Wacky Packages

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Harry N. Abrams, Jun 1, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 240 pages
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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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So awesome! Who knew these were done by Art Spiegelman & Bill Griffiths? We were not "throwing away our allowance on crap" after all! Read full review

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Would it have killed Topps to include any sort of annotations to "Wacky Packages?" Preliminary sketches, anecdotes, comparisons with real products, et al would have been much appreciated. The ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

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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