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Title: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 04:45:17 PM
This is always a fun thread, show & tell sort of stuff, what did you get in today?

I'll start with these 2 impulse buys  ::)
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wackpsa.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 04:50:03 PM
Got this too. The #38 version of Cracked, has a split in the border, but for $5, I can live with that

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/crackedJ.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 05:00:10 PM
My 3 Old School Sketches. I really don't mind getting these more "Common" ones, as they are masterfully done, and Quisp Is one of my nostalgic icon heroes.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/oldschool.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 05:01:11 PM
Finally, the "Keeper" sketch from my postcard sets. All in all a good week so far for Wackies!

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/tombs.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: koduck on March 11, 2010, 05:02:52 PM
Dude, I really like your avatar - well done!!! Oh, and nice John Z sketch card!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 05:05:15 PM
ThanksNeil, this is the full image
(http://www.shiverbones.com/matthewkirscht/gallery/images/pops/booberry.jpg)

I have two more sets coming from a friend, I will Likely sell one more to a person on my list trying to get them at cost, and will keep the other for myself. I may end up keeping both though, too hard to decide right now, these are Addictive.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: koduck on March 11, 2010, 05:14:07 PM
bOOBERRY! Alright, good stuff!

On a related note, here's an interesting trivia question:


General Mills made 4 cereals that were part of the same family: Booberry, Frankenberry and Count Chocula. What was the fourth?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 05:18:09 PM
Fruit Bruuuuute, with a latecomer in fruity yummy mummy...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 11, 2010, 05:18:35 PM
bOOBERRY! Alright, good stuff!

On a related note, here's an interesting trivia question:


General Mills made 4 cereals that were part of the same family: Booberry, Frankenberry and Count Chocula. What was the fourth?
[spoiler]Frute Brute, right?[/spoiler]

This also serves as a test of whether I am using the spoiler feature correctly!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 05:19:34 PM
I totally blew over the spoiler thing, never used one before...  :-[
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 11, 2010, 05:23:32 PM
The spoiler feature is kind of cool!  Anyway, I figured Neil meant Frute Brute since that was out in the 70's.  Yummy Mummy was in the 80's, I believe.  Count Chockula was my favorite of the group.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: exceedrin on March 11, 2010, 05:24:21 PM
Yummy Mummy is the only other monster-themed cereal I can think of. Are there others beside the four General Mills cereals?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 05:39:09 PM
Just Fruit Brute in the 70's

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/Untitled-10.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crakola Crayons on March 11, 2010, 05:46:09 PM
Nice new additions to your collection.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: koduck on March 11, 2010, 06:59:33 PM
Fruit Bruuuuute, with a latecomer in fruity yummy mummy...

I knew you'd know!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on March 11, 2010, 07:21:14 PM
Definitely gonna have to have an OLDS Fruit Brute sticker.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 11, 2010, 07:29:47 PM
Sounds awesome! :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 11, 2010, 07:33:13 PM
Congrats Dave you are now a "Junior Member" There is now 3 of us: You, Martin & Myself, very exclusive club LOL! BTW Are you going to be at the "Philly" show I would love to see you there! Your WACKY friend...RonZ. 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on March 11, 2010, 07:39:19 PM
When is the show?

I don't know. Is having me and Greg in the same place a good idea? ???
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 11, 2010, 07:45:36 PM
I believe it's May 1st & 2nd I'd love to see you and hang out talk about Wackys & have fun! We can all get along cant we? I know I can, you do'nt know me well but I'm very "laid-back" I can get along w/just about anyone unless someone is just a complete jerk or mean, I do'nt like mean people at all!!! All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on March 11, 2010, 07:50:24 PM
Your not the guy I'm worried about!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 11, 2010, 07:55:08 PM
I got your Back...LOL! Actualy no, I'm almost a cripple but my upper body is still pretty strong! ::)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 09:09:32 PM
no one else got anything new in this week?  :o C'mon, let's see 'em!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 11, 2010, 09:45:26 PM
no one else got anything new in this week?  :o C'mon, let's see 'em!
I got another "Old School" box this week for a total of 5, the (Sketch-Card) I got was a B/W "Pupsi-Dog" very cool! Made me glad I bought the box! I think the only (classic) "Wacky" characters of the B/W "Sketches" I like better are the "Quaker Oat Duck" That was my late fathers (Pops) favorite! I'd love to have that one! & I also like "Cap'n Crud" a lot! I did well on the (sketches) out of 5 "boxes" I got 4 classic characters & no doubles not to shabby! LOL! Take care...RonZ 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 11, 2010, 09:53:14 PM
Anybody that likes Wacky Packages will also love these, I've been collecting them for the past 15 years:

http://funko.com/

Choke_Wagon
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 10:00:39 PM
I got another "Old School" box this week for a total of 5, the (Sketch-Card) I got was a B/W "Pupsi-Dog" very cool! Made me glad I bought the box! I think the only (classic) "Wacky" characters of the B/W "Sketches" I like better are the "Quaker Oat Duck" That was my late fathers (Pops) favorite! I'd love to have that one! & I also like "Cap'n Crud" a lot! I did well on the (sketches) out of 5 "boxes" I got 4 classic characters & no doubles not to shabby! LOL! Take care...RonZ 8)

sweet! I am hoping for a Pupsi in my next batch
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 11, 2010, 10:01:11 PM
sweet! I am hoping for a Pupsi in my next batch

I went after a lot of the earlier cereal guys, but kinda dropped off since.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 11, 2010, 10:03:02 PM
When is the show?

I don't know. Is having me and Greg in the same place a good idea? ???
greg and I have been to the shows, all will be fine, you should go!  I think it is a pinball weekend again so my focus will actually be on playing pinball for two days with a stopover at the show if I can keep my schedule open.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on March 12, 2010, 07:42:39 AM
greg and I have been to the shows, all will be fine, you should go!  I think it is a pinball weekend again so my focus will actually be on playing pinball for two days with a stopover at the show if I can keep my schedule open.

I agree, if you want to go Dave I wouldn't let that be the reason you decided not to. If you decide to go see if you can get Neil to go too.  The would be awesome if both of you were there at the same show!   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 12, 2010, 10:02:02 AM
Not only awesome Rob! But WACKY!!! LOL.










Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 13, 2010, 12:05:17 PM
I got this one in mail today, a card I have never had before.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/metrekill.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 13, 2010, 12:18:54 PM
I got this one in mail today, a card I have never had before.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/metrekill.jpg)
Cool man, you have the PSA bug like I have the sketch bug!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 13, 2010, 12:30:40 PM
ha! Maybe so  :P

I never go crazy with them, I don't like to pay premiums, but if the card is within the range I would pay for a loose one, I'll go for the slab. I don't mind off centering, so that puts a lot of the PSAs into my price range. I also Don't mind nice looking VG/EXs, so that helps too!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 13, 2010, 11:12:22 PM
I went to an (Antique-Mall") today, did'nt find no "Wackys" but there was a "vendor" going out of business & I got a (sweet) corner "Display-Case" I put it in our bedroom & filled it w/all my best "Wacky" & "Non-Sport" boxes it looks fantastic if I do say so myself! LOL. How do I upload a picture on here? I am totaly (Tech-Retarted) LOL!!! If anyone can help I'd appreciate it. All my WACKY bbest...RonZ 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 14, 2010, 05:36:14 AM
I went to an (Antique-Mall") today, did'nt find no "Wackys" but there was a "vendor" going out of business & I got a (sweet) corner "Display-Case" I put it in our bedroom & filled it w/all my best "Wacky" & "Non-Sport" boxes it looks fantastic if I do say so myself! LOL. How do I upload a picture on here? I am totaly (Tech-Retarted) LOL!!! If anyone can help I'd appreciate it. All my WACKY bbest...RonZ 8)
When you're posting a message, click on the little + next to 'Additional Options' at the bottom, to the left of the post/preview/spell check button set.  There's a place to attach a file from your computer there.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: koduck on March 14, 2010, 06:25:33 AM
Hey, choke wagon!

That's a great site! Love the noonik Rat Fink!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 14, 2010, 08:28:37 AM
When you're posting a message, click on the little + next to 'Additional Options' at the bottom, to the left of the post/preview/spell check button set.  There's a place to attach a file from your computer there.

Sounds Great, can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 14, 2010, 11:39:16 AM
I went to an (Antique-Mall") today, did'nt find no "Wackys" but there was a "vendor" going out of business & I got a (sweet) corner "Display-Case" I put it in our bedroom & filled it w/all my best "Wacky" & "Non-Sport" boxes it looks fantastic if I do say so myself! LOL. How do I upload a picture on here? I am totaly (Tech-Retarted) LOL!!! If anyone can help I'd appreciate it. All my WACKY bbest...RonZ 8)
I think I have two glass display cases that I never use.  I was going to put them for sale on craigslist for a local sale.  What are they worth these days?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 14, 2010, 12:04:09 PM
I think I have two glass display cases that I never use.  I was going to put them for sale on craigslist for a local sale.  What are they worth these days?
The one I got is a (corner-unit) the guy wanted $200 but I got it for $140
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 14, 2010, 12:47:43 PM
The one I got is a (corner-unit) the guy wanted $200 but I got it for $140
My bad, I was referring to table top flat glass display cases that dealers use at shows.  I totally misunderstood that you were talking about full size display cases.  Those full size ones rock!  I bought mine from a jeweler who was going out of business and have all of my display boxes stored in there.  Gives me the giddy feeling like when I was 8 years old to go down there and see a wacky display box in a glass display case just like they were at my local convenience store that I got wackies as a kid!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 14, 2010, 02:25:24 PM
My bad, I was referring to table top flat glass display cases that dealers use at shows.  I totally misunderstood that you were talking about full size display cases.  Those full size ones rock!  I bought mine from a jeweler who was going out of business and have all of my display boxes stored in there.  Gives me the giddy feeling like when I was 8 years old to go down there and see a wacky display box in a glass display case just like they were at my local convenience store that I got wackies as a kid!
I feel the same way Ernie!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 19, 2010, 02:01:49 PM
a few random Wackies I got in this week. Most days, Dull is my absolute favorite sticker, I'm not sure why, it's just so appealing to me.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wacky9.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on March 19, 2010, 02:52:12 PM
a few random Wackies I got in this week. Most days, Dull is my absolute favorite sticker, I'm not sure why, it's just so appealing to me.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wacky9.jpg)
You know, Dull is one of my favorite stickers too.  Perhaps not my absolute favorite, but right up there.  Hard to put my finger on why exactly...  The contrast between the royal blue and deep yellow set off by the red logo?  The simplicity of the gag and image?  Those great yawning pineapple slices?  Don't know, but Dull sends me every time.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on March 19, 2010, 04:15:26 PM
You know, Dull is one of my favorite stickers too.  Perhaps not my absolute favorite, but right up there.  Hard to put my finger on why exactly...  The contrast between the royal blue and deep yellow set off by the red logo?  The simplicity of the gag and image?  Those great yawning pineapple slices?  Don't know, but Dull sends me every time.

I love Dull too. That title and Lavirus would make great LTL prints.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on March 19, 2010, 04:23:03 PM
I love Dull too. That title and Lavirus would make great LTL prints.
Let's hear it for an LTL print for Dull -- hey and Lavirus too!  I realize they have to negotiate with Topps, but it would be great if that came through.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 19, 2010, 04:27:09 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only one enchanted by Dull  ^-^
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Gurgle on March 19, 2010, 09:16:08 PM
Another Dull fan here! Those yawning slices cracked me up as a kid. I love how the name and the art of the original product only had to be changed slightly to make a funny, seamless gag.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 19, 2010, 09:21:04 PM
Another Dull fan here! Those yawning slices cracked me up as a kid. I love how the name and the art of the original product only had to be changed slightly to make a funny, seamless gag.
If we're taking a poll I've liked it since I was a child! Wait I'm still a child...LOL!!! :]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on March 20, 2010, 04:24:27 AM
Most days, Dull is my absolute favorite sticker, I'm not sure why, it's just so appealing to me.

Maybe because it's creepy, yet bright and delightful like your own artwork. The expressions on the slices creep me out. It's very attractive art and funny.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 20, 2010, 09:14:36 AM
Thanks!


Yeah, I think you are on to something, I know they are yawning, but they are also really menacing because of those mouths. Like yellow ghosts! Also the movement implied by the repeating circular forms makes it seem like they are coming at you. Add that to the very simple colors & gag and it's a winner!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 20, 2010, 07:01:50 PM
If we're taking a poll I've liked it since I was a child! Wait I'm still a child...LOL!!! :]
I believe Dull was voted highly in the "top 77" from the first wacky pack reunion gathering.  The artwork sold for over $10k in a highly contested, highly contraversial auction that had lots of "behind the scenes" deals being made and broken.  That art piece might have been a major reason Jeff Weiss has faded from the hobby.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on March 20, 2010, 09:12:34 PM
I believe Dull was voted highly in the "top 77" from the first wacky pack reunion gathering.  The artwork sold for over $10k in a highly contested, highly contraversial auction that had lots of "behind the scenes" deals being made and broken.  That art piece might have been a major reason Jeff Weiss has faded from the hobby.
Who owns the art? Is it the same guy who bought it at that auction?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on March 21, 2010, 11:48:53 AM
Not earth-shattering news, but I purchased a Gadzooka Boy sketch to go with my Gadzooka schoolmarm sketch.  Just seemed like a pair that had to go together!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 21, 2010, 11:58:08 AM
Not earth-shattering news, but I purchased a Gadzooka Boy sketch to go with my Gadzooka schoolmarm sketch.  Just seemed like a pair that had to go together!
Very nice, congrats!!  I traded for the Gadzooka Boy, and still want to get the teacher, but I've got nothing left to trade.  Perhaps I will buy a few more boxes.....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crakola Crayons on March 21, 2010, 12:44:21 PM
Not earth-shattering news, but I purchased a Gadzooka Boy sketch to go with my Gadzooka schoolmarm sketch.  Just seemed like a pair that had to go together!

Elizabeth, that pair does indeed go together.  Nice work!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 21, 2010, 12:46:14 PM
Not earth-shattering news, but I purchased a Gadzooka Boy sketch to go with my Gadzooka schoolmarm sketch.  Just seemed like a pair that had to go together!
Very nice! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on March 21, 2010, 01:50:55 PM
I thought it might be kinda neat to see those 2 sketches merged:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on March 21, 2010, 01:57:12 PM
I thought it might be kinda neat to see those 2 sketches merged:

Very cool John!  And that gives me the opportunity to give you a big shout out for making my avatar, many moons ago now.  I love it everytime I see it.  You da man!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 21, 2010, 02:40:19 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on March 21, 2010, 05:06:18 PM
Very cool John!  And that gives me the opportunity to give you a big shout out for making my avatar, many moons ago now.  I love it everytime I see it.  You da man!

Glad you are enjoying it!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sue Mee on March 21, 2010, 05:31:43 PM
Not earth-shattering news, but I purchased a Gadzooka Boy sketch to go with my Gadzooka schoolmarm sketch.  Just seemed like a pair that had to go together!


That is a very nice pair you have there Elizabeth!  They look like they were drawn to be placed side by side.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bum_and_Mabel on March 21, 2010, 05:38:14 PM

That is a very nice pair you have there Elizabeth!
Hi-Yo!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on March 21, 2010, 06:05:56 PM

That is a very nice pair you have there Elizabeth!
Yeah, they go together really well.  I love the idea of two sketches reacting to each other!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on March 21, 2010, 06:23:38 PM
Definitely gonna have to have an OLDS Fruit Brute sticker.
Well, I hope one gets done for Boo Berry as well, since, I believe it was more popular than Fruit Brute.  They still make Boo Berry, dont they?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: crackedjerk on March 21, 2010, 06:39:42 PM
They still make Boo Berry, dont they?

Yep.  I see it every time I go to the grocery store.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BaudLight on March 21, 2010, 08:31:49 PM
Well, I hope one gets done for Boo Berry as well, since, I believe it was more popular than Fruit Brute.  They still make Boo Berry, dont they?

General Mills still makes Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Boo Berry.  Distribution varies greatly!  In some places, Boo Berry only comes out around Halloween.  Fruite Brute and Yummy Mummy have long been R.I.P.

BaudLight (still proud to eat Count Chocula!)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bum_and_Mabel on March 21, 2010, 08:58:01 PM
General Mills still makes Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Boo Berry.  Distribution varies greatly!  In some places, Boo Berry only comes out around Halloween.  Fruite Brute and Yummy Mummy have long been R.I.P.
"Franken Berry was very popular when first introduced possibly because the initial batches of the cereal used a dye that didn't break down in the body, causing many children's feces to be bright pink, a symptom sometimes referred to as 'Frankenberry Stool.'" -Wikipedia.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 22, 2010, 02:21:58 PM
General Mills still makes Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Boo Berry.  Distribution varies greatly!  In some places, Boo Berry only comes out around Halloween.  Fruite Brute and Yummy Mummy have long been R.I.P.

BaudLight (still proud to eat Count Chocula!)


I never heard of Yummy Mummy but I have now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eFEnnbbEAQ
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 22, 2010, 02:30:47 PM
I never heard of Fruit Bruit's either:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PQrL3xE75Q
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on March 22, 2010, 04:42:06 PM
"Franken Berry was very popular when first introduced possibly because the initial batches of the cereal used a dye that didn't break down in the body, causing many children's feces to be bright pink, a symptom sometimes referred to as 'Frankenberry Stool.'" -Wikipedia.

I think a similar thing happened with Nerds in the '80's leading to "Nerds Turds".
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 22, 2010, 05:15:47 PM
It still happens with boo-berry - makes vivd green bombs!  :-X
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on March 22, 2010, 05:29:02 PM
I never heard of Yummy Mummy but I have now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eFEnnbbEAQ

That was very cool.  No mention of Fruit Brute there though.  Would be cool to see parodies for the other three monster cereals.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Gurgle on March 22, 2010, 05:31:00 PM
"Franken Berry was very popular when first introduced possibly because the initial batches of the cereal used a dye that didn't break down in the body, causing many children's feces to be bright pink, a symptom sometimes referred to as 'Frankenberry Stool.'" -Wikipedia.
This is considered something that may have led to its popularity?
I'll throw out another theory. Asparagus was also very popular when it was introduced possibly because the aroma doesn't break down in the body, causing people's urine to be asparagus-scented, sometimes referred to as "asparagus wee wee."
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on March 22, 2010, 05:39:12 PM
This is considered something that may have led to its popularity?
I'll throw out another theory. Asparagus was also very popular when it was introduced possibly because the aroma doesn't break down in the body, causing people's urine to be asparagus-scented, sometimes referred to as "asparagus wee wee."
Not to mention what asparagus does to your......oh forget it.....LOL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 22, 2010, 05:56:25 PM
This is considered something that may have led to its popularity?
I'll throw out another theory. Asparagus was also very popular when it was introduced possibly because the aroma doesn't break down in the body, causing people's urine to be asparagus-scented, sometimes referred to as "asparagus wee wee."

I have heard that only happens to a percentage of people. I know mine does  but not my wifes  :o
OK we have officially hit a rat hole ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 22, 2010, 09:35:08 PM
Slow day for Wackies in the mail today, but I did get my favorite 16th series  :)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/ghoulhumor.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 22, 2010, 10:10:07 PM
Slow day for Wackies in the mail today, but I did get my favorite 16th series  :)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/ghoulhumor.jpg)
That is a beauty...Congratulations! Neil Saunders was definitly at the top of his game on the #16th series. :)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Schmutz on March 23, 2010, 02:53:03 AM
That is a beauty...Congratulations! Neil Saunders  was definitly at the top of his game on the #16th series. :)
Norm
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 23, 2010, 09:34:21 AM
Norm
It was late! I apologize NORM!...(R.I.P.)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 23, 2010, 08:38:12 PM
4 more in today, I am most excited about Truant since I have never had a copy of that one before.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/truant-1.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 25, 2010, 04:15:50 PM
4 more in today, I am most excited about Truant since I have never had a copy of that one before.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/truant-1.jpg)
Man, you are on a PSA rampage!  Nice pick ups!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 25, 2010, 06:19:57 PM
Man, you are on a PSA rampage!  Nice pick ups!
Those look great Ernie, will you be briging any "goodies" to the show, for sale or just to show??? See you there! All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 06:53:14 PM
Man, you are on a PSA rampage!  Nice pick ups!

Thanks Ernie!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 06:53:49 PM
Those look great Ernie, will you be briging any "goodies" to the show, for sale or just to show??? See you there! All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)

...he was quoting my post...  :-X
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 25, 2010, 07:07:20 PM
...he was quoting my post...  :-X
Don't be too hard on him...he's on a lot of meds :-\
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 07:34:12 PM
I'm not giving anyone grief.   :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 25, 2010, 07:36:17 PM
...he was quoting my post...  :-X
Sorry aout that...Brad is correct! LOL!!! :]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 07:38:25 PM
4 more PSAs, 3 of which will be very familiar to Ernie

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wackypsa.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 25, 2010, 07:41:28 PM
Don't be too hard on him...he's on a lot of meds :-\
You are all correct there Brad! LOL!!! They're all legally prescribed, I'm honestly in absoloute terrible pain 24/7 or I would not take the pain meds, the medication I take to keep my (New) liver from "rejecting" really has no side effects. ???
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 25, 2010, 07:42:47 PM
4 more PSAs, 3 of which will be very familiar to Ernie

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wackypsa.jpg)
Those look great "Sunstroke" LOL! :]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 08:10:20 PM
Those look great "Sunstroke" LOL! :]

Thanks Mr. Zombie!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 25, 2010, 08:12:47 PM
Thanks Mr. Zombie!
LOL! Seriously you have a nice collection there! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on March 25, 2010, 08:14:18 PM
4 more PSAs, 3 of which will be very familiar to Ernie

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wackypsa.jpg)
Why do you think the Muller got a 5?  Looks great in that scan.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 08:14:31 PM
Thanks again!  ^-^
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 25, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
Thanks again!  ^-^

there is some gum residue on the front that got blown out by the scan, otherwise, it's a beauty.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on March 25, 2010, 08:24:18 PM
Quote from: Sunstroke link=topic=53.msg3717#msg3 :-[717 date=1269573316
there is some gum residue on the front that got blown out by the scan, otherwise, it's a beauty.
It looks better than a 5 to me! I have a "Band-Ache" that has a "small" crease otherwise it's really nice and they gave it a 4! :-[
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 27, 2010, 11:50:29 AM
Why do you think the Muller got a 5?  Looks great in that scan.
I suspect the corners may have contributed to the 5, also. But it still looks quite nice.

Not to rain on any parade here, but this shows me how inconsistent PSA can be. Why is that Muller's a 5 (regardless of stain/corners), but that rather yellowed Cover Ghoul next to it a 9? No comprehende. I would have swapped their grades, if I worked at PSA.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 27, 2010, 12:25:22 PM
I suspect the corners may have contributed to the 5, also. But it still looks quite nice.

Not to rain on any parade here, but this shows me how inconsistent PSA can be. Why is that Muller's a 5 (regardless of stain/corners), but that rather yellowed Cover Ghoul next to it a 9? No comprehende. I would have swapped their grades, if I worked at PSA.

PSA has consistently ignored the tanning issue on wackys. I've always maintained that any defect that is specific to stickers is likely to be mishandled by PSA, while any defect that also occurs with sports cards will likely be handled properly.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 27, 2010, 05:48:39 PM
Yeah, for sure the toning of cover ghoul is there. It is very inconsistent from what I see with the cards I have. If the card is priced right & I am happy with how it looks for the price I buy it. I am not chasing the grades, I am as happy with my 5's as I am with 7's & 9's.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 01, 2010, 04:18:14 PM
Finally got me a Canadian album. It's got most of the stickers in it. Some collectors would consider this a negative. Horse hockey!! It's BETTER with the stickers. Since others disagree, I was able to get this very rare item for $8 on ebay!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 01, 2010, 04:32:52 PM
Finally got me a Canadian album. It's got most of the stickers in it. Some collectors would consider this a negative. Horse hockey!! It's BETTER with the stickers. Since others disagree, I was able to get this very rare item for $8 on ebay!
I almost went after that one myself, but I already have an (OPC) w/ all the stickers, I agree w/you it's AWESOME w/the stickers, one of my favorite WACKY items for sure! Congratulations MARK!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 01, 2010, 07:13:19 PM
Thanks. It's the first one I've seen in years. When did you get yours? Do you have the box too? I'd like to get that.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 01, 2010, 08:21:06 PM
Finally got me a Canadian album. It's got most of the stickers in it. Some collectors would consider this a negative. Horse hockey!! It's BETTER with the stickers. Since others disagree, I was able to get this very rare item for $8 on ebay!
Nice score!  I picked up one of these as part of a collection of the OPC Hockey and OPC Basebal sticker albums years ago for next to nothing because it was a sports auction that didn't mention wackys and a sports collector friend of mine spotted it for me.  Mine also has a bunch of stickers in it.  I rarely see these available.  I also have the OPC display box for these which I believe is really rare too.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 01, 2010, 09:06:17 PM
Thanks. It's the first one I've seen in years. When did you get yours? Do you have the box too? I'd like to get that.
I got mine at a "Yard sale" for a quarter! We had a neighbor w/kids who lived in (Canada) part of the year! I have an almost "Full Box" of (Albums) but they're "Topps"
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 02, 2010, 03:06:32 AM
I got mine at a "Yard sale" for a quarter! We had a neighbor w/kids who lived in (Canada) part of the year! I have an almost "Full Box" of (Albums) but they're "Topps"

I got the full album box too. The OPC box is a wee bit tougher to find.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 02, 2010, 10:32:43 AM
Nice! I was watching that one too.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 02, 2010, 11:59:21 AM
I have heard that only happens to a percentage of people. I know mine does  but not my wifes  :o
OK we have officially hit a rat hole ;)
There some debate if genes control the creation of the digestive byproducts or if people’s ability to smell the odor is a genetic trait.
I’ve eaten asparagus my whole life but only about 3 years ago noticed this phenomenon.
I've always though people were nuts when they talked about this subject!

Sorry to make the ratz hole deeper...here is a wacky that I wish I added to my collection this week!

(http://www.lostwackys.com/images/die-cuts/die-ratz.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 02, 2010, 12:49:09 PM
I got the full album box too. The OPC box is a wee bit tougher to find.
A wee bit??? To say the least!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 02, 2010, 06:00:45 PM
The start of my LTL collection. These are the 2 foot stickers. A lot of the original series images are inferior to varying degrees. The Old School prints are great. Probably the best examples of their technology. They OS prints tend to be pale and drab. IOU and Demented Tomatoes are two strong examples. It may be hard to see in these photos but the inferiority is apparent in person. LTL has improved the IOU file and is sending me a replacement. Over time they may be able to improve other files.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 02, 2010, 06:51:47 PM
The start of my LTL collection. These are the 2 foot stickers. A lot of the original series images are inferior to varying degrees. The Old School prints are great. Probably the best examples of their technology. They OS prints tend to be pale and drab. IOU and Demented Tomatoes are two strong examples. It may be hard to see in these photos but the inferiority is apparent in person. LTL has improved the IOU file and is sending me a replacement. Over time they may be able to improve other files.
Those look FANTASTIC Mark!!! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 05, 2010, 12:29:49 PM
I finaly got my 1st (non-repeated title) "Die Cut" it is (Campy Spider Soup) It's in decent shape but it is "mis-cut" pretty bad. I also got a nice lot of "PSAs" (6)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on April 05, 2010, 01:16:20 PM
I finaly got my 1st (non-repeated title) "Die Cut" it is (Campy Spider Soup) It's in decent shape but it is "mis-cut" pretty bad. I also got a nice lot of "PSAs" (6)

Good choice! The only NR DC I have is Alcohol Seltzer.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 05, 2010, 01:59:38 PM
Good choice! The only NR DC I have is Alcohol Seltzer.

The "Die-Cuts" and the 16th O.S. are all I have left to (complete) my collection! I've got (4) "Die-Cuts" & (3) 16th...still have quite a way to go!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 05, 2010, 04:33:02 PM
I finaly got my 1st (non-repeated title) "Die Cut" it is (Campy Spider Soup) It's in decent shape but it is "mis-cut" pretty bad. I also got a nice lot of "PSAs" (6)

I wanna see!

Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 05, 2010, 07:39:18 PM
Just got this in the mail today:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350331395376

Once I sell the blue pack for $15 or $20, I will have obtained a perfect condition GAI 9 yellow poster pack for $130 or so. In 2003, I started a thread on the forum called "God doesn't Want me to own a yellow poster pack"
because I had bid upwards of $200 for one several times (ungraded packs, mind you) and had always lost.

How times have changed! If people's fixation on Old School sketch cards causes items like this to go cheap, I am all for it! One more ad variation to go. 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 05, 2010, 08:03:47 PM
Just got this in the mail today:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350331395376

Once I sell the blue pack for $15 or $20, I will have obtained a perfect condition GAI 9 yellow poster pack for $130 or so. In 2003, I started a thread on the forum called "God doesn't Want me to own a yellow poster pack"
because I had bid upwards of $200 for one several times (ungraded packs, mind you) and had always lost.

How times have changed! If people's fixation on Old School sketch cards causes items like this to go cheap, I am all for it! One more ad variation to go. 8)

Isn't there an auction for all three yellow pack variations in graded form for like $450 or less?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 05, 2010, 08:06:24 PM
Yes, but those packs appear to be nowhere near as nice. I'm not sure if it is still the policy, but the original
incarnation of GAI would only award a grade of 9 if the packs were pulled by them from a full box. Having
inspected this pack, it's perfect and I'm definitely surprised no one else would bid over $125 for the pair.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 05, 2010, 10:05:20 PM
I wanna see!

Congrats!
Thanks! As soon as I figure it out, my wife had to put my (Avitar) up for me! I feel so ignorant...LOL!!! :] Not that funny actualy :(
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 05, 2010, 10:22:11 PM
I got this Slum Maid for $16.00! I am about to crack'er open  :P

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/cards3.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 05, 2010, 10:29:07 PM
Thanks! As soon as I figure it out, my wife had to put my (Avitar) up for me! I feel so ignorant...LOL!!! :] Not that funny actualy :(

no worries... but I can't wait to see them!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 06, 2010, 03:32:51 AM
I got this Slum Maid for $16.00! I am about to crack'er open  :P

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/cards3.jpg)


That flying saucers card looks like it comes from an interesting set. Are all the cards paintings?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 06, 2010, 04:03:30 AM
That flying saucers card looks like it comes from an interesting set. Are all the cards paintings?
That Scoop set is 156 cards, all paintings.  It's really beautiful!  I have a complete set, my oldest by far - my great-uncle gave it to me when he found out that I was into card collecting.  It's not in fantastic condition, as the big stack was rubber-banded together and stored that way for years, but with the exception of one card (#41), all the images in my set are undamaged, and I can tell you, they are really a treat to look at.  The newspaper items on the back are also really cool, especially where they created them for events that happened hundreds of years ago.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 06, 2010, 05:05:37 AM
Raw goo Nailed it, it is a beautiful set. I only have 3. A few cards in the set are very expensive because they are sports related, but generally they are not too bad. I'll scan the other two later on today.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 06, 2010, 12:04:49 PM
That flying saucers card looks like it comes from an interesting set. Are all the cards paintings?
It's a "little" O/C (Slum-Maid) but other than that it looks great! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 06, 2010, 06:03:11 PM
It's a "little" O/C (Slum-Maid) but other than that it looks great! :o
They probably submitted it with no qualifiers so it lowered it's grade. I know a lot of people don't like PSA grading their wacky but a PSA 5 or 6 is better then a lot of raw stuff out there.  That PSA 6 band ache that just sold, most would probably consider it NM-mint but people see the grade and lower the value. People seek out the raw stuff to find the holy grail.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 06, 2010, 07:23:00 PM
The only physical defect is there is a 1/8" crease from a perf to the border on the left. Otherwise it's flawless other than centering & slightly off registration. I often wonder when a card is that perfect if the pref creases don't happen in the embossing process. At any rate, raw I think this would have sold for a lot higher, sometimes the label scares buyers away, and I love that!

... and it's cracked now  ^-^
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on April 06, 2010, 07:27:08 PM
The only physical defect is there is a 1/8" crease from a perf to the border on the left. Otherwise it's flawless other than centering & slightly off registration. I often wonder when a card is that perfect if the pref creases don't happen in the embossing process. At any rate, raw I think this would have sold for a lot higher, sometimes the label scares buyers away, and I love that!

... and it's cracked now  ^-^
Cracked is striking a match and making it strike you back
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 06, 2010, 07:50:52 PM
I always liked Cracked better than mad
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on April 06, 2010, 10:38:05 PM
I always liked Cracked better than mad
Heres a funny joke.......ggsfgjkg..gjk,gdngbdsbfhngmjh,kh.k/;l/;/.kfjmddvcadfg,jk.u;ojtrhjtjttyrwegeregthjukyuiluiluluuo;llulteegeggrfsdsqtgddhjjftll,j./;daDASHJI;Ong8=6ijddfvvsfrwda2425yko7oooljtdhggggetergweqsdsfwrrtrgeryyjytejjkyuklluilu;;ulhhgsdvadr3yyhhNow thats one funny joke.......Lance



Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 07, 2010, 03:18:41 PM
Hello everyone, check this out and I got it for $7! :o......http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170468017331&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 07, 2010, 03:36:27 PM
Heres a funny joke.......ggsfgjkg..gjk,gdngbdsbfhngmjh,kh.k/;l/;/.kfjmddvcadfg,jk.u;ojtrhjtjttyrwegeregthjukyuiluiluluuo;llulteegeggrfsdsqtgddhjjftll,j./;daDASHJI;Ong8=6ijddfvvsfrwda2425yko7oooljtdhggggetergweqsdsfwrrtrgeryyjytejjkyuklluilu;;ulhhgsdvadr3yyhhNow thats one funny joke.......Lance





I don't get it :^)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on April 07, 2010, 05:26:04 PM
I don't get it :^)
Your not supposed to be able to read the yellow,pretend it's a blur.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 07, 2010, 05:49:02 PM
Your not supposed to be able to read the yellow,pretend it's a blur.
I should have never told you how to use color :-X
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 07, 2010, 05:53:05 PM
I should have never told you how to use color :-X
I can't even read half of this color stuff.....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on April 07, 2010, 07:38:33 PM
I can't even read half of this color stuff.....
Count your blessings!

ZING!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on April 08, 2010, 02:41:19 AM
I should have never told you how to use color :-X
Brad, why dont you just eliminate the color option all together,it makes no difference to me 1 way or the other.It;s very clear to me the crybabies that hangout here are never going to go away.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on April 08, 2010, 05:52:20 AM
Brad, why dont you just eliminate the color option all together,it makes no difference to me 1 way or the other.It;s very clear to me the crybabies that hangout here are never going to go away.

For what it's worth, I thought your post with the yellow portion you weren't supposed to be able to read was pretty funny.

Also, if people can't read a post due to color, they can hit "quote"; and then it all shows up in easy-to-read black and white.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 08, 2010, 06:17:14 AM
Also, if people can't read a post due to color, they can hit "quote"; and then it all shows up in easy-to-read black and white.
I'll have to try that, thanks!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on April 08, 2010, 08:15:18 AM
I'll have to try that, thanks!

Or just drag your mouse and highlight the text, which usually makes it a more readable color combo.

I've seen text color used as spoiler text also. For example, highlight the "invisible" text on the next line to read it:
Wackys Rule!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: GadzookaBoy on April 08, 2010, 09:11:29 AM
Got my basic Old School set ..
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_kKqPxd2FyGA/S71dGjbws7I/AAAAAAAAGEo/aGUC3qnkphc/s288/iphone_photo.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 08, 2010, 03:52:46 PM
I got the "Package Parodies" (phase #2) today...I think they're awesome!!! :o If anyone else has them LMK what you think? :^) All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on April 10, 2010, 06:55:37 PM
While not as spectacular as what some others have posted, I did get a lot of 8th series stickers in and got these two cards in the bunch:

(http://s3.postimage.org/dbgO9.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqdbgO9)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crakola Crayons on April 10, 2010, 07:21:26 PM
Loren, that is one of my favorite titles from series 8 (if not from the whole series).  Something about that classic bucket screams the 70's and childhood to me.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: GadzookaBoy on April 10, 2010, 07:34:08 PM
Got Book 2 the other day ..  8)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kKqPxd2FyGA/S76o5Daue8I/AAAAAAAAGGs/AtyA6vxAwqc/s1600/wackycoffees.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 10, 2010, 10:23:13 PM
Brad, why dont you just eliminate the color option all together,it makes no difference to me 1 way or the other.It;s very clear to me the crybabies that hangout here are never going to go away.

It's there to use it use it to benefit the post. Don't use yellow or pink since it's tough to see. Why would I get rid of it? That makes no sense at all. I think sometimes people make irrational posts. It could be the heat of the moment but sometimes take a step back and look what you are actually posting. Is it beneficial or just trying to make yourself heard. Nobody has to use the colors bt it might help someone to express their feelings better. It's all about options and not being restricted to express your opinion. No need to do away with it. Just use it casually.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on April 11, 2010, 12:16:05 AM
I picked up a lot of 1st & 16th PSA's and this one is sweet.
I usually bust them outta the cases but I'm not sure i have the heart to open this one,it may be 4 sale and I'll hunt for another one i think.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/scan0069a.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 11, 2010, 02:38:34 AM
I picked up a lot of 1st & 16th PSA's and this one is sweet.
I usually bust them outta the cases but I'm not sure i have the heart to open this one,it may be 4 sale and I'll hunt for another one i think.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/scan0069a.jpg)

I thought of collecting PSA's just to be sure of the quality. Then bust 'em open because I hate those big ugly chunks of plastic. Is that what you do? 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on April 11, 2010, 02:48:43 AM
I thought of collecting PSA's just to be sure of the quality. Then bust 'em open because I hate those big ugly chunks of plastic. Is that what you do? 

yes,well that and i keep my 1st-16th in the same binder
I'm shocked at some of the cards people send in to be graded,i see alot of crap out there.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 11, 2010, 07:20:01 AM
I have broken out anything below 7, and figure I'll get a low grade space filler for my album pages of my 7's & up.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 11, 2010, 07:27:10 AM
I picked up a lot of 1st & 16th PSA's and this one is sweet.
I usually bust them outta the cases but I'm not sure i have the heart to open this one,it may be 4 sale and I'll hunt for another one i think.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/scan0069a.jpg)

That's a beauty!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 11, 2010, 07:27:26 AM
here a re a few that came in this week

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/wacky7.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 11, 2010, 11:52:32 AM
I picked up a lot of 1st & 16th PSA's and this one is sweet.
I usually bust them outta the cases but I'm not sure i have the heart to open this one,it may be 4 sale and I'll hunt for another one i think.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/scan0069a.jpg)
How much are you selling this for?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on April 11, 2010, 11:57:55 AM
How much are you selling this for?

not sure yet..takin' offers i guess  :^)
i'll post it up this week maybe and see what kind of offers i get and go from there
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on April 12, 2010, 02:08:46 PM
Did anyone order the uncut BC Cola promo uncut sheet? I did and I received the package moments ago but the contents don't equate with the invoice. They sent me another old school uncut sheet instead. I don't know if I'll have to but I should not have to pay for shipping to send it back due to their error. Am I right?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 12, 2010, 04:36:24 PM
It's there to use it use it to benefit the post. Don't use yellow or pink since it's tough to see. Why would I get rid of it? That makes no sense at all. I think sometimes people make irrational posts. It could be the heat of the moment but sometimes take a step back and look what you are actually posting. Is it beneficial or just trying to make yourself heard. Nobody has to use the colors bt it might help someone to express their feelings better. It's all about options and not being restricted to express your opinion. No need to do away with it. Just use it casually.
YELLOW and PINK are cute with the glow feature!

