happened, it should be rare, but not that rare. If you have one, please let us know.

Update 11/14/21: Due to this news item I have been contacted by somebody else who has one. So that brings the census to TWO.


Wacky Pack Brethren Needs Help
May 4th, 2021: Rusty Erpenbeck, one of the giants in Wacky Pack reserach and curator of lostwackys.com has been struck down in the prime of life with serious medical condition.

If anybody can help, please visit this gofund me page

Update: Rusty has passed away November 2023.

Mysterious 1st Series Sheet Discovered

March 24th, 2021. This very strange 1st series mockup sheet turned up showing Bandache and Skimpy were pulled and were to be replaced with 4th series titles. Read more here

Coffee Table Book Stickers Sorted Out

March 21st, 2021. We finally figured out the situation with the coffee table book stickers. Read about it here.
 
December 11th, 2020: Epic auction ended on Dec 10th on Heritage. Sold for $49,200.00, this is the first full 1973 1st series box that has come to light. Although it's known that the owner has more than one.
 
August 6th, 2020: New series of product parody cards coming out soon, compliments of Jon Gregory. We've reviewed them here and give them two thumbs up. They have that 70's look and feel. And printed as white back die-cut stickers like the originals. Pre-Order here.
 
August 16th, 2020: Amazingly, a new Lost Wacky mysteriously turned up recently on Heritage. Clearly intended for the 1969 Wacky Ad series.
 
BEWARE: There are Lost Wacky Forgeries going around. In 2019 somebody has printed fake Lost Wacky Series 1 Janitor in a Slum puzzles. Be careful, we have made a list of legitimate LW1 items.
NEWS June, 2019: We have new pages for the Underground Variations.

Very Old News

NEWS: The 2010 Wall Calendar released August 2009

ORDER HERE

NEWS: The New "Flashback" series II announced for December 2008.

NEWS: The New "Flashback" series announced for February 2008.

NEWS: The 6th new series has been released in late September, 2007.

NEWS: The 5th new series has been released in late February, 2007. This time demand far outweighed supply. Instead of reprinting series 5 they are on a fast track for series 6, rumors are mid to late summer, stay tuned.

NEWS: The 4th new series is out as of late August, 2006 (Order Here). The Toys-R-Us Bonus Box with the proposed B7 sticker has been cancelled, so there are only six bonus stickers this time around.

NEWS: In case you'be been living under a rock, the biggest news of the last three years in Wacky Packages is the release of the new series, bringing Wackys back to a quality not seen since the 70's. There are now three new series, called ANS1 (2004), ANS2 (2005), and ANS3 (2005/6).

NEWS: (March 15th, 2006) New Wacky Packages clothing now in stores!

There are now shirts, boxers, pants, flip-flops, PJ's. All with new and vintage Wacky Pack titles. These have been found at PacSun, JC Penny, Sears, Kohl's, Meijer, and many other places.

NEWS: (February 24th, 2006) The GUM is back!

Yes, on April 6th the third wave of series 3 will have gum! There will be five stickers per pack with stick of gum. Just what everybody has been dreaming of, because the gum was an intergral part of the memories of the 70's wackys.

NEWS: (January 17th, 2006) new record high price paid for Wacky Packages original art on eBay.

On January 17th, 2006 somebody paid $34,600 for the original art to Cap'n Crud, breaking the previous eBay record by about $9,000.

Cap'n Crud is one of the all time favorite wackys, there had been years of speculation and rumors regarding the whereabouts of the original art, until Topps themselves finally produced it and put it on eBay January 9th, 2006.