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/287289682_1ab0afcca7.jpg)
1969, John Alcorn
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 14, 2010, 07:14:51 PM
Check this out :o...I got my "sketch" today, scroll down.....http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370290062227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sue Mee on April 14, 2010, 07:37:37 PM
Check this out :o...I got my "sketch" today, scroll down.....http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370290062227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Nice one Ron! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 14, 2010, 07:51:47 PM
Check this out :o...I got my "sketch" today, scroll down.....http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370290062227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Cool pick up dude, sketch fever is everywhere!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 17, 2010, 12:28:22 AM
Check this out :o...I got my "sketch" today, scroll down.....http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370290062227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I don't get it. Scroll down to what? Paypal accepted?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 17, 2010, 04:51:47 AM
I don't get it. Scroll down to what? Paypal accepted?
Sometimes you do'nt know what your looking at right away, I just wanted to make sure everyone saw the (Sketch)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 19, 2010, 11:12:19 AM
I won this auction. The cards look really sharp in the pics. The dull looks like a restick but overall they all look pretty decent.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150432779479
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 19, 2010, 11:17:25 AM
I won this auction. The cards look really sharp in the pics. The dull looks like a restick but overall they all look pretty decent.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150432779479
I had my eye on that myself, but once it went over $500 I was out of it! Congratulations Brad...Nice score!!! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 19, 2010, 12:20:35 PM
I had my eye on that myself, but once it went over $500 I was out of it! Congratulations Brad...Nice score!!! :o

I hope it is a nice score. I will let you guys know once I get it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 19, 2010, 04:58:41 PM
I hope it is a nice score. I will let you guys know once I get it.

Those are fun batches to win........especially if you don't know all of the titles because you may get lucky.  Let me know if you find any series 4-6 glossys!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 19, 2010, 05:15:32 PM
I won this auction. The cards look really sharp in the pics. The dull looks like a restick but overall they all look pretty decent.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150432779479
you sure are a gambling man, I like your style!  These do look nice, my main interest was the box but then I realized it was torn in half but it is a nice throw in to the lot eh?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 20, 2010, 10:44:30 AM
Looks like a really fun pile of stickers, congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on April 20, 2010, 10:56:29 AM
I won this auction. The cards look really sharp in the pics. The dull looks like a restick but overall they all look pretty decent.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150432779479

LOL...cutting it a little close at 4 seconds..sniper,, look out!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 20, 2010, 02:23:14 PM
you sure are a gambling man, I like your style!  These do look nice, my main interest was the box but then I realized it was torn in half but it is a nice throw in to the lot eh?

I love these lots. Overall the cards lookg pretty good from the pics. I have gambled before and have gotten lucky and burned so it could go either way. I once got a lot similar to this and it had all the tough ones mixed in like bum,choke,spit, & a couple grime heavies. You just never know. If it's a full run of 2-11 I got a good deal. Soon find out.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 20, 2010, 02:24:15 PM
LOL...cutting it a little close at 4 seconds..sniper,, look out!
I set my snipes at 3 seconds. Neve had a problem other then not bidding enough.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 20, 2010, 07:32:46 PM
I set my snipes at 3 seconds. Neve had a problem other then not bidding enough.

I remember there was an item a couple years ago I really wanted so I planned to snipe it.  I had double windows open so I could watch the clock tick down and had my bid typed in ready to go, so I just needed to hit the "bid button".  I waited until just under 10 seconds, hit the bid button, and I was then prompted to the sign in link!!  That really sucked! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on April 20, 2010, 07:46:13 PM
I remember there was an item a couple years ago I really wanted so I planned to snipe it.  I had double windows open so I could watch the clock tick down and had my bid typed in ready to go, so I just needed to hit the "bid button".  I waited until just under 10 seconds, hit the bid button, and I was then prompted to the sign in link!!  That really sucked! 

ya that happened to me once...dam e-bay makes you sign in sometimes even when you just did an hour earlier.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 20, 2010, 07:59:40 PM
I love these lots. Overall the cards lookg pretty good from the pics. I have gambled before and have gotten lucky and burned so it could go either way. I once got a lot similar to this and it had all the tough ones mixed in like bum,choke,spit, & a couple grime heavies. You just never know. If it's a full run of 2-11 I got a good deal. Soon find out.
I picked up some series 1 OPCs, I now have stack of whiteback and tanback series 1 OPCs.  Mostly VG/EX, anyone have any idea of market value on these?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 21, 2010, 06:18:40 AM
I picked up some series 1 OPCs, I now have stack of whiteback and tanback series 1 OPCs.  Mostly VG/EX, anyone have any idea of market value on these?

I figure $10 each for tans and $15 each for whites, but those are solid NM prices so they should be adjusted down for condition.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on April 21, 2010, 10:07:46 AM
I remember there was an item a couple years ago I really wanted so I planned to snipe it.  I had double windows open so I could watch the clock tick down and had my bid typed in ready to go, so I just needed to hit the "bid button".  I waited until just under 10 seconds, hit the bid button, and I was then prompted to the sign in link!!  That really sucked! 

I just started using Gixen to do sniping and so far it has worked like a charm.

http://www.gixen.com/
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 21, 2010, 10:14:13 AM
I just started using Gixen to do sniping and so far it has worked like a charm.

http://www.gixen.com/
Same here Loren, I started using it about a month ago....it works great & it's FREE!!! ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 21, 2010, 10:16:08 AM
I just started using Gixen to do sniping and so far it has worked like a charm.

http://www.gixen.com/

Thanks, I'll give it try.  I hope it's compatible with Macs.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 21, 2010, 10:49:49 AM
Thanks, I'll give it try.  I hope it's compatible with Macs.

It states it has a firefox plugin so you should be set!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 21, 2010, 08:09:31 PM
I figure $10 each for tans and $15 each for whites, but those are solid NM prices so they should be adjusted down for condition.
thanks for the pricing tips!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 21, 2010, 08:54:36 PM
This is the only new Single I got in of any note the last few days

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/schmutz.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 21, 2010, 11:33:56 PM
Here's my latest haul. Some Old School art and a truck. Notice that the Wacky images on the trucks on the card are not the original art. They were all redone. I like their Gadzooka boy better than the real one!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sue Mee on April 22, 2010, 12:15:46 AM
Here's my latest haul. Some Old School art and a truck. Notice that the Wacky images on the trucks on the card are not the original art. They were all redone. I like their Gadzooka boy better than the real one!

Very nice!  Thanks for posting. Kind of cool how the artwork was re-done for the packaging.  Is there any printing on the back of the card?

And getting the artwork for those two titles is very nice too.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 22, 2010, 06:13:22 AM
great stuff! :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on April 22, 2010, 08:17:32 AM
Here's my latest haul. Some Old School art and a truck. Notice that the Wacky images on the trucks on the card are not the original art. They were all redone. I like their Gadzooka boy better than the real one!

Were those 2 pieces of art on Topps Vault auctions?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 22, 2010, 09:39:48 AM
Here's my latest haul. Some Old School art and a truck. Notice that the Wacky images on the trucks on the card are not the original art. They were all redone. I like their Gadzooka boy better than the real one!
Those are some great scores Mark!  The "Gee Your Hair Smells Horrific" is absoloutly awesome!!! ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 22, 2010, 03:13:49 PM
Very nice!  Thanks for posting. Kind of cool how the artwork was re-done for the packaging.  Is there any printing on the back of the card?

And getting the artwork for those two titles is very nice too.

The back of the card is brown.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on April 22, 2010, 03:15:26 PM
Were those 2 pieces of art on Topps Vault auctions?

GYHSH was an ebay auction.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on April 23, 2010, 02:25:47 PM
I had my eye on that myself, but once it went over $500 I was out of it! Congratulations Brad...Nice score!!! :o

I just got the lot in and it's pretty decent overall. Just after first glance about 50 are OC. There was one Grime Heavy OC in the bunch. Mostly middle series but quite a few 11-13 series. I haven't sorted them but overall I think this is a pretty good lot. I also got in a smaller lot that has quite a few 11-12 series so I have a lot of sorting to do. the Grime Heavy was a nice surprise but I would have liked a Pupsi, Bum, & Choke thrown in for good measure. Can't be too greedy ;)
Basically it cost about $1.50 per card so that's not too bad at all. I would say about half the cards are NM while others may have a bend or bumped corners. The 12th series box is a mess though.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on April 23, 2010, 02:38:13 PM
I just got the lot in and it's pretty decent overall. Just after first glance about 50 are OC. There was one Grime Heavy OC in the bunch. Mostly middle series but quite a few 11-13 series. I haven't sorted them but overall I think this is a pretty good lot. I also got in a smaller lot that has quite a few 11-12 series so I have a lot of sorting to do. the Grime Heavy was a nice surprise but I would have liked a Pupsi, Bum, & Choke thrown in for good measure. Can't be too greedy ;)
Basically it cost about $1.50 per card so that's not too bad at all. I would say about half the cards are NM while others may have a bend or bumped corners. The 12th series box is a mess though.
Sounds like you got a pretty decent deal, the "Grime-Heavy" was a nice little (bonus) Congrats again. Have a WACKY WEEKEND...Ron.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on April 28, 2010, 01:34:29 PM
I won this auction. The cards look really sharp in the pics. The dull looks like a restick but overall they all look pretty decent.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150432779479

I bid on this one as well.  I topped out at $485, not even close to the final price. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 29, 2010, 10:52:16 PM
Some new PSAs

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/Untitled-2.jpg)
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/Untitled-3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on April 30, 2010, 04:10:07 AM
I'm curious, if you don't mind me asking, how much did the Mess Clairoil and Runaway PSA 8's set you back for?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on April 30, 2010, 04:34:47 PM
$30 & $35 respectively.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 01, 2010, 03:58:38 PM
$30 & $35 respectively.
That Mess is really nice. That is a tough one to find decent.

There is also a very fine line between grades. I think that boo hoo looks great in the pic but it only got a 6. I wonder what is wrong with it?

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on May 01, 2010, 06:44:23 PM
Yeah, it's why I am not hung up on grades. Anything that looks nice, I'll buy. I do like 7's and up, but the right looking 6 is fine with me. Usually 6 & 7's can be had for $7-$15 which is great because I'd pay that for a raw card that nice if it was from someone I trusted. The 8's start getting pricey so I only end up with them occasionally. Other times deals can be found when a card is marked off center, but it's not really that OC. With wackies, it's all over the map because of image size & copyright line, so a lot of times a card gets an OC when really it's just barely off, and well within the margin that should be allowed. I do not think PSA really understands these stickers.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on May 02, 2010, 04:42:40 AM
Yeah, it's why I am not hung up on grades. Anything that looks nice, I'll buy. I do like 7's and up, but the right looking 6 is fine with me. Usually 6 & 7's can be had for $7-$15 which is great because I'd pay that for a raw card that nice if it was from someone I trusted. The 8's start getting pricey so I only end up with them occasionally. Other times deals can be found when a card is marked off center, but it's not really that OC. With wackies, it's all over the map because of image size & copyright line, so a lot of times a card gets an OC when really it's just barely off, and well within the margin that should be allowed. I do not think PSA really understands these stickers.
A prime example of that would be the 6th series Clammy sticker.  There is so little space between the top black border of Clammy and the black border of the Baby Runt that is adjacent to it on the sheet, that it is impossible to find one that looks like it is centered.  Many Clammys have a small bit of the Baby Runt border showing at the top edge of the card.  That should automatically qualify the card as Miscut.  If you find one that does not show any of the Baby Runt border, it looks like it is off center, shifted towards the top.

I wold venture to guess that this is probably quite a rarity to find one that PSA has not qualified as OC:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Topps-Wacky-Packs-CLAMMY-SOAP-PSA-7-NM-Tough-/370359885678?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item563b2b5f6e

Even on this one, you can see just a tiny bit of the Baby Runt border.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on May 02, 2010, 09:08:34 AM
Great call! Yeah that one for sure. He notes only one graded higher with no qualifiers, so your theory is true.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 03, 2010, 02:54:00 PM
A prime example of that would be the 6th series Clammy sticker.  There is so little space between the top black border of Clammy and the black border of the Baby Runt that is adjacent to it on the sheet, that it is impossible to find one that looks like it is centered.  Many Clammys have a small bit of the Baby Runt border showing at the top edge of the card.  That should automatically qualify the card as Miscut.  If you find one that does not show any of the Baby Runt border, it looks like it is off center, shifted towards the top.

I wold venture to guess that this is probably quite a rarity to find one that PSA has not qualified as OC:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Topps-Wacky-Packs-CLAMMY-SOAP-PSA-7-NM-Tough-/370359885678?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item563b2b5f6e

Even on this one, you can see just a tiny bit of the Baby Runt border.

I never realized that about Clammy. I just checked my keeper set and it's cut pretty close to the border. Although it's a beautiful specimen it might get the OC qualifier. I also have about 6 doubles and one is really nice centering but it has track marks through it and a small bend. My other 5 doubles are fairly miscut.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on May 03, 2010, 04:36:59 PM
...but it has track marks through it...

Better get that card off the junk!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on May 03, 2010, 05:04:39 PM
I got a couple of diecuts today that turned out to be nicer than I expected:

(http://s4.postimage.org/fzVXS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVfzVXS)


(http://s3.postimage.org/rjbUJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqrjbUJ)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on May 03, 2010, 05:15:24 PM
ha!

and nice pick ups!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on May 08, 2010, 07:46:46 PM
A few new PSA's

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/Untitled-3-2.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on May 09, 2010, 09:53:01 AM
A few new PSA's

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/Untitled-3-2.jpg)
Nice ones! These are really white.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on May 09, 2010, 09:11:00 PM
Thanks! The contrast is a little high on that scan, but they are all really white. The Shock is slightly toned, but I was pleasantly surprised to get these in the mail.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 10, 2010, 03:54:52 PM
Let's breathe a little life back into this thread. Here's my latest acquisition. It's a pretty rare box, especially full. Too bad it just kinda disappears into all the other boxes.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 10, 2010, 04:28:59 PM
Let's breathe a little life back into this thread. Here's my latest acquisition. It's a pretty rare box, especially full. Too bad it just kinda disappears into all the other boxes.


Very nice Mark! Your (Box) collection looks very simmular to mine...Even though I have no "Original Series" boxes (yet!) I have every single one after that (full) except for the (79-80) "OPC" reissues...Those are tough to find!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on June 10, 2010, 04:49:59 PM
Let's breathe a little life back into this thread. Here's my latest acquisition. It's a pretty rare box, especially full. Too bad it just kinda disappears into all the other boxes.


That's a nice item, and a cool collection!  My unopened Wacky material is limited to one of each reissue pack, some sealed ANS boxes and blisters, and Old School packs.  I know I'll give in and kill unopened original packs, and so will not buy those anymore.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 20, 2010, 06:24:28 PM
How is this for a (decent) score...http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270593518392&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 20, 2010, 06:40:23 PM
This was the 1st series I ever had & (completed) when I was a child, I never thought I would own this series because of problems w/storage,  but since they are already (PSA Graded) I will not have to worry about that. BTW if anyone has the 4 titles I'm missing I would be interested, ecspecialy if they are already graded. Did I pay to much? :^) Hope everyone had a "Wacky Weekend" All my WACKY best...
RonZ 8)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320548118913&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 21, 2010, 09:11:28 AM
This was the 1st series I ever had & (completed) when I was a child, I never thought I would own this series because of problems w/storage,  but since they are already (PSA Graded) I will not have to worry about that. BTW if anyone has the 4 titles I'm missing I would be interested, ecspecialy if they are already graded. Did I pay to much? :^) Hope everyone had a "Wacky Weekend" All my WACKY best...
RonZ 8)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320548118913&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I think you did alright. That is how most cloth look so you probably wouldn't get better grades. Tough set!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on June 21, 2010, 12:06:10 PM
This was the 1st series I ever had & (completed) when I was a child, I never thought I would own this series because of problems w/storage,  but since they are already (PSA Graded) I will not have to worry about that. BTW if anyone has the 4 titles I'm missing I would be interested, ecspecialy if they are already graded. Did I pay to much? :^) Hope everyone had a "Wacky Weekend" All my WACKY best...
RonZ 8)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320548118913&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Doesn't it cost between $5 and $8 to get cards graded and slabbed?  At the low end of this range, 26 cards would cost $130 so I would say you did great but the seller may have taken a hit on these!  Of course, maybe it is cheaper when you send in large quantities to be graded?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: blunderbrent on June 21, 2010, 01:18:10 PM
This was the 1st series I ever had & (completed) when I was a child, I never thought I would own this series because of problems w/storage,  but since they are already (PSA Graded) I will not have to worry about that.
Show off!~ I am so freaking jealous. What an amazing score. It may not tickle the testicles of the high grade purists among us, but that is sincerely a huge win. I would have paid another 50$ for that. Slabbed cloths is probably ideal for storage as you mentioned. Great find. The Paul Maul is probably rare or would fetch a premium, just guessing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 21, 2010, 01:51:19 PM
I think you did alright. That is how most cloth look so you probably wouldn't get better grades. Tough set!
Thanks Brad, I am really exited to finaly have this series...I have not owned this set for 37 years!!! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 21, 2010, 01:53:07 PM
Doesn't it cost between $5 and $8 to get cards graded and slabbed?  At the low end of this range, 26 cards would cost $130 so I would say you did great but the seller may have taken a hit on these!  Of course, maybe it is cheaper when you send in large quantities to be graded?
That is what I was thinking, I got theese for under $5 a piece!!! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 21, 2010, 01:55:40 PM
Show off!~ I am so freaking jealous. What an amazing score. It may not tickle the testicles of the high grade purists among us, but that is sincerely a huge win. I would have paid another 50$ for that. Slabbed cloths is probably ideal for storage as you mentioned. Great find. The Paul Maul is probably rare or would fetch a premium, just guessing.
When they were first listed they had a (BIN) for $250 w/a opening bid of $100...My top bid was $200 so I was really happy to get them for only $15 over the opening bid! ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on June 21, 2010, 06:27:18 PM
This was the 1st series I ever had & (completed) when I was a child, I never thought I would own this series because of problems w/storage,  but since they are already (PSA Graded) I will not have to worry about that. BTW if anyone has the 4 titles I'm missing I would be interested, ecspecialy if they are already graded. Did I pay to much? :^) Hope everyone had a "Wacky Weekend" All my WACKY best...
RonZ 8)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320548118913&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Did you get scans of the backs?  I always ask for them on Cloths because they can vary so much in quality.  To me it's silly to list a cloth auction and only show the fronts.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 21, 2010, 07:56:58 PM
Did you get scans of the backs?  I always ask for them on Cloths because they can vary so much in quality.  To me it's silly to list a cloth auction and only show the fronts.
No I did not, but only 1 card in the set graded below 4 & it was a 3 so they're probably not that bad...there were even a couple of  6s in there, but most of them were 5s w/a few 4s, I do'nt think I did bad for the price ??? Like they say they were worth it to me, and that's really all that matters because I'll never sell them, like I said theese were the very first Wackys I had ever seen or had, so for that reason it's a really special set for me. ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on June 21, 2010, 11:09:44 PM
This was a very small purchase, but still an extremly good deal...I've been lucking out a lot lately ;) I hope I did'nt just curse myself :-\ Here it is:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260615689946&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 22, 2010, 07:13:09 PM
Slabbed cloths is probably ideal for storage as you mentioned.
You can download a Shroud of Turin iPhone application, called iSindone.
It's being offered to the public by Apple at their iPhone and iPad Application Store . . .
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http://shroudofturin.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/no-joke-an-iphone-shroud-of-turin-application-at-apples-online-store/
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 03, 2010, 08:40:31 PM
Here are a few "PSAs" I got today at "Bargain Basement" PRICES!!! :o Here they are:                                              
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190411083591&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190411089912&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190411087338&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190411087780&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190411089042&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190411088227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
5 of them graded at "6" & 1 at "8" all for .99 each!!! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on July 03, 2010, 08:55:14 PM
Wow! I noticed non top of the census PSAs dropping, but that is insane!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 03, 2010, 09:03:55 PM
Wow! I noticed non top of the census PSAs dropping, but that is insane!
I hear you...I'm not that big of a (PSA) collector, but at those prices you we be a fool not to buy them if you are into them at all! I got an almost complete set of (Cloth) Wackys a couple of weeks ago for $115! Like you said the prices are just crazy cheap.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 03, 2010, 09:22:38 PM
Here is another (steal) I got recently...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270597465225&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 04, 2010, 07:04:27 PM
I just won this for $5! Not in the greatest shape but still! BTW this is my 1st "Ludlow" here it is...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270599664290&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 05, 2010, 07:40:12 AM
I just won this for $5! Not in the greatest shape but still! BTW this is my 1st "Ludlow" here it is...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270599664290&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

That's definitely not a fake!   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 05, 2010, 09:54:17 AM
I thought this was pretty cool...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250658003784&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on July 06, 2010, 03:09:25 PM
I am on vacation this week visiting family in Kansas City.  My teenage niece here works at a Party City store.  She told me that they had a bunch of Wacky Packs in the store that had been sitting there forever.  She said that if I wanted to buy them, she could get me a 30% discount on them.

We went to the store with her and it the Wackys turned out to be ANS2 magnet packs.  They had about a hundred packs loose in a wire basket bin all marked down to $1 per pack.  I showed my son and niece how to feel the backs of the ANS2 packs and find the magnets.  We ended up cherry picking 23 magnet packs out of the bin.  With my niece's discount, I got them all for 70 cents per pack.

While not the most earth-shattering addition to my collection, I still thought that was a pretty good deal for packs guaranteed to have magnets in them.  It was also a lot of fun showing the young-uns how to "search" the magnet packs!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 06, 2010, 04:13:45 PM
I am on vacation this week visiting family in Kansas City.  My teenage niece here works at a Party City store.  She told me that they had a bunch of Wacky Packs in the store that had been sitting there forever.  She said that if I wanted to buy them, she could get me a 30% discount on them.

We went to the store with her and it the Wackys turned out to be ANS2 magnet packs.  They had about a hundred packs loose in a wire basket bin all marked down to $1 per pack.  I showed my son and niece how to feel the backs of the ANS2 packs and find the magnets.  We ended up cherry picking 23 magnet packs out of the bin.  With my niece's discount, I got them all for 70 cents per pack.

While not the most earth-shattering addition to my collection, I still thought that was a pretty good deal for packs guaranteed to have magnets in them.  It was also a lot of fun showing the young-uns how to "search" the magnet packs!
A  guaranted magnet pack for.70 is definitly a great deal! :o Ecspecialy considering you got 23 of them for $16.10...That's a steal! you may even get 2 complete sets! :^)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 06, 2010, 04:55:23 PM
Hello everyone! I just got a couple of GREAT deals check them out...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280527903726&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280527904697&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on July 06, 2010, 05:05:30 PM
I am on vacation this week visiting family in Kansas City.  My teenage niece here works at a Party City store.  She told me that they had a bunch of Wacky Packs in the store that had been sitting there forever.  She said that if I wanted to buy them, she could get me a 30% discount on them.

We went to the store with her and it the Wackys turned out to be ANS2 magnet packs.  They had about a hundred packs loose in a wire basket bin all marked down to $1 per pack.  I showed my son and niece how to feel the backs of the ANS2 packs and find the magnets.  We ended up cherry picking 23 magnet packs out of the bin.  With my niece's discount, I got them all for 70 cents per pack.

While not the most earth-shattering addition to my collection, I still thought that was a pretty good deal for packs guaranteed to have magnets in them.  It was also a lot of fun showing the young-uns how to "search" the magnet packs!

That is pretty cool. Those are probably the Party City variation wrapper code. I think those were not very common at one point.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on July 06, 2010, 08:54:03 PM
That is pretty cool. Those are probably the Party City variation wrapper code. I think those were not very common at one point.

I hadn't even thought about checking the wrapper codes to see if these are the rare ones or not.  However, I think I remember someone saying that the rare ANS2 wrappers did not come from Party City but were actually found in WalMarts.  I'm sure that Fanatical and Sickly can set the record straight.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 07, 2010, 12:10:42 AM
I've been wanting this for sometime...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380248807556&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 08, 2010, 12:56:30 AM
The "Early bird gets the worm" ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/WACKY-PACKAGES-POSTER-UN-OPENED-MINT-PACK-/180530466661?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a08744f65
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 08, 2010, 07:15:34 AM
The "Early bird gets the worm" ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/WACKY-PACKAGES-POSTER-UN-OPENED-MINT-PACK-/180530466661?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a08744f65

Not sure what this guy's doing. He's been posting ads trying to buy unopened wacky material. I agreed to sell him a few 8th series
blue packs and now they're on ebay a week later. Guess people are fickle...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 08, 2010, 09:04:49 AM
Not sure what this guy's doing. He's been posting ads trying to buy unopened wacky material. I agreed to sell him a few 8th series
blue packs and now they're on ebay a week later. Guess people are fickle...
Yes I've talked w/him (Bob) he seems like a good guy, he really is looking for "Un-Opened" boxes (OS) and it seems that price is no object.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on July 08, 2010, 09:10:00 AM
I won an auction for an unmolested, relatively blemish free uncut sheet of the 1980 fourth reissue series for the price of a large pizza.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 08, 2010, 09:13:50 AM
I won an auction for an unmolested, relatively blemish free uncut sheet of the 1980 fourth reissue series for the price of a large pizza.
I saw that! You got that for a steal!!! I was watching it, but I already have one...I paid a LOT more than that for it!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 08, 2010, 01:19:55 PM
I won this yesterday. I think this is a pretty good price for one that doesn't have any rips.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1967-Topps-Wacky-Packages-Die-Cuts-WRAPPER-Graded-7-5-/200489913058

I can't afford the real pack so this will have to do.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on July 08, 2010, 01:53:11 PM
Rarely an auction comes around where you truly feel you made out quite well. For the life of me I couldn't believe a 4th series was being auctioned at such a low bid nor did I think I'd win it for $21.00. I must have looked over the pictures twenty times making sure it wasn't a typo and I was bidding on the more common sheet. After doing a quick search on the web for a realistic price, I was extremely pleased.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 08, 2010, 02:09:09 PM
I won this yesterday. I think this is a pretty good price for one that doesn't have any rips.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1967-Topps-Wacky-Packages-Die-Cuts-WRAPPER-Graded-7-5-/200489913058

I can't afford the real pack so this will have to do.
IMO you did great ;D Enjoy! :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 08, 2010, 02:10:46 PM
Rarely an auction comes around where you truly feel you made out quite well. For the life of me I couldn't believe a 4th series was being auctioned at such a low bid nor did I think I'd win it for $21.00. I must have looked over the pictures twenty times making sure it wasn't a typo and I was bidding on the more common sheet. After doing a quick search on the web for a realistic price, I was extremely pleased.
You did real well that's for sure! I just bought one about 3 months ago for $80! BTW It's a really nice one NM
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 08, 2010, 02:49:50 PM
I saw that! You got that for a steal!!! I was watching it, but I already have one...I paid a LOT more than that for it!

You did really well! I didn't realize it was a full sheet. I purchased a 1/2 sheet about 3 years ago. I think I paid about $40 for it.
I put it in a cheap poster frame as you can see in the picture.
(http://s2.postimage.org/z3LBA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsz3LBA)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on July 10, 2010, 06:25:04 PM
A  guaranted magnet pack for.70 is definitly a great deal! :o Ecspecialy considering you got 23 of them for $16.10...That's a steal! you may even get 2 complete sets! :^)

I did the "gravestone rubbing" on those magnet packs tonight and I did end up with two full sets and a few extras!  Keeping the sets sealed for now.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 10, 2010, 08:15:03 PM
I did the "gravestone rubbing" on those magnet packs tonight and I did end up with two full sets and a few extras!  Keeping the sets sealed for now.
Congratulations Loren! The "Magnets" are my favorite of the chase cards sets next to the "Lents" those are just soooo cool!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 10, 2010, 08:20:39 PM
I thought this was pretty cool...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250658003784&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
I got this today & one other (Putrid Cat Chow) and they are ABSOLOUTLY FANTASTIC!!! :o You guys have got to see theese things, they're out of this world! He is a very cool guy & will make just about any (OS) title you can think of! He has this one & a couple of others on ebay, I highly recommend them...You will NOT be disapointed. Theese are 2 of the coolest WACKY items in my collection, and my collection is HUGE!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on July 10, 2010, 08:35:07 PM
I got this today & one other (Putrid Cat Chow) and they are ABSOLOUTLY FANTASTIC!!! :o You guys have got to see theese things, they're out of this world! He is a very cool guy & will make just about any (OS) title you can think of! He has this one & a couple of others on ebay, I highly recommend them...You will NOT be disapointed. Theese are 2 of the coolest WACKY items in my collection, and my collection is HUGE!

Hey Ron, I saw those actions that that seller had up. He says they look 3D-ish. Do they? The picture of them did look really cool.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 10, 2010, 08:46:13 PM
Hey Ron, I saw those actions that that seller had up. He says they look 3D-ish. Do they? The picture of them did look really cool.
The "3D" is FANTASTIC! Buy one Jeff you will not regret it!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on July 10, 2010, 09:10:28 PM
The "3D" is FANTASTIC! Buy one Jeff you will not regret it!

Wonder how long it will be until Topps shuts them down?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on July 10, 2010, 09:15:42 PM
The "3D" is FANTASTIC! Buy one Jeff you will not regret it!

Cool Ron, thanks for LMK..  ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 10, 2010, 09:26:19 PM
I won an auction for an unmolested, relatively blemish free uncut sheet of the 1980 fourth reissue series for the price of a large pizza.
I saw that but there is really not a scan to prove it to be blemish free and I also wonder how the shipper plans to ship it harm free for $7.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 10, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
Wonder how long it will be until Topps shuts them down?

You may be right...Theese things are REALLY nice, if theese were official "Licenced" (Topps) merchandise I bet they would be in the $40-$60 range, they're that nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 11, 2010, 08:28:36 AM
I hadn't even thought about checking the wrapper codes to see if these are the rare ones or not.  However, I think I remember someone saying that the rare ANS2 wrappers did not come from Party City but were actually found in WalMarts.  I'm sure that Fanatical and Sickly can set the record straight.
IIRC, initially the Party City packs were hard to find, but I think it was because at that time no one had really ever heard of that store before. But pretty soon the 777 coded packs that Party City was selling showed up elsewhere and soon they were a dime a dozen just like all the others.
The only remaining ANS2 pack that is tough to find is the 791 coded priced pack that was sold at Wal-Mart and CVS
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on July 11, 2010, 09:28:02 AM
I saw that but there is really not a scan to prove it to be blemish free and I also wonder how the shipper plans to ship it harm free for $7.

Relatively blemish free: Doesn't look as if it was used as liner for a hamster cage, doesn't look like someone dropped an encyclopedia on it, doesn't look as if it was used as a saucer for granny having an afternoon coffee, doesn't look like it was used as a placemat during a chili eating contest, etc..,

Should arrive rolled in a tube but depending on how careful the USPS decides on being.....................
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Taz on July 11, 2010, 10:30:45 AM
I have been meaning for some time to post this. I had obtained a wall mount display cabinet that can store 36 cards, it has double latch locks on the side to keep the door closed and dust out and it has black felt lining. Currently as you can see I have some of my favorite cereal titles on show.  I can change the theme around as needed.
(http://s2.postimage.org/GvYVA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsGvYVA)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on July 11, 2010, 10:38:47 AM
I have been meaning for some time to post this. I had obtained a wall mount display cabinet that can store 36 cards, it has double latch locks on the side to keep the door closed and dust out and it has black felt lining. Currently as you can see I have some of my favorite cereal titles on show.  I can change the theme around as needed.
(http://s2.postimage.org/GvYVA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsGvYVA)


That is fantastic!!!  Much better than my 20 card display frame, where it's a hassle and a half (and scratches the frame) to swap stuff out, and dust collects in all the grooves.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Taz on July 11, 2010, 10:42:55 AM
That is fantastic!!!  Much better than my 20 card display frame, where it's a hassle and a half (and scratches the frame) to swap stuff out, and dust collects in all the grooves.

Got it from SFdisplay:
http://www.sfdisplay.com/largesportcollectiblecarddisplaycasecabinet.aspx
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on July 11, 2010, 10:46:57 AM
Got it from SFdisplay:
http://www.sfdisplay.com/largesportcollectiblecarddisplaycasecabinet.aspx
Thanks for the link!  I am already feeling the newest drain on my bank account..........
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Taz on July 11, 2010, 10:50:32 AM
Thanks for the link!  I am already feeling the newest drain on my bank account..........

I will state, it's not real glass which helps with the weight being wall mounted but then it does attract glare.  The biggest factor for me is that it's wall mounted and held 36 cards, I was sold!  Call them, they do offer free UPS shipping on occasion.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 12, 2010, 01:21:50 PM
Finaly Finaly Finaly...I FINALY won a "Choke -Wagon" it's not perfect, but it looks decent...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160455400198&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on July 12, 2010, 02:40:32 PM
Finaly Finaly Finaly...I FINALY won a "Choke -Wagon" it's not perfect, but it looks decent...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160455400198&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Pretty good deal there, Ron. Congrats! Ted's stuff is good, I've bought from him.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 12, 2010, 02:47:13 PM
Pretty good deal there, Ron. Congrats! Ted's stuff is good, I've bought from him.
Isn't Ted a major middleman(ie consignor)?  I figure the person who actually owned this choke Wagon took home like $40 after commission, no?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 12, 2010, 03:37:46 PM
Isn't Ted a major middleman(ie consignor)?  I figure the person who actually owned this choke Wagon took home like $40 after commission, no?
He is and the person he sold the card for probably took home even less then that when figuring in all the fee's.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on July 12, 2010, 03:38:19 PM
I saw that but there is really not a scan to prove it to be blemish free and I also wonder how the shipper plans to ship it harm free for $7.

The only thing better than seeing a scan is having the item in hand.

Looks very good to me although I am having issues framing it. I could easily slice it in two halves and frame one portion but that wouldn't be wise.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 12, 2010, 05:00:21 PM
Pretty good deal there, Ron. Congrats! Ted's stuff is good, I've bought from him.

Ted does seem to have a lot of very nice condition cards…….a little pricey but good stuff if you're picky.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 12, 2010, 07:03:26 PM
Pretty good deal there, Ron. Congrats! Ted's stuff is good, I've bought from him.
Thanks Tom, I've bought a (few) things from him & have always been pleased :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on July 13, 2010, 12:58:53 PM
Thanks Tom, I've bought a (few) things from him & have always been pleased :D

ya me too,,Ted's got good stuff
I bought alot of upgrades from him last year and some NM diecuts for great prices
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 13, 2010, 01:03:51 PM
ya me too,,Ted's got good stuff
I bought alot of upgrades from him last year and some NM diecuts for great prices
He is a great seller! That's for sure.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 13, 2010, 02:20:49 PM
He is a great seller! That's for sure.

This was priced higher earlier in the day, like $45.00, but it's still extremely high for 1 cloth sticker……………….


http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-Wacky-Packages-CLOTH-Series-CHOCK-FULL-O-NUT-BOLTS-/400136081862?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d29f811c6#ht_571wt_913
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on July 14, 2010, 10:16:15 AM
Been on the hunt for a decent Skimpy for a while now.
Got this one in another lot of 1st PSA's i picked up...
not a bad looking card,most Skimpy cards are cut O/C from what i see.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/scan0001a.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 14, 2010, 09:46:25 PM
Been on the hunt for a decent Skimpy for a while now.
Got this one in another lot of 1st PSA's i picked up...
not a bad looking card,most Skimpy cards are cut O/C from what i see.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/scan0001a.jpg)
That;s ironic I just won (1) a few hours ago!!! :o Here it is...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380249118463&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 15, 2010, 10:16:27 AM
Hello all! I got the (infamous) "Lot" today! The only "un-common" was the (Pupsi) but it's in (EX+) range! WOO HOO!!! But the rest of the lot is in GREAT SHAPE! There was a Total of: 624 "Wackys" & 56 Checklist/ Puzzle pieces, for a Grand Total of 680 cards! All for $150!!! Most of them are later series #6-15, if anyone needs (1) particular card to complete a set, send me a P.M. & a s.a.s.e. & I'll fix you up (FOC) All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on July 15, 2010, 12:54:04 PM
Hello all! I got the (infamous) "Lot" today! The only "un-common" was the (Pupsi) but it's in (EX+) range! WOO HOO!!! But the rest of the lot is in GREAT SHAPE! There was a Total of: 624 "Wackys" & 56 Checklist/ Puzzle pieces, for a Grand Total of 680 cards! All for $150!!! Most of them are later series #6-15, if anyone needs (1) particular card to complete a set, send me a P.M. & a s.a.s.e. & I'll fix you up (FOC) All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)
I'll give you $170 for the entire set.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 15, 2010, 12:57:07 PM
I'll give you $170 for the entire set.
LOL!!! SOLD...Just kidding, just kidding just kidding! Good one Mark :]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 15, 2010, 01:40:15 PM
I just found (2) "Grime" (Heavy-Chunks variation) EX+ WOO HOO!!! Those & the "Pupsi" are worth what I paid for the whole lot!!! :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: eman on July 15, 2010, 02:26:12 PM
I just found (2) "Grime" (Heavy-Chunks variation) EX+ WOO HOO!!! Those & the "Pupsi" are worth what I paid for the whole lot!!! :o

Ron,

You wouldn't happen to have any of these would you?

1973-1975 Original Series Wacky Packages

(All items must be EX+ or better)

Series 2 WHITE backs- Cap’n Crud

Series 2 TAN backs- 8-Lives, Run Tony


LMK

eman
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 15, 2010, 03:27:17 PM
Hello all! I got the (infamous) "Lot" today! The only "un-common" was the (Pupsi) but it's in (EX+) range! WOO HOO!!! But the rest of the lot is in GREAT SHAPE! There was a Total of: 624 "Wackys" & 56 Checklist/ Puzzle pieces, for a Grand Total of 680 cards! All for $150!!! Most of them are later series #6-15, if anyone needs (1) particular card to complete a set, send me a P.M. & a s.a.s.e. & I'll fix you up (FOC) All my WACKY best...RonZ 8)

Let me read between the lines and let everyone know what Ron really means...LOL

Hello all! I got the (cards I totally screwed Ernie over on) "Lot" today! They all suck but I got a Pupsi in (EX+) range! WOO HOO (great to screw people over)!!! But the rest of the lot is in GREAT SHAPE (EX or worse)! There was a Total of: 624 "Wackys" & 56 Checklist/ Puzzle pieces, for a Grand Total of 680 cards! All for $150!!! I can't believe I totally screwed over the seller and not to mention Ernie (there may have been others but who cares!) Most of them are later series #6-15, if anyone needs (1) particular card to complete a set, send me a P.M. & a s.a.s.e. & I'll fix you up (Because I feel so bad getting such a great deal while you all suffer the loss! Your loss my gain!) All my WACKY best (see ya dark side suckers!)...RonZ 8)

Ron, this is supposed to be funny so don't get your panties in a bunch...LOL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ROID on July 15, 2010, 03:55:54 PM
Would that be grapes or bananas?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on July 15, 2010, 04:57:23 PM
Let me read between the lines and let everyone know what Ron really means...LOL

Hello all! I got the (cards I totally screwed Ernie over on) "Lot" today! They all suck but I got a Pupsi in (EX+) range! WOO HOO (great to screw people over)!!! But the rest of the lot is in GREAT SHAPE (EX or worse)! There was a Total of: 624 "Wackys" & 56 Checklist/ Puzzle pieces, for a Grand Total of 680 cards! All for $150!!! I can't believe I totally screwed over the seller and not to mention Ernie (there may have been others but who cares!) Most of them are later series #6-15, if anyone needs (1) particular card to complete a set, send me a P.M. & a s.a.s.e. & I'll fix you up (Because I feel so bad getting such a great deal while you all suffer the loss! Your loss my gain!) All my WACKY best (see ya dark side suckers!)...RonZ 8)

Ron, this is supposed to be funny so don't get your panties in a bunch...LOL
Do'nt let the facts get in the way of your opinion Bum Chex!!! After the seller contacted me & told me there were 100+ more cards I offered him another $50 & he said and I quote "no a deal is a deal" BTW the seller did'nt like Ernies "attitude" and that's why he CHOSE to sell them to me!!! get your facts Brad! BTW Brad I have never made ONE PENNY off of WACKYS Can you say that hmmmm?? I'm strictly a collector & BTW another forum member contacted me & I had most of his needs  from this lot & I'm giving them to him for FREE!
P.S. the whole lot would grade overall in the EX to EX+ range & there were also (2) "Grime" (Heavy Chunks) variation! (EX+)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 15, 2010, 05:13:22 PM
Do'nt let the facts get in the way of your opinion Bum Chex!!! After the seller contacted me & told me there were 100+ more cards I offered him another $50 & he said and I quote "no a deal is a deal" BTW the seller did'nt like Ernies "attitude" and that's why he CHOSE to sell them to me!!! get your facts Brad! BTW Brad I have never made ONE PENNY off of WACKYS Can you say that hmmmm?? I'm strictly a collector & BTW another forum member contacted me & I had most of his needs  from this lot & I'm giving them to him for FREE!
P.S. the whole lot would grade overall in the EX to EX+ range & there were also (2) "Grime" (Heavy Chunks) variation! (EX+)

Yup, as you can see from my only communication with this seller before he sold to ron(which is listed below), my email to the seller is full of "attitude".

From: "Band Aches" <bandaches@yahoo.com>
To: "Thomas Hartwick" <thomashartwick@hotmail.com>
I live on the east coast.  Are all of your stickers tan backed or mix of tan and white backs?  Are you able to scan a few to give me an idea of the condition?  I'd be willing to pay thre $150 unseen for the 500 cards if I can return them within 3 days if not satisfied at my shipping expense.

--- On Sun, 7/11/10, Thomas Hartwick <thomashartwick@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: Thomas Hartwick <thomashartwick@hotmail.com>
Subject: Wackys
To: bandaches@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 12:51 AM


Hi:
 
I'm in the Los Angeles area......I don't know where you are, but you could see em tomorrow if you are close by.
 
Thomas
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 15, 2010, 07:13:00 PM
Yup, as you can see from my only communication with this seller before he sold to ron(which is listed below), my email to the seller is full of "attitude".

From: "Band Aches" <bandaches@yahoo.com>
To: "Thomas Hartwick" <thomashartwick@hotmail.com>
I live on the east coast.  Are all of your stickers tan backed or mix of tan and white backs?  Are you able to scan a few to give me an idea of the condition?  I'd be willing to pay thre $150 unseen for the 500 cards if I can return them within 3 days if not satisfied at my shipping expense.

--- On Sun, 7/11/10, Thomas Hartwick <thomashartwick@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: Thomas Hartwick <thomashartwick@hotmail.com>
Subject: Wackys
To: bandaches@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 12:51 AM


Hi:
 
I'm in the Los Angeles area......I don't know where you are, but you could see em tomorrow if you are close by.
 
Thomas


Wow! You really need to hold back a bit. How do you come off asking those type of questions...... :)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on July 15, 2010, 08:59:06 PM
Let's not forget Hustler. He's still stands accused by Haveawackyday Ron.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 15, 2010, 09:05:00 PM
Let's not forget Hustler. He's still stands accused by Haveawackyday Ron.
I have written the seller to see if he will verify that he has been feeding ron all of this misinformation.  I haven't gotten any responses. 

The "attitude" comment that ron put forth is making me think that ron may be "ad libbing" here  in a self serving manner which would be consistant with much of the other nonsense he has posted throughout this ordeal.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 16, 2010, 08:28:04 PM
(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadfront.jpg)

(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadback.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on July 16, 2010, 08:31:51 PM
(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadfront.jpg)

(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadback.jpg)
At the risk of being mocked for a bad post - that's awesome!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on July 16, 2010, 08:33:53 PM
 :o
I think that's the one i was dealing on  :'(
oh,oh,,here we go again  :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Campy on July 16, 2010, 09:16:59 PM
I agree Sweet!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 16, 2010, 09:26:07 PM


What did that set you back?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 16, 2010, 09:44:59 PM
(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadfront.jpg)

(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadback.jpg)
Is this something you've had for a long time or just scored it?  Very cool!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on July 16, 2010, 10:28:47 PM
(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/wackyadfront.jpg)
Wow, Dave, incredible! Where did you dig that up? You just got it?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 05:34:14 AM
Sorry I didn't explain, I was called to baby duty right after I posted the pics.

Yes, I just got it! I had contacted a bunch of people looking for some of the regular 1-16 packs I need. One person had 4 10th series packs that I needed, but didn't want to part with them as they were not extras. Those were all I had inquired about.

Completely unsolicited, he added, "The only extra pack I have is the horizontal ads pack." It turns out he had obtained several in the 1980's by pure chance while visiting a store. This was the last extra one he had.

As for price, I paid less for it than I did for my 5-cent wrapper, and the pack is in very nice shape and legit. The only slight negative is that it had a lot of excess wax on the front (the white residue near the AD) most of which I have already removed.

This is the one pack I thought I might never have a chance at, and it falls into my lap at a bargain price. Somebody up there likes me!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on July 17, 2010, 05:59:58 AM
This is the one pack I thought I might never have a chance at, and it falls into my lap at a bargain price. Somebody up there likes me!
That's great!! Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 17, 2010, 08:59:59 AM
Sorry I didn't explain, I was called to baby duty right after I posted the pics.

Yes, I just got it! I had contacted a bunch of people looking for some of the regular 1-16 packs I need. One person had 4 10th series packs that I needed, but didn't want to part with them as they were not extras. Those were all I had inquired about.

Completely unsolicited, he added, "The only extra pack I have is the horizontal ads pack." It turns out he had obtained several in the 1980's by pure chance while visiting a store. This was the last extra one he had.

As for price, I paid less for it than I did for my 5-cent wrapper, and the pack is in very nice shape and legit. The only slight negative is that it had a lot of excess wax on the front (the white residue near the AD) most of which I have already removed.

This is the one pack I thought I might never have a chance at, and it falls into my lap at a bargain price. Somebody up there likes me!
Hard work and digging pays off.  I am glad you made this score because you deserve it more than anyone as it relates to unopened packs!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on July 17, 2010, 09:33:09 AM
Sorry I didn't explain, I was called to baby duty right after I posted the pics.

Yes, I just got it! I had contacted a bunch of people looking for some of the regular 1-16 packs I need. One person had 4 10th series packs that I needed, but didn't want to part with them as they were not extras. Those were all I had inquired about.

Completely unsolicited, he added, "The only extra pack I have is the horizontal ads pack." It turns out he had obtained several in the 1980's by pure chance while visiting a store. This was the last extra one he had.

As for price, I paid less for it than I did for my 5-cent wrapper, and the pack is in very nice shape and legit. The only slight negative is that it had a lot of excess wax on the front (the white residue near the AD) most of which I have already removed.

This is the one pack I thought I might never have a chance at, and it falls into my lap at a bargain price. Somebody up there likes me!

Awesome pack. Cool story - one we'd all love to be able to tell. Looks like the top sticker is Chicken Fat?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 11:57:13 AM
Awesome pack. Cool story - one we'd all love to be able to tell. Looks like the top sticker is Chicken Fat?


Yes, it looks like Chicken Fat, I guess I better go pore over the uncut sheet to see if the Knight's move leads to G&E!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on July 17, 2010, 03:30:30 PM
Yes, it looks like Chicken Fat, I guess I better go pore over the uncut sheet to see if the Knight's move leads to G&E!

Did the Knight's move apply to the Ads?

You wouldn't kill that pack even if so, would you?  :-X
 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 17, 2010, 05:38:31 PM
Sorry I didn't explain, I was called to baby duty right after I posted the pics.

Yes, I just got it! I had contacted a bunch of people looking for some of the regular 1-16 packs I need. One person had 4 10th series packs that I needed, but didn't want to part with them as they were not extras. Those were all I had inquired about.

Completely unsolicited, he added, "The only extra pack I have is the horizontal ads pack." It turns out he had obtained several in the 1980's by pure chance while visiting a store. This was the last extra one he had.

As for price, I paid less for it than I did for my 5-cent wrapper, and the pack is in very nice shape and legit. The only slight negative is that it had a lot of excess wax on the front (the white residue near the AD) most of which I have already removed.

This is the one pack I thought I might never have a chance at, and it falls into my lap at a bargain price. Somebody up there likes me!

So how close are you now to completing your pack run?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:02:40 PM
Did the Knight's move apply to the Ads?

You wouldn't kill that pack even if so, would you?  :-X
 

No way, the pack is worth more than a Good and Empty for sure.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:07:12 PM
So how close are you now to completing your pack run?

Thanks for asking, I love to talk about it! It's not the easiest thing to quantify with certainty, because there is no way to prove to certainty which pack variations exist for series with wrapper variations (blue and green wrappers). For series
1-16, I am certain that there are at least 61 packs that exist, and I suspect probably 62. There are a few packs that I
suspect don't exist but I can't say I'm sure, and there are some I'm nearly certain don't exist.

Anyway, my working assumption is that there are 62 distinct pack variations from series 1-16. If that is the case, my
needs are now as follows:

10-cent Wacky Ads pack
8 different packs from series 9 through 11
Original OPC series 1-3 (2 of which no one has ever produced in the "collector era")

So I'm getting pretty close!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:09:11 PM
By the way, that doesn't count funpacks because I've given up trying to determine what exists in that realm.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Taz on July 17, 2010, 07:12:15 PM
By the way, that doesn't count funpacks because I've given up trying to determine what exists in that realm.

Was it you that posted a photo back in the other forum that showed all the packs framed?  I'd like to see it again if possible because that was pretty sweet.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:20:12 PM
No, that was probably Brian Lambert. I'm not big on displaying things, although it is cool when others do. I can't stand the idea of exposing rarities to light day in and day out.  It would be fun to make such a display using wrappers only though. In fact, as many fake packs as I've been sold I probably could have made a nice 1-16 display from the fakes.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Taz on July 17, 2010, 07:25:15 PM
No, that was probably Brian Lambert. I'm not big on displaying things, although it is cool when others do. I can't stand the idea of exposing rarities to light day in and day out.  It would be fun to make such a display using wrappers only though. In fact, as many fake packs as I've been sold I probably could have made a nice 1-16 display from the fakes.



In your opinion if something is encased and the only light shining on that case is from a light source other than direct natural sunlight do you think the cards still get discolored?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on July 17, 2010, 07:26:52 PM
Thanks for asking, I love to talk about it! It's not the easiest thing to quantify with certainty, because there is no way to prove to certainty which pack variations exist for series with wrapper variations (blue and green wrappers). For series
1-16, I am certain that there are at least 61 packs that exist, and I suspect probably 62. There are a few packs that I
suspect don't exist but I can't say I'm sure, and there are some I'm nearly certain don't exist.

Anyway, my working assumption is that there are 62 distinct pack variations from series 1-16. If that is the case, my
needs are now as follows:

10-cent Wacky Ads pack
8 different packs from series 9 through 11
Original OPC series 1-3 (2 of which no one has ever produced in the "collector era")

So I'm getting pretty close!

Dave, what 9-11 packs do you need? I have a bunch of unopened packs sitting around that I have never looked at the codes and what-not. It's a long shot I have something you would consider rare but I would check for you.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on July 17, 2010, 07:29:38 PM
What the criteria for an unopened pack in your collection in terms of what is a real pack? Does it have to have been produced and sold in some way (I guess that would include Shedd's, Fun Packs, etc) or does it include test packs and the like?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:29:50 PM
In your opinion if something is encased and the only light shining on that case is from a light source other than direct natural sunlight do you think the cards still get discolored?

I'm really not an expert on the subject, there are probably safe ways to do it using UV-resistant glass, etc. It would just make me too nervous, so I don't go that route.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:30:26 PM
What the criteria for an unopened pack in your collection in terms of what is a real pack? Does it have to have been produced and sold in some way (I guess that would include Shedd's, Fun Packs, etc) or does it include test packs and the like?

PM to be sent, thanks so much for checking, any progress is like gold at this point.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Taz on July 17, 2010, 07:31:43 PM
I'm really not an expert on the subject, there are probably safe ways to do it using UV-resistant glass, etc. It would just make me too nervous, so I don't go that route.

Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:38:49 PM
What the criteria for an unopened pack in your collection in terms of what is a real pack? Does it have to have been produced and sold in some way (I guess that would include Shedd's, Fun Packs, etc) or does it include test packs and the like?

I err on the side of inclusiveness. I have the Shedd's pack, the patch cello pack that was recently sold, the Irish and 1979 test packs. I do try to get every funpack that is distinct based on wrapper/checklist combination, but there's no way to really know which ones exist. One I do know exists and that I don't have is the 9th series 21-fold wrapper with the 1st UK checklist.

As for the 1-16 stuff, I consider all distinct series/wrapper combinations including ad variations.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 17, 2010, 07:41:43 PM
It's a long shot I have something you would consider rare but I would check for you.

By the way, most of the 1-16 packs I need aren't really super rare, though they are usually the rarer fold variation. They're just ones that have eluded me for some reason.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on July 17, 2010, 07:48:12 PM
By the way, most of the 1-16 packs I need aren't really super rare, though they are usually the rarer fold variation. They're just ones that have eluded me for some reason.

This might be a good time to educate everyone on fold variations as in all honesty I'm really not too sure what a 21 fold and 85 fold is!   :-[

Some newbies and old timers here will learn something interesting.

EDIT - I'm an idiot. It's part of the codes. I'm digging up my stuff now to see if anything is there.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 17, 2010, 08:04:57 PM
This might be a good time to educate everyone on fold variations as in all honesty I'm really not too sure what a 21 fold and 85 fold is!   :-[

Some newbies and old timers here will learn something interesting.

EDIT - I'm an idiot. It's part of the codes. I'm digging up my stuff now to see if anything is there.
I think it would be a good time to refer to them by in a manner that is visible, ie the location of the splash is in one location for 21 folds and another for the 85 folds.  Often the code can't be seen on a sealed pack so it can be very frustrating to expect someone to look for 85 folds when the code can't be seen.

Maybe high splash and low splash?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on July 17, 2010, 08:16:29 PM
Hey, curious now after looking at packs and wrappers for a bit. We know of collectors that sent in and received wall posters. Did anyone ever send in and receive the ID bracelet or "genuine" Jade necklace? I'd actually like to see those.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 17, 2010, 08:30:48 PM
Hey, curious now after looking at packs and wrappers for a bit. We know of collectors that sent in and received wall posters. Did anyone ever send in and receive the ID bracelet or "genuine" Jade necklace? I'd actually like to see those.
Great question, would they be easily identifiable as being those from these wrappers?  I assume they were Topps toys, correct?  They should at least say TCG or something similar on them, no?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on July 17, 2010, 08:43:57 PM
Great question, would they be easily identifiable as being those from these wrappers?  I assume they were Topps toys, correct?  They should at least say TCG or something similar on them, no?

Tough call. Topps could simply have picked up a big batch of cheap carnival like prizes or gumball machine filler and used them.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 18, 2010, 07:10:34 AM
I think it would be a good time to refer to them by in a manner that is visible, ie the location of the splash is in one location for 21 folds and another for the 85 folds.  Often the code can't be seen on a sealed pack so it can be very frustrating to expect someone to look for 85 folds when the code can't be seen.

Maybe high splash and low splash?

The most obvious difference is from the back of the pack, but it's annoying to try to describe it with words. I usually
just send people a link to Greg's page which shows pictures of the differences.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 18, 2010, 07:20:21 AM
The most obvious difference is from the back of the pack, but it's annoying to try to describe it with words. I usually
just send people a link to Greg's page which shows pictures of the differences.
I think relying on people to go to webpages to figure out if they have your missing 21 or 85 folds is only going to hold you up.  You could say "end folds" vs middle folds" and that is very visual.  Remember, unless someone is really into packs, they are not going to remember if the front splash location and folding type that associates with each.  I know from my personal experience when you have asked me to look for certain folds, what added time was me remembering to either ask you or to go look up how to discern each.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 18, 2010, 08:33:41 AM
Thanks for asking, I love to talk about it! It's not the easiest thing to quantify with certainty, because there is no way to prove to certainty which pack variations exist for series with wrapper variations (blue and green wrappers). For series
1-16, I am certain that there are at least 61 packs that exist, and I suspect probably 62. There are a few packs that I
suspect don't exist but I can't say I'm sure, and there are some I'm nearly certain don't exist.

Anyway, my working assumption is that there are 62 distinct pack variations from series 1-16. If that is the case, my
needs are now as follows:

10-cent Wacky Ads pack
8 different packs from series 9 through 11
Original OPC series 1-3 (2 of which no one has ever produced in the "collector era")

So I'm getting pretty close!

Not bad!   If we both finish our quests we should have a party and get our collections together for pictures.

I would think that there must be some on your list though that that we probably will never see.  I would think the OPC ones would have surfaced by now if any were out there.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on July 18, 2010, 06:41:04 PM
Very cool Dave.  Congrats on getting the 5 cent pack.  That is one of the true tough ones to get.  I'd love to get one, but I don't think I wever will!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on July 31, 2010, 09:57:11 PM
I didn't acquire ALL this over the past week but I did score a few re-issue boxes. Notice how the martian stands guard over the box collection. I had to block out my framed art from ANS7.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ROID on August 01, 2010, 06:40:26 AM
Nice collection Mark! And you were absolutely right about you having more ser. 2 boxes than ser. 4. I have to ask-why more than 1 of each? What about OS boxes-any pictures of those?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on August 01, 2010, 08:20:24 AM
I didn't acquire ALL this over the past week but I did score a few re-issue boxes. Notice how the martian stands guard over the box collection. I had to block out my framed art from ANS7.
Sweet collection dude, I love display boxes no matter which series they are from!  Seeing them in a display cases brings back the memories of seeing the boxes in the glass counter at my local store that I got my wackys as a kid!  Nice touch with the martian!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on August 01, 2010, 08:32:34 AM
I didn't acquire ALL this over the past week but I did score a few re-issue boxes. Notice how the martian stands guard over the box collection. I had to block out my framed art from ANS7.
You're better stocked than most of the stores back in the '70s! I bet you wouldn't have minded getting these for 70's prices! If we only knew then what we know now...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crakola Crayons on August 01, 2010, 09:38:13 AM
I didn't acquire ALL this over the past week but I did score a few re-issue boxes. Notice how the martian stands guard over the box collection. I had to block out my framed art from ANS7.

Mark, that's an amazing collection.  I like how you have it displayed.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: crackedjerk on August 01, 2010, 11:46:33 AM
Awesome collection!  Thanks for sharing the pic.  I love to see how others have displayed their Wacky wares.  It really would be cool if we could ever again (the again refers to the Philly show in '99) have a "best of" people's various Wacky items all in one place.  Ah, for a Wacky Museum someday...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on August 02, 2010, 01:30:36 AM
I have to ask-why more than 1 of each? What about OS boxes-any pictures of those?
Why, you ask? OBSESSION.
I'm leaving town for a week but sometime when I get back I'll get some more pics of the collection. I have much more on display. I'm surprised nobody commented on the uncut postcard sheet near the floor.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 02, 2010, 08:59:45 AM
Why, you ask? OBSESSION.
I'm leaving town for a week but sometime when I get back I'll get some more pics of the collection. I have much more on display. I'm surprised nobody commented on the uncut postcard sheet near the floor.

That postcard sheet is pretty neat!  That's certainly a unique display item for sure.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on August 02, 2010, 04:16:16 PM
That postcard sheet is pretty neat!  That's certainly a unique display item for sure.
What makes it even cooler is that it is signed by the artists who also did sketches on the back and messages written from one artist to the next as if the cards were to be cut and mailed. There's just a handful of these in existence, mostly in the hands of the artists. I didn't do any sketches though. My drawing skills were just too lacking at the time.  :-[
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on August 02, 2010, 04:33:26 PM
I had to block out my framed art from ANS7.
Why?
Because of a contract you signed?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on August 02, 2010, 05:50:14 PM
Why?
Because of a contract you signed?

Not because of the contract but to respect Topps' way of keeping things hidden until they decide to show stuff. Since my designs haven't been shown in the advertising yet I figured I wouldn't spoil anything.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 02, 2010, 06:13:29 PM
not much, but I did happen to find a Target with one of those sell sheets for ANS7
[spoiler](http://s3.postimage.org/sQhMi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsQhMi)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on August 02, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
Why, you ask? OBSESSION.
I'm leaving town for a week but sometime when I get back I'll get some more pics of the collection. I have much more on display. I'm surprised nobody commented on the uncut postcard sheet near the floor.
The uncut post card sheet looked like framed post cards to me.  Now that we know what it is, very cool!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on August 02, 2010, 06:47:32 PM
The uncut post card sheet looked like framed post cards to me.  Now that we know what it is, very cool!
I made the same assumption, I figured it was a set of the post cards framed with a mat with cut aways to show off each postcard.  Very cool indeed once you know what it is. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: paste_anyplace on August 03, 2010, 01:09:49 AM
not much, but I did happen to find a Target with one of those sell sheets for ANS7
[spoiler](http://s3.postimage.org/sQhMi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsQhMi)[/spoiler]
Here's a snapshot of an Excel promo sheet posted at a Target.

[spoiler][expando]http://www.hipsteria.com/fwheaton/target_ans7.jpg[/expando][/spoiler]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 03, 2010, 10:13:19 AM
Here's a snapshot of an Excel promo sheet posted at a Target.

[spoiler][expando]http://www.hipsteria.com/fwheaton/target_ans7.jpg[/expando][/spoiler]
ripe for the plucking...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Gurgle on August 03, 2010, 04:42:23 PM
ripe for the plucking...

I confess to plucking one before it was ready.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 03, 2010, 04:49:04 PM
I confess to plucking one before it was ready.
Do you suffer from premature pluckuation?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on August 03, 2010, 04:49:13 PM
Not because of the contract but to respect Topps' way of keeping things hidden until they decide to show stuff. Since my designs haven't been shown in the advertising yet I figured I wouldn't spoil anything.
Although I frequently imitate a bumbling fool (quite well, I must say), there is an obtusely funny reason I asked that dumb question. There have been a few posts (in another thread) joking that ANS 7 had been released already (Didn't Koduck correct a couple of members for purposely confusing the issue in some thread, maybe a PC thread?) a while ago, that ANS 7 had been released. (Yes, I am easily confused.) My brain had some type of indexing error, and when I saw your photo, I immediately thought, “Why won’t Mark show us his art for ANS 7?! Hell, that’s already been released!”

Yes, I’m a fool, but I thought I’d try to provide an explanation, as nutty as it is.
(I usually let my errors slide  :D)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 03, 2010, 06:34:31 PM

I'm not sure if others saw the batch of 1973 Cloth stickers that were on ebay a few weeks ago.  They were sold in lots of 4 and the seller had a bunch of them.  The auctions didn't show scans of the backs, but the fronts looked awesome, especially for Cloths.  So I gambled and won a bunch of the auctions, and was ecstatic when I got them home and saw that most of them have little or no glue seepage!  They are by far the nicest Cloths I have seen, and I was able to get very close to a full set of these upgrades.  The seller told me they came from a generic box so the stickers are pack fresh.  Here are a couple examples……………………..
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on August 03, 2010, 06:46:57 PM
I'm not sure if others saw the batch of 1973 Cloth stickers that were on ebay a few weeks ago.  They were sold in lots of 4 and the seller had a bunch of them.  The auctions didn't show scans of the backs, but the fronts looked awesome, especially for Cloths.  So I gambled and won a bunch of the auctions, and was ecstatic when I got them home and saw that most of them have little or no glue seepage!  They are by far the nicest Cloths I have seen, and I was able to get very close to a full set of these upgrades.  The seller told me they came from a generic box so the stickers are pack fresh.  Here are a couple examples……………………..
Nice score dude!  I vaguely remember these auctions but I skim right past cloth auctions so I am glad these found a good home!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 03, 2010, 06:52:22 PM
Nice score dude!  I vaguely remember these auctions but I skim right past cloth auctions so I am glad these found a good home!

Thanks, my Cloth series always bugged me because it was so far away from NM, so at least now I can feel better about them! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: koduck on August 04, 2010, 05:04:44 AM
Thanks, my Cloth series always bugged me because it was so far away from NM, so at least now I can feel better about them! 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!

Nice score, Rob! The cloth set's always been my favorite wackys!!! In fact, still have a few stickers from my early days. The glue's all funky and the borders look like they were gnawed by beavers, but I still get a rush when I see them!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on August 06, 2010, 07:08:04 AM

Rob, those are very nice.  I remember winning a huge lot of Wacky's that included a full set of the cloths many years ago.  Much to my surprise they were all near perfect fronts and backs.  They were the nicest I had ever seen.  Since I did nto really have a strong need to keep them, I sold the lot to Craig Cherry.  So those went to a good home too.  He was stunned when he got them. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 06, 2010, 08:31:33 AM
Rob, those are very nice.  I remember winning a huge lot of Wacky's that included a full set of the cloths many years ago.  Much to my surprise they were all near perfect fronts and backs.  They were the nicest I had ever seen.  Since I did nto really have a strong need to keep them, I sold the lot to Craig Cherry.  So those went to a good home too.  He was stunned when he got them. 

Nice to hear there are more of them out there like that.  I just need a Grave Train to complete the whole set that way. 

I wonder what keeps them nice vs. the glue issues that most of them have?  I would think it would have to have something to do with temperature/humidity.       
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 13, 2010, 12:00:46 AM
$30 for this 16th Sufferin,,perfectly centered   :o,,,smokin' deal

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/BzLMyjgBGkKGrHqFiEEw5OFLFY4BMU1eiLMuQ_3.jpg)

I scored this complete 1st PSA high grade puzzle,,,fits together perfect and super clean!,,,$25!!

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/Bz8oiKCWkKGrHqEOKi0ERScVoEBMYMDglfZQ_3.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on August 13, 2010, 08:35:42 AM
Nice Score Wackyone!
I haven't been paying much attention to the wacky market. My daily searches on ebay are for sketches. I wonder how many of the other die-hard collectors are ignoring the regular wacky market. I see that 2 really nice die-cuts sold for around $50 when I thought they should have sold for over $100 each. I never saw them until it was too late. Both non-repeats.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 13, 2010, 01:06:07 PM
Nice to hear there are more of them out there like that.  I just need a Grave Train to complete the whole set that way. 
   

UPDATE:  the other night I took my full set (minus the Grave Train) and put them all in screw-downs with my other high-end items.  The following day I see a package come in the mail from Bill K. (sunsweat), which I thought was strange since I didn't remember buying anything from Bill recently.  Well inside was a sweet Grave cloth.....no stains on either side, sharp corners, etc, and it fits in great with the rest of my collection! 

Bill had obviously read my post and just sent the card out to me, unannounced!   It's guys like this that make the hobby so enjoyable, when collectors can help each other out without necessarily getting anything in return. 

Thanks again Bill!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on August 13, 2010, 02:01:35 PM
UPDATE:  the other night I took my full set (minus the Grave Train) and put them all in screw-downs with my other high-end items.  The following day I see a package come in the mail from Bill K. (sunsweat), which I thought was strange since I didn't remember buying anything from Bill recently.  Well inside was a sweet Grave cloth.....no stains on either side, sharp corners, etc, and it fits in great with the rest of my collection! 

Bill had obviously read my post and just sent the card out to me, unannounced!   It's guys like this that make the hobby so enjoyable, when collectors can help each other out without necessarily getting anything in return. 

Thanks again Bill!

Bill must be thinking "secret santa" this week. I got a nice cereal premium wrapper unannounced as well! He knew I was looking for the unopened pack and this was the next best thing. Thanks Bill!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on August 13, 2010, 09:02:25 PM
Nice Score Wackyone!
I haven't been paying much attention to the wacky market. My daily searches on ebay are for sketches. I wonder how many of the other die-hard collectors are ignoring the regular wacky market. I see that 2 really nice die-cuts sold for around $50 when I thought they should have sold for over $100 each. I never saw them until it was too late. Both non-repeats.
A rare # variation #23 6up sold for like $30
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: CherryBombs on August 20, 2010, 01:51:47 AM
My best from the 16th so far  :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: CherryBombs on August 20, 2010, 01:55:07 AM
I stll have mine sealed  ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: CherryBombs on August 20, 2010, 02:04:15 AM
Looks to be in excellent condition Dennis... I'm pleased I hope they don't hit me too hard for the tiny ink spot  :'(  Corners are sharp and the back is bright no aging  ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 20, 2010, 02:10:18 AM
Looks to be in excellent condition Dennis... I'm pleased I hope they don't hit me too hard for the tiny ink spot  :'(  Corners are sharp and the back is bright no aging  ;D

cool,,,ya i thought it was a ink spot but i had my bidder stop at about $50,cause it's hard to tell how clean & white it was
i missed a real nice one a while ago freash from PSA and it was a solid NM card but a slightly o/c and it went for $70...so it should be cool to see how yours comes back
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: CherryBombs on August 20, 2010, 02:19:49 AM
I feel really good about this one   :] I really like the card itself.... I hope to find a mint Cherrybombs and Bleed's
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 20, 2010, 02:25:40 AM
I feel really good about this one   :] I really like the card itself.... I hope to find a mint Cherrybombs and Bleed's

hehe..if not i'll sell ya mine  ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 25, 2010, 05:13:47 PM
picked this up today from Ted,
most of these comin' up these days have been a little rough or to far o/c for my taste
i think i will keep this one for now  ;)

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/B1KeHFwmkKGrHqYOKjIEOJ1TZBMdWrghv0w_3.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 25, 2010, 05:44:25 PM
picked this up today from Ted,
most of these comin' up these days have been a little rough or to far o/c for my taste
i think i will keep this one for now  ;)

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/B1KeHFwmkKGrHqYOKjIEOJ1TZBMdWrghv0w_3.jpg)

Not too shabby!  Are those small stains on the bottom edge?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 25, 2010, 05:48:42 PM
he's says' light oxidation" along that edge....we'll see i guess,,the back looks good
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 25, 2010, 05:51:58 PM
he's says' light oxidation" along that edge....we'll see i guess,,the back looks good

Ted's stuff is pricey but he does a very good job mentioning blemishes, and you never feel like you were misled on the condition.  Some sellers will intentionally neglect to mention blemishes and he does the opposite. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 25, 2010, 06:06:50 PM
ya he's real deal,,holds nothin' back,,,
in fact one card i bought he said was cut outa square and for the life of me i can't tell,,i even used a ruler  :^)
i did send one card back last year..it was much more oxidized then i could tell in the pic,,it was like really yellow,but he took it back and gave me credit w/ no hassel
he gets 5 stars across the board from me all the time  8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: CherryBombs on August 26, 2010, 05:49:58 PM
I just placed my order  ;D ;D ;D

Description   Unit price   Qty   Amount
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 Bonus Box
Item#    $9.95 USD   5   $49.75 USD
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 Cereal Box Tray (B)
Item#    $14.95 USD   5   $74.75 USD
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 Cereal Box Tray (A)
Item#    $14.95 USD   5   $74.75 USD
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 24-Pack Box
Item#    $47.95 USD   5   $239.75 USD
Subtotal   $439.00 USD
Shipping and handling   $33.13 USD
Total   $472.13 USD
Payment   $472.13 USD
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 26, 2010, 08:16:08 PM
I just placed my order  ;D ;D ;D

Description   Unit price   Qty   Amount
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 Bonus Box
Item#    $9.95 USD   5   $49.75 USD
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 Cereal Box Tray (B)
Item#    $14.95 USD   5   $74.75 USD
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 Cereal Box Tray (A)
Item#    $14.95 USD   5   $74.75 USD
Wacky Packages All-New Series 7 24-Pack Box
Item#    $47.95 USD   5   $239.75 USD
Subtotal   $439.00 USD
Shipping and handling   $33.13 USD
Total   $472.13 USD
Payment   $472.13 USD


 :o....i wish i could trip over a big pile o cash  :^)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on August 26, 2010, 09:34:42 PM

 :o....i wish i could trip over a big pile o cash  :^)

I guess that would be $923.57 CDN for you ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 26, 2010, 09:45:15 PM
I guess that would be $923.57 CDN for you ;D

hehe....it's 499.140 be be exact...the US buck ain't worth what she used to be
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on August 30, 2010, 09:07:48 PM
I just scored this rare beauty from Matt Stock. It's the full 2.5 x 3.5 version, not the little Irish sticker size. No die cut line. Puzzle piece on back. It's originally from the Topps Vault. There appears to be a line through the title but I don't know why it's there in the photo. I don't see it on the sticker.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on August 30, 2010, 09:21:53 PM
I just scored this rare beauty from Matt Stock. It's the full 2.5 x 3.5 version, not the little Irish sticker size. No die cut line. Puzzle piece on back. It's originally from the Topps Vault. There appears to be a line through the title but I don't know why it's there in the photo. I don't see it on the sticker.

That is a nice item there, Plan 9.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 31, 2010, 06:01:52 AM
That is a nice item there, Plan 9.

very cool,,,i always liked that title
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 31, 2010, 07:04:44 AM
I just scored this rare beauty from Matt Stock. It's the full 2.5 x 3.5 version, not the little Irish sticker size. No die cut line. Puzzle piece on back. It's originally from the Topps Vault. There appears to be a line through the title but I don't know why it's there in the photo. I don't see it on the sticker.

That's a proof card from the 1981 Irish series, and Kill is the rarest of the 1981 titles.  I've had a couple of those before and they are identical to the ones from packs except they don't have a die-cut on them. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on August 31, 2010, 09:46:24 AM
  :(
well my Slum Maid showed up,i slipped it out to have a close look at it and it has a popped perf  >(
no damage i can see from shipping,,,and it was stated they were all un-popped solid ex+nm-
i'm sure he would take it back but i still need it as a filler  :^)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on August 31, 2010, 10:43:24 AM
That's a proof card from the 1981 Irish series, and Kill is the rarest of the 1981 titles.  I've had a couple of those before and they are identical to the ones from packs except they don't have a die-cut on them.  
Thanks for the clarification. I've got to get that straight. It's a proof, not a test.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 31, 2010, 06:21:27 PM
Thanks for the clarification. I've got to get that straight. It's a proof, not a test.

They call them proof cards but I never quite understood why.  Proofs for color/content are not usually done on the same stock as the final production cards.  They are usually done digitally on a proofing stock.  These are one step above "proofs" IMO.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on September 09, 2010, 09:14:17 PM
On the Wacky side of things... I won 5 OS sketch card auctions. No exotics. Just some of the simple, clean line drawings. I picked up one each of Kook (penguin), Qreep, 15th Avenue (punk), Aquaxduck, and Ajerx. Average price per sketch was $11.50.  Some of the BIN auctions for these same characters are still at $45 and more.

I've been trading with others on the forum to complete a set of the silver flash border cards. Still looking for 3, 16 and 17. And to complete some extra red border sets. Thanks to all who have traded!!


Non Wacky side... I received my set of the 16 Star Wars V Celebration cereal parody boxes. I won't post a picture since they are available under another forum topic. One thing I didn't know, each box has an actual cellophane wrapped bag of cereal. All boxes contain what appears to be Cheerios-like cereal.

Also ordered a set of the PACKAGE PARODY 2010 Halloween Collector's set.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 10, 2010, 06:46:27 AM
On the Wacky side of things... I won 5 OS sketch card auctions. No exotics. Just some of the simple, clean line drawings. I picked up one each of Kook (penguin), Qreep, 15th Avenue (punk), Aquaxduck, and Ajerx. Average price per sketch was $11.50.  Some of the BIN auctions for these same characters are still at $45 and more.

I've been trading with others on the forum to complete a set of the silver flash border cards. Still looking for 3, 16 and 17. And to complete some extra red border sets. Thanks to all who have traded!!

Non Wacky side... I received my set of the 16 Star Wars V Celebration cereal parody boxes. I won't post a picture since they are available under another forum topic. One thing I didn't know, each box has an actual cellophane wrapped bag of cereal. All boxes contain what appears to be Cheerios-like cereal.

Also ordered a set of the PACKAGE PARODY 2010 Halloween Collector's set.

Wow, sounds like you get some nice sketches cheap!  Just goes to show what happens when the craze dies down!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: GadzookaBoy on September 16, 2010, 07:28:16 PM
Last Friday I found these at Toys R Us ..
[expando] http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kKqPxd2FyGA/TI5YYcwjJyI/AAAAAAAAICA/Fuvvm-peiQM/s400/ans7-boxes.jpg[/expando]

Last week I bought a Base Card set ..
[expando]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kKqPxd2FyGA/TJK3TDmABTI/AAAAAAAAIDY/ahtxpM_uuA0/s400/ans7-mine04.jpg [/expando] 
Then today I got the 10 Foils, 20 Wack-O-Mercials, and 4 Bonus stickers in the mail from eBay auctions ..
[expando] http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kKqPxd2FyGA/TJK3ULaDzBI/AAAAAAAAIDw/2djJJpPNU-Y/s400/ans7-mine01.jpg[/expando]

I'm in a good place right now ..  ;D


Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Glocky Packages on September 16, 2010, 09:45:52 PM
 :D Take a peep at this...

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/PeepersSet.jpg[/expando]



"2010 Topps Wacky Packages Postcards Promo Card Original Rough Art! The original rough art used in the process of creating this 2010 Topps Wacky Packages promo postcard Peepers. Topps commissioned the talents of artist Mark Parisi to sketch this product parody. This promotional postcard was only made available at the May 2010 Non Sport Update card show held in Allentown, Pa. Rough measures approx. 8 1/2" X 11" in size and is in excellent condition. Mr. Parisi has signed his work."
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on September 16, 2010, 10:16:19 PM
:D Take a peep at this...

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/PeepersSet.jpg[/expando]



"2010 Topps Wacky Packages Postcards Promo Card Original Rough Art! The original rough art used in the process of creating this 2010 Topps Wacky Packages promo postcard Peepers. Topps commissioned the talents of artist Mark Parisi to sketch this product parody. This promotional postcard was only made available at the May 2010 Non Sport Update card show held in Allentown, Pa. Rough measures approx. 8 1/2" X 11" in size and is in excellent condition. Mr. Parisi has signed his work."
Very nice! BTW I was at the show...Great time!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Glocky Packages on September 16, 2010, 10:26:38 PM
Very nice! BTW I was at the show...Great time!

Thanks!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on September 17, 2010, 10:29:01 AM
:D Take a peep at this...

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/PeepersSet.jpg[/expando]



"2010 Topps Wacky Packages Postcards Promo Card Original Rough Art! The original rough art used in the process of creating this 2010 Topps Wacky Packages promo postcard Peepers. Topps commissioned the talents of artist Mark Parisi to sketch this product parody. This promotional postcard was only made available at the May 2010 Non Sport Update card show held in Allentown, Pa. Rough measures approx. 8 1/2" X 11" in size and is in excellent condition. Mr. Parisi has signed his work."

That peepers is outstanding. I just love the simplicity of it. I'm sure glad I was able to get one myself.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on September 19, 2010, 12:54:03 AM
:D Take a peep at this...

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/PeepersSet.jpg[/expando]

2010 Topps Wacky Packages Postcards Promo Card Original Rough Art!

cool score  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on September 19, 2010, 12:56:38 AM
I don't need this but for some reason it called out to me,,

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/Pupsi_psa.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Choke_Wagon on September 19, 2010, 04:56:29 AM
So I had a rough week at work as a deal I was working on didn't close on Friday and I was bummed. Went to do my usual scans at Target on Wackys.

I treat now ANS 7 as Lottery Tickets since I just need some of the Flash Foils and Golds.

Place my bet on 2 packs and what a BET it was- Pack #1 had #13 Flash Foil and Pack #2 had a Gold #15 Pounds.

I did like a Vegas bandit and bolted out full of happiness. Really lifted up my day.

Choke_Wagon
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on September 19, 2010, 06:05:08 AM
So I had a rough week at work as a deal I was working on didn't close on Friday and I was bummed. Went to do my usual scans at Target on Wackys.

I treat now ANS 7 as Lottery Tickets since I just need some of the Flash Foils and Golds.

Place my bet on 2 packs and what a BET it was- Pack #1 had #13 Flash Foil and Pack #2 had a Gold #15 Pounds.

I did like a Vegas bandit and bolted out full of happiness. Really lifted up my day.

Choke_Wagon

It's so nice when that happens!  Congrats!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on September 19, 2010, 03:35:35 PM
So I had a rough week at work as a deal I was working on didn't close on Friday and I was bummed. Went to do my usual scans at Target on Wackys.

I treat now ANS 7 as Lottery Tickets since I just need some of the Flash Foils and Golds.

Place my bet on 2 packs and what a BET it was- Pack #1 had #13 Flash Foil and Pack #2 had a Gold #15 Pounds.

I did like a Vegas bandit and bolted out full of happiness. Really lifted up my day.

Choke_Wagon
That's exactly how I look at buying more ANS7 at this point. I'm buying lotto tickets.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on September 19, 2010, 03:53:22 PM
I just won these a few minutes ago...Great price!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130431225530&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NEZHEAD42 on September 19, 2010, 04:00:10 PM
I just won these a few minutes ago...Great price!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130431225530&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

 I had considered bidding on this. Glad you won it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on September 19, 2010, 04:10:34 PM
I had considered bidding on this. Glad you won it.
Thanks Brother!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on September 19, 2010, 07:08:58 PM
I meant to bid on this one but totally spaced it off:

http://cgi.ebay.com/56-original-1970s-Wacky-Pack-trading-cards-checklists-/220668674978?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3360e0c3a2

There is at least one Cloth checklist card in this lot and I suspect that all three of those first series checklists are Cloth checklists.

Anybody here on the forum win this one?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on September 19, 2010, 07:31:08 PM
I meant to bid on this one but totally spaced it off:

http://cgi.ebay.com/56-original-1970s-Wacky-Pack-trading-cards-checklists-/220668674978?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3360e0c3a2

There is at least one Cloth checklist card in this lot and I suspect that all three of those first series checklists are Cloth checklists.

Anybody here on the forum win this one?

ya that was good score..i never even saw it in my searches ..??
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on September 19, 2010, 08:02:47 PM
I meant to bid on this one but totally spaced it off:

http://cgi.ebay.com/56-original-1970s-Wacky-Pack-trading-cards-checklists-/220668674978?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3360e0c3a2

There is at least one Cloth checklist card in this lot and I suspect that all three of those first series checklists are Cloth checklists.

Anybody here on the forum win this one?

The checklists look like crap with writing on them and bent corners. Why would you want this lot?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on September 19, 2010, 08:21:39 PM
The checklists look like crap with writing on them and bent corners. Why would you want this lot?

LOL..i never even read it or clicked on the pic,,,just saw a wack a check cards for $4
now i don't feel like i missed out  :-\
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on September 20, 2010, 09:03:20 AM
The checklists look like crap with writing on them and bent corners. Why would you want this lot?

I was only interested in it because of the Cloth checklists.  They actually don't look like they're in too bad of shape and I figured three cloth checklists were easily worth $4.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 20, 2010, 08:04:01 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: VX HYPERSPACE on September 20, 2010, 08:06:00 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)

That's sweet!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 20, 2010, 08:14:23 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)

Nice! That's one I don't have! Somehow I never even saw this auction. I only have a "Tasty."
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RonZombie on September 20, 2010, 08:16:14 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)
Great score Tom! I had it on watch...I forgot about it! Way to go :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 20, 2010, 08:22:15 PM
That's sweet!
Thanks!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 20, 2010, 08:26:26 PM
Nice! That's one I don't have! Somehow I never even saw this auction. I only have a "Tasty."
Thanks, Dave. Hey, any die box is, IMO, a phenomenal thing to have. Not like there's tons of 'em lyin' around...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 20, 2010, 08:27:50 PM
Great score Tom! I had it on watch...I forgot about it! Way to go :great:
Thanks!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on September 20, 2010, 08:39:19 PM
Thanks!

So you are buyer B***t? I was wondering who that guy is ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on September 20, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)
Nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 21, 2010, 11:27:56 AM
Nice!
Thanks, Ern.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 21, 2010, 02:18:42 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)

I don't follow display box prices at all but isn't that pretty cheap for that box? 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on September 21, 2010, 02:44:50 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)
Holy Christ you were lucky. I keep tabs on every box auction and somehow that one alluded me. I need that one and definitely would have bid more for it. Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 21, 2010, 02:54:58 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)
Congrats!
I was watching that one, but didn't bid thinking it would go for hundreds more. Looks like a great price!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 21, 2010, 08:07:24 PM
Holy Christ you were lucky. I keep tabs on every box auction and somehow that one alluded me. I need that one and definitely would have bid more for it. Congrats!
Thanks, Mark! Yeah, I wasn't sure my snipe was going to cover it, but it was all I was willing to spend...and it was enough! I really figured it'd go higher, myself...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 21, 2010, 08:14:53 PM
Congrats!
I was watching that one, but didn't bid thinking it would go for hundreds more. Looks like a great price!
Thanks, Patrick! I still am a bit surprised it's mine, but honestly, even knowing its rarity, it's still a lot of dough for a piece of cardboard, LOL.

I was only going to go $300, but then I realized I had little chance at that level. Anyone who went over $500 would have beat me on it....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on September 21, 2010, 10:40:50 PM
Just picked this guy up a few minutes ago. Been wanting one for many moons, saw it...and just said "screw it, it's only money".

my newest Wacky addition (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130432373136)

cool  :great:
I was watching that one 2,,"it's only money"...remind me not to bid against you anytime..haha
Title: What a Croc!
Post by: VX HYPERSPACE on September 23, 2010, 09:38:23 PM
I couldn’t help but pull the trigger on Killing Croc! The shades of green are beautiful. It just hypnotically called out to me and said…

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/Hypnosis.gif)…give me a home.


I’ll post a picture of the art next to the postcard in a few weeks.


2010 Topps Wacky Packages Postcards Series 6 Original Card Art! Killing Croc. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200520636838)
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[expando]http://www.anheuser-busch.com/images/RollingRock_bottlewet.jpg[/expando]
Title: Re: What a Croc!
Post by: bandaches on September 23, 2010, 10:30:27 PM
I couldn’t help but pull the trigger on Killing Croc! The shades of green are beautiful. It just hypnotically called out to me and said…

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/Hypnosis.gif)…give me a home.


I’ll post a picture of the art next to the postcard in a few weeks.


2010 Topps Wacky Packages Postcards Series 6 Original Card Art! Killing Croc. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200520636838)
[expando]http://images.auctionhelper.com/images/13076/ba/ba41277.jpg[/expando]
[expando]http://www.anheuser-busch.com/images/RollingRock_bottlewet.jpg[/expando]
Nice score, I considered bidding on it, then forgot about it.  My forgetting to bid on things is saving me a lot of money, that is for sure.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on September 24, 2010, 08:11:21 AM
I have a hunch I may be bidding on the Kiss Kat art and it might go quite high. That is my fear. It is one of my all time ANS titles.
Title: Re: What a Croc!
Post by: VX HYPERSPACE on October 01, 2010, 05:30:11 PM
I’ll post a picture of the art next to the postcard in a few weeks.

I can't wait to get this original painting matted and framed!

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/KillingCroc.jpg[/expando]



I never noticed the back of the postcard says, "Rolling Croc" instead of "Killing Croc"...

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/KillingCrocError.jpg[/expando]
Title: Re: What a Croc!
Post by: BumChex on October 01, 2010, 06:41:53 PM
I can't wait to get this original painting matted and framed!




I never noticed the back of the postcard says, "Rolling Croc" instead of "Killing Croc"...


I never noticed that either. Will have to see if they ever corrected it with the regular set.
Title: Re: What a Croc!
Post by: VX HYPERSPACE on October 01, 2010, 06:46:22 PM
I never noticed that either. Will have to see if they ever corrected it with the regular set.

It's on both sets.
Title: Re: What a Croc!
Post by: Plan 9 on October 01, 2010, 10:14:32 PM
I can't wait to get this original painting matted and framed!

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/KillingCroc.jpg[/expando]



I never noticed the back of the postcard says, "Rolling Croc" instead of "Killing Croc"...

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/KillingCrocError.jpg[/expando]
Cool. I like that they'll still make the kind of errors they made in the old days. I also like that name better. The croc could've been riding a motorcycle and the name would have been closer to the real product.
Title: Re: What a Croc!
Post by: Brent Engstrom on October 02, 2010, 02:54:40 AM
I can't wait to get this original painting matted and framed!

[expando]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx146/StrategicTacticalAdvancedResistance/Album-ONE/KillingCroc.jpg[/expando]



Cool man. I look forward to seeing it framed!


Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on October 02, 2010, 09:18:42 AM
Too funny. I see the croc has made another appearance!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110593509379
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 02, 2010, 04:08:23 PM
Too funny. I see the croc has made another appearance!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110593509379

That's cool!  I emailed that guy and let him know the "only did 19 sketches" wasn't accurate, and he emailed back that he misunderstood what he read on the blog and would change it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on October 04, 2010, 12:38:28 PM
I recently won this item:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110591465459&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I've seen a few of these on ebay over the years but don't know the history. Does anyone know what the story is behind this postcard? I looked up the book in question on Amazon and it's a softcover with no mention of the postcard.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on October 04, 2010, 12:55:54 PM
I recently won this item:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110591465459&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I've seen a few over the years but don't know the history. Does anyone know what the story is behind this postcard? I looked up the book in question on Amazon and it's a softcover with no mention of the postcard.

What's on the back of it?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on October 04, 2010, 01:31:41 PM
What's on the back of it?

I don't know. I just won it yesterday & paid this morning. I haven't received it yet & there's no scan of the back in the auction.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 04, 2010, 02:53:24 PM
I recently won this item:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110591465459&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I've seen a few of these on ebay over the years but don't know the history. Does anyone know what the story is behind this postcard? I looked up the book in question on Amazon and it's a softcover with no mention of the postcard.

Bill, this is the write-up on that card that I did for my collection............

"In 1996 authors Michael Gitter and Sylvie Anapol released a book titled “Do You Remember?”, which featured a bunch of items and memories from the 1970’s.  As part of their promotion they had a postcard company called M@X RACKS print and distribute the Wacky Packages title Ajerx.  The front of the card has the Ajerx art with a fake die-cut line, and the back has a typical postcard format with a little information about the book.  The card measures 4.25” x 6”.  This was the only Wacky title they produced."

You got a very good deal on it.  I don't see them surface very often.  Don't expect great quality though.  The image is pretty blurry.  They definitely didn't use hi-res art for the printing.         
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on October 04, 2010, 08:06:00 PM
Bill, this is the write-up on that card that I did for my collection............

"In 1996 authors Michael Gitter and Sylvie Anapol released a book titled “Do You Remember?”, which featured a bunch of items and memories from the 1970’s.  As part of their promotion they had a postcard company called M@X RACKS print and distribute the Wacky Packages title Ajerx.  The front of the card has the Ajerx art with a fake die-cut line, and the back has a typical postcard format with a little information about the book.  The card measures 4.25” x 6”.  This was the only Wacky title they produced."

You got a very good deal on it.  I don't see them surface very often.  Don't expect great quality though.  The image is pretty blurry.  They definitely didn't use hi-res art for the printing.         

Thanks Rob. So it seems the promo didn't come with the book. Do you know how it was distributed? Also, do you know what it has sold for in the past & how often it appears? I only recall seeing 1 or 2 in the past several years.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 04, 2010, 08:31:20 PM
Thanks Rob. So it seems the promo didn't come with the book. Do you know how it was distributed? Also, do you know what it has sold for in the past & how often it appears? I only recall seeing 1 or 2 in the past several years.
I had two and sold my extra on ebay within the last year.  These pop up from time to time.  Very low demand for some reason keeps the price down as supply is obviously low on them.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 05, 2010, 06:04:07 AM
Thanks Rob. So it seems the promo didn't come with the book. Do you know how it was distributed? Also, do you know what it has sold for in the past & how often it appears? I only recall seeing 1 or 2 in the past several years.

I think they were given away for free to promote the book.  Some of your questions might be answered on the back of the card..........

 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on October 05, 2010, 07:49:58 AM
I think they were given away for free to promote the book.  Some of your questions might be answered on the back of the card..........

 

Thanks Rob,
Do you have any auction/ebay price range or history in your "master list" for these? $1.25 seems pretty low. I wonder if these postcards had any influence on (provided any inspiration for) the birth of the topps postcard program??
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 05, 2010, 08:29:58 AM
Thanks Rob,
Do you have any auction/ebay price range or history in your "master list" for these? $1.25 seems pretty low. I wonder if these postcards had any influence on (provided any inspiration for) the birth of the topps postcard program??

I have them at $15.00 on my personal price guide.  Like Ernie said they are fairly rare but don't seem to be that desirable so they don't sell that high.  To me it's a neat little item to own.  If you get a chance to track down those nostalgia books they put out they are pretty cool too.  Here is a pic of one of them............

   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 05, 2010, 08:33:12 AM
Thanks Rob,
Do you have any auction/ebay price range or history in your "master list" for these? $1.25 seems pretty low. I wonder if these postcards had any influence on (provided any inspiration for) the birth of the topps postcard program??

I doubt they had any influence on the Topps Wacky postcards though.  They seem too obscure to be much of an influence, plus they were done almost 15 years ago.  You never know though.  If Neil sees this maybe he would know.   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on October 10, 2010, 06:21:56 AM
I've suddenly gotten a Die-Cut bug and I picked this set up for around $40 shipped the other day.  I know some of them have some problem corners and a few creases but I thought it was a pretty good deal still.


(http://s1.postimage.org/7h1ni.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/erfzjatg/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 10, 2010, 09:17:10 AM
I've suddenly gotten a Die-Cut bug and I picked this set up for around $40 shipped the other day.  I know some of them have some problem corners and a few creases but I thought it was a pretty good deal still.


(http://s1.postimage.org/7h1ni.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/erfzjatg/)

Nice score!  Tough to go wrong on getting non punched diecuts for close to $5 each! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: MountainGoo on October 11, 2010, 03:34:29 PM
For me....nothing ventured....nothing gained....lol
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on October 20, 2010, 06:05:21 PM
A big "thank you" to Dave Schmidt for finally hooking me up with a red Original Series pack:

[expando]http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/P1020888.JPG[/expando]

This is a 3rd series pack.  I have been searching and watching for a red O.S. pack for about a year and Dave finally caved in and sold me this one!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on October 20, 2010, 06:08:44 PM
Getting that red pack finally completed my quest to own one Original Series pack of each different color:

[expando]http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/P1020889.JPG[/expando]

I plan to put these packs in a frame similar to how Brian Lambert made the big frame of packs that he sold to Kirk Hardymon.

And don't try to tell me I need a 16th series pack to complete the set!  I never did like the look of the 16th packs!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on October 20, 2010, 06:08:59 PM
A big "thank you" to Dave Schmidt for finally hooking me up with a red Original Series pack:

[expando]http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/P1020888.JPG[/expando]

This is a 3rd series pack.  I have been searching and watching for a red O.S. pack for about a year and Dave finally caved in and sold me this one!!

Sweet! There's something magical about that red pack.

I have a second series one. I haven't had it out since before all of Dave's investigation of the pack frauds, and I'm a bit apprehensive to even look at it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on October 20, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
A big "thank you" to Dave Schmidt for finally hooking me up with a red Original Series pack:

[expando]http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/P1020888.JPG[/expando]

This is a 3rd series pack.  I have been searching and watching for a red O.S. pack for about a year and Dave finally caved in and sold me this one!!

Another big thank you for Dave (Paul Maul) this week. He hooked me up with a referral and I was able to close the deal on a beautiful 5c wacky ad pack this week. I've been searching for one of these for a few years now. I may actually complete my unopened pack collection after all. That was the key.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on October 20, 2010, 06:29:02 PM
The only item I picked up in the last week, other than the 2010 Halloween Postcards, was a ANS7 auto card with no autograph. Picked it up for $30 on ebay. I just like the oxymoron-ness of an autographless autograph card. I will put it in the same 9-card binder page as the ANS7 miscut foils I have.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 20, 2010, 06:58:53 PM
A big "thank you" to Dave Schmidt for finally hooking me up with a red Original Series pack:

[expando]http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/P1020888.JPG[/expando]

This is a 3rd series pack.  I have been searching and watching for a red O.S. pack for about a year and Dave finally caved in and sold me this one!!
Congrats, nice score!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 20, 2010, 07:50:48 PM
The only item I picked up in the last week, other than the 2010 Halloween Postcards, was a ANS7 auto card with no autograph. Picked it up for $30 on ebay. I just like the oxymoron-ness of an autographless autograph card. I will put it in the same 9-card binder page as the ANS7 miscut foils I have.

I bought one of those as well.  I thought it was a cool variation.  I paid around $70.00 for mine though, not knowing how rare it was going to be.  Surprisingly several showed-up, and all were F2 Lox's.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on October 20, 2010, 08:48:54 PM
I bought one of those as well.  I thought it was a cool variation.  I paid around $70.00 for mine though, not knowing how rare it was going to be.  Surprisingly several showed-up, and all were F2 Lox's.

I also got a LOX. When I was bidding there were 5 or 6 up. I believe 3 of them were LOX and 1 each of three other titles. There are 3 on ebay this evening, each with current bids at about $10 or $12.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 21, 2010, 07:08:28 AM
I also got a LOX. When I was bidding there were 5 or 6 up. I believe 3 of them were LOX and 1 each of three other titles. There are 3 on ebay this evening, each with current bids at about $10 or $12.

Hold on.....when you say "I believe 3 of them were LOX and 1 each of three other titles".......are you saying you saw 3 other titles that had the "no autograph" variation on it?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on October 22, 2010, 06:46:34 PM
Hold on.....when you say "I believe 3 of them were LOX and 1 each of three other titles".......are you saying you saw 3 other titles that had the "no autograph" variation on it?

Sorry, my bad. I went back and double checked the old items in my watch list. I was tracking about eight ANS7 autograph and non-autographed auto cards at about the same time. All the autograph-less were LOX. Sorry for the false-report. My 50 year old brain has some cross circuits.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 24, 2010, 10:30:53 AM
Sorry, my bad. I went back and double checked the old items in my watch list. I was tracking about eight ANS7 autograph and non-autographed auto cards at about the same time. All the autograph-less were LOX. Sorry for the false-report. My 50 year old brain has some cross circuits.

Good! I was hoping there wasn't another variation I needed!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on October 24, 2010, 11:01:11 AM
Good! I was hoping there wasn't another variation I needed!

So it looks like Lox may be the only Autographed Foil title that has been found without the autograph?  How many different foil titles have been found with mis-cut die-cuts?  I seem to recall there have been Pupsi, Icicle, and Scream-Sicle reported.  Any others?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 24, 2010, 11:43:40 AM
So it looks like Lox may be the only Autographed Foil title that has been found without the autograph?  How many different foil titles have been found with mis-cut die-cuts?  I seem to recall there have been Pupsi, Icicle, and Scream-Sicle reported.  Any others?

I haven't been following the mis die-cuts but Lox is the only one I know of w/o the autograph. Strange how a bunch of those got out.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on October 24, 2010, 11:49:21 AM
So it looks like Lox may be the only Autographed Foil title that has been found without the autograph?  How many different foil titles have been found with mis-cut die-cuts?  I seem to recall there have been Pupsi, Icicle, and Scream-Sicle reported.  Any others?

A also have miscuts of Flunk and Shrunken Donuts foils in my ANS7 "hall of shame" binder page. I assumed there was a stack of LOX auto-cards intended to go to Jay for signatures but never made it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on November 16, 2010, 06:26:47 PM
AWESOME November so far with the 3 Wacky Boxes all being new pick ups

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/IMG_0512.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on November 16, 2010, 06:29:12 PM
Some more super rare Wally Wood/ Saunders Topps work, the Block Heads of 1966/67

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/IMG_0511.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 16, 2010, 06:29:45 PM
That's a cool display you have there. Is that in a glass case or something else?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on November 16, 2010, 06:32:58 PM
Thanks! Yes with doors closed it presently looks like this

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/IMG_0513.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on November 16, 2010, 07:44:57 PM
AWESOME November so far with the 3 Wacky Boxes all being new pick ups

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/IMG_0512.jpg)
Nice display! What's that Creature From the Black Lagoon thing?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on November 16, 2010, 07:53:47 PM
Thanks Mark! It's an Aurora Model kit from 1972
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wackyone on November 17, 2010, 12:01:50 AM
that is soooooo cool,,,i wanna come over and drool all over it 
I have my own little wacky shrine but i really like that cabinet  :great:
now ya got me thinkin..hmmm
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 17, 2010, 01:05:51 PM
Another big thank you for Dave (Paul Maul) this week. He hooked me up with a referral and I was able to close the deal on a beautiful 5c wacky ad pack this week. I've been searching for one of these for a few years now. I may actually complete my unopened pack collection after all. That was the key.

Glad I was able to help both you guys out! In fact, Bill helped me out too. While I was inspecting his pack collection at the Allentown show, I noticed that the pack he had labeled as 12th series was really a 21-fold 9th series pack. One of the ones I needed! A mutually beneficial deal was struck, and I got to scratch a pack off my want list. So now I need just 7 original series packs of the 62 I know to exist. Would you believe 4 of them are 10ths??
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on November 17, 2010, 03:01:23 PM
Glad I was able to help both you guys out! In fact, Bill helped me out too. While I was inspecting his pack collection at the Allentown show, I noticed that the pack he had labeled as 12th series was really a 21-fold 9th series pack. One of the ones I needed! A mutually beneficial deal was struck, and I got to scratch a pack off my want list. So now I need just 7 original series packs of the 62 I know to exist. Would you believe 4 of them are 10ths??
Was the 21-fold 9th the infamous "squabble pack" by any chance?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 18, 2010, 06:39:46 AM
Was the 21-fold 9th the infamous "squabble pack" by any chance?


It was indeed!

It's interesting that the 21-fold green wrappers with the group of 3 ads (Initial, Jade, Wall Poster '74) seem relatively common, and yet
these wrappers were only used for the 9th and 11th series, for which the 21-fold unopened packs are somewhat to very hard to locate.
I guess what unopened material is readily available is just a fluke as to what turned up as unopened. The 21-fold 9ths must have been
common at the time, but just weren't part of any finds of unopened material, whereas the 85-fold 9ths and 10ths are all over the place
in unopened form.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Beanball on November 20, 2010, 05:11:23 PM
Congrats, nice score!
Congrats on the red pack.
I opened an Ans 7 blister that had a gold flash Mouse Mix.
They're nicer than the flashback ones. It might go up for sale though.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on December 20, 2010, 06:04:21 AM
wow,,this thread needs a bump
Look what I found under my tree!

Happy Hoildays!

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq298/irok_album/stuff/CmvRg2kKGrHqNmEEz2VpU04BNDpLEEc4w_3.jpg)

Is that a #21?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 06, 2011, 06:04:36 AM
I thought this thread needed another bump.  I picked up a few new die-cuts over the past week or so.  They all do have some minor flaws, but I thought these turned out to be pretty nice examples.  I was glad to finally get a Fearstone too!  It is slightly off-center to the right but as I have been watching Fearstones for the past several months, and they seem to be notorious for centering problems.

All in all, I'm pretty happy!


(http://s1.postimage.org/334bwivd0/New_Die_Cuts.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/334bwivd0/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on March 06, 2011, 08:44:26 AM
I thought this thread needed another bump.  I picked up a few new die-cuts over the past week or so.  They all do have some minor flaws, but I thought these turned out to be pretty nice examples.  I was glad to finally get a Fearstone too!  It is slightly off-center to the right but as I have been watching Fearstones for the past several months, and they seem to be notorious for centering problems.

All in all, I'm pretty happy!

(http://s1.postimage.org/334bwivd0/New_Die_Cuts.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/334bwivd0/)


A few of those look very nice from the front.  Is that the #23 6UP?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 06, 2011, 11:54:38 AM
A few of those look very nice from the front.  Is that the #23 6UP?
No it is a #41.  I haven't dived into the rare number variations yet.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on March 06, 2011, 02:06:48 PM

This may not be the best place to post this, but I saw this rack at Best Buy yesterday that holds and displays pens.  What caught my attention is that they are sized perfectly to put 2.5" x 3.5" trading cards into them laying flat, plus they have a place where you could stick labels on them to organize your various series. Something like this would be an immense help to me with all of these new series we've had since 2004.  It's a great way to store your extras and not have to go digging through closets for them.

The question is, how to get our hands on them.  They are obviously not for sale at Best Buy. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Gurgle on March 06, 2011, 04:42:39 PM
This may not be the best place to post this, but I saw this rack at Best Buy yesterday that holds and displays pens.  What caught my attention is that they are sized perfectly to put 2.5" x 3.5" trading cards into them laying flat, plus they have a place where you could stick labels on them to organize your various series. Something like this would be an immense help to me with all of these new series we've had since 2004.  It's a great way to store your extras and not have to go digging through closets for them.

The question is, how to get our hands on them.  They are obviously not for sale at Best Buy. 

Some of us have grabbed a Target announcement flyer and walked right out of the store. How much harder could this be?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 06, 2011, 06:28:50 PM
I thought this thread needed another bump.  I picked up a few new die-cuts over the past week or so.  They all do have some minor flaws, but I thought these turned out to be pretty nice examples.  I was glad to finally get a Fearstone too!  It is slightly off-center to the right but as I have been watching Fearstones for the past several months, and they seem to be notorious for centering problems.

All in all, I'm pretty happy!


(http://s1.postimage.org/334bwivd0/New_Die_Cuts.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/334bwivd0/)

Beauties!!!!

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on March 06, 2011, 06:29:22 PM
Some of us have grabbed a Target announcement flyer and walked right out of the store. How much harder could this be?
:P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on March 07, 2011, 05:58:20 PM
Ya, getting display boxes etc. can be can of hard. You could always do what I do with Wacky's and other cards,  if there are only a few things left buy two or three, take the box and put the rest somewhere else. >:D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on March 07, 2011, 07:49:48 PM
Ya, getting display boxes etc. can be can of hard. You could always do what I do with Wacky's and other cards,  if there are only a few things left buy two or three, take the box and put the rest somewhere else. >:D

That won't work for this rack though.  It's pretty big.  (no big rack jokes please!)  I may ask the manager who they buy their display products from and contact them directly.  If not I'll ask the manager if I can take the rack if I buy every pen inside! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 11, 2011, 03:06:51 PM
This was the best thread I could think of to post this. I just got in a collection from an eBay win and after sorting thru it, this came close to bringing tears to my eyes:

(http://s2.postimage.org/2qt1xwyas/030.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2qt1xwyas/)

Finding these in there, though, certainly helped me fight back the tears:

(http://s2.postimage.org/2qtk4trqc/033.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2qtk4trqc/)

If anyone has a good use for a peeled Bum, Choke or S&S variation, PM me and I'm sure we can work something out...cheap, LOL.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 11, 2011, 03:12:30 PM
a peeled Bum.
sounds painful
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on March 11, 2011, 03:14:36 PM
did you know these were in the lot before you won it? 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Gurgle on March 11, 2011, 04:24:42 PM
sounds painful

It can bring tears to your eyes.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 11, 2011, 06:24:43 PM
sounds painful
LOL, guess I should have proofread that before posting it...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on March 11, 2011, 06:25:59 PM
If anyone has a good use for a peeled Bum, Choke or S&S variation, PM me and I'm sure we can work something out...cheap

That definitely sounds immoral, illegal, unethical, or all three
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 11, 2011, 06:26:43 PM
did you know these were in the lot before you won it? 
The non-peeled ones, yes, but not the peeled ones. Broke my Wacky heart, lol.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 11, 2011, 06:29:00 PM
That definitely sounds immoral, illegal, unethical, or all three
I've actually had a peeled Bum before...I survived.   :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on March 14, 2011, 12:05:56 PM
I've actually had a peeled Bum before...I survived.   :P

Picked up a Series 15 uncut sheet this week..nice price..sheet had some issues..but will display nice under glass and matting in a cool frame...saved $709 v. what had sold @ the vault yrs ago...go price..
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on March 14, 2011, 03:03:27 PM
 was the set with the with the bum chex worth the EBay price (you out bid me) I was just wondering because the pictures weren't the clearest - Joe
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 14, 2011, 07:27:54 PM
was the set with the with the bum chex worth the EBay price (you out bid me) I was just wondering because the pictures weren't the clearest - Joe
Yeah, I kinda took a bit of a chance with this one and actually bumped up my high bid at the last moment. Overall, the lot was pretty good, but there were about 3 dozen peeled stickers (not a half dozen, like he wrote) and the Choke and Bums were not that great. I feel like I paid pretty much what they're worth, no bargain, but not a rip-off, either.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 15, 2011, 09:07:35 AM
Tom,

I have been looking for a lower-grade Choke Wagon for a "display" set that I have been putting together.  You have anything available?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 15, 2011, 07:07:31 PM
Tom,

I have been looking for a lower-grade Choke Wagon for a "display" set that I have been putting together.  You have anything available?
PM sent.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 15, 2011, 07:11:42 PM
I also received a lot of puzzle pieces with this collection. It turns out 3 of them are 1st series UK checklists in pretty good shape. I have no use for them, is anyone interested?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 15, 2011, 07:15:12 PM
I also received a lot of puzzle pieces with this collection. It turns out 3 of them are 1st series UK checklists in pretty good shape. I have no use for them, is anyone interested?
I'd be interested in the TL or any of the bottom 3.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 19, 2011, 11:39:07 AM
nothing too spectacular about the cards themselves, but these two were the last two I needed to close out my full 1-16 run. YES!!! I have finally "sealed the deal", as that thread on Greg's old board was called. W00t!!


(http://i55.tinypic.com/2z5935f.jpg)(http://i51.tinypic.com/nn42aa.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 19, 2011, 12:00:35 PM
nothing too spectacular about the cards themselves, but these two were the last two I needed to close out my full 1-16 run. YES!!! I have finally "sealed the deal", as that thread on Greg's old board was called. W00t!!


(http://i55.tinypic.com/2z5935f.jpg)(http://i51.tinypic.com/nn42aa.jpg)
I had no idea you didn't have a complete 1-16, congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on March 19, 2011, 12:11:27 PM
nothing too spectacular about the cards themselves, but these two were the last two I needed to close out my full 1-16 run. YES!!! I have finally "sealed the deal", as that thread on Greg's old board was called. W00t!!

You STD!

Right on!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 19, 2011, 12:21:46 PM
I had no idea you didn't have a complete 1-16, congrats!
yeah, after picking up the majority of a run almost 10 years ago, i got sidetracked and started going after wrappers, boxes and sheets.
and then all the new stuff kept on coming out.
this delay in OLDS2 was good for me - as I finally went after the last 4 cards I needed in the last 3 months (Bum, Choke, Grime, Pupsi)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on March 19, 2011, 12:36:21 PM
this delay in OLDS2 was good for me

Trouble maker
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 19, 2011, 01:40:20 PM
I still have one UK 1st puzzle piece available. I am giving it away, as long as you promise to give it a good home and a comfy place to live, lol. Just LMK.

Patrick: Like Ernie, I was surprised you didn't already have a complete 1-16. Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on March 19, 2011, 01:40:24 PM
nothing too spectacular about the cards themselves, but these two were the last two I needed to close out my full 1-16 run. YES!!! I have finally "sealed the deal", as that thread on Greg's old board was called. W00t!!



Congrats! Maybe I'll join you someday.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 19, 2011, 01:42:15 PM
I had no idea you didn't have a complete 1-16, congrats!

I don't either, I'm still missing one Bum/Choke puzzle piece and one 11th series puzzle piece. I refuse to complete my run until I can find these pieces in immaculate shape!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on March 19, 2011, 02:46:15 PM
....
this delay in OLDS2 was good for me - as I finally went after the last 4 cards I needed in the last 3 months (Bum, Choke, Grime, Pupsi)

Same here... i went through my collection and noted some substandard stickers and have been replacing  them during this lull between frenzies. I upgraded about 8 stickers in the past two weeks  and am still on the lookout for 4 or  5 more.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 19, 2011, 07:58:39 PM
Why does it seem so hard to find a decent Choke Wagon? I think I have gone through about 10 in my lifetime and most have a miscut top left corner. Most I've seen are miscut. I think I have one fairly decent one for my collection but I had to go through several just to find one.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 20, 2011, 05:25:18 AM
nothing too spectacular about the cards themselves, but these two were the last two I needed to close out my full 1-16 run. YES!!! I have finally "sealed the deal", as that thread on Greg's old board was called. W00t!!


Congratulations Patrick!!  I remember how happy I was when I got that last puzzle piece a few years ago.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 20, 2011, 09:06:32 AM
Congratulations Patrick!!  I remember how happy I was when I got that last puzzle piece a few years ago.
thanks! it is kind of a thrill to know I've got them all now.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 21, 2011, 06:47:30 PM
thanks! it is kind of a thrill to know I've got them all now.

So what are you waiting for?  Paste 'em anyplace!!

Congrats!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 21, 2011, 06:49:52 PM
I picked up a couple more non-repeat diecuts this week:


(http://s1.postimage.org/26fgg4zpg/New_Diecuts.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/26fgg4zpg/)


A little off-center but otherwise very nice cards!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 21, 2011, 06:52:05 PM
Oh and I hate my stupid scanner.  It thinks that it is smart so it always crops the scan on the right-hand edge where it thinks the picture stops. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 22, 2011, 04:37:18 AM
Oh and I hate my stupid scanner.  It thinks that it is smart so it always crops the scan on the right-hand edge where it thinks the picture stops. 

Mine does that, too.  I've found that putting a large brown envelope behind the cards gets the whole card scanned, but then I usually spend time to crop out the extra brown background.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on March 22, 2011, 05:47:58 AM
Mine does that, too.  I've found that putting a large brown envelope behind the cards gets the whole card scanned, but then I usually spend time to crop out the extra brown background.

I have been using a piece of black construction paper behind my scans which I thought would work since the normal scanner background is white.  I will have to try using brown and see if that works.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on March 22, 2011, 05:52:54 AM
Oh and I hate my stupid scanner.  It thinks that it is smart so it always crops the scan on the right-hand edge where it thinks the picture stops. 

Doesn't it show you a preview of what it will scan before it scans, so that you can drag the window to where you want it?  You can probably turn off the "smart-scan" feature as well, and then you would just have to crop each scan afterwords. 

I use a black background sheet for cards with white edges just to show contrast around the edges of the card.  It works pretty well.     
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on May 15, 2011, 11:58:17 AM
Added some more diecuts to my collection this week:


(http://s2.postimage.org/1emnuefl0/More_Diecuts0001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1emnuefl0/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Campy on May 15, 2011, 12:34:11 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 17, 2011, 03:18:51 PM
Been a productive few weeks for me.  I won this Blunder shirt on ebay, not sure why it sold so cheaply.  It really is a strange bird as the copy right says "Topps Inc" instead of "Wacky Packages" like my other vintage shirts.  It does NOT say "L&H" like the seller's other shirt and Blunder wasn't in the L&H iron on run as far as I know.  Anyone have more info on this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=150598570211&si=dSWm9NOsdAraAlzhNx3kGt8uDPQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMERWX%3AACTPNL%3ALNLK%3AITM

I also scored #5 Chock full of nuts diecut and #43 Maddie Boy from the same seller so they obviously had access to cool run of diecuts.



Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wormypackages on May 17, 2011, 05:29:12 PM
This is a good deal on a test patch I believe:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Wacky-Packages-SEW-ON-PATCH-embroidered-MRS-KLEAN-/400216799864?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2ec7ba78
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 18, 2011, 03:22:24 PM
This is a good deal on a test patch I believe:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Wacky-Packages-SEW-ON-PATCH-embroidered-MRS-KLEAN-/400216799864?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2ec7ba78
That is a good price, I would say it was an "ooops" buy it now by the seller, no?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wormypackages on May 18, 2011, 03:51:36 PM
That is a good price, I would say it was an "ooops" buy it now by the seller, no?
Yes - "one of those let me buy it now before someone let's the seller know" although I have not seen one for sale for a while and I don't know what the demand is. Happy to have it in my collection.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 23, 2011, 08:43:50 PM
Doesn't it show you a preview of what it will scan before it scans, so that you can drag the window to where you want it?  You can probably turn off the "smart-scan" feature as well, and then you would just have to crop each scan afterwords. 

I use a black background sheet for cards with white edges just to show contrast around the edges of the card.  It works pretty well.     
I came across some very interesting partial sheets.....series 13 whitebacks but they are very different than anything I have seen!  These are printed on like a plastic film and have a white backing.  I noticed the images were much more crisp than a normal sticker.  The edge stickers of these sheets are chopped up and the film pulled away so I tugged a bit more to try to take this pic.
(http://s3.postimage.org/24abuahc4/13th_white_screen.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/24abuahc4/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 23, 2011, 09:01:27 PM
I came across some very interesting partial sheets.....series 13 whitebacks but they are very different than anything I have seen!  These are printed on like a plastic film and have a white backing.  I noticed the images were much more crisp than a normal sticker.  The edge stickers of these sheets are chopped up and the film pulled away so I tugged a bit more to try to take this pic.
(http://s3.postimage.org/24abuahc4/13th_white_screen.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/24abuahc4/)


That does look sharp. Where did you find it?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on May 24, 2011, 05:25:20 AM
I came across some very interesting partial sheets.....series 13 whitebacks but they are very different than anything I have seen!  These are printed on like a plastic film and have a white backing.  I noticed the images were much more crisp than a normal sticker.  The edge stickers of these sheets are chopped up and the film pulled away so I tugged a bit more to try to take this pic.
(http://s3.postimage.org/24abuahc4/13th_white_screen.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/24abuahc4/)


I'm having trouble understanding it from the picture.  So the back is just a normal whiteback stock but the the substrate that the front is printed on is different?  Is the film covering the print or is the print on top of it?  Can you show a larger picture, like maybe straight down on the sheet?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on May 24, 2011, 06:23:35 AM
This is a good deal on a test patch I believe:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Wacky-Packages-SEW-ON-PATCH-embroidered-MRS-KLEAN-/400216799864?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2ec7ba78

I got this one 'Grave Train' - (same seller as yours)looks like a Test patch as well...looks good...awhile back someone was selling these Test Patches in cellophane and they were going for $100+ - don't see the difference in the two...How are you sure these are Test Patches??
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 24, 2011, 07:33:56 AM
I came across some very interesting partial sheets.....series 13 whitebacks but they are very different than anything I have seen!  These are printed on like a plastic film and have a white backing.  I noticed the images were much more crisp than a normal sticker.  The edge stickers of these sheets are chopped up and the film pulled away so I tugged a bit more to try to take this pic.
(http://s3.postimage.org/24abuahc4/13th_white_screen.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/24abuahc4/)


I don't understand your description of this either. Any possibility of a more elaborate description?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wormypackages on May 24, 2011, 08:17:51 AM
I got this one 'Grave Train' - (same seller as yours)looks like a Test patch as well...looks good...awhile back someone was selling these Test Patches in cellophane and they were going for $100+ - don't see the difference in the two...How are you sure these are Test Patches??
The only way I knew the Mrs. Clean was a test patch is that it was not part of the "complete set of patches" that were available in the display boxes. From the Lost Wacky Site: "Mrs. Klean, Glutton, Weakies, Botch Tape, Plastered, Sicken of the Sea, and Paul Maul were only issued in the test sets".  The backing on the test patches is often a wax paper backing.

 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 24, 2011, 09:11:02 AM
I don't understand your description of this either. Any possibility of a more elaborate description?

I wonder if it isn't some type of proof sheet. It's hard to tell from the picture but from that little snippet it looks pretty crisp and well preserved. Especially how white it is.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on May 24, 2011, 09:41:09 AM
I wonder if it isn't some type of proof sheet. It's hard to tell from the picture but from that little snippet it looks pretty crisp and well preserved. Especially how white it is.

And it doesn't look like it is scored either, which may be indicative of a proof sheet.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 24, 2011, 07:48:42 PM
And it doesn't look like it is scored either, which may be indicative of a proof sheet.
It is not scored.  The sticker image is on the transparency material which is sticky and adhered to a white backing.  It almost seems like this is the final composition of all overlays combined and placed on white backing.  I had these sheets for a week before i even noticed they werent just white backed 13ths.  If i cut these into single stickers, one wouldnt know these are special unless they peeled the sticker and see this not finished sticker stock.  The whiteness around the sticker is the backing showing through the transparency, there is not white border to these regardless of the fact they arent scored.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on May 24, 2011, 08:18:09 PM
It is not scored.  The sticker image is on the transparency material which is sticky and adhered to a white backing.  It almost seems like this is the final composition of all overlays combined and placed on white backing.  I had these sheets for a week before i even noticed they werent just white backed 13ths.  If i cut these into single stickers, one wouldnt know these are special unless they peeled the sticker and see this not finished sticker stock.  The whiteness around the sticker is the backing showing through the transparency, there is not white border to these regardless of the fact they arent scored.

Sounds like something we haven't seen yet.  Are they in decent shape or kind of beat up?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 24, 2011, 08:27:52 PM
Sounds like something we haven't seen yet.  Are they in decent shape or kind of beat up?
Each sheet has 30 full titles and cutoff titles around the edges.  5 titles impacted by a crease, the rest of the sheet is nearly flawless.  I have three such sheets.  No crease at all on one of the sheets.  Going to hit up Eric Roberts to see if he has seen anything like this since he has seen just about everything out there.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 25, 2011, 05:40:22 AM
Without divulging anything you don't want to, how were they discovered? I love a good wacky pack story.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 25, 2011, 03:32:30 PM
Without divulging anything you don't want to, how were they discovered? I love a good wacky pack story.
Sorry no exciting story here, no misleading information about a vending machine that never existed....just boring me buying sheets from a dealer who had gotten these from a friend who he believes worked for Topps many years ago.  Unfortunately it is difficult for me to get more than a sentence response from the guy I got the sheets and he says he and his friend don't have any more Wacky package stuff.  I tend to believe him since he had dug out the 2nd and 3rd sheets after I asked if he had any more wackys.  Nothing else has surfaced.

I wonder if Topps had toyed with the idea of changing the sticker stock and these are not proof sheets at all.  They are coded exactly the same as the regular series 13 sheets, have no odd proof or color spectrum colors along the edge like many other proof sheets.  I wonder if this transparency sticker sheet didn't cut as well, maybe it was a cheaper option that didn't work out so they scratched it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on May 25, 2011, 06:39:31 PM

Maybe you can bring one to the Fall Philly show so we can check it out?  I know it's a long way away but it would be nice to see it in person.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on May 29, 2011, 10:12:02 PM
Here is a piece I picked up on Ebay a few weeks back. It's from the same guy I got the Lipoff art from. The guy had no idea about who drew it but I'm positive it was Art Spiegelman. Jay thinks so as well and is going to check in with Art. It's from Topps from the 1960s. We are trying to establish if this has a relation to Wackys. Here is what Jay wrote me:

The Art thing is likely from before they finalized how heavy a parody the Wackys would be.  Originally they intended to do actual products.  Art and Len Brown wanted to do parody products.  Likely Art came up with milder parodies (kind of like the stuff on the foldies) before getting into heavy MAD mag style parodies....and I'M KEEN might have been one of those.  We also did a series of little stickers where the kid gets a bunch of 'em on a card...and they say stuff about how great the kid is.  I think they were called Stick 'em Ups...or something like that.  This might be a rough for that series.  These were later released in the U.K. in the '80s..."Save the Whales....and win valuable prizes"  gags like that.

So it could be a proto rough image as they were developing Wackys or something for another series from that era. Either way it's a cool piece. Hopefully Art will remember what it is exactly.


(http://s1.postimage.org/35vc10o04/imkeen.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35vc10o04/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: CanadianClod on May 29, 2011, 11:35:13 PM
Good eye and a cool score with some real history,,,to bad about the staples  :'(
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 31, 2011, 03:19:12 PM
Maybe you can bring one to the Fall Philly show so we can check it out?  I know it's a long way away but it would be nice to see it in person.
If all of the if's fall into place, I will bring the sheets.  Some of the if's are: if I go, if I still own the stuff as I already have inquiries for me to sell them...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wormypackages on June 06, 2011, 02:05:50 PM
Any one ever seen one of these before:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=260792788555&si=cF8s9Pf%252BZ9fXXFbo1HLYz8hsZcQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 06, 2011, 02:07:38 PM
Any one ever seen one of these before:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=260792788555&si=cF8s9Pf%252BZ9fXXFbo1HLYz8hsZcQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

I've never seen one before. It's both ugly and cool at the same time.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on June 06, 2011, 02:34:44 PM
Any one ever seen one of these before:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=260792788555&si=cF8s9Pf%252BZ9fXXFbo1HLYz8hsZcQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT
I sniped it and made the seller like $60 cause if I didn't bid, the winner gets it for like $100.  I asked the seller why he refered to it as a mail away item since he had no evidence it was a mail away item and he said it was his best guess.  He seemed disinterested in correcting his auction listing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NEZHEAD42 on June 06, 2011, 06:11:15 PM
Any one ever seen one of these before:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=260792788555&si=cF8s9Pf%252BZ9fXXFbo1HLYz8hsZcQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

WOW! I had completely forgotten about that hat. I remember them from when I was a kid. Some funky five and dime had them for several months and then I never saw them again. It would have been around 1976. Every time we went into this store i asked my mom for this hat. She always refused. I'm not sure why, as the hat could not have been more than 1.49. I will have to send her a link to this auction so she can see the investment opportunity she missed out on.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wormypackages on June 06, 2011, 06:37:11 PM
WOW! I had completely forgotten about that hat. I remember them from when I was a kid. Some funky five and dime had them for several months and then I never saw them again. It would have been around 1976. Every time we went into this store i asked my mom for this hat. She always refused. I'm not sure why, as the hat could not have been more than 1.49. I will have to send her a link to this auction so she can see the investment opportunity she missed out on.

Thanks for all of the info. Never saw this before but it looked like it would be vintage!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2011, 03:30:56 AM
Just so we can all see this again 6 months from now, here's the hat, and it sold for $158.05.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on June 09, 2011, 11:44:51 AM
Sheesh. I post what might be the very first ever Wacky Packages rough and no one has any thoughts on it? Where are all the people that like to talk about original series finds?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on June 09, 2011, 12:00:41 PM
Sheesh. I post what might be the very first ever Wacky Packages rough and no one has any thoughts on it? Where are all the people that like to talk about original series finds?

Are you referring to the rough for I'm Keen?  That looked to me kind of like one of the Silly Put-On stickers Topps did in 1968.  That may have been one that didn't make it in the set..................

http://www.bubblegumcards.org/PutOnStickers.html
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on June 09, 2011, 12:57:28 PM
Are you referring to the rough for I'm Keen?  That looked to me kind of like one of the Silly Put-On stickers Topps did in 1968.  That may have been one that didn't make it in the set..................

http://www.bubblegumcards.org/PutOnStickers.html

Yep, that one. As Jay said it could be from that but also could have been an early concept for Wackys. He is going to talk to Art about it. There was supposedly a lot of cross pollination between series where an idea from one formed an idea to another (like GPK coming from that one Wacky sticker). I hope to find out more from it soon. Either way I feel it's definitely a Spiegelman color drawing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: wormypackages on June 09, 2011, 01:11:08 PM
This is a good deal on a test patch I believe:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-Wacky-Packages-SEW-ON-PATCH-embroidered-MRS-KLEAN-/400216799864?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2ec7ba78

That was a great deal - look at this price:
http://cgi.ebay.com/MRS-KLEAN-Test-Patch-Wacky-Packages-Patches-/300565857296?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fb1f0410
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 09, 2011, 01:18:08 PM
Sheesh. I post what might be the very first ever Wacky Packages rough and no one has any thoughts on it? Where are all the people that like to talk about original series finds?

I was waiting to see what you found out about it. There is no signature or initials. Anyone could have drawn it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on June 17, 2011, 06:35:23 PM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Pack_Frame.JPG)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on June 17, 2011, 06:52:43 PM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Pack_Frame.JPG)


:clap:

Looks great!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 18, 2011, 01:08:51 AM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

That is really nice!

I’ve been thinking we need a thread dedicated to displays. This is a great place to post them.

Foam board is a lot of fun, and I’ve just recently begun to use the black stuff. I have a Slacker Jack puzzle on my floor right now I’m going to stick on some black foam board this weekend. I wonder if good ol' white glue will work or maybe I’ll try some spray adhesive. (Hmmm, I need to find a phone booth to stick the stickers on. Are phone booths still around? I might have to resort to the drive-thru menus or the doors of vacant cop cars parked outside Starbucks)

BTW, I would be interested to hear of any good sources for postcard size top loaders or ideas/photos of how people display their puzzles. Hey, is there a top loader the size of a puzzle?! Now that would be cool! I know, I know, I’m askin’ for the world…
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on June 18, 2011, 04:11:11 AM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Pack_Frame.JPG)

I like that a lot!!  It's especially nice that you have all different color wrappers.  Might have to try something similar myself someday.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on June 18, 2011, 04:26:25 AM
That is really nice!

I’ve been thinking we need a thread dedicated to displays. This is a great place to post them.

Foam board is a lot of fun, and I’ve just recently begun to use the black stuff. I have a Slacker Jack puzzle on my floor right now I’m going to stick on some black foam board this weekend. I wonder if good ol' white glue will work or maybe I’ll try some spray adhesive. (Hmmm, I need to find a phone booth to stick the stickers on. Are phone booths still around? I might have to resort to the drive-thru menus or the doors of vacant cop cars parked outside Starbucks)

BTW, I would be interested to hear of any good sources for postcard size top loaders or ideas/photos of how people display their puzzles. Hey, is there a top loader the size of a puzzle?! Now that would be cool! I know, I know, I’m askin’ for the world…


There are definitely toploaders large enough for puzzles.  I got a great catalog at the Allentown show last year that included all different supplies, including frames with matting already cut out for multiple cards.  I will look for that, and post the address when I find it.

Meanwhile, for basic storage supplies like different size and thinkness toploaders, check out  http://www.bcwsupplies.com
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on June 18, 2011, 08:41:41 AM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Pack_Frame.JPG)

 :o  :great: Man that looks awesome!!! Sadly i do not have any unopened packs, or even a wrapper.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on June 18, 2011, 09:06:06 AM
Nor do I have any wrappers.  Sometimes, I wish I could go back in time and relive the days of taking pop bottles to the carry out to exchange for money for Wackys.  It is so vivid in my memory, collecting series 1 as a kid.  Looking at the checklist and being excited thinking about what titles would look like and was never disappointed opening those original 1st series packs.  The magic remains back with the original series Wackys, although I do appreciate the modern ones, its more of a business today and that kind of ruins it for me.  I think with the next sets that come out, I will just get base sets off of ebay.  God knows I have enough leftover ANS and flashback stuff to start a bonfire.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 18, 2011, 09:51:25 AM
It's like an Andy Warhol painting!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on June 18, 2011, 03:29:21 PM
BTW, I would be interested to hear of any good sources for postcard size top loaders or ideas/photos of how people display their puzzles. Hey, is there a top loader the size of a puzzle?! Now that would be cool! I know, I know, I’m askin’ for the world…

Here are some pictures of puzzles that I have framed.  These were all Flashback and ANS puzzles.  I peeled the stickers and borders off the front side and then used a glue-stick to paste the puzzle to construction paper.  I then put them in cheap $3 document frames from Walmart.

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Cannibals_Bandache.JPG)

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Commie_Quacker.JPG)

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/KissKatFrame.JPG)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on June 18, 2011, 03:34:27 PM
I like that a lot!!  It's especially nice that you have all different color wrappers.  Might have to try something similar myself someday.

That was my O.S. pack collecting goal.  To get one pack of each color.  I put them into the display in the order that the colors were released:

Red
Yellow
Blue
Orange
Green
Purple
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on June 19, 2011, 09:04:25 PM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Pack_Frame.JPG)

make sure you have that special glass that blocks the suns UV rays or your stuff will fade.  (not sure if they call it museum glass or archival glass) but do look into it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on June 20, 2011, 04:55:34 AM
I found the catalog I mentioned - www.BagsUnlimited.com .  They have all kinds of items for storage and display of toys, coins, paper collectables, sports stuff, video/audio, etc.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 20, 2011, 05:17:41 AM
I just scored this jumbo sized sketch card the other day. It's so much more refined than all the other sketch cards I've seen and I got it for the same price as the little rough ones! Also for some reason Topps printed thousands of copies of this one so it's way more famous than any of the other sketch cards.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on June 20, 2011, 03:06:51 PM
Is that one as large as the Rat Guard? I'd love to see one of his pieces in person.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 20, 2011, 07:13:46 PM
Is that one as large as the Rat Guard? I'd love to see one of his pieces in person.
Indeed it is. The artboard measures 12"x18". I don't have it yet but I can post a better photo of it later. I asked Edmiston for a scan but haven't heard back yet. Similar in scale to my Scary Garcia, Choppertone and Sweet N Slow paintings.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 20, 2011, 08:27:36 PM
Indeed it is. The artboard measures 12"x18". I don't have it yet but I can post a better photo of it later. I asked Edmiston for a scan but haven't heard back yet. Similar in scale to my Scary Garcia, Choppertone and Sweet N Slow paintings.
Now you just have to worry which letters will fall off. No doubt this guy is an amazing talent. His detail is fantastic. My kids had no idea the Rat Guard was a painting. The only thing is the gag. I don't know if they are that strong. I just love the art!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 20, 2011, 10:47:32 PM
Now you just have to worry which letters will fall off. No doubt this guy is an amazing talent. His detail is fantastic. My kids had no idea the Rat Guard was a painting. The only thing is the gag. I don't know if they are that strong. I just love the art!

I'm concerned about the lettering too. But if they're okay when it arrives then that might not ever change. However, if any start to slip I know Jason will do his best to fix it. He's supposedly looking into a better way to apply lettering. I suggested he paint the text but he said that would be too hard. That's odd coming from a guy who does such tight work and paints so large. I did my Wacky paintings at the same scale and I found it pretty easy to paint text and I don't even have a steady hand.

Yeah the Clunky and Rat Guard gags aren't my favorite but I never found any Wacky gag to hold it's funny for long. I can appreciate the art for a long time though. I'm not sure Wacky Packs are supposed to only be comedic and nothing more. I think they can be much more. Anyway, Smokin Joe designed those gags and he had a much better rat character planned. Also his muscle guy would have been more like Blunder Bread. I don't like the Blunder Bread guy but I know he's popular with other collectors. I like the realistic goofy guy Edmiston did. If Zapata had been worth his salt as an art director he would have instructed Edmiston to make his characters wackier. I hope the new guy is better at directing the artists than he was.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 24, 2011, 11:43:49 PM
Here's a closer look at the Clunky art. Now that I see it up close I can tell that it would be an easy fix for me if any come loose. They're not rub-on letters. The text is printed on a strip of paper and attached to the art. Also see below some other lovely treasures recently acquired.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: paste_anyplace on June 25, 2011, 03:38:54 AM
Here's a closer look at the Clunky art. Now that I see it up close I can tell that it would be an easy fix for me if any come loose. They're not rub-on letters. The text is printed on a strip of paper and attached to the art. Also see below some other lovely treasures recently acquired.

Sweet on all counts!

By the way, aside from sketch cards I made small character design contributions to OLDS2 including the ones on Lush, based on Dave's thumbnail sketch and description.


(http://s2.postimage.org/eeobrkbo/meltathon_orangelush_characters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eeobrkbo/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 25, 2011, 03:00:36 PM
Sweet on all counts!

By the way, aside from sketch cards I made small character design contributions to OLDS2 including the ones on Lush, based on Dave's thumbnail sketch and description.


(http://s2.postimage.org/eeobrkbo/meltathon_orangelush_characters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eeobrkbo/)

Nice work. If those were done on official sketch cards the "Sketchies" (Brad, Leslie, etc) would probably like them more than the final paintings. It's obvious there's more excitement for the doodle cards than for the photos I posted above.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on June 25, 2011, 03:20:04 PM
All 3 are classic titles, congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sunstroke on June 25, 2011, 03:20:18 PM
Sweet on all counts!

By the way, aside from sketch cards I made small character design contributions to OLDS2 including the ones on Lush, based on Dave's thumbnail sketch and description.


(http://s2.postimage.org/eeobrkbo/meltathon_orangelush_characters.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eeobrkbo/)


nice designs!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 25, 2011, 10:10:57 PM
Nice work. If those were done on official sketch cards the "Sketchies" (Brad, Leslie, etc) would probably like them more than the final paintings. It's obvious there's more excitement for the doodle cards than for the photos I posted above.

Some how I feel this post is condicending  :-\
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 26, 2011, 01:32:42 AM
Some how I feel this post is condicending  :-\
Spell check, Brad.
The term "sketchies" is only condescending if you don't like having a name attached to your fandom. I think the term is harmless. Like Trekkies.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Feetena on June 26, 2011, 06:56:02 AM
Here's a closer look at the Clunky art. Now that I see it up close I can tell that it would be an easy fix for me if any come loose. They're not rub-on letters. The text is printed on a strip of paper and attached to the art. Also see below some other lovely treasures recently acquired.

These are fantastic.  I still think there's amazing relative value in the art versus the sketches, but that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 26, 2011, 07:31:40 PM
Spell check, Brad.
The term "sketchies" is only condescending if you don't like having a name attached to your fandom. I think the term is harmless. Like Trekkies.

It’s sketchy to imply certain folks would want a rough drawing over the final painting, because, to most people, only a fool would prefer owning a pencil illustration by Da Vinci to owning the Mona Lisa

IMHO      :happy5:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 26, 2011, 07:56:59 PM
It’s sketchy to imply certain folks would want a rough drawing over the final painting, because, to most people, only a fool would prefer owning a pencil illustration by Da Vinci to owning the Mona Lisa

IMHO      :happy5:

Actually, art is not part of a set so a lot of collectors don't collect art. They like to collect cards that are part of a series. It's the whole collect series mentality. I'm a series collector but I also like the art. Once you buy one painting and see it in person you will be hooked. The paintings are more vibrant than the cards. It's like night and day. If you look at the Grave nuts card, it's dark around the top and side of the box and the logo doesn't really show the highlights. The art is not dark around the top or sides. It's beautiful!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on June 27, 2011, 01:03:37 AM
It’s sketchy to imply certain folks would want a rough drawing over the final painting, because, to most people, only a fool would prefer owning a pencil illustration by Da Vinci to owning the Mona Lisa

IMHO      :happy5:
Not in this neighborhood. Higher prices have been paid for doodles than for big glorious paintings. The very images that Topps took pictures of to make the cards! Are collectors just celebrating 2x3 pieces of paper? The paintings ARE Wacky Packs. There are no Wacky Packs without these works. The sketch cards are not Wacky Packs.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on June 27, 2011, 06:33:57 AM
Not in this neighborhood. Higher prices have been paid for doodles than for big glorious paintings. The very images that Topps took pictures of to make the cards! Are collectors just celebrating 2x3 pieces of paper? The paintings ARE Wacky Packs. There are no Wacky Packs without these works. The sketch cards are not Wacky Packs.

Yah but the sketch cards are so cooooooooooooooool!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on June 27, 2011, 06:38:04 AM
Actually, art is not part of a set so a lot of collectors don't collect art. They like to collect cards that are part of a series. It's the whole collect series mentality. I'm a series collector but I also like the art. Once you buy one painting and see it in person you will be hooked. The paintings are more vibrant than the cards. It's like night and day. If you look at the Grave nuts card, it's dark around the top and side of the box and the logo doesn't really show the highlights. The art is not dark around the top or sides. It's beautiful!

There are ways to help that issue of having the printed piece come out darker than the original art.  They use dot compensation to offset the fact that the ink will bleed slightly, making the colors blend together and slightly darker.  Of course it will never be exactly like the art but it shouldn't be that noticeably darker. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on July 04, 2011, 11:08:34 AM
I finally got my framed pack collection put up on the wall.  Here are some pics from my home office.


(http://s2.postimage.org/ketjwvdw/P1030175.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ketjwvdw/)


(http://s2.postimage.org/kg761a78/P1030176.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kg761a78/)


(http://s2.postimage.org/kgr0hg4k/P1030177.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kgr0hg4k/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 04, 2011, 12:10:49 PM
Here is a piece I picked up on Ebay a few weeks back. It's from the same guy I got the Lipoff art from. The guy had no idea about who drew it but I'm positive it was Art Spiegelman. Jay thinks so as well and is going to check in with Art. It's from Topps from the 1960s. We are trying to establish if this has a relation to Wackys. Here is what Jay wrote me:

The Art thing is likely from before they finalized how heavy a parody the Wackys would be.  Originally they intended to do actual products.  Art and Len Brown wanted to do parody products.  Likely Art came up with milder parodies (kind of like the stuff on the foldies) before getting into heavy MAD mag style parodies....and I'M KEEN might have been one of those.  We also did a series of little stickers where the kid gets a bunch of 'em on a card...and they say stuff about how great the kid is.  I think they were called Stick 'em Ups...or something like that.  This might be a rough for that series.  These were later released in the U.K. in the '80s..."Save the Whales....and win valuable prizes"  gags like that.

So it could be a proto rough image as they were developing Wackys or something for another series from that era. Either way it's a cool piece. Hopefully Art will remember what it is exactly.


(http://s1.postimage.org/35vc10o04/imkeen.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35vc10o04/)

This has been for sale for months if not years on ebay.  Why did you suddenly decide to buy it this time around?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Campy on July 04, 2011, 12:49:34 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on July 04, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
I finally got my framed pack collection put up on the wall.  Here are some pics from my home office.

   (http://s2.postimage.org/kgr0hg4k/P1030177.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kgr0hg4k/)


Nice Wacky display, and wow, I sure like that trio of Zeppelins - really nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on July 04, 2011, 02:22:08 PM
Nice Wacky display, and wow, I sure like that trio of Zeppelins - really nice!

Those pictures were made from actual scans of the stamps in my collection.  I scanned them in at about 1500 dpi and then took the file to a photo print center and had them print them up for me in poster size.  I then cut the poster into three pieces and found some frames to fit them.  The whole project cost about $50.

I've had people ask me if I would consider making them and selling them but I think I would need to sell the set for about $100 to make it worth my while.  The question is, would anybody be willing to pay $100 for a set of pictures like that?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on July 04, 2011, 04:51:22 PM
PART 1:
Jean Nutty and I have discussed before that there really should be a separate category for people to post pictures of how they display their collections. "This week in Your Collection" is a bit of a stretch but a better fit than any other category.

Since it is drizzly here in Indiana this afternoon, I had some time to snap a few pictures. There is a room in our house we call the "media room" because its where our library of books is; all our video tapes/laserdiscs/DVDs/blurays; and all our music casettes/CDs. This is also the room where the computer desk is located and our sewing machine. Its a 10 foot by 18 foot room CRAMMED full of stuff. Over the years my wife has started referring to it as the man cave because any spare wall space has become consumed with either the aforementioned media items, or displays of my collectable junk.

This room is a bit odd shaped with some weird features. The strange angles you see and triangles that seem to come out of nowhere, are because we live in a dome home. The downstairs is basically a large pentagon. Each of the 5 sections can either be stubbed off, or can be extended into a larger room that juts away from the main dome.  This room is at one of the "stubbed" ends. The triangles are where the exterior wall/roof angles into the next part of the dome.

 Please realize that this is a growing, mutating monstrosity with no overall planning. It is more of an evolving omeaba rather than an orchestrated museum. Likewise, please don't expect museum like displays as we have no benefactors or philanthropic patrons to fund such efforts. Mostly just wood, screws, nails, tape and some occasional plastic.

You will also note there are not many Wacky Package items on display. Most of my Wacky Package collection resides in binders due to the nature of the items. You will see some WP items scattered amidst the other items but for the most part, these pictures just show the non-card or flat product parody items I have emassed over the years that do not lend themselves to being placed in a binder.

I'll start the tour with the Monty Python "shrine" as the family members call it. Its actually a pretty modest collection of MP items and takes up one corner of the room.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2rkeidw90/DSC02773.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2rkeidw90/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/2rkg5x8qs/DSC02771.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2rkg5x8qs/)
 


Next, a cup collection. Note how the cups are strategically stacked to allow room for the curtain.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2rls4ib2c/DSC02772.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2rls4ib2c/)

Next are two credit card props used in the TV show DINOSAURS (sorry for the glare) and a set of Merry Mats, from the '50s. These were coasters with magazine parodies on them.
(http://s3.postimage.org/2rmfa15z8/DSC02774.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2rmfa15z8/)

Now we move to the music wing of the media room. SILLY CDs above the wall mounted cassettes and CDs. A few box sets can be seen from some comedy greats
(http://s4.postimage.org/19mtnzgbo/DSC02775.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19mtnzgbo/)

CONTINUED ON NEXT MESSAGE
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on July 04, 2011, 05:09:06 PM

PART 2:
Now over to the video vault of the media room. You can see $ILLY SAVER banks and WACKY JIGSAW PUZZLES above the wall mounted DVDs and Bluray discs. To the left, is a shelf with some oddball ceramic parody banks. The door shown is only 1 foot wide and is just a small storage closet. The 2nd picture shows that, wherever there is space large enough for something to go on it, it does.  Nature obhores a vacume and Man Caves abhore white space.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19nls4cpw/DSC02776.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19nls4cpw/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19np371pg/DSC02777.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19np371pg/)

The corner inbetween the music wall and the video wall became the home of mini cereal box parodies of various kinds (Star Wars Convention, Wacky Packages, Cereal Killers, and Zilly Zereals ) A set of Goofy Groceries is also thrown in for good measure. These are in the acrylic full-size cereal box displays they sell for things like Wheaties boxes.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19nqqqe78/DSC02778.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19nqqqe78/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19nse9qp0/DSC02780.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19nse9qp0/)

On the other side of the Monty Python shrine are some display cases containing miscellaneous items. Some of the closer photos make the display cases seem somewhat warped. In the cases are several Fleer sets like Crazy Cans, Chug-a-Cans, Crazy Spray Cans, Crazy TV Dinners, and Crazy Videos. You will also see Stupid Soaps, and Wacky Packages Erasers. One of the smaller display cases holds misc. parody buttons and magnets. The black display case contains Monty Python related 2 inch buttons.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19nu1t36s/DSC02781.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19nu1t36s/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19nvpcfok/DSC02782.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19nvpcfok/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19nxcvs6c/DSC02783.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19nxcvs6c/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19o0nyh5w/DSC02784.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o0nyh5w/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19o3z165g/DSC02785.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o3z165g/)

CONTINUED NEXT MESSAGE
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on July 04, 2011, 05:10:44 PM
PART 3:
This photos shows some display boxes above a VHS tape cabinet, along with a Wack Packages Jaymar Puzzle and a Jay Lynch "Toadsie Roll Slop" colored sketch.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19o5mkin8/DSC02787.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o5mkin8/)

This room also has an odd overhang in it where an air vent goes through the room. Here are some Misc. Wacky Package items strategically placed to make it more festive.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19o7a3v50/DSC02788.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o7a3v50/)

A Door leading into the furnace/water heater utility room...
(http://s4.postimage.org/19o8xn7ms/DSC02790.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o8xn7ms/)

A final parting shot of two corners of the room. Please watch your step as you leave and feel free to leave a contribution in the jar.

(http://s4.postimage.org/19oal6k4k/DSC02791.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19oal6k4k/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19oc8pwmc/DSC02792.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19oc8pwmc/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on July 04, 2011, 05:25:50 PM
                                VERY VERY NICE I WILL NEVER PUT YOU ON IGNORE AGAIN
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 04, 2011, 06:11:44 PM
PART 3:
This photos shows some display boxes above a VHS tape cabinet, along with a Wack Packages Jaymar Puzzle and a Jay Lynch "Toadsie Roll Slop" colored sketch.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19o5mkin8/DSC02787.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o5mkin8/)

This room also has an odd overhand in it where an air vent goes through the room. Here are some Misc. Wacky Package items strategically placed to make it more festive.
(http://s4.postimage.org/19o7a3v50/DSC02788.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o7a3v50/)

A Door leading into the furnace/water heater utility room...
(http://s4.postimage.org/19o8xn7ms/DSC02790.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19o8xn7ms/)

A final parting shot of two corners of the room. Please watch your step as you leave and feel free to leave a contribution in the jar.

(http://s4.postimage.org/19oal6k4k/DSC02791.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19oal6k4k/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/19oc8pwmc/DSC02792.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/19oc8pwmc/)



Man, you have one of those rooms that would be really cool to visit.  It looks like part of a collectors museum.  Very nice job.

PS - I have that set on the way this week.  I just remembered I haven't mailed it yet!  I must have forgot to write myself a note.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on July 04, 2011, 06:31:43 PM
Please watch your step as you leave and feel free to leave a contribution in the jar.

Thanks for the tour! Tell your wife the hour devours were delicious. The Canadian coins in the tip jar are from me - I never know what to do with them.

Cool shots of your displays. I saw many parody items I’m not familiar with. On your computer monitor, it looks like you are bidding on Old School sketches on eBay. It’s hard to believe you need a sketch that Brad doesn’t have available.

Also, the Spotted Owl Helper, Kung Fu evolution clock, and the Amy Grant cassette were highlights for me . . .
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on July 04, 2011, 08:54:56 PM
Thanks for the tour! Tell your wife the hour devours were delicious. The Canadian coins in the tip jar are from me - I never know what to do with them.

Cool shots of your displays. I saw many parody items I’m not familiar with. On your computer monitor, it looks like you are bidding on Old School sketches on eBay. It’s hard to believe you need a sketch that Brad doesn’t have available.

Also, the Spotted Owl Helper, Kung Fu evolution clock, and the Amy Grant cassette were highlights for me . . .

Kung Fu clock actually an evolution of Silly Walks clock, thus the inclusion in the Monty Python wing. I can see how the two are almost indistinguishable. As for the Amy Grant, gotta plead "wife" on that one.  Oh, thanks a lot for the Canadian coins, hoser. Ummm, I hate to mention it but, those that ate the salmon pate have been feeling a bit peckish.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: slamjim on July 04, 2011, 09:08:12 PM
This has been for sale for months if not years on ebay.  Why did you suddenly decide to buy it this time around?

Never saw it before. I don't dig around Ebay at all anymore.

I did get confirmation that it is by Art by Art himself. Jay is going to see if he can get Art to sign it for me and he wants a better look at it to see if he remembers what it's from.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on July 04, 2011, 10:55:45 PM
Kung Fu clock actually an evolution of Silly Walks clock, thus the inclusion in the Monty Python wing. I can see how the two are almost indistinguishable. As for the Amy Grant, gotta plead "wife" on that one.  Oh, thanks a lot for the Canadian coins, hoser. Ummm, I hate to mention it but, those that ate the salmon pate have been feeling a bit peckish.


I had the salmon.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on July 05, 2011, 12:29:43 AM
Thanks for the tour! Tell your wife the hour devours were delicious. The Canadian coins in the tip jar are from me - I never know what to do with them.

Cool shots of your displays. I saw many parody items I’m not familiar with. On your computer monitor, it looks like you are bidding on Old School sketches on eBay. It’s hard to believe you need a sketch that Brad doesn’t have available.

Also, the Spotted Owl Helper, Kung Fu evolution clock, and the Amy Grant cassette were highlights for me . . .

Just to be clear.
I did t see a screen shot of you bidding on OLDS2.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on July 05, 2011, 03:12:51 AM
Just to be clear.
I did t see a screen shot of you bidding on OLDS2.

I was lookin' but no biddin'... the prices are still really out of wack on many of the sketches I was
looking at.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on July 05, 2011, 04:06:02 PM
Awesome display there Scoot!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on July 05, 2011, 04:46:18 PM
I was lookin' but no biddin' . . .

That excuse works for you?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Moron Salt on July 19, 2011, 04:50:12 PM
I won this auction recently, for what I thought was a good deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120740834655&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

But I wasn't expecting all the 3rd series stickers to have WHITE BACKS!!! Yee Haw!!!    ;)


Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on July 19, 2011, 05:15:35 PM
But I wasn't expecting all the 3rd series stickers to have WHITE BACKS!!! Yee Haw!!!    ;)
Nice score!! That was a decent price even if they're all tans...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on July 19, 2011, 10:17:25 PM
Neveready still one of my all-time favorite Wackys. Probably because we used nothing but the exact Eveready batteries it was parodying in every single model, etc., me and my brother had as kids.  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 20, 2011, 09:48:42 AM
I won this auction recently, for what I thought was a good deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120740834655&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

But I wasn't expecting all the 3rd series stickers to have WHITE BACKS!!! Yee Haw!!!    ;)




Interesting how it's a bunch of dupes of the 3 double prints. Looks like someone opened a 3rd series box, put together sets and had these left over? Must have happened in 1973.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 25, 2011, 05:38:02 PM
And it doesn't look like it is scored either, which may be indicative of a proof sheet.
This has now gotten VERY interesting.  I found that a 13th white back that I had in my stash of perceived resticks and fakes is a single card that has this transparency front instead of the standard sticker stock.  Any chance these were actually in packs?  It is very easy to miss these as first glance, it looks like a normal sticker but when you look closely, you can see there is definitely something unique about it so I peeled a corner and waaalah, transparency and this one is diecut!
(http://s4.postimage.org/1z9xi1yhw/13whitetransparency.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1z9xi1yhw/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 26, 2011, 08:50:17 PM
This has now gotten VERY interesting.  I found that a 13th white back that I had in my stash of perceived resticks and fakes is a single card that has this transparency front instead of the standard sticker stock.  Any chance these were actually in packs?  It is very easy to miss these as first glance, it looks like a normal sticker but when you look closely, you can see there is definitely something unique about it so I peeled a corner and waaalah, transparency and this one is diecut!
(http://s4.postimage.org/1z9xi1yhw/13whitetransparency.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1z9xi1yhw/)


That is weird.  Aside from the fact that the die-cut is somewhat separated you can't tell its any different from the scan.  I wonder if it can be some kind of weird paper stock they used, although I'm not sure what paper like that would be used for. 

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Moron Salt on July 27, 2011, 05:03:32 PM
Interesting how it's a bunch of dupes of the 3 double prints. Looks like someone opened a 3rd series box, put together sets and had these left over? Must have happened in 1973.

I agree, I wish there had been a Dr Ono or Spit & Spill ;) Does anyone know this seller? I've seen a lot of his auctions for high priced proofs and what not. He seems to have a ton of cool Original Wacky stuff.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 27, 2011, 08:24:41 PM
That is weird.  Aside from the fact that the die-cut is somewhat separated you can't tell its any different from the scan.  I wonder if it can be some kind of weird paper stock they used, although I'm not sure what paper like that would be used for. 


Look closely at the white border around the sticker.  It is more beige than white and not due to "beiging".  It is because it is totally clear and the actual color comes from the white sticker backing.  I am on the trail of another single sticker and trying to find out where they came from to see if the trail leads back to the guy that I got the sheets or if they go in another direction.  The single sticker depicted here doesn't have the edge and corner crispness that one would expect if it were cut somewhat recently from an uncut sheet so this is giving me reason to thing these could be a paper stock variety that just hasn't been noticed til now. 13th whitebacks are rare as it is so this may take quite some time to find out if there are other 13th whites with this paper stock variation. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on August 07, 2011, 09:04:03 AM
I scored a bitchin’ Halloween sketch card from Brad recently, and a 5X7 GPK card that Dr Sushi’s family might appreciate.

           [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/HalloweenSketchWitch.jpg[/expando]  [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/HookedGPK1.jpg[/expando]  [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/HookedGPK2.jpg[/expando]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on August 07, 2011, 11:50:07 AM
I scored a bitchin’ Halloween sketch card from Brad recently, and a 5X7 GPK card that Dr Sushi’s family might appreciate.

           [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/HalloweenSketchWitch.jpg[/expando]  [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/HookedGPK1.jpg[/expando]  [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/HookedGPK2.jpg[/expando]

Yeah, it looks like those fellas may be related to at least the bigger of my 2 fish.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 01, 2011, 04:52:01 PM

I finally took on a much needed project and organized my extra cards.  I had some in boxes, some on my desk, etc., but they weren't really sorted or organized at all.  I built some racks to keep them organized and handy to access, and I put labels on them to make it easier to see what they are.  Sorting all of the series took a LONG time, but I'm glad it's done.  I don't have all of my extras in these compartments as some of the common base sets are sorted and stored in cardboard card boxes.................. 


(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahbbi0ro/racks.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahbbi0ro/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahcz1d9g/racks_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahcz1d9g/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on September 01, 2011, 05:41:28 PM
I finally took on a much needed project and organized my extra cards.  I had some in boxes, some on my desk, etc., but they weren't really sorted or organized at all.  I built some racks to keep them organized and handy to access, and I put labels on them to make it easier to see what they are.  Sorting all of the series took a LONG time, but I'm glad it's done.  I don't have all of my extras in these compartments as some of the common base sets are sorted and stored in cardboard card boxes.................. 


(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahbbi0ro/racks.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahbbi0ro/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahcz1d9g/racks_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahcz1d9g/)

One weekend I meshed together all of the collections I had purchased over time.  Nearly 10,000 series 1-16 stickers.  They are now sorted alphabetically within each series making it a snap for me to pull out sets and singles as needed.  Now that was one intense sorting weekend so I can relate to what you had to go through.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 01, 2011, 05:41:37 PM
(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahbbi0ro/racks.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahbbi0ro/)
very nice.
that's a pretty cool looking faux box too!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on September 01, 2011, 05:49:22 PM
very nice.
that's a pretty cool looking faux box too!
Agreed.  Mine series 1-16 surplus are just in 5000 count boxes which are boring to the eye.  Rob's layout is quite ornate!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on September 01, 2011, 05:59:49 PM
I finally got around to getting my unopened packs framed.  I put the packs into 130-pt top-loaders.  I then got a piece of black foam-board that was the same thickness as the top-loaders.  I cut six holes in the foam-board that would snugly hold the top-loaders.  I then put the whole thing into an 11 x 14 frame.

I think it came out pretty good!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/BustedFinger/uploads/Pack_Frame.JPG)

Break glass in case of a Wacky Emergency !   LOOKS GREAT !!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on September 01, 2011, 06:10:16 PM

I had the salmon.

That was quite the tour, but I also had the Salmon Moose.  :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on September 01, 2011, 07:11:41 PM
I finally took on a much needed project and organized my extra cards.  I had some in boxes, some on my desk, etc., but they weren't really sorted or organized at all.  I built some racks to keep them organized and handy to access, and I put labels on them to make it easier to see what they are.  Sorting all of the series took a LONG time, but I'm glad it's done.  I don't have all of my extras in these compartments as some of the common base sets are sorted and stored in cardboard card boxes.................. 


(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahbbi0ro/racks.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahbbi0ro/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahcz1d9g/racks_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahcz1d9g/)

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on September 01, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
I finally took on a much needed project and organized my extra cards.  I had some in boxes, some on my desk, etc., but they weren't really sorted or organized at all.  I built some racks to keep them organized and handy to access, and I put labels on them to make it easier to see what they are.  Sorting all of the series took a LONG time, but I'm glad it's done.  I don't have all of my extras in these compartments as some of the common base sets are sorted and stored in cardboard card boxes.................. 


(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahbbi0ro/racks.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahbbi0ro/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2ahcz1d9g/racks_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ahcz1d9g/)


I love the iMac...wait....isn't this a wacky forum :great:
Actually its pretty cool. My only issue is all of the doubles I have with the latest series that I would fill that pretty fast. I would just use it for OS but then again they will get dusty.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 02, 2011, 07:21:04 AM
I love the iMac...wait....isn't this a wacky forum :great:
Actually its pretty cool. My only issue is all of the doubles I have with the latest series that I would fill that pretty fast. I would just use it for OS but then again they will get dusty.

What I did with the series I have a bunch of was just fill up one compartment and the rest goes into a cardboard box.  That way for trades I can pull out the necessary cards without having to go digging through my closet.  There's easily enough room in each compartment to have several of each # for any series, so it seems to work well.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 02, 2011, 10:51:11 AM
One weekend I meshed together all of the collections I had purchased over time.  Nearly 10,000 series 1-16 stickers.  They are now sorted alphabetically within each series making it a snap for me to pull out sets and singles as needed.  Now that was one intense sorting weekend so I can relate to what you had to go through.

So you know how monotonous sorting can be!  If you do it as the series come out it's not too bad, but doing them all at once is a pain.  I should do my S1-16 alphabetical too.  I have them sorted by title but going that extra step would make sense. 

I bought these sorting trays that help with the sorting process..............

(http://s4.postimage.org/2mlvyl61w/tray.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2mlvyl61w/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on September 02, 2011, 01:10:31 PM
So you know how monotonous sorting can be!  If you do it as the series come out it's not too bad, but doing them all at once is a pain.  I should do my S1-16 alphabetical too.  I have them sorted by title but going that extra step would make sense. 

I bought these sorting trays that help with the sorting process..............

(http://s4.postimage.org/2mlvyl61w/tray.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2mlvyl61w/)

Those sorting trays are the best.  They cut down the sorting time to almost a third.  I have (2) one for me and one for my wife.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on September 02, 2011, 06:40:30 PM
Small project i've been working on.
(http://s2.postimage.org/2omgkpdus/DSCI0472.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2omgkpdus/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on September 03, 2011, 06:41:06 AM
So you know how monotonous sorting can be!  If you do it as the series come out it's not too bad, but doing them all at once is a pain.  I should do my S1-16 alphabetical too.  I have them sorted by title but going that extra step would make sense. 

I bought these sorting trays that help with the sorting process..............

(http://s4.postimage.org/2mlvyl61w/tray.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2mlvyl61w/)


I have a ton of ANS7 to be sorted.  Now, I usually do stacks of 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, etc, and then work from the last number to the first, building a set out of those stacks from the bottom up, 10 cards at a time.  With ANS5 I had a whole table with 55 stacks of each sticker, which I separated by backs in each stack, so I could be sure every set I packed up was either an "A" or a "B" back version, and had a checklist.  The 80 cards in ANS6 blew that away - the table was too small, and now it's full of boxes of loose Wackys.....

I don't have a lot of original Wackys to sort.  Since I first bought those, as a kid, I've sorted them in checklist order, which is sometimes annoying now.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on September 03, 2011, 06:58:11 AM
Ni
Small project i've been working on.
(http://s2.postimage.org/2omgkpdus/DSCI0472.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2omgkpdus/)

nice mosaic... I can appriciate the time it takes to piece something like this together. Finding the right shaped items so the wackys don't overlap too much takes some patience. Also getting titles grouped together so there is not an over saturation of one or two colors... Etc.
It's one of those things that look simple when done correctly but requires some effort.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on September 03, 2011, 07:49:29 AM
I have a ton of ANS7 to be sorted.  Now, I usually do stacks of 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, etc, and then work from the last number to the first, building a set out of those stacks from the bottom up, 10 cards at a time.  With ANS5 I had a whole table with 55 stacks of each sticker, which I separated by backs in each stack, so I could be sure every set I packed up was either an "A" or a "B" back version, and had a checklist.  The 80 cards in ANS6 blew that away - the table was too small, and now it's full of boxes of loose Wackys.....

I don't have a lot of original Wackys to sort.  Since I first bought those, as a kid, I've sorted them in checklist order, which is sometimes annoying now.

I enjoy reading these accounts of how we all collect, display, sort, etc. In a hobby that seems as directed by personal compulsions as it is pleasure or relaxation, it's comforting to know I'm not the only one that has definite ways of doing some things. Personally, I may agonize for hours on how ANS 8 Items get organized in a binder, but choosing a color to paint the living room is a 3 minute decision. Anyway, when sorting wacky series, I sort by numbers if it is a numbered set, alphabetically otherwise. On first pass, I separate base, chase sets, and all those sketches into separate stacks. Then sort those, etc. I use the dining room table - 55 stack method. And then my wife starts dropping hints after a week or so on how it would be nice to use that table for some unusual activity, like eating dinner on.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on September 03, 2011, 09:04:04 AM
I enjoy reading these accounts of how we all collect, display, sort, etc. In a hobby that seems as directed by personal compulsions as it is pleasure or relaxation, it's comforting to know I'm not the only one that has definite ways of doing some things. Personally, I may agonize for hours on how ANS 8 Items get organized in a binder, but choosing a color to paint the living room is a 3 minute decision. Anyway, when sorting wacky series, I sort by numbers if it is a numbered, alphabetically otherwise. On first pass, I separate base, chase sets, and all those sketches into separate stacks. Then sort those, etc. I use the dining room table - 55 stack method. And then my wife starts dropping hints after a week or so on how it would be nice to use that table for some unusual activity, like eating dinner on.

The ironing board is my favorite surface to sort Old School sets.  But, I do end up going to work a little wrinkled sometimes  :-\
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on September 04, 2011, 06:05:06 PM
Ninice mosaic... I can appriciate the time it takes to piece something like this together. Finding the right shaped items so the wackys don't overlap too much takes some patience. Also getting titles grouped together so there is not an over saturation of one or two colors... Etc.
It's one of those things that look simple when done correctly but requires some effort.

Thanks Scot, It was a small labour of love. It was a little harder than i thought it was going to be. It started when i opened a pack and the first 3 cards corners were all bent up. So i heard a small voice in my ear (kinda sounded like plan 9) saying how a Wacky hasnt really lived life untill stuck. So i kept going back to the closet for more. I think there are a few from all ANS, both FB and both OS2.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 07, 2011, 08:27:25 AM
Don't know how many here also collect sports cards, but I'm a big fan of early '70's Topps Baseball sets. Just picked up this beauty. A fantastic example of the PSA 8 grade, unlike most of the PSA 8 wackys I've bought.

(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/Picture1.png)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on September 07, 2011, 10:01:44 AM
Don't know how many here also collect sports cards, but I'm a big fan of early '70's Topps Baseball sets. Just picked up this beauty. A fantastic example of the PSA 8 grade, unlike most of the PSA 8 wackys I've bought.

(http://www.wackypackages.org/wackyforum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/Picture1.png)



I haven't collected baseball cards since the 70s, but I do remember watching Reggie on the Yankees in the mid-seventies. Cool card!  :great: I also remember the "Reggie Bar" in the 70s too which looked more like a little chocolate hamburger. Are they still made?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 07, 2011, 10:10:47 AM
I don't think the Reggie bar is still made, but I do remember when the bars were given out at a World Series game and the crowd was tossing them on the field. Ernie can supply the details as I'm a Met fan...

I collected baseball cards heavily for years right after I gave up on wackys (1974-1980). Baseball cards are so much more available in high grade than wackys (if you're willing to pay the price). I love the look of the 1971 set though. 1972 and 1975 are favorites as well.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on September 07, 2011, 10:42:21 AM
Dr. Popper: Wow! That's a lot of Wackys! Really like the sorting tray -- where did you get it?

lucidjc: Very nice collage!  :great:



I've still got stacks of ANS7 and OS2, and now ANS8. One of these days (heh) I am going to do what I did for ANS1-6, which is separate out all the stickers by single number and pick the "best" of each to make my master set and a couple of extras. Much more subtle than with the original series, which is tiring/tedious, but I pick out the most-centered, nicest looking (color/gloss), etc. I'm dreading this a bit for ANS7-8 and OS2 since I have many more stickers than I did with the other sets, but once it is done I am happy.

That's part of the love/hate thing I have going right now for Wackys: where the excess starts turning into work instead of play. ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 07, 2011, 10:49:12 AM
That's why collecting vintage stuff is so much more rewarding. When you can pick from 17 near perfect copies of a sticker to make a set, the challenge is pretty minimal.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 07, 2011, 03:15:43 PM
Dr. Popper: Wow! That's a lot of Wackys! Really like the sorting tray -- where did you get it?


I think I got them from BCW supplies for like $6.00 each, + shipping of course. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on September 07, 2011, 04:52:22 PM
I haven't collected baseball cards since the 70s, but I do remember watching Reggie on the Yankees in the mid-seventies. Cool card!  :great: I also remember the "Reggie Bar" in the 70s too which looked more like a little chocolate hamburger. Are they still made?

cool card! I have many of those cards, but sadly they are not in the best of shape :sad:. I collect vintage Topps sports cards from before 1978.So i do like those same years as u too.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on September 22, 2011, 09:36:38 PM
I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with my father who attends a convention each year. This was my first trip to Vegas. I asked the bus driver if Plan 9’s studio was part of the tour and he looked confused (Whaaat - no alien girls?!) During my visit on The Strip I scored some new cards, thanks to many friendly folks on the street handing out promos. This series seems to be hot. I’m unsure of the chaser situation or if there are parallels. PM if you have swill to trade. I've got lots of dupes, especially Flower and Bambi. The gold Heather has a couple of dinged corners, but still EX+ according to Ronnie Rocker. I would consider trading it for a motion card.


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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on September 22, 2011, 10:50:33 PM
I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with my father who attends a convention each year. This was my first trip to Vegas. I asked the bus driver if Plan 9’s studio was part of the tour and he looked confused (Whaaat - no alien girls?!) During my visit on The Strip I scored some new cards, thanks to many friendly folks on the street handing out promos. This series seems to be hot. I’m unsure of the chaser situation or if there are parallels. PM if you have swill to trade. I've got lots of dupes, especially Flower and Bambi. The gold Heather has a couple of dinged corners, but still EX+ according to Ronnie Rocker. I would consider trading it for a motion card.


      [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV1.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV2.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV3.jpg[/expando]

No thanks, i got all i need from the cards already.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on September 23, 2011, 03:05:30 AM
I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with my father who attends a convention each year. This was my first trip to Vegas. I asked the bus driver if Plan 9’s studio was part of the tour and he looked confused (Whaaat - no alien girls?!) During my visit on The Strip I scored some new cards, thanks to many friendly folks on the street handing out promos. This series seems to be hot. I’m unsure of the chaser situation or if there are parallels. PM if you have swill to trade. I've got lots of dupes, especially Flower and Bambi. The gold Heather has a couple of dinged corners, but still EX+ according to Ronnie Rocker. I would consider trading it for a motion card.


      [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV1.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV2.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV3.jpg[/expando]

I'm really waiting for the artwork for Gloria to hit eBay.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on September 23, 2011, 07:03:30 AM
I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with my father who attends a convention each year. This was my first trip to Vegas. I asked the bus driver if Plan 9’s studio was part of the tour and he looked confused (Whaaat - no alien girls?!) During my visit on The Strip I scored some new cards, thanks to many friendly folks on the street handing out promos. This series seems to be hot. I’m unsure of the chaser situation or if there are parallels. PM if you have swill to trade. I've got lots of dupes, especially Flower and Bambi. The gold Heather has a couple of dinged corners, but still EX+ according to Ronnie Rocker. I would consider trading it for a motion card.


      [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV1.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV2.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV3.jpg[/expando]

Haha, that's funny!  I remember the same thing happening to me when my girlfriend and I went to Vegas a couple years ago.  I think she was starting to get annoyed when she realized I still had them in my pockets and was periodically taking them out to look at them.  Of course being in the print business I told her I was checking them out to see how they were printed!

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Gurgle on September 23, 2011, 09:25:53 AM
I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with my father who attends a convention each year. This was my first trip to Vegas. I asked the bus driver if Plan 9’s studio was part of the tour and he looked confused (Whaaat - no alien girls?!) During my visit on The Strip I scored some new cards, thanks to many friendly folks on the street handing out promos. This series seems to be hot. I’m unsure of the chaser situation or if there are parallels. PM if you have swill to trade. I've got lots of dupes, especially Flower and Bambi. The gold Heather has a couple of dinged corners, but still EX+ according to Ronnie Rocker. I would consider trading it for a motion card.


      [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV1.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV2.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/LV3.jpg[/expando]

I may be interested. Do they have clean backs? White or tan is fine.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on September 23, 2011, 10:19:34 AM
I may be interested. Do they have clean backs? White or tan is fine.
Faith looks like she has a nice clean white back. She takes credit cards but I wonder if she does Paypal :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Liquidfox on September 23, 2011, 08:45:22 PM
Whats funny is all the Mexicans (Latinos) handing out the cards and smacking the stacks of them as you walk by. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on September 25, 2011, 09:54:19 PM
Whats funny is all the Mexicans (Latinos) handing out the cards and smacking the stacks of them as you walk by. 

I was calling them “Card-Slappers”, as they flipped their cards at pedestrians. The card smacking action must get more people to grab them. My Dad noticed the large numbers of Hispanic employees, and this triggered prolific comments regarding immigration and employment issues. At one point we were in Harrah's and had just left our room, and as we walked down the hall he stopped and spoke to a supervisor and asked her what percentage of the cleaning crew was Mexican. The attractive African American woman replied, “I’d say about eighty.” Then my dad followed with, “I’m not a reporter, and I promise not to quote you on this, but how many would you estimate are illegal?” I was in horror he had the nerve to ask that, and as I walked quickly ahead of them to the elevator, she chuckled and said, “About half” ... I guess this belongs in the Awkward Moments thread. Also, when my father and I passed large groups of touring Asian people, as they filed by, he would try to guess where they were from by asking them, for example, he would say, “Chinese?”. All three times the group was Korean. I would describe one Korean man's reaction to my father's guessing game as an expression akin to, "You idiot"   

I noticed Faith’s card says she’s free, so she’s going into my keeper set and is not available for purchase or trade. I think I will stash these cards in the back of one my binders behind my sheets of Wacky Packages. I don’t want to throw them away; my wife might find them in the trash and get upset. I need to remember which binder they are in, which I’m sure I won’t ... until months or years from now, at some very inappropriate moment.

OK, after this slight diversion, back to TWYC       :happy5:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on September 26, 2011, 06:14:34 AM
I was calling them “Card-Slappers”, as they flipped their cards at pedestrians. The card smacking action must get more people to grab them. My Dad noticed the large numbers of Hispanic employees, and this triggered prolific comments regarding immigration and employment issues. At one point we were in Harrah's and had just left our room, and as we walked down the hall he stopped and spoke to a supervisor and asked her what percentage of the cleaning crew was Mexican. The attractive African American woman replied, “I’d say about eighty.” Then my dad followed with, “I’m not a reporter, and I promise not to quote you on this, but how many would you estimate are illegal?” I was in horror he had the nerve to ask that, and as I walked quickly ahead of them to the elevator, she chuckled and said, “About half” ... I guess this belongs in the Awkward Moments thread. Also, when my father and I passed large groups of touring Asian people, as they filed by, he would try to guess where they were from by asking them, for example, he would say, “Chinese?”. All three times the group was Korean. I would describe one Korean man's reaction to my father's guessing game as an expression akin to, "You idiot"   

I noticed Faith’s card says she’s free, so she’s going into my keeper set and is not available for purchase or trade. I think I will stash these cards in the back of one my binders behind my sheets of Wacky Packages. I don’t want to throw them away; my wife might find them in the trash and get upset. I need to remember which binder they are in, which I’m sure I won’t ... until months or years from now, at some very inappropriate moment.

OK, after this slight diversion, back to TWYC       :happy5:

I am convinced they infuse the Las Vegas air with inhibition-inhibitors.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 26, 2011, 06:19:14 AM
I am convinced they infuse the Las Vegas air with inhibition-inhibitors.
what do you think those outdoor spray-misters are for, to keep you cool?? inhibition-inhibitors!! ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on September 26, 2011, 06:51:45 AM
                                And why in the blank did you stay at Harrahs?              Circus Circus
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on September 26, 2011, 03:08:33 PM
The gold Heather has a couple of dinged corners, but still EX+ according to Ronnie Rocker.


That's probably a lot better grade than Heather herself would get.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 26, 2011, 04:51:03 PM
That's probably a lot better grade than Heather herself would get.
From the looks of her, I'd give her a XXX+.

Las Vegas, the land of slots...both types.

OK, enough of that...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on September 27, 2011, 04:24:45 PM
From the looks of her, I'd give her a XXX+.

Las Vegas, the land of slots...both types.

OK, enough of that...

Ha nice one! :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 30, 2011, 04:52:47 PM
Completed the ANS8 box and pack set this week. Not too bad, 9 boxes, 2 blisters and 7 packs.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/ms2kcp.jpg)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2zo9o34.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: TIED..up on September 30, 2011, 05:13:09 PM
Nice!!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on September 30, 2011, 05:19:53 PM
Completed the ANS8 box and pack set this week. Not too bad, 9 boxes, 2 blisters and 7 packs.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/ms2kcp.jpg)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2zo9o34.jpg)

If you are interested, you are missing the BLACK W/sticker Wal-Mart box.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 02, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
If you are interested, you are missing the BLACK W/sticker Wal-Mart box.
I don't think I've ever seen what the sticker looks like on the front of that box. Do you have a pic?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on October 02, 2011, 02:27:54 PM
I don't think I've ever seen what the sticker looks like on the front of that box. Do you have a pic?

yep


(http://s3.postimage.org/1muj0v6ro/DSCI0537.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1muj0v6ro/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on October 02, 2011, 02:29:13 PM
and the backside


(http://s3.postimage.org/1mv17s078/DSCI0541.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1mv17s078/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 02, 2011, 02:37:35 PM
yep


(http://s3.postimage.org/1muj0v6ro/DSCI0537.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1muj0v6ro/)


With that artwork in the background, it looks like the box is in Wacky Package heaven    :25:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 03, 2011, 11:39:15 AM
I still need the ANS 8 Gravity Feed with the artwork all around the box. Have the rest.

Could trade an empty ANS 3 tall Gravity Feed for it or a Flashback 2 Gravity Feed (maroon sides) for it.

If anyone wants to do a trade with me just shoot me a PM.  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on October 03, 2011, 01:10:28 PM
I still need the ANS 8 Gravity Feed with the artwork all around the box. Have the rest.

Could trade an empty ANS 3 tall Gravity Feed for it or a Flashback 2 Gravity Feed (maroon sides) for it.

If anyone wants to do a trade with me just shoot me a PM.  :great:


Short full print or tall?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on October 03, 2011, 02:29:54 PM
Completed the ANS8 box and pack set this week. Not too bad, 9 boxes, 2 blisters and 7 packs.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/ms2kcp.jpg)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2zo9o34.jpg)

I really like the way the black brings out the blue. I'm thinking an all black boarder for a sub-set?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 03, 2011, 03:54:28 PM
I really like the way the black brings out the blue. I'm thinking an all black boarder for a sub-set?
yeah, that does look nice. Although the packs showed up fairly true to color, for some reason the boxes came out pale blue, almost turquoise. I tried some basic color corrections on that photo, but it just made things worse.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 15, 2011, 10:44:03 PM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on October 16, 2011, 03:08:33 AM
That looks great!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 16, 2011, 06:49:05 AM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)

Fantastic!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on October 16, 2011, 06:54:49 AM
Really nice John, looks fan-boy-tastic!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on October 16, 2011, 07:01:19 AM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)


what is that Old School  piece with Jay?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on October 16, 2011, 07:59:19 AM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)


Really Cool. Although it makes me feel I should now be heading for the Walmart check-out lane.  ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 16, 2011, 08:06:23 AM
Really Cool. Although it makes me feel I should now be heading for the Walmart check-out lane.  ;)

Those different boxes look sharp lined up like that, and I like that there are packs in them.

I had just finally convinced myself that I am not intererested in collecting boxes, but now I'm unsure.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on October 16, 2011, 08:29:55 AM
Love 'em with the packs still in 'em. Nice to know you could always go over and grab some Wackys to open at a moment's notice.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 16, 2011, 09:00:41 AM
what is that Old School  piece with Jay?

Thanks everyone  :D

Oh that is a photoshop of those two "extra fancy" Olds2 sketches Jay did.
I just realized that next to that, my framed double Wackys contains Blue Beanie, which is a character in Jay's sketch. :)

(http://s2.postimage.org/12kbatvc4/Jay_Extra_Fancy_Close.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/12kbatvc4/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 16, 2011, 06:34:54 PM
I've been searching for a NM/M Windhex for literally 5 years now. Thanks to Jeffcaff, I was able to make a deal for this beauty. Really nice, and a glossy 4th, so very white. I love upgrading!!!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/windhex.jpg)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on October 16, 2011, 07:30:02 PM
I've been searching for a NM/M Windhex for literally 5 years now. Thanks to Jeffcaff, I was able to make a deal for this beauty. Really nice, and a glossy 4th, so very white. I love upgrading!!!

(http://www.wackypackages.org/forum/users/Paul_Maul/uploads/windhex.jpg)



Nice grab. I had my eye one it. Not enought to make an offer and wheel and deal but enough that if i saw a slight price drop i would have jumped!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on October 16, 2011, 09:01:25 PM
Nice! It's a tough card.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Sue Mee on October 16, 2011, 09:59:58 PM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)



Excellent!  Now you'll just have to try and keep the pack searchers away from your gravity feeds.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 16, 2011, 10:50:50 PM

Excellent!  Now you'll just have to try and keep the pack searchers away from your gravity feeds.
Ha!
They would be disappointed though - they're empty packs  :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on October 17, 2011, 10:26:05 AM
Hey Dave, that is a beauty.  I am sure you have looked it over.  Corners look really nice, and well centered.  Why is it only an 8?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 17, 2011, 10:29:33 AM
Hey Dave, that is a beauty.  I am sure you have looked it over.  Corners look really nice, and well centered.  Why is it only an 8?
That upper right corner is borderline PSA8 so I am sure that prevented it from getting 9 or 10.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 17, 2011, 11:26:18 AM
That upper right corner is borderline PSA8 so I am sure that prevented it from getting 9 or 10.

The corners are much nicer than most PSA 8 wackys I've gotten, though I guess it may be sufficient to keep it from a 9. But it also may be the centering, which is a bit off left to right. It's not so obvious for thin wackys because the amount of border is not so easily discerned as it would be with, say, a cereal wacky.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Ruffs on October 17, 2011, 02:13:58 PM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)

AWESOME !!!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 17, 2011, 02:27:51 PM
The corners are much nicer than most PSA 8 wackys I've gotten, though I guess it may be sufficient to keep it from a 9. But it also may be the centering, which is a bit off left to right. It's not so obvious for thin wackys because the amount of border is not so easily discerned as it would be with, say, a cereal wacky.

I too noticed the slight off-centering, but wouldn't it then get an "OC" qualifier?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 17, 2011, 02:51:50 PM
The corners are much nicer than most PSA 8 wackys I've gotten, though I guess it may be sufficient to keep it from a 9. But it also may be the centering, which is a bit off left to right. It's not so obvious for thin wackys because the amount of border is not so easily discerned as it would be with, say, a cereal wacky.
Good point, I would say the centering is more likely the issue.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 17, 2011, 07:12:09 PM
I too noticed the slight off-centering, but wouldn't it then get an "OC" qualifier?


I'm not 100% sure how it works. I know that you can request no qualifiers if you wish, and they will give the card a grade taking everything into account. What I'm not sure of is if the card would be given a 9 (OC) by default if it were a 9 but for the centering. Clearly an unqualified 8 is more desirable than a 9 (OC), but I'm not sure how they know which way to do it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 17, 2011, 09:27:07 PM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)


Great minds think alike, nice display! I have a similiar display in my hall. Been wanting to post a pic. but it is hard to capture a good shot cuz it's the stairway hall, and it's like surrounded by Wacky Stuff on each of the 3 walls as you go down the stairs.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 17, 2011, 11:12:02 PM
Great minds think alike, nice display! I have a similiar display in my hall. Been wanting to post a pic. but it is hard to capture a good shot cuz it's the stairway hall, and it's like surrounded by Wacky Stuff on each of the 3 walls as you go down the stairs.

Any of it that you can take a pic of would be cool to see.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on October 18, 2011, 09:52:02 AM
Any of it that you can take a pic of would be cool to see.


Agreed!

I'm still waiting for one of you to build a swimming pool that's actually a giant Wacky. With black border, properly shaped and with the image in little tiles so you can see it from Google Maps.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on October 18, 2011, 10:20:33 AM
Agreed!

I'm still waiting for one of you to build a swimming pool that's actually a giant Wacky. With black border, properly shaped and with the image in little tiles so you can see it from Google Maps.

Too funny! I'd even like to see a photoshopped version.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on October 18, 2011, 11:04:35 AM
Redecorated one of my walls...


(http://s3.postimage.org/t8ys8n9g/Wacky_Wall_sml.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t8ys8n9g/)


very nice!! great idea...how did you attach it to the wall??

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 18, 2011, 02:26:35 PM
very nice!! great idea...how did you attach it to the wall??

A nail works fine. They each have that empty square hole on the back.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on October 19, 2011, 07:06:14 AM
A nail works fine. They each have that empty square hole on the back.


cool beans...gonna try it...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 19, 2011, 07:52:02 AM
Agreed!

I'm still waiting for one of you to build a swimming pool that's actually a giant Wacky. With black border, properly shaped and with the image in little tiles so you can see it from Google Maps.

LOL! Now that would be dedication!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 19, 2011, 10:02:38 AM
It would be a nice variation to looking at crop circles !  ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 27, 2011, 05:04:04 PM
Here's a trip down my hall from upstairs.

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00877.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00878.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00879.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00880.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00881.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on October 27, 2011, 05:10:57 PM
Thanks Jeff...thanks alot, that reminds me of just how disorganized I am. But that looks sweet! How can anybody who has ever liked Wacky Packages walk by that everday and not stop, if even for a second and smile. GOOD JOB!  I'm afraid you will have to take more pictures when the new stuff comes in!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 27, 2011, 05:16:45 PM
Thanks, and I will update. It took some time to do, but it was totally worth it. Those vending set stickers look cool on the black background frames. Sometimes I will just sit on the step and check it all out. Tons of neat stuff to observe.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on October 27, 2011, 05:22:21 PM
Thanks, and I will update. It took some time to do, but it was totally worth it. Those vending set stickers look cool on the black background frames. Sometimes I will just sit on the step and check it all out. Tons of neat stuff to observe.

Awesome and awesomer.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on October 27, 2011, 05:41:50 PM
Thanks, and I will update. It took some time to do, but it was totally worth it. Those vending set stickers look cool on the black background frames. Sometimes I will just sit on the step and check it all out. Tons of neat stuff to observe.
The whole thing is truly super and I completely agree about the vending stickers, those look particularly eye-catching framed that that.  Fantastic job Jeff!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on October 27, 2011, 08:07:06 PM
Yeah, awesome display!! I am now going to frame my vendings on black like you did. Is it just black construction paper? Looks very deep black.
Also like the 3x3 framed stuff. Heck it all looks fantastic. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on October 27, 2011, 09:16:12 PM
Thanks, and I will update. It took some time to do, but it was totally worth it. Those vending set stickers look cool on the black background frames. Sometimes I will just sit on the step and check it all out. Tons of neat stuff to observe.
Wow, looks fantastic.  I have always loved wackys with black backing, makes the wacky stand out!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 27, 2011, 09:21:24 PM
Yeah, awesome display!! I am now going to frame my vendings on black like you did. Is it just black construction paper? Looks very deep black.
Also like the 3x3 framed stuff. Heck it all looks fantastic. Thanks for posting!


Do it, you love it. It was so long ago I don't remember - I just looked at them and I think it was some black thin material I had that I used for the backing. With the vending stickers being foil type - it really makes them "pop". The sketches kept piling up series after series so I got some of those ultra pro thick holder/displays. They fit nicely side by side in that spot. I also liked the way the sketches look with the thick black frame that is part of the frame. What is also good to know is that when you tighten these down all the way, there is a nice cavity space that the card sits in and it's not squeezed by the design. One of the few times you want a cavity.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 27, 2011, 09:34:20 PM
Wow, looks fantastic.  I have always loved wackys with black backing, makes the wacky stand out!


Thanks Ern. It's always great having them displayed and makes a nice conversation starter. Hanging the G.F.s was a bit challenging, until I finally figured I used a U aluminum channel and drilled out the holes that the little plastic hanger piece goes into, then the box hangs on that. Had to mark, measure and drill it out first, then attach it to the wall studs, but it allowed me to line up all the boxes nicely.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 27, 2011, 09:43:34 PM
The sketches kept piling up series after series


lol, I am jealous!

very nice
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 28, 2011, 11:38:40 AM

lol, I am jealous!

very nice

Thanks. Happy to share this with the forum.  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on October 28, 2011, 01:10:19 PM
VERY NICE.......NOW I'M 100% SURE I AM NOT AN AVID WP COLLECTOR
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on October 28, 2011, 03:57:12 PM
Here's a trip down my hall from upstairs.

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00877.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00878.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00879.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00880.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00881.jpg)

We should give out awards for this kind of thing!  If you have an amazing collection or display like this you should get an "Official Wacky Packages Extreme Collector" certificate or something like that.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on October 28, 2011, 10:16:03 PM
We should give out awards for this kind of thing!  If you have an amazing collection or display like this you should get an "Official Wacky Packages Extreme Collector" certificate or something like that.



LOL - Thank you.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on October 29, 2011, 06:39:06 PM
We should give out awards for this kind of thing!  If you have an amazing collection or display like this you should get an "Official Wacky Packages Extreme Collector" certificate or something like that.



 :o Amazing! It's like a wacky museum!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on November 01, 2011, 05:29:48 PM
I would imagine Paul Argyropolous would have a one word adjective to describe this display...    :smiley_confused1:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 08, 2011, 12:17:14 PM

On Phony Lisa, the guy with the magnifying glass looks like one of the Keno brothers from the Antiques Roadshow on TV. Excellent rendition, really well done.


  [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GPKA.png[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GPKB.png[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GPKC.png[/expando]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 08, 2011, 03:33:32 PM
I would imagine Paul Argyropolous would have a one word adjective to describe this display...    :smiley_confused1:
"swell"?    Am I close?  LOL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on November 08, 2011, 04:05:03 PM
"swell"?    Am I close?  LOL

Verrry close !   ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on November 08, 2011, 05:39:27 PM
Verrry close !   ;)
Aren't you in effect stating this on Paul's behalf?  Regardless, I think it looks great!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on November 09, 2011, 04:22:18 PM
I never said I didn't like it....  also,  it was a joke Ern !

 :0012398:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on November 09, 2011, 05:30:56 PM
I never said I didn't like it....  also,  it was a joke Ern !

 :0012398:

LOL, you never said you didn't like it?  I never said I didn't like that you never said you didn't like his display.  It too was a joke Jeff  :]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on November 10, 2011, 04:48:21 PM
 :57:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on November 10, 2011, 05:40:37 PM
:57:

Okay you two jokers? What's in your collection this week?  ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on November 11, 2011, 05:30:34 AM
I recently acquired a 14th tan set with puzzle from Matt Stock.  It's in great condition.  Believe it or not, I have been collecting on and off again since 1995 and never had the tans until now....


 :0012393:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on November 11, 2011, 05:38:57 AM
Here's a trip down my hall from upstairs.

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00877.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00878.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00879.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00880.jpg)
(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC00881.jpg)

I like what you did with the vending wackies and sketches !
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on November 11, 2011, 08:43:58 AM
I just noticed that in one of your pics, you have one of the fbII printing plates. Can you show us which one?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Ruffs on November 11, 2011, 02:24:03 PM
Thanks, and I will update. It took some time to do, but it was totally worth it. Those vending set stickers look cool on the black background frames. Sometimes I will just sit on the step and check it all out. Tons of neat stuff to observe.
That looks great. It looks like a store display, hey how much for 2 packs !!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Ruffs on November 11, 2011, 02:30:13 PM
I have all 1-16 Original (A)set also All Wacky Ads & All Die Cuts as I have been collecting Wackys,in a  seriously mode for 20 years. I remember being a kid in the 60's having die-cuts, not realizing what they were at the time. They must have been lost or thrown out as the years went on then in 73 with series 1 coming out me & a neighboorhood friend started buying them. We would go to a little candy shop to get them in New York, there was an old Italian man who owned the store. We were keen on getting a set complete, Topps issued the next series & soon after the 3rd but we both didnt comlete 2. I remember asking the man about the last series & his response was " We no asella 2nd aseries WackyApacks ano more" with the heavy accent.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on November 11, 2011, 02:58:25 PM
I have all 1-16 Original (A)set also All Wacky Ads & All Die Cuts as I have been collecting Wackys,in a  seriously mode for 20 years. I remember being a kid in the 60's having die-cuts, not realizing what they were at the time. They must have been lost or thrown out as the years went on then in 73 with series 1 coming out me & a neighboorhood friend started buying them. We would go to a little candy shop to get them in New York, there was an old Italian man who owned the store. We were keen on getting a set complete, Topps issued the next series & soon after the 3rd but we both didnt comlete 2. I remember asking the man about the last series & his response was " We no asella 2nd aseries WackyApacks ano more" with the heavy accent.

Do you have the Cracked and Ratz as part of your die-cut collection? 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Ruffs on November 11, 2011, 05:11:48 PM
Do you have the Cracked and Ratz as part of your die-cut collection? 
Yes I do.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on November 11, 2011, 06:18:45 PM
Yes I do.

Nice! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on November 13, 2011, 08:53:58 PM
I just noticed that in one of your pics, you have one of the fbII printing plates. Can you show us which one?

Pro-Grossout, it's a yellow plate.

I have to take a new picture now, I recently updated this area significantly.  :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on November 23, 2011, 09:48:42 AM
LOL, you never said you didn't like it?  I never said I didn't like that you never said you didn't like his display.  It too was a joke Jeff  :]

I put more swill on my wall honor Paul. He might actually like it though because it is sort of a history with the exception that I still need a ANS 2 Gravity Feed box. Anyone???? PM me if you have one available. Where's Paul anyway? I sort of miss his disagreeable point of view in a weird way.

I will post the new version in a minute.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on November 23, 2011, 09:56:18 AM
Here's the updated version of the Swill Wall. Thanks lucidjc for helping me complete the ANS 8 "colored" GF.  :great:

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC01079.jpg)

I may have to make the wall bigger if this keeps up.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on November 23, 2011, 07:06:13 PM
Here's the updated version of the Swill Wall. Thanks lucidjc for helping me complete the ANS 8 "colored" GF.  :great:

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx78/Jeffxmusic/DSC01079.jpg)

I may have to make the wall bigger if this keeps up.

Oh No! Jeff, I am not sure, but isnt there a Black Squat for ANS 7?  Anyway, LOOKS GREAT!!!  No Guarantees, but i am working on an ANS 2 GF. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on November 24, 2011, 04:16:34 AM
Not actually in my collection, just an interesting "home made" item currently on eBay.
http://www.ebay.com:80/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170735411837&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123 (http://www.ebay.com:80/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170735411837&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on November 24, 2011, 04:42:42 PM
A 44 year olds feeble attempt to imitate art. The ARISE was at first just a graveyard doodle, the dude was added later. Grime dog was at first just a note to pick up dog food.  Besides stars and circles these are the only things i have even tried to draw, prolly since high school.  Was I wrong to show these? Did anyone get a good laugh?





(http://s12.postimage.org/mu0t28oeh/DSCI0606.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mu0t28oeh/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on November 24, 2011, 08:59:47 PM
A 44 year olds feeble attempt to imitate art. The ARISE was at first just a graveyard doodle, the dude was added later. Grime dog was at first just a note to pick up dog food.  Besides stars and circles these are the only things i have even tried to draw, prolly since high school.  Was I wrong to show these? Did anyone get a good laugh?





(http://s12.postimage.org/mu0t28oeh/DSCI0606.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mu0t28oeh/)


The Arise Guy's face expression is cool. You got style to yer drawlings!
Thanks for havin an eye of for an ANS 2 GF. And is there a black squat ans 8 box?

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on November 24, 2011, 09:44:32 PM
drawlings!




more like droppings
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 28, 2011, 09:12:09 AM
Here's the updated version of the Swill Wall. I may have to make the wall bigger if this keeps up.
the boxes were pretty cool when there were just a handful, but it's getting out of control after the triplet sets for ANS7 and ANS8, plus the eraser feeds.
I haven't tacked mine to a wall, just have them sitting on a shelf. not really sure to do with them all.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2vknk04.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on December 29, 2011, 09:33:45 AM
Looks great!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on December 31, 2011, 02:46:23 PM
This was given to me by Mark for a favour...I feel i got the better end of the stick. Thank You Mark! and if this is a small preview of OLS 3...I AM STOKED!!



(http://s7.postimage.org/wexarvuc7/DSCI0629.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wexarvuc7/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on December 31, 2011, 03:04:05 PM
I looked at an ANS 8 Value box at Wal-Mart for months. The box was bent, smashed and ripped. It looked like the little box no-one wanted. Even I wished it would just dissappear. So standing in line the other day it was looking at me saying open me, open me. So i took that dirty little box home. When i was through undressing it and cleaning it up, she presented me with this...



(http://s13.postimage.org/9m04y73lv/DSCI0639.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9m04y73lv/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on December 31, 2011, 03:42:26 PM
I looked at an ANS 8 Value box at Wal-Mart for months. The box was bent, smashed and ripped. It looked like the little box no-one wanted. Even I wished it would just dissappear. So standing in line the other day it was looking at me saying open me, open me. So i took that dirty little box home. When i was through undressing it and cleaning it up, she presented me with this...



(http://s13.postimage.org/9m04y73lv/DSCI0639.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/9m04y73lv/)


Like the saying goes, "Don't judge a book by it's cover" !
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on January 01, 2012, 10:56:45 AM
This was given to me by Mark for a favour...I feel i got the better end of the stick. Thank You Mark! and if this is a small preview of OLS 3...I AM STOKED!!



(http://s7.postimage.org/wexarvuc7/DSCI0629.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wexarvuc7/)


Love it!  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on January 02, 2012, 09:03:04 AM
the boxes were pretty cool when there were just a handful, but it's getting out of control after the triplet sets for ANS7 and ANS8, plus the eraser feeds.
I haven't tacked mine to a wall, just have them sitting on a shelf. not really sure to do with them all.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2vknk04.jpg)

Nice, the spot on the wall I hung mine is an out of the way 'dead spot' anyway. The space on the wall that you typically cannot even reach because it is on the way down stairs. It's a great location because it is out of the way, but easily viewed from the steps or balcony at the top.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 02, 2012, 09:41:06 AM
Nice, the spot on the wall I hung mine is an out of the way 'dead spot' anyway. The space on the wall that you typically cannot even reach because it is on the way down stairs. It's a great location because it is out of the way, but easily viewed from the steps or balcony at the top.
it took awhile before I finally was able to pick up one of the ANS 3 w/Gum boxes. Never saw that one in the wild anywhere and had to pick it up on ebay.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on January 02, 2012, 02:23:46 PM
it took awhile before I finally was able to pick up one of the ANS 3 w/Gum boxes. Never saw that one in the wild anywhere and had to pick it up on ebay.


I dont see an ANS 8 Wal-Mart Black Squat with sticker???
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 02, 2012, 08:02:59 PM
I dont see an ANS 8 Wal-Mart Black Squat with sticker???
yeah, never did get that one. to me it seems like it's just a generic box and not really a topps thing, so never had an interest.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on January 04, 2012, 09:06:17 PM
it took awhile before I finally was able to pick up one of the ANS 3 w/Gum boxes. Never saw that one in the wild anywhere and had to pick it up on ebay.

Is that the one in the picture on top with stumble bee on the front and a yellow caption on the right side above the actual feed?
I dont think I even knew that one of those exsisted. I actually might have this in a sealed box.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 04, 2012, 09:32:51 PM
Is that the one in the picture on top with stumble bee on the front and a yellow caption on the right side above the actual feed?
I dont think I even knew that one of those exsisted. I actually might have this in a sealed box.
yep. the logo got 'flashed' out in the pic, but the front just has an image of a stumble bee card and "bubble gum in every pack" in the two yellow starbursts
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 06, 2012, 08:39:17 AM

I go to this dingey run down East Indian market sometimes where I buy beer, Chili Cheese Freetoes, and an occasional bottle of Jägermeister, and noticed there is a new series of vending machine parody stickers out now. I got these today. Wonder who is making them in their basement. Didn't pull any sketches but did stop by the magazine rack for a moment.


                   (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/VendingStickers400.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on January 06, 2012, 04:47:59 PM
I go to this dingey run down East Indian market sometimes where I buy beer, Chili Cheese Freetoes, and an occasional bottle of Jägermeister, and noticed there is a new series of vending machine parody stickers out now. I got these today. Wonder who is making them in their basement. Didn't pull any sketches but did stop by the magazine rack for a moment.


                   (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/VendingStickers400.jpg)


Interesting...this appear too be a few years old, because sprite and Doritos logos havent looked like that for years
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on January 08, 2012, 08:00:11 PM

Interesting...this appear too be a few years old, because sprite and Doritos logos havent looked like that for years

Maybe they're taking the 'Old School' approach ?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 30, 2012, 09:47:27 PM
Maybe they're taking the 'Old School' approach ?

You might be right. “Can’t touch this” is decades old

For many months my 8 year old son has been obsessed with the word “fart”. Farts and farting have been an ongoing theme in our home, ad nauseam. Recently the ridiculously redundant word has been “booty” Booty this and booty that. Sometimes he points to his own butt and chants, “Look at my bootiful booty” over and over. Also, he is a fan of Jelly Bellies, and we drive 90 minutes to the factory about once a year to take the grand tour. He was thrilled to see I pulled a Juicy Booty a few days ago when I went to the liquor store.

                      [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Vending2Final.png[/expando]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on January 31, 2012, 06:41:05 AM

For many months my 8 year old son has been obsessed with the word “fart”. Farts and farting have been an ongoing theme in our home, ad nauseam.


Farts are funny. Whether it is the word itself, the sound, etc..., it always makes one laugh. Don't ask me why because I don't know.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on January 31, 2012, 08:34:45 AM
Farts are funny. Whether it is the word itself, the sound, etc..., it always makes one laugh. Don't ask me why because I don't know.
Because farts are shit without the mess.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Crust on January 31, 2012, 02:24:05 PM
Theres just something about farts that makes them funny. ( no it's not thier smell ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on February 01, 2012, 05:44:09 PM
Theres just something about farts that makes them funny. ( no it's not thier smell ;)

It's the shocking and sometimes surprising SOUND...

Back to topic:

This week in your collection: FARTS
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Duznt on February 01, 2012, 07:36:47 PM
Because farts are shit without the mess.

As long as it's not a shart...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiNZdTSH3-A
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on February 02, 2012, 12:28:55 PM
As long as it's not a shart...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiNZdTSH3-A

Alright, ya learn something every day ! 

That's one crappy lesson.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 04, 2012, 02:01:59 PM
Though this is not officially "in" my collection yet, I just had to share. I just won this auction and still am shocked at how little I needed to pay to win it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290676454148

Was everyone distracted due to OLDS3 or what, lol? Not sure what happened...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 04, 2012, 04:52:49 PM
Though this is not officially "in" my collection yet, I just had to share. I just won this auction and still am shocked at how little I needed to pay to win it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290676454148

Was everyone distracted due to OLDS3 or what, lol? Not sure what happened...

Nice score!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 04, 2012, 05:59:30 PM
Though this is not officially "in" my collection yet, I just had to share. I just won this auction and still am shocked at how little I needed to pay to win it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290676454148

Was everyone distracted due to OLDS3 or what, lol? Not sure what happened...

That is just crazy. That would happen to me if I sold that sheet. I don't see many series 2 sheets around.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on March 17, 2012, 01:40:46 PM

I received an OS3 sketch from Shoe this week, and here are a couple of sketches I got from billf recently.

I like them all a lot. Plus, I really need more females in my sketch collection.

 
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on March 17, 2012, 02:28:52 PM
I received an OS3 sketch from Shoe this week, and here are a couple of sketches I got from billf recently.

I like them all a lot. Plus, I really need more females in my sketch collection.

 
          [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Scan2.png[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Scan1.png[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Scan3.png[/expando]

Those are nice. You can't go wrong with any three of these artists. They may not vary their sketches of a particular character very much like Neil Camera or Mark Parisi do, but these three  always produce rock solid, great sketch cards.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: landoquakes on April 13, 2012, 08:58:18 PM
Had to bump this up... I like the cubbyhole idea for the stickers. Nice and organized. Easier to sort that's for sure!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on May 09, 2012, 10:48:51 AM
I just received a 60 pack box of 1991 Wackys today for my display box collection. Is anyone familiar with the rarity of the 60 pack box relative to the 48 pack box? I only saw 1 really beat up 60 pack box on ebay, and all the rest are 48 pack boxes. I just found out about them recently on Greg's site while looking through the display box checklist.

(http://s13.postimage.org/edweehpur/60_pack_box.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/edweehpur/)

Display box checklist:
http://www.wackypacks.com/boxes/checklist.html
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on May 09, 2012, 08:20:48 PM
I just received a 60 pack box of 1991 Wackys today for my display box collection. Is anyone familiar with the rarity of the 60 pack box relative to the 48 pack box? I only saw 1 really beat up 60 pack box on ebay, and all the rest are 48 pack boxes. I just found out about them recently on Greg's site while looking through the display box checklist.

(http://s13.postimage.org/edweehpur/60_pack_box.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/edweehpur/)

Display box checklist:
http://www.wackypacks.com/boxes/checklist.html

I did not know about this. Now I gotta check my 91 box.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on June 17, 2012, 04:56:16 PM
This is actually a summary of the past 3 weeks rather than one. I suspect we all have want lists for our various collections we maintain. Mine seems to dwindle by one or two items each few months since, in most cases, my wants are down to a few obscure or hard to find items. Just got lucky in the past few weeks and pulled that last item or two I need to complete several sets. Funny how you can go months or even years and not find some items, then all at once, several fall your way.  Most are not Wacky Packages related but other parody type items.

I still pick up Crakola WACKY PACKAGES patch variations when I run across them... just picked up two in the past few weeks to bring the total to 9....
(http://s13.postimage.org/hii8clhrn/Crakola_Patches.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hii8clhrn/)

I collect a lot of various parody items. Like Fleer, Zeeb's company has put out a handfull of different bubble gum related spoof series. Some of these are well intentioned, but never executed as well as Wacky Packages. One of the harder series to find items from is their BHS VIDEO GUM. These are boxes with movie spoofs. Inside the box is a plastic container shaped like a VHS tape. In the container is a big chunk of rectangular gum. I only know of the 7 titles shown below. I picked up five of these in the last 2 weeks....
(http://s13.postimage.org/t2detrv3n/BHS_Video_Gum_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t2detrv3n/)


(http://s13.postimage.org/l9rsywvg3/BHS_Video_Gum_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l9rsywvg3/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/j6hdr8vn7/BHS_Video_Gum_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/j6hdr8vn7/)

Also in the last picture are several misc. items.  I am down to 3 or 4 hard to find KOOKY PATCHES. I did snag one that I have been searching to find for over 20 years.  

I completed two Topps test sets in the past few weeks as well. The SPIDER-GUY title is from an unreleased set called KRAZY LITTLE KOMICS. Its getting increasingly difficult to find these so I was glad to put this one to bed.

Also obtained the last card in another Topps unreleased set called CRAZY TV spoofing television shows. There are a bunch of back and border variations for this test set. I just completed one set with each title and my set is a mixture of the different variations.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on June 20, 2012, 07:11:28 PM
Those BHS videos look pretty wild. Must of been a cool find back in the day. I've never seem them until now. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 28, 2012, 10:27:24 AM
My keeper collection seems to be pretty void of 1980's OPC stuff so I snagged these reissue packs and the 1985 set to go with some late 1980s singles.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290750886652?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110916934424?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Is there just no demand for this stuff hence I got both lots so cheaply or are the listings just poor so nobody knew these were OPC?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 28, 2012, 11:40:51 AM
Also snagged this as I see this guy has been listing it over and over again and lowered the price.  Why would a UK series 1 set be in such low demand at this price?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120958785657
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 28, 2012, 11:47:16 AM
Maybe the $40 shipping gave folks second thoughts?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on July 28, 2012, 12:01:59 PM
Maybe the $40 shipping gave folks second thoughts?
Adds up to $100 US, I couldn't care less if it was $99 shipping and $1 for the item.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on July 30, 2012, 12:07:50 PM
Also snagged this as I see this guy has been listing it over and over again and lowered the price.  Why would a UK series 1 set be in such low demand at this price?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120958785657

That's a good deal for sure.  There are probably a lot of people like me who don't have time to look into items closely, and may miss the fact that they are UK if it's not listed in the title.  They look like they are in nice shape too.

 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on August 03, 2012, 04:28:30 PM
That's a good deal for sure.  There are probably a lot of people like me who don't have time to look into items closely, and may miss the fact that they are UK if it's not listed in the title.  They look like they are in nice shape too.

 
It would irk you to know how little effort I put in and yet find these items on ebay.  I whiz through the scans of ebay auctions and my mind seems to know immediately when a lot is worthy of a look, ie a lot of wonderbread cards seems to have the same titles, a lot of UK stickers and so on...if you asked me to list the titles I can't but show me a pic...and I know....same thing with zipping through binders at shows....I can't explain it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 03, 2012, 08:16:28 PM
It would irk you to know how little effort I put in and yet find these items on ebay...same thing with zipping through binders at shows....I can't explain it.
[in best Haley Joel Osment] I see good Wackys.      ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on August 04, 2012, 06:19:33 PM
It would irk you to know how little effort I put in and yet find these items on ebay.  I whiz through the scans of ebay auctions and my mind seems to know immediately when a lot is worthy of a look, ie a lot of wonderbread cards seems to have the same titles, a lot of UK stickers and so on...if you asked me to list the titles I can't but show me a pic...and I know....same thing with zipping through binders at shows....I can't explain it.

And you have this sense just by seeing the little preview pics before you click into the auction?  Your right, that does irk me! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on August 04, 2012, 07:47:11 PM
And you have this sense just by seeing the little preview pics before you click into the auction?  Your right, that does irk me! 

Maybe he has "the click sense".  ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 22, 2012, 05:24:42 PM
Not technically a "in my collection" post here, but along those lines...

My wife and I finally got around to renovating our basement over the past few months and making it look like a place inhabited by homo sapiens. It gave me a chance to reorganize and redisplay some of my collections. Without further fanfare, here is one wall (I Love IKEA!!):

(http://s10.postimage.org/lqxtm3ewl/136.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lqxtm3ewl/)

And, here is my "workstation area". The Wackys on the wall is a 1973 mail-away poster, Hostage version:

(http://s13.postimage.org/i8rxu662b/137.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i8rxu662b/)

Lastly, here on another wall down there, is the original rough art to ANS1 Anvil, the only original art I own:

(http://s14.postimage.org/g5kn2owvx/139.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g5kn2owvx/)

Just wanted to share...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on August 22, 2012, 05:38:21 PM
Not technically a "in my collection" post here, but along those lines...

My wife and I finally got around to renovating our basement over the past few months and making it look like a place inhabited by homo sapiens. It gave me a chance to reorganize and redisplay some of my collections. Without further fanfare, here is one wall (I Love IKEA!!):

(http://s10.postimage.org/lqxtm3ewl/136.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lqxtm3ewl/)

And, here is my "workstation area". The Wackys on the wall is a 1973 mail-away poster, Hostage version:

(http://s13.postimage.org/i8rxu662b/137.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i8rxu662b/)

Lastly, here on another wall down there, is the original rough art to ANS1 Anvil, the only original art I own:

(http://s14.postimage.org/g5kn2owvx/139.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g5kn2owvx/)

Just wanted to share...

Nice!  But wait... Are there actually empty compartments in your storage space!?!? How do you do that?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 22, 2012, 05:54:51 PM
Nice!  But wait... Are there actually empty compartments in your storage space!?!? How do you do that?
Thanks. Actually, no, there are no empty compartments. Some of them have a door on them to hide what's in them and others (like lower left or far right under the Wacky boxes) have two drawers for storage.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: crackedjerk on August 31, 2012, 10:45:58 AM
Not technically a "in my collection" post here, but along those lines...

My wife and I finally got around to renovating our basement over the past few months and making it look like a place inhabited by homo sapiens. It gave me a chance to reorganize and redisplay some of my collections. Without further fanfare, here is one wall (I Love IKEA!!):

(http://s10.postimage.org/lqxtm3ewl/136.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/lqxtm3ewl/)

And, here is my "workstation area". The Wackys on the wall is a 1973 mail-away poster, Hostage version:

(http://s13.postimage.org/i8rxu662b/137.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i8rxu662b/)

Lastly, here on another wall down there, is the original rough art to ANS1 Anvil, the only original art I own:

(http://s14.postimage.org/g5kn2owvx/139.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g5kn2owvx/)

Just wanted to share...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!  I couldn't quite make out what's on the top of the left book case.  Can you tell me what's there?  Looks like some cool stuff.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: JasonLiebig on August 31, 2012, 10:51:03 AM
Looks awesome!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 31, 2012, 04:10:31 PM
I couldn't quite make out what's on the top of the left book case.  Can you tell me what's there?  Looks like some cool stuff.
I'm assuming you clicked on the pics to enlarge them.

On the top of the cubes, from the left, is: the Wacky truck (with an ANS9 box in front of it), next is a sealed 1974 Hipton Wacky plack leaning against a plexiglass box with a vintage Hawaiian Punks drinking glass in it (the glass is hard to see; need to display it a different way). Then a Jaymar puzzle box with another ANS9 box in front of it, followed by a framed/mounted set of 1974 Wacky patches and on the far right is a Remote Control '64 Impala SS in the big box with yet another ANS9 display box leaning on it. The only other thing here of any great note is, directly under the truck, my 1967 die-cut display box, Campy version, sitting on top of my Wacky erasers.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 31, 2012, 04:10:59 PM
Looks awesome!
Thanks, Jason.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: crackedjerk on September 01, 2012, 05:08:25 AM
I'm assuming you clicked on the pics to enlarge them.

On the top of the cubes, from the left, is: the Wacky truck (with an ANS9 box in front of it), next is a sealed 1974 Hipton Wacky plack leaning against a plexiglass box with a vintage Hawaiian Punks drinking glass in it (the glass is hard to see; need to display it a different way). Then a Jaymar puzzle box with another ANS9 box in front of it, followed by a framed/mounted set of 1974 Wacky patches and on the far right is a Remote Control '64 Impala SS in the big box with yet another ANS9 display box leaning on it. The only other thing here of any great note is, directly under the truck, my 1967 die-cut display box, Campy version, sitting on top of my Wacky erasers.

Thanks for the explanation.  Very cool and well laid out.  I definitely find I enjoy my stuff so much more if I can display it and show it off.  As I continue to accumulate so much stuff, I find it loses some of its appeal as I have simply run out of space to put it all.  I'm pleased I have enough space to display the highlights, but I wish I had even more to really show all my Wacky stuff.  If only I didn't also collect so many other things, then I'd really be able to have a Wacky museum.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 01, 2012, 08:21:50 AM
Thanks for the explanation.  Very cool and well laid out.  I definitely find I enjoy my stuff so much more if I can display it and show it off.  As I continue to accumulate so much stuff, I find it loses some of its appeal as I have simply run out of space to put it all.  I'm pleased I have enough space to display the highlights, but I wish I had even more to really show all my Wacky stuff.  If only I didn't also collect so many other things, then I'd really be able to have a Wacky museum.
Thanks! I can relate. There's quite a portion of my "things" that are not on display due to space restrictions. Ya just can't show it all at once. The cool part is, if you get tired of seeing something, you've got something else you can dig out and swap with it. Helps keep things interesting.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on September 03, 2012, 08:59:22 PM
Thanks! I can relate. There's quite a portion of my "things" that are not on display due to space restrictions. Ya just can't show it all at once. The cool part is, if you get tired of seeing something, you've got something else you can dig out and swap with it. Helps keep things interesting.

Nice.. Looks great Tom ! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ToadallyDude on September 10, 2012, 05:33:35 PM
Here's my latest haul. Some Old School art and a truck. Notice that the Wacky images on the trucks on the card are not the original art. They were all redone. I like their Gadzooka boy better than the real one!

Just saw this post for the first time.  I never noticed that the artwork was different on the Wacky Trucks... and it looks like the kid is blowing a bubble with his EYE!  Gross!  (Sorry Dave... I mean, disgusting!)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 14, 2012, 07:35:24 PM

Thanks to lucid (Jim) for my cool Philly promos!

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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on November 15, 2012, 05:29:19 PM
Thanks to lucid (Jim) for my cool Philly promos!

        [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/P3.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/P1.jpg[/expando] [expando]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/P2.jpg[/expando]




DIDDO here. Thanks Jim. Especially like that Zina Saunders
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 15, 2012, 06:22:04 PM
DIDDO here. Thanks Jim. Especially like that Zina Saunders

You can buy the poster on Topps site.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on December 11, 2012, 02:57:42 PM
I'd say maybe once per year, I actually add something to my vintage wackys collection(ie sans all the new stuff).

I thought demand for these rare shirts was higher than this but I guess not.  Funny thing is that I thought about selling off my shirts as I am financing a home improvement project.  I guess I will be keeping shirts if they are fetching so little these days.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221162030854?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ToadallyDude on December 11, 2012, 03:37:26 PM
I just received a 60 pack box of 1991 Wackys today for my display box collection. Is anyone familiar with the rarity of the 60 pack box relative to the 48 pack box? I only saw 1 really beat up 60 pack box on ebay, and all the rest are 48 pack boxes. I just found out about them recently on Greg's site while looking through the display box checklist.

(http://s13.postimage.org/edweehpur/60_pack_box.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/edweehpur/)

Display box checklist:
http://www.wackypacks.com/boxes/checklist.html

I used to have both versions in my box collection (long since disbanded), but I don't recall the rarity.  Seems like they weren't impossible, though.  There was a dealer who used to sell a ton of the unopened 80s & 90s stuff at a local card show on weekends & I remember him having both.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on December 18, 2012, 01:10:19 PM
This is the latest addition to my quest for all PSA graded 16th stickers. The (ST) qualifier is for a minor gum stain outline on the back. Barely noticeable. Plus, I'm happy with it and that's what counts.   :great:

(http://s10.postimage.org/r97z72ehx/PSA_16th_Dr_Nest_s.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/r97z72ehx/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RaMpB on December 18, 2012, 09:32:24 PM
This is actually a summary of the past 3 weeks rather than one. I suspect we all have want lists for our various collections we maintain. Mine seems to dwindle by one or two items each few months since, in most cases, my wants are down to a few obscure or hard to find items. Just got lucky in the past few weeks and pulled that last item or two I need to complete several sets. Funny how you can go months or even years and not find some items, then all at once, several fall your way.  Most are not Wacky Packages related but other parody type items.

I still pick up Crakola WACKY PACKAGES patch variations when I run across them... just picked up two in the past few weeks to bring the total to 9....
(http://s13.postimage.org/hii8clhrn/Crakola_Patches.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hii8clhrn/)

I collect a lot of various parody items. Like Fleer, Zeeb's company has put out a handfull of different bubble gum related spoof series. Some of these are well intentioned, but never executed as well as Wacky Packages. One of the harder series to find items from is their BHS VIDEO GUM. These are boxes with movie spoofs. Inside the box is a plastic container shaped like a VHS tape. In the container is a big chunk of rectangular gum. I only know of the 7 titles shown below. I picked up five of these in the last 2 weeks....
(http://s13.postimage.org/t2detrv3n/BHS_Video_Gum_1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t2detrv3n/)


(http://s13.postimage.org/l9rsywvg3/BHS_Video_Gum_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l9rsywvg3/)

(http://s13.postimage.org/j6hdr8vn7/BHS_Video_Gum_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/j6hdr8vn7/)

Also in the last picture are several misc. items.  I am down to 3 or 4 hard to find KOOKY PATCHES. I did snag one that I have been searching to find for over 20 years.  

I completed two Topps test sets in the past few weeks as well. The SPIDER-GUY title is from an unreleased set called KRAZY LITTLE KOMICS. Its getting increasingly difficult to find these so I was glad to put this one to bed.

Also obtained the last card in another Topps unreleased set called CRAZY TV spoofing television shows. There are a bunch of back and border variations for this test set. I just completed one set with each title and my set is a mixture of the different variations.
Wow...I have been searching for these videos kooky daffy patches for years!!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RaMpB on January 06, 2013, 08:03:55 AM
do you have any doubles extras to trade?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RaMpB on January 07, 2013, 04:33:19 AM
Needs list if anyone can help
shake n snake
Lost Raisin bran LIKsom Flea Bags
Mr Dirty Cleanser
Mutts Apple Juice
Dill Soap
Drool Aid
Farmer Hotdogs
grass wax
grieve cigs
infester cigd
kennel wrap
overready battery
panters peanuts
payola crayons
rabbit shave foam
7 urp cola
thunder bread
wrong guard deodorant
yucky strike
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 07, 2013, 06:28:55 PM
(http://s19.postimage.org/wf21m8ycj/mk10.jpg)

(http://s19.postimage.org/pjht353vn/ho10.jpg)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 07, 2013, 06:30:54 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 07, 2013, 06:32:20 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on February 07, 2013, 08:03:20 PM
Where did you get the 10s? Are they yours, eBay, or a private buy?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 08, 2013, 04:53:44 AM
Where did you get the 10s? Are they yours, eBay, or a private buy?

Mine, I submitted 19 cards from my 1st series keeper set. I was shocked to get four 10's, eleven 9's, three 8.5's and an 8.
The Mrs. Klean and Horrid are the only existing 10's, pretty cool. I hope my 2nd series stuff does as well!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on February 08, 2013, 05:28:06 AM
Mine, I submitted 19 cards from my 1st series keeper set. I was shocked to get four 10's, eleven 9's, three 8.5's and an 8.
The Mrs. Klean and Horrid are the only existing 10's, pretty cool. I hope my 2nd series stuff does as well!

Dave,
Did you get your 1st series set from the same source, or have you upgraded it from multiple sources over the years? Those grades are incredible. Especially for the 1st series, that one's TOUGH!! Congratulations on those great results!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 08, 2013, 06:47:42 AM
Dave,
Did you get your 1st series set from the same source, or have you upgraded it from multiple sources over the years? Those grades are incredible. Especially for the 1st series, that one's TOUGH!! Congratulations on those great results!!

16 of the 19 are from the same source. They're from  a 1st series set I bought at a comic book show in Wayne, NJ in 2005. Ernie will remember this, because the same seller (Anne Marie) was at the Wayne Firehouse Show. She had 1st, 2nd, and 6th series sets I believe, and he bought at least one of the sets. I had gotten the 1st series set at the comic show a month earlier. It was fantastic except some of the stickers toward the end of the checklist had tilt and diamond cut (including Band-Ache and Paul Maul unfortunately). I paid $200 for it because the seller was believing NSU, when the set was actually worth $600 at the time.
They really are uniformly nice, nice whiteness, nice centering...everything!

The Mrs. Klean is not from that source. I paid $25 for it from another collector.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Alexeirex on February 08, 2013, 09:16:54 AM
So that's what grade 10 first series Wackys look like!
Alex
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on February 08, 2013, 09:37:46 AM
16 of the 19 are from the same source. They're from  a 1st series set I bought at a comic book show in Wayne, NJ in 2005. Ernie will remember this, because the same seller (Anne Marie) was at the Wayne Firehouse Show. She had 1st, 2nd, and 6th series sets I believe, and he bought at least one of the sets. I had gotten the 1st series set at the comic show a month earlier. It was fantastic except some of the stickers toward the end of the checklist had tilt and diamond cut (including Band-Ache and Paul Maul unfortunately). I paid $200 for it because the seller was believing NSU, when the set was actually worth $600 at the time.
They really are uniformly nice, nice whiteness, nice centering...everything!

The Mrs. Klean is not from that source. I paid $25 for it from another collector.

They look like they are in fantastic shape, but is it just the pics or do they have that slight magenta tone on the white areas that are soemtimes on series 1 and 2?  Sometimes it isn't noticeable unless you have a very white one to compare to.   
 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 08, 2013, 09:41:00 AM
They look like they are in fantastic shape, but is it just the pics or do they have that slight magenta tone on the white areas that are soemtimes on series 1 and 2?  Sometimes it isn't noticeable unless you have a very white one to compare to.    
 

I think it's the pics. The Mrs. Klean is a tad less white than the others, but the other 3 10's are as white as snow in person.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on February 08, 2013, 09:48:11 AM
I think it's the pics. The Mrs. Klean is a tad less white than the others, but the other 3 10's are as white as snow in person.

Nice, I always struggled to get scans of anything in a PSA case because it's not flat on the glass, so the image comes out a little blurry.  I usually take them with a camera.  

Speaking of snow, are you getting snow or rain where you are?  We might get 2 feet her in CT
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 08, 2013, 09:53:21 AM

Speaking of snow, are you getting snow or rain where you are?  We might get 2 feet her in CT

I'm slated for around 12 inches. I have a package out for delivery, I hope it gets here before things deteriorate....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 08, 2013, 10:38:37 AM
16 of the 19 are from the same source. They're from  a 1st series set I bought at a comic book show in Wayne, NJ in 2005. Ernie will remember this, because the same seller (Anne Marie) was at the Wayne Firehouse Show. She had 1st, 2nd, and 6th series sets I believe, and he bought at least one of the sets. I had gotten the 1st series set at the comic show a month earlier. It was fantastic except some of the stickers toward the end of the checklist had tilt and diamond cut (including Band-Ache and Paul Maul unfortunately). I paid $200 for it because the seller was believing NSU, when the set was actually worth $600 at the time.
They really are uniformly nice, nice whiteness, nice centering...everything!

The Mrs. Klean is not from that source. I paid $25 for it from another collector.
I have purchased many wackys from Anne Marie over the years.  I don't recall what I bought at that time.  Nice score for you eh?  $200 investment is worth thousands of $ now eh?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 08, 2013, 11:04:18 AM
I have purchased many wackys from Anne Marie over the years.  I don't recall what I bought at that time.  Nice score for you eh?  $200 investment is worth thousands of $ now eh?

In theory. I'm keeping all of these, but I did sell off 7 1st series tanbacks I also submitted (all of which were either the single highest graded example or tied). I figure I paid around $300 for them and they sold for $1700, so I plan to try to work further on my 1st series white set using some of that dough.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 08, 2013, 12:06:13 PM
In theory. I'm keeping all of these, but I did sell off 7 1st series tanbacks I also submitted (all of which were either the single highest graded example or tied). I figure I paid around $300 for them and they sold for $1700, so I plan to try to work further on my 1st series white set using some of that dough.
That has always been my theory, creating spending money for wackys. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 08, 2013, 01:15:10 PM
Two more 10s...the Gurgle was part of my recent submission. It's the only 10, with the next highest grade being 8.5. The Kook just arrived in the snowy mail today...

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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on February 08, 2013, 04:18:30 PM
Man, you did really well! That is exciting when you pull an awesome grade. I was happy with 8s & 9s. I would be floored to pull a 10.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ClubbedCanadian on February 08, 2013, 07:51:38 PM
By looking at Gurgle I see PSA grading for wacky's still blows.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on February 08, 2013, 08:28:44 PM
By looking at Gurgle I see PSA grading for wacky's still blows.


What do you mean? It looks perfect in the scan.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 09, 2013, 05:58:07 AM
What do you mean? It looks perfect in the scan.

Not sure what he's talking about with Gurgle. My opinion of PSA has changed a lot lately, for the better. For one thing, their customer service is excellent. For another, they have very consistent grading standards for the most part. Once one understands them anyway.

The one thing they do have trouble being consistent on with wackys is how the copyright line affects the centering. If you look on ebay, you'll see many examples of wackys where the copyright line is right up against the bottom of the card receiving grades of 8 or 9. In the mind of the grader, the image needs to be centered and the copyright is not really important (sometimes,anyway).

They are definitely wrong about this. The copyright line should be considered part of the image, and treated accordingly when computing centering. Other than that I have no complaints with PSA anymore. They're human like anyone else, but they do a great job all things considered.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Alexeirex on February 09, 2013, 11:21:27 AM
The grading does seem to be alittle inconsistent - for the Gurgle the centering horizontally is not perfect (by just a tiny bit) but taking out the copyright, it looks perfect vertically.
For Kook, if you include the copyright, the centering and margins look perfect vertically.
So the card does not have to be perfectly margined to get a 10? There are other factors in play?
A
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 09, 2013, 12:32:13 PM
Here are the details. The centering for a 10 should be in the neighborhood of 55/45 or better. To me, the way the vertical
centering should be viewed, the Kook is perfect and the Gurgle is not.

http://www.psacard.com/services/psa_grading_standards.chtml (http://www.psacard.com/services/psa_grading_standards.chtml)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on February 11, 2013, 06:36:38 AM
Not sure what he's talking about with Gurgle. My opinion of PSA has changed a lot lately, for the better. For one thing, their customer service is excellent. For another, they have very consistent grading standards for the most part. Once one understands them anyway.

The one thing they do have trouble being consistent on with wackys is how the copyright line affects the centering. If you look on ebay, you'll see many examples of wackys where the copyright line is right up against the bottom of the card receiving grades of 8 or 9. In the mind of the grader, the image needs to be centered and the copyright is not really important (sometimes,anyway).

They are definitely wrong about this. The copyright line should be considered part of the image, and treated accordingly when computing centering. Other than that I have no complaints with PSA anymore. They're human like anyone else, but they do a great job all things considered.


What about the issue of them not deducting for age discoloration like the tanning we see on the tanbacks?  I've seen some horribly colored ones with very high grades, that to me would have been heavily deducted.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 11, 2013, 06:40:45 AM
What about the issue of them not deducting for age discoloration like the tanning we see on the tanbacks?  I've seen some horribly colored ones with very high grades, that to me would have been heavily deducted.



You're right, I don't like that either. Particularly since they always tout "eye appeal" as the most important factor in grading. Neither of these issues is a big deal though, because if you're alert for them, they're easy to spot in a scan, and if those things bother you, you can just move on. Something like corner wear being inconsistently penalized would be a bigger problem since that's a lot harder to see in a scan.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on February 11, 2013, 08:23:29 AM

You're right, I don't like that either. Particularly since they always tout "eye appeal" as the most important factor in grading. Neither of these issues is a big deal though, because if you're alert for them, they're easy to spot in a scan, and if those things bother you, you can just move on. Something like corner wear being inconsistently penalized would be a bigger problem since that's a lot harder to see in a scan.

I agree that it's not an issue when you are a buyer. There are similar concerns in buying PCGS coins. Toning & discoloration can extremely affect eye appeal, but no the grade.

My issue where it comes into play is in building a registry set. I'd choose a nice bright white set of PSA 7s over a set of crusty old yellow looking PSA 8s, but that will have no effect on your registry ranking. The old crusty 8 will outrank the appealing bright white 7 every time.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Alexeirex on February 11, 2013, 10:38:12 AM
I agree that it's not an issue when you are a buyer. There are similar concerns in buying PCGS coins. Toning & discoloration can extremely affect eye appeal, but no the grade.

My issue where it comes into play is in building a registry set. I'd choose a nice bright white set of PSA 7s over a set of crusty old yellow looking PSA 8s, but that will have no effect on your registry ranking. The old crusty 8 will outrank the appealing bright white 7 every time.

Like graded and certified coins, IMHO one of the reasons why people buy graded items is that there is confidence in buying high graded items sight unseen. Now that I know that tanning may not be an issue in downgrading, I'll have to actually see the graded card in person if possible before shelling out any big bucks....
A
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 11, 2013, 11:04:59 AM
Like graded and certified coins, IMHO one of the reasons why people buy graded items is that there is confidence in buying high graded items sight unseen. Now that I know that tanning may not be an issue in downgrading, I'll have to actually see the graded card in person if possible before shelling out any big bucks....
A

I used to think that too, that grading was supposed to facilitate "sight unseen" internet purchases. There's no way that will ever be the case, though. There's too much subjectivity, and different people have different grading priorities that are important to them. I look at a high grade PSA card as being good enough to consider, not a guarantee of satisfaction.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 12:04:38 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 12:05:14 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 12:06:10 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 12:06:38 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 12:08:28 PM
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Thanks to John (Scary Lee) for supplying me with this wacky years ago. Great guy, great eye for wackys!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on March 11, 2013, 12:15:19 PM
All I can say Dave is "Holy Crap". Looks like you hit the motherload. Those are some sweeeet Wackys.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 11, 2013, 12:43:44 PM
Look at those 10's! A 9 Bum Chex has to be the best. Did you look a the population report? I think mine is only a 7.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 12:50:14 PM
A 9 Bum Chex has to be the best. Did you look a the population report? 

There is one other 9. I remember when I bought this from Francis Khoury about 10 years ago. I knew it was a beauty at the time. I have a photographic memory for wackys and remember where I got every wacky I have, so it's fun as I'm having some of these graded to recall where they came from.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 11, 2013, 02:45:09 PM
There is one other 9. I remember when I bought this from Francis Khoury about 10 years ago. I knew it was a beauty at the time. I have a photographic memory for wackys and remember where I got every wacky I have, so it's fun as I'm having some of these graded to recall where they came from.

Those are gorgeous!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 11, 2013, 02:49:07 PM
There is one other 9. I remember when I bought this from Francis Khoury about 10 years ago. I knew it was a beauty at the time. I have a photographic memory for wackys and remember where I got every wacky I have, so it's fun as I'm having some of these graded to recall where they came from.

I wonder if there was ever a high grade Choke Wagon? I haven't been on PSA's site for at least 2 years.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 03:23:19 PM
I wonder if there was ever a high grade Choke Wagon? I haven't been on PSA's site for at least 2 years.

Choke Wagon is an ultra-toughie in high grade. No 10's, there is one PSA 9, shown below, owned by one of the WP registry set collectors....

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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on March 11, 2013, 03:36:22 PM
Choke Wagon is an ultra-toughie in high grade. No 10's, there is one PSA 9, shown below, owned by one of the WP registry set collectors....



That is super sharp. I've never seen one this nice. Most are OC and have the dog ear on the left.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 11, 2013, 04:42:29 PM
That is super sharp. I've never seen one this nice. Most are OC and have the dog ear on the left.

I agree, most are OC. The only flaw with this one is some minor tilt, but all things considered, it's the nicest one I've ever seen!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 15, 2013, 07:27:40 AM
This may be the most perfect wacky I've ever seen. Perfect corners, perfect centering, perfect registration, nice whiteness.
Maybe I should get Topps to use it as a buyback for Old School 5....

(http://s19.postimage.org/fxxxl8kwz/spit10.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on March 15, 2013, 08:29:11 AM
I agree, most are OC. The only flaw with this one is some minor tilt, but all things considered, it's the nicest one I've ever seen!

The other thing I seem to notice with the Choke Wagon is that I often see the cards themselves in nice shape but the print quality isn't great, with the color registration usually off somewhat making the art look fuzzy with overlapping colors.  Same with Bum Chex. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 15, 2013, 06:28:50 PM
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Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on March 28, 2013, 09:00:08 AM
Cap'n Crud is one of my all time favorite Wackys, and I have never seen a high-grade one on eBay since I started collecting again in 2009, so I decided to get this one.

I probably went a little high on it, but it is nice looking imo. I figured it was worth around $100 and added some padding in for competition. Funny, my guess was that I would win at $128 and I got it for $122.50. With 15 bids there was definitely an interest in the card. First time I have bought something from Probstein - not sure what people's experience is with the seller, but normally I see stuff really out of range for me atm.

Anyway, I'd like some feedback here from you experts on what you think:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Topps-Wacky-Packs-Capn-Crud-Tan-Back-2nd-Series-PSA-8-NM-MT-/370781341877?ViewItem=&item=370781341877
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 28, 2013, 10:11:07 AM
Cap'n Crud is one of my all time favorite Wackys, and I have never seen a high-grade one on eBay since I started collecting again in 2009, so I decided to get this one.

I probably went a little high on it, but it is nice looking imo. I figured it was worth around $100 and added some padding in for competition. Funny, my guess was that I would win at $128 and I got it for $122.50. With 15 bids there was definitely an interest in the card. First time I have bought something from Probstein - not sure what people's experience is with the seller, but normally I see stuff really out of range for me atm.

Anyway, I'd like some feedback here from you experts on what you think:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Topps-Wacky-Packs-Capn-Crud-Tan-Back-2nd-Series-PSA-8-NM-MT-/370781341877?ViewItem=&item=370781341877

Cap'n Crud is indeed both a very cool title, and one that is hard to find in high grade (the PSA population report bears this out). I think you did fine if you're happy with the card. It's a tad diamond cut but has fantastic vertical centering (almost all of them are centered very high on the card -- also true of Ditch Masters).

Congratulations! I still need a nice one.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on April 02, 2013, 12:34:04 PM
Cap'n Crud is indeed both a very cool title, and one that is hard to find in high grade (the PSA population report bears this out). I think you did fine if you're happy with the card. It's a tad diamond cut but has fantastic vertical centering (almost all of them are centered very high on the card -- also true of Ditch Masters).

Congratulations! I still need a nice one.


Received the Cap'n Crud card today and WOW, this baby pops! Really sharp and nice colors. Even my wife likes it. The diamond effect appears to be very minimal - once I gently tapped it straight it looks amazing. Very pleased with this purchase.  :great:

Re: Choke Wagon - someday I may send in a Choke Wagon I picked up a year or two ago that is really, really nice. Was from the original owner (someone our age!) and crispy clean. Have a feeling it might come back an 8 but you just never know.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: MadMike on April 02, 2013, 05:06:43 PM
Very nice card Porkie!  Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 11, 2013, 08:37:06 AM
While everyone is running around collecting ludlow reissues and colored borders, I snagged a lot of 100 stickers that contained 28 series 12, 8 Shedds and the rest were series 7-10 for about $50.  The lot is definitely well handled EX grade. 

I believe I now have 12 different Shedds so I may attempt to complete the set AGAIN.  How many people have completed this set twice? 

During my first Shedds completion run, I picked up 80% of the set in a miscatagorized lot that was labeled 1979s(about 100 stickers for $50) and it was loaded with Series 16 and Shedd stickers.  I brought the lot with me to Francis Khoury hangout/BBQ and I thought greg was going to cry.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 11, 2013, 08:42:55 AM
While everyone is running around collecting ludlow reissues and colored borders, I snagged a lot of 100 stickers that contained 28 series 12, 8 Shedds and the rest were series 7-10 for about $50.  The lot is definitely well handled EX grade. 

I believe I now have 12 different Shedds so I may attempt to complete the set AGAIN.  How many people have completed this set twice? 

During my first Shedds completion run, I picked up 80% of the set in a miscatagorized lot that was labeled 1979s(about 100 stickers for $50) and it was loaded with Series 16 and Shedd stickers.  

You're definitely the king of these kinds of finds, congratulations. And that first find was all the more impressive because Shedds were a hell of a lot rarer in those days!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on April 11, 2013, 10:28:14 AM
Dang, I'm crying just reading this! I am still struggling to find my first Shedd's! I think there is definitely an advantage to being on the East Coast - that, and having your Wacky Super Powers! ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 11, 2013, 10:47:31 AM
While everyone is running around collecting ludlow reissues and colored borders, I snagged a lot of 100 stickers that contained 28 series 12, 8 Shedds and the rest were series 7-10 for about $50.  The lot is definitely well handled EX grade. 

I believe I now have 12 different Shedds so I may attempt to complete the set AGAIN.  How many people have completed this set twice? 

During my first Shedds completion run, I picked up 80% of the set in a miscatagorized lot that was labeled 1979s(about 100 stickers for $50) and it was loaded with Series 16 and Shedd stickers.  I brought the lot with me to Francis Khoury hangout/BBQ and I thought greg was going to cry.

Which shedds did you find in the lot?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 11, 2013, 03:09:29 PM
Which shedds did you find in the lot?

Fright Guard
Hawaiian Punks(2)
Rice A phoni
Neverready
Hostage
Ajerx
Crust
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 11, 2013, 09:31:43 PM

Could someone refresh my memory - how do you distinguish a Shedds sticker from a non-Shedds Wacky?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 11, 2013, 09:34:52 PM
Could someone refresh my memory - how do you distinguish a Shedds sticker from a non-Shedds Wacky?
Peanut butter stain.....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 11, 2013, 09:49:36 PM
Peanut butter stain.....
Ok, not buying that eh?  How about, they have a different copyright, '1977 Topps Chewing Gum'
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 12, 2013, 11:18:44 AM
Fright Guard
Hawaiian Punks(2)
Rice A phoni
Neverready
Hostage
Ajerx
Crust

What version is the Hostage copyright?  I think the "1NC" is the tougher one.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on April 12, 2013, 11:37:28 AM
While everyone is running around collecting ludlow reissues and colored borders, I snagged a lot of 100 stickers that contained 28 series 12, 8 Shedds and the rest were series 7-10 for about $50.  The lot is definitely well handled EX grade. 

I believe I now have 12 different Shedds so I may attempt to complete the set AGAIN.  How many people have completed this set twice? 

During my first Shedds completion run, I picked up 80% of the set in a miscatagorized lot that was labeled 1979s(about 100 stickers for $50) and it was loaded with Series 16 and Shedd stickers.  I brought the lot with me to Francis Khoury hangout/BBQ and I thought greg was going to cry.

Nice job dude!! those are great stories - I have one - picked a lot of 50 stickers or so for about $25 and in it was a "WHITEBACK" SPIT-N-SPILL sticker...it was ans EX++ condition too...great find!!

BTW at one of the shows Greg bought an entire lot of series 16 by cutting in fornt of me or maybe he beat me to it.. paid like a$1000 for them and didn't even have the $$ on him...they weren't in NRMT shape but he is crazy for series 16 stickers...that's for sure!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 12, 2013, 11:43:38 AM
What version is the Hostage copyright?  I think the "1NC" is the tougher one.

Is there a shedds copyright variation?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 12, 2013, 11:57:23 AM
Is there a shedds copyright variation?

Yes, oops........sorry, I shouldn't have told you because now you have to get one, right?

There's a copyright typo that says "1NC" instead of "lNC).  It's only on the double asterisk version.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 12, 2013, 12:13:48 PM
Nice job dude!! those are great stories - I have one - picked a lot of 50 stickers or so for about $25 and in it was a "WHITEBACK" SPIT-N-SPILL sticker...it was ans EX++ condition too...great find!!

BTW at one of the shows Greg bought an entire lot of series 16 by cutting in fornt of me or maybe he beat me to it.. paid like a$1000 for them and didn't even have the $$ on him...they weren't in NRMT shape but he is crazy for series 16 stickers...that's for sure!!

I assume the Spit N spit is the variation with Spic n Span, correct?

So did greg cut in front of you? Do tell....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 12, 2013, 12:41:53 PM
Yes, oops........sorry, I shouldn't have told you because now you have to get one, right?

There's a copyright typo that says "1NC" instead of "lNC).  It's only on the double asterisk version.


Is this for all shedds titles?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 12, 2013, 01:42:47 PM


Is this for all shedds titles?

No, just the Hostage.  Greg has a mention of it on his Shedd's page............

http://www.wackypacks.com/stickers/1977/
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on April 12, 2013, 01:46:45 PM
I assume the Spit N spit is the variation with Spic n Span, correct?

So did greg cut in front of you? Do tell....

correct...

technically yes...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 12, 2013, 09:05:23 PM
correct...

technically yes...
greg cried like a baby claiming I cut in front of him at the cafe food line so there is a certain amount of irony to hearing he cut in front of you to get wackys.......of course I didn't cut in front of him, greg was oblivious of how cafe's work and that the people people the counter need to tend to customers waiting in line quickly but greg was too busy yapping away with someone standing next to him so the counter clerk looked at me and said "next" so I ordered.  Needless to say, I OWNED a cafe once, I know a thing or two about the dynamics of tending to customers....I have even restocked the beverage cooler for the cafe at the show as I know it sucks to have to leave the counter when there is a line of customers to tend to restocking......
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on April 16, 2013, 07:10:48 AM
greg cried like a baby claiming I cut in front of him at the cafe food line so there is a certain amount of irony to hearing he cut in front of you to get wackys.......of course I didn't cut in front of him, greg was oblivious of how cafe's work and that the people people the counter need to tend to customers waiting in line quickly but greg was too busy yapping away with someone standing next to him so the counter clerk looked at me and said "next" so I ordered.  Needless to say, I OWNED a cafe once, I know a thing or two about the dynamics of tending to customers....I have even restocked the beverage cooler for the cafe at the show as I know it sucks to have to leave the counter when there is a line of customers to tend to restocking......

Hear ya dude...hopefully not @ this show...maybe greg quit wacky's??? :] :]Is he still peddling that poster??
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 16, 2013, 08:58:05 AM
Hear ya dude...hopefully not @ this show...maybe greg quit wacky's??? :] :]Is he still peddling that poster??
I didn't know greg was peddling a poster, which one?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 16, 2013, 10:08:56 AM
I didn't know greg was peddling a poster, which one?

Unless he created other posters, I assume his box poster

https://secure.wackypackages.org/getinfo.php?itemnumber=1391&category=300&url=http://www.wackypackages.org/boxes/poster/boxposter1.html
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 16, 2013, 10:33:32 AM
Unless he created other posters, I assume his box poster

https://secure.wackypackages.org/getinfo.php?itemnumber=1391&category=300&url=http://www.wackypackages.org/boxes/poster/boxposter1.html
Good point, I had forgotten about that.  I thought Topps had told him to cease and desist this, no?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on April 17, 2013, 10:22:03 AM
Unless he created other posters, I assume his box poster

https://secure.wackypackages.org/getinfo.php?itemnumber=1391&category=300&url=http://www.wackypackages.org/boxes/poster/boxposter1.html

Yes its that one ...he even had Jay sign'em @ the show...its nice...esp w/the black background!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 18, 2013, 11:25:15 AM
Yes its that one ...he even had Jay sign'em @ the show...its nice...esp w/the black background!!

I finally got mine framed a few months ago.  It was a frame kit from Michael's so I was able to do the whole thing for @ 20 bucks...........

(http://s17.postimg.org/4oq7cl28r/poster.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4oq7cl28r/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on April 18, 2013, 11:31:37 AM
I finally got mine framed a few months ago.  It was a frame kit from Michael's so I was able to do the whole thing for @ 20 bucks...........

(http://s17.postimg.org/4oq7cl28r/poster.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4oq7cl28r/)


If I remember, that poster is a weird size... seems I looked for stock poster frames about a year ago to match the dimensions and couldn't find one. Is that why you went with a frame kit?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 18, 2013, 11:34:08 AM
Unless he created other posters, I assume his box poster

https://secure.wackypackages.org/getinfo.php?itemnumber=1391&category=300&url=http://www.wackypackages.org/boxes/poster/boxposter1.html
This is funny "Note: This was produced by GRG Collectibles, LLC, it is not a Topps product. "

Does this somehow give him the right to reproduce Topps copyrighted images for a profit?  If so, I think we should all start producing wacky t-shirts from our own high quality scans.  LEt's see if Topps C&D's us.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on April 18, 2013, 11:37:07 AM
I finally got mine framed a few months ago.  It was a frame kit from Michael's so I was able to do the whole thing for @ 20 bucks...........

(http://s17.postimg.org/4oq7cl28r/poster.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4oq7cl28r/)


Nice Job!! Dr....looks good...I've been meaning to get mine tooo...$20 sounds good...we can't all me made of money like B_A_!!!...(fill-in the blanks)  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on April 18, 2013, 11:40:04 AM
This is funny "Note: This was produced by GRG Collectibles, LLC, it is not a Topps product. "

Does this somehow give him the right to reproduce Topps copyrighted images for a profit?  If so, I think we should all start producing wacky t-shirts from our own high quality scans.  LEt's see if Topps C&D's us.



GRG?? - he should call it GROPPS - he's such a "wannna-be" :P :P :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 19, 2013, 07:30:36 AM
If I remember, that poster is a weird size... seems I looked for stock poster frames about a year ago to match the dimensions and couldn't find one. Is that why you went with a frame kit?

I really want with the frame kit because it was so cheap.  I think it was on close-out too.  The posters are 27.75" square.  I don't remember how the frame measurements work but the outside of my frame is 29.5" and the inside is 27.5".  You should be able to order the frames by the inch and get 2 sets of 2. 

I also had to cut a plexi-glass sheet from Lowes, but they will cut them for you for small charge if you don't have a glass blade.   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jaylynch on April 19, 2013, 09:51:46 AM
Larger than a sketch card.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jay-lynch-original-art-16-x-20-Acrylic-Painting-Underground-comix-DROOL-GHOUL-/261201515926?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on April 19, 2013, 10:32:01 AM
Larger than a sketch card.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jay-lynch-original-art-16-x-20-Acrylic-Painting-Underground-comix-DROOL-GHOUL-/261201515926?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123


Jay, do you retain nice hi-res scans of your art before you sell them?  It would make a real nice trading card set at some point if you have enough of them.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jaylynch on April 19, 2013, 08:15:33 PM
Yep.  i retain high res scans of all these paintings.  And I retain the copyrights in the event of their being printed. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on May 07, 2013, 06:14:54 PM
I am still reeling a bit at this one: eBay auction: #111064258359

I can't believe I got no competition...though my wallet is quite glad. Am I missing something? That is a rare inflatable, right? Did someone just uncover a stash of these? LOL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: crackedjerk on May 07, 2013, 06:51:30 PM
I am still reeling a bit at this one: eBay auction: #111064258359

I can't believe I got no competition...though my wallet is quite glad. Am I missing something? That is a rare inflatable, right? Did someone just uncover a stash of these? LOL

Looks like you got quite a steal!  I would imagine the person listing this had no idea of its value and did a very poor job highlighting the one actual valuable item in the lot.  However, I'll keep my fingers crossed that someone did uncover a stash ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 07, 2013, 07:59:56 PM
I am still reeling a bit at this one: eBay auction: #111064258359

I can't believe I got no competition...though my wallet is quite glad. Am I missing something? That is a rare inflatable, right? Did someone just uncover a stash of these? LOL

Who would have known about the inflatable toy? His first sentence is the sticker book and the picture is the sticker book. I have a few extras of these so I would have moved on. This guy probably thought the book was worth more so he totally screwed up. Please let us know when you see more of these :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 11, 2013, 04:41:57 PM
sealed the deal part 2:

I've been picking away at the poster set for years. I had both a Weakies and Toadal since childhood, so of course, Cheepios was just about the last one I picked up.
But not the last, that one was Fang, thanks to Tom (Bigtomi).
So now my run is complete! - and time to start looking for upgrades for a few.

(http://i.imgur.com/UaHDiEt.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 11, 2013, 05:09:41 PM
sealed the deal part 2:

I've been picking away at the poster set for years. I had both a Weakies and Toadal since childhood, so of course, Cheepios was just about the last one I picked up.
But not the last, that one was Fang, thanks to Tom (Bigtomi).
So now my run is complete! - and time to start looking for upgrades for a few.


That's great Patrick, congratulations!  I finished my poster set a few months ago, also with Bigtomi's help - that last poster was Toadal.  My Weakies and Cheapios are from my childhood collection, as are maybe half the rest of the set.  I also need an upgrade or two, think one I got on ebay had writing on the back.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 12, 2013, 06:20:49 AM
sealed the deal part 2:

I've been picking away at the poster set for years. I had both a Weakies and Toadal since childhood, so of course, Cheepios was just about the last one I picked up.
But not the last, that one was Fang, thanks to Tom (Bigtomi).
So now my run is complete! - and time to start looking for upgrades for a few.


sweet!

how large are the posters?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on May 12, 2013, 12:36:37 PM
how large are the posters?
You are kidding, right?

(http://s13.postimg.org/qkqg98yqb/poster_blue_stakeyourclaim_small.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qkqg98yqb/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 12, 2013, 08:38:01 PM
You are kidding, right?

(http://s13.postimg.org/qkqg98yqb/poster_blue_stakeyourclaim_small.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qkqg98yqb/)


Big Tom, me no kid ‘bout de Whackee Puckie
Ono, dat wood bring me bad luckie and make me a schmucky    (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/PaperWate_zpscd5294e2.png)


I didn’t collect these as a kid, have only seen them online, and although the pack has been posted many times, the fact it has the giant dimensions on it, well, like Magilla on a banana, it just slipped my mind. And I’m stone cold sober these days. Dang it, I don’t got no excuse.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 12, 2013, 09:24:09 PM

Ono, dat wood bring me bad luckie and make me a schmucky  



Bigtomi seems to have had some bad days lately when people are asking questions. Don't worry about it. My worry is this sentence.  :] :]

BTW I never collected the posters and only have one poster pack but even though I have one poster pack for my collection I never analyzed it and didn't really know the dimensions until now.

That poster pack is buried with my other unopened packs.

People post so condescending sometimes but not everyone reads all the posts or have a good handle on their collection. Some are so anal about their collection that they read and study everything. People have to realize not everyone does. It may sound strange but some people collect to get everything but don't actually analyze what they have. They are too busy collecting.

I've been called out for buying multiple of stuff that I didn't think I have. That can happen. Things move quickly when new product is presented that I forget what I already have. Some may think this is stupid but when you are in the heat of the battle with auctions and such you get complacent. It's not scatter brain it's the heat of the collecting moment. I looked yesterday and I found I have 4 extra Ans 10 bonus cards from retail packs. I only bought 2 retail packs but then I also bought bonus cards on eBay and when they arrived I realized I already had them.

With so many variations to the new series its easy to forget what you have and don't have. Some may not agree with that statement but its true and I know several other collectors have screwed up too. It doesn't mean anything, we aren't talking about a $100 purchase.

My point is not everyone is so anal about the details. I think some people think everyone should know everything but that is not reality. There are new collectors too that may not even know the details of the original series so we have to show everyone some respect to their questions because if we don't we won't have a forum. That is what a forum is; to ask questions seeking answers and, really, nothing more.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on May 13, 2013, 04:56:56 AM
quote author=BumChex link=topic=53.msg58950#msg58950 date=1367981996
FORUM PURPOSE           WHAT ABOUT ARGUING WITH BANDACHES           THAT MUST FIT IN AS WELL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on May 13, 2013, 05:53:14 AM
Big Tom, me no kid ‘bout de Whackee Puckie
Ono, dat wood bring me bad luckie and make me a schmucky    (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/PaperWate_zpscd5294e2.png)

I didn’t collect these as a kid, have only seen them online, and although the pack has been posted many times, the fact it has the giant dimensions on it, well, like Magilla on a banana, it just slipped my mind. And I’m stone cold sober these days. Dang it, I don’t got no excuse.


Actually, the blue poster pack has the correct dimensions for the 1973 yellow test posters i.e. 9-1/2" (or sometimes just a bit more) x 18-1/2", but the 1974 poster release in the blue packs are 9-1/2" x 18", which is, essentially, how you can tell the difference. Some people call the 1973 test posters in the yellow packs "long posters".

I've been hacking away at this set for many years myself and it's not an easy one. I'm down to missing just 1 poster - Camals, and would like to upgrade my Fang, Crakola & cheepios. If anyone has any available, please PM.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 13, 2013, 08:07:42 AM
I'm impressed with guys like Bill and Rob and the level of completism they aspire to. Really, I'm only able to be
as precise as I am about the wacky items I collect because it's a very limited group of items (die cuts, ads, 1-16 stickers, packs, wrappers, display boxes). If I had to keep track of OPC, posters, UK stickers, 1979 test stickers. etc. etc. I would have lost my mind a long time ago.

And incidentally, I don't think Bigtomi was being condescending, just trying to be humorous. Tom is very polite really.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on May 13, 2013, 08:27:04 AM
Bigtomi seems to have had some bad days lately when people are asking questions. Don't worry about it. My worry is this sentence.  :] :]

BTW I never collected the posters and only have one poster pack but even though I have one poster pack for my collection I never analyzed it and didn't really know the dimensions until now.

That poster pack is buried with my other unopened packs.

People post so condescending sometimes but not everyone reads all the posts or have a good handle on their collection. Some are so anal about their collection that they read and study everything. People have to realize not everyone does. It may sound strange but some people collect to get everything but don't actually analyze what they have. They are too busy collecting.

I've been called out for buying multiple of stuff that I didn't think I have. That can happen. Things move quickly when new product is presented that I forget what I already have. Some may think this is stupid but when you are in the heat of the battle with auctions and such you get complacent. It's not scatter brain it's the heat of the collecting moment. I looked yesterday and I found I have 4 extra Ans 10 bonus cards from retail packs. I only bought 2 retail packs but then I also bought bonus cards on eBay and when they arrived I realized I already had them.

With so many variations to the new series its easy to forget what you have and don't have. Some may not agree with that statement but its true and I know several other collectors have screwed up too. It doesn't mean anything, we aren't talking about a $100 purchase.

My point is not everyone is so anal about the details. I think some people think everyone should know everything but that is not reality. There are new collectors too that may not even know the details of the original series so we have to show everyone some respect to their questions because if we don't we won't have a forum. That is what a forum is; to ask questions seeking answers and, really, nothing more.

I totally agree with you that people shouldn't criticize or be condescending when members ask questions on the forum, even if the question seems dumb to others.  This forum is intended to be for fun and can be useful to exchange information, and when people see remarks like "geez, didn't you read this thread?", not only is it insulting but I'm sure it also makes other members that aren't as experienced as others hesitant to ask questions out of fear that they will be laughed at. 

We are all different people and not all of us approach the hobby the same way, and I think some forget that part.  Some take it more serious than others, some have more money than others, and some have more time than others.  The bottom line is that the hobby is supposed to be fun, and the members of the forum should be willing to help each other out without making them feel stupid.

Afterall, these are kids stickers we're collecting, right?               

   

 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on May 13, 2013, 08:41:05 AM
I totally agree with you that people shouldn't criticize or be condescending when members ask questions on the forum, even if the question seems dumb to others.  This forum is intended to be for fun and can be useful to exchange information, and when people see remarks like "geez, didn't you read this thread?", not only is it insulting but I'm sure it also makes other members that aren't as experienced as others hesitant to ask questions out of fear that they will be laughed at. 

We are all different people and not all of us approach the hobby the same way, and I think some forget that part.  Some take it more serious than others, some have more money than others, and some have more time than others.  The bottom line is that the hobby is supposed to be fun, and the members of the forum should be willing to help each other out without making them feel stupid.

Afterall, these are kids stickers we're collecting, right?               


Well put.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 13, 2013, 10:02:27 AM
Thanks Rob!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 13, 2013, 11:25:42 AM

And incidentally, I don't think Bigtomi was being condescending, just trying to be humorous. Tom is very polite really.

I agree.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 13, 2013, 11:45:39 AM
I just wanted to mention that my post was primarily aimed at laughing at myself. I appreciate the correction and the info and did not take it in a negative way. We all collect and focus on different aspects of the hobby. Like some others, sometimes I focus on the minutia and the next minute miss the train that is passing by.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 13, 2013, 11:56:04 AM
I just wanted to mention that my post was primarily aimed at laughing at myself. I appreciate the correction and the info and did not take it in a negative way. We all collect and focus on different aspects of the hobby. Like some others, sometimes I focus on the minutia and the next minute miss the train that is passing by.

My comment was not made to insult Tom. I really didn't say anything bad. I don't know if Tom was joking or not. The reason I said it is because he also made a reply to my post about my attention to detail so that is 2 posts in a couple days that aren't like Tom at all. If I hurt anyone's feelings then I'm sorry and I apologize to Tom.

Sometimes posts can be cold since your not actually speaking directly with that forum member. No one has any idea if they are joking or not unless they add a funny emoticon.

I didn't take any offense to Toms reply to me as you can see by my answer and I appreciate others clarifying Topps involvement with the NSU binders.

I think we might be making too much out of this so get back to work...HaHa :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on May 13, 2013, 11:59:15 AM
                                                                                              quote author=BumChex
                                                                          I need entertainment so start "debating" with someone
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 13, 2013, 12:22:37 PM
                                                                                              quote author=BumChex
                                                                          I need entertainment so start "debating" with someone
Lance, you're entertaining enough  :] :]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on May 13, 2013, 04:47:15 PM
I just wanted to mention that my post was primarily aimed at laughing at myself. I appreciate the correction and the info and did not take it in a negative way. We all collect and focus on different aspects of the hobby. Like some others, sometimes I focus on the minutia and the next minute miss the train that is passing by.
I should probably just let sleeping dogs lie on this, but it wouldn't be fair to remain silent.

Thanks to those of you who "sided" with me, as you are correct. I had no condescending intentions toward Rob in my response, though it wasn't exactly a joke. I was truly a bit surprised at his question, I suppose, though with no justification for being so. To me (and many others), the information is so "Wacky Pack 101". However, what Brad and Rob P. have said definitely applies: We don't all know everything about this hobby (i.e. Paul Maul has forgotten more about unopened packs than I'll ever know; actually, he probably hasn't forgotten anything, LOL). Anyway, I figured I'd combine my taken-off-guard response with an answer, hence the post.

Sorry to cause such a fervor...so let's move on. As Timone said, "Ya gotta put your past behind ya".
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 13, 2013, 04:50:19 PM
Bigtomi - Nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Dr Popper on May 14, 2013, 07:53:44 AM
I should probably just let sleeping dogs lie on this, but it wouldn't be fair to remain silent.

Thanks to those of you who "sided" with me, as you are correct. I had no condescending intentions toward Rob in my response, though it wasn't exactly a joke. I was truly a bit surprised at his question, I suppose, though with no justification for being so. To me (and many others), the information is so "Wacky Pack 101". However, what Brad and Rob P. have said definitely applies: We don't all know everything about this hobby (i.e. Paul Maul has forgotten more about unopened packs than I'll ever know; actually, he probably hasn't forgotten anything, LOL). Anyway, I figured I'd combine my taken-off-guard response with an answer, hence the post.

Sorry to cause such a fervor...so let's move on. As Timone said, "Ya gotta put your past behind ya".

I think you meant to say "I had no condescending intentions toward "Brad"?  If you had a response to me I totally missed it, but it's all good.   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 14, 2013, 08:04:18 AM
I think you meant to say "I had no condescending intentions toward "Brad"?  If you had a response to me I totally missed it, but it's all good.   


He meant the other Rob, Jean Nutty.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 28, 2013, 08:50:00 AM
Just picked this up in a trade...what a beauty! Perfect centering, no toning on the back. First Campy I've ever owned, and a keeper for sure!

(http://s19.postimg.org/5z3viclpf/camf.jpg)

(http://s19.postimg.org/6ncq1akf7/camb.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on May 28, 2013, 09:27:21 AM
Just picked this up in a trade...what a beauty! Perfect centering, no toning on the back. First Campy I've ever owned, and a keeper for sure!

(http://s19.postimg.org/5z3viclpf/camf.jpg)

(http://s19.postimg.org/6ncq1akf7/camb.jpg)

Very nice.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on May 28, 2013, 09:31:40 AM
Just picked this up in a trade...what a beauty! Perfect centering, no toning on the back. First Campy I've ever owned, and a keeper for sure!

(http://s19.postimg.org/5z3viclpf/camf.jpg)

(http://s19.postimg.org/6ncq1akf7/camb.jpg)

That's a real beauty! Congratulations!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on May 28, 2013, 04:26:25 PM
Very nice Dave!  I find this much more interesting than overpriced binders and sketch cards!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 28, 2013, 08:26:15 PM
I find this much more interesting than overpriced binders and sketch cards!

Can't say I disagree!

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on May 28, 2013, 10:34:21 PM
Can't say I disagree!

Me neither - count me in this camp(y) and pour us a hot cup of coffee 'round the campfire!

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 29, 2013, 07:07:32 AM
Me neither - count me in this camp(y) and pour us a hot cup of coffee 'round the campfire!



Don't you mean the "campy-fire"?  :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on May 29, 2013, 06:34:37 PM
I should probably just let sleeping dogs lie on this, but it wouldn't be fair to remain silent.

Thanks to those of you who "sided" with me, as you are correct. I had no condescending intentions toward Rob in my response, though it wasn't exactly a joke. I was truly a bit surprised at his question, I suppose, though with no justification for being so. To me (and many others), the information is so "Wacky Pack 101". However, what Brad and Rob P. have said definitely applies: We don't all know everything about this hobby (i.e. Paul Maul has forgotten more about unopened packs than I'll ever know; actually, he probably hasn't forgotten anything, LOL). Anyway, I figured I'd combine my taken-off-guard response with an answer, hence the post.

Sorry to cause such a fervor...so let's move on. As Timone said, "Ya gotta put your past behind ya".
I gave up on collecting the posters. Just not enough room in the house anymore combined with not enough time to put forth the effort. Personally I had to give up collecting *everything and just decide what was good for me. I love Wacky's but do not have the time to put into it all the time.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on May 30, 2013, 09:42:20 PM
The posters were one of those "one too many" new items for me too. Couldn't do it. Pushed on the erasers and now have a bunch of extras and not sure I even want my two completed sets. Weird.

I finally got to some Wackys I've needed to organize for a couple of years now (!) and realized the ANS7 and ANS8 I purchased just have no thrill for me whatsoever - I don't even know if I'm going to bother putting any of them in a binder, etc.

This was quite the revelation for me. I did enjoy collecting the ANS1 through ANS6, but 7 and 8 I spent a ton of $ on and ended up with nothing but a pile of dupes - I basically got caught up in trying to get sketch cards or who knows what there and lost sight of why I started collecting again in the first place: my original love of Wackys as it were.

So at least now I have focus again. I've enjoyed the sketch cards I gathered over the years in limited quantities and very selectively (I didn't go nuts there), but again even the postcards I have in stacks don't seem to want to go in any binders past a certain series - they just lost their magic or something.

Been very interesting.

I am still planning on filling in the holes in my OS 1-16 sets and selling/trading my dupes (as soon as I get a handle on what I have!) - just quite enlightening that I hit a kind of wall with the newer stuff (a while ago actually just didn't realize it until very recently).
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 31, 2013, 06:00:40 AM
... just quite enlightening that I hit a kind of wall with the newer stuff (a while ago actually just didn't realize it until very recently).

That's exactly what happened to me, only in my case it happened in around 2006.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on May 31, 2013, 08:14:37 AM
That's exactly what happened to me, only in my case it happened in around 2006.

I sure wish I could because it's getting very expensive. I think the thrill of the sketches is wearing on me a bit as I have most of the characters now. I'm sure there will be a few that are super cool though that I'll need to have.

I don't really care so much for all the tough ANS variations. I'll still get the basic variations but the luds and golds don't really get me excited, especially with the mustard yellow. I loved the flash foils so if those golds came back I might be a bit more excited.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on May 31, 2013, 06:43:08 PM
The posters were one of those "one too many" new items for me too.
Not to detract from what you're saying in this post, but I believe Playbug was referring to the original poster set, which I think was what the topic was. If Jeff was referring to the new posters, I'll stand corrected.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on May 31, 2013, 08:51:35 PM
Not to detract from what you're saying in this post, but I believe Playbug was referring to the original poster set, which I think was what the topic was. If Jeff was referring to the new posters, I'll stand corrected.

Sorry - I believe you're correct Bigtomi - was getting too caught up in the new stuff. See, it even happened there! Ahhhhhhghghghhh!

Seriously though, I have stacks of the new cards and postcards and I really don't feel like doing much with them. I did have one idea though: I'm going to use the ANS7/8 base sets as "backers" for my vintage tan stickers I have in binders, by flipping them over so the shiny non-sticker side is against the vintage tan sticker to keep them from bending too much in those never-really-lay-flat Ultra Premium pages.


I did add a couple of ultra-minor items to my collection this week: I finally picked up a nice 14th puzzle (been on my list forever), and I did get another of my favorite "new" stickers: Osaka Pop. I love the art, the gag, the "vibe" and the obscure nature of it. I actually thought the other day someone should post an MP3 of a track of that CD (hidden somewhere)! :)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on June 01, 2013, 12:45:02 AM



I did add a couple of ultra-minor items to my collection this week: I finally picked up a nice 14th puzzle (been on my list forever), and I did get another of my favorite "new" stickers: Osaka Pop. I love the art, the gag, the "vibe" and the obscure nature of it. I actually thought the other day someone should post an MP3 of a track of that CD (hidden somewhere)! :)
What did you pay? I think I still have a CD sealed.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on June 01, 2013, 11:03:58 AM
What did you pay? I think I still have a CD sealed.

Sticker was $10.50, but is not quite as nice as another I have that was in the $20 range (it was a while back). The trick with the stickers from the CD's is they can be bent/folded because of the way they were packaged. I have a sealed CD but do not plan to open it.

I was thinking if someone had an unsealed CD they could stash an MP3 somewhere so we could hear this legendary (cough) Japanese band without having to open our own. I'm curious what this sounds like, though not overly so - just mild curiosity. :)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Joe G. on June 01, 2013, 11:23:01 AM
I bought the CD about a year ago on Amazon for $15.  It was opened but included the sticker.  My wife and kids  really liked the music and we all had a good laugh at the low budget music videos.  All in all a very fun and cool Wacky item.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on June 01, 2013, 11:25:49 AM
Sticker was $10.50, but is not quite as nice as another I have that was in the $20 range (it was a while back). The trick with the stickers from the CD's is they can be bent/folded because of the way they were packaged. I have a sealed CD but do not plan to open it.

I was thinking if someone had an unsealed CD they could stash an MP3 somewhere so we could hear this legendary (cough) Japanese band without having to open our own. I'm curious what this sounds like, though not overly so - just mild curiosity. :)

Follow the link below and you can sample some of their tunes from Amazon for free...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_6?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=osaka+popstar&sprefix=osaka+%2Cdigital-music%2C117 (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_6?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=osaka+popstar&sprefix=osaka+%2Cdigital-music%2C117)

Its been two or three years now, but I purchased a new copy of the CD on Amazon for $2. Haven't looked to see if they are still available or not. For the GPK collectors here, the Osaka Popstars also have a CD with a GPK card included. I think the album is entitled "Rock 'Em O-Sock 'Em Live!"
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on June 01, 2013, 02:12:39 PM
Not to detract from what you're saying in this post, but I believe Playbug was referring to the original poster set, which I think was what the topic was. If Jeff was referring to the new posters, I'll stand corrected.

Yes, the orginal poster sets from '73 era. The new posters I have, and do like them.  :great:

It's a good thing to finally gain perspective and know what you like to collect or not. Instead of doing a bunch of spending and chasing, you can just spend that chunck on getting a cool sketch off the internet or just buying already assembled stuff for a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on June 01, 2013, 03:56:42 PM
Yes, the orginal poster sets from '73 era. The new posters I have, and do like them.  :great:

It's a good thing to finally gain perspective and know what you like to collect or not. Instead of doing a bunch of spending and chasing, you can just spend that chunck on getting a cool sketch off the internet or just buying already assembled stuff for a lot cheaper.

The new poster bonus cards are the only ones left of the newer bonus cards I would someday like to pick up, but not at the high ebay prices I've seen recently. Those and some of the really hard early Halloween Bio cards I still need.

Another fun thing to me about the Osaka Pop card is the fact that it is a not-real-product parody. When I look at the art it always makes me smile. It seems to capture the essence of Wacky's for me.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 07, 2013, 07:31:08 PM
Thanks to Scot, I scored a set of Galaxy Goons cards that he sent me with the ANS 11 stickers!           From 2002


              (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GalaxyGoons_zps1dc2659a.png)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on October 07, 2013, 08:41:27 PM
Thanks to Scot, I scored a set of Galaxy Goons cards that he sent me with the ANS 11 stickers!           From 2002


              (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GalaxyGoons_zps1dc2659a.png)


Never heard of these.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on October 08, 2013, 03:30:35 AM
Never heard of these.

They even have a 9 card puzzle with checklists on the back, and sketch cards!  There's a separate set of prototype mini cards, too, which are supposedly from "Crater Jack."

I really need to go through my extra non-sports sets and post them in the trading section.  I know I have at least one extra set of these.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on October 31, 2013, 05:24:26 PM
Just received an original 2nd series box, the last one lacking in my collection. The corollary is that I simply wanted one of each color of the original series boxes. I spent the $100 I was going to spend on ANS 11, so I guess I've crossed over to the other side!


(http://s11.postimg.cc/k16lgawzz/2nd_series_box_2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/k16lgawzz/)

(http://s15.postimg.cc/7dznsybuf/2nd_series_box.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/7dznsybuf/)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 31, 2013, 05:30:12 PM
Just received an original 2nd series box, the last one lacking in my collection. The corollary is that I simply wanted one of each color of the original series boxes. I spent the $100 I was going to spend on ANS 11, so I guess I've crossed over to the other side!


you really scored. I can't believe that guy listed it with a BIN of only $100. I would have snapped that up if I had seen it earlier.
it seems like that monster lot has been completely broken up and being resold. I wonder what they kept, or if they just wanted to flip it all?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on October 31, 2013, 06:27:22 PM
Just received an original 2nd series box, the last one lacking in my collection. The corollary is that I simply wanted one of each color of the original series boxes. I spent the $100 I was going to spend on ANS 11, so I guess I've crossed over to the other side!


(http://s11.postimg.cc/k16lgawzz/2nd_series_box_2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/k16lgawzz/)

(http://s15.postimg.cc/7dznsybuf/2nd_series_box.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/7dznsybuf/)



I've never been a box collector but too me that looks pretty beat up. I guess $100 is pretty good because of condition. What's the best way to patch it up? Do you insert foam and then shrink wrap it tight?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on October 31, 2013, 07:26:50 PM
I've never been a box collector but too me that looks pretty beat up. I guess $100 is pretty good because of condition. What's the best way to patch it up? Do you insert foam and then shrink wrap it tight?

I haven't seen any other purple boxes come up in the last few years, and never one at this price, so I grabbed this one.

I believe the foam and shrink wrap is the best way. I've got a couple of boxes that have been protected or patched up in that manner and they look great. Now, to answer your question more specifically - what I will most likely do is keep the box as-is in a drawer until I die or move.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on October 31, 2013, 07:35:40 PM
you really scored. I can't believe that guy listed it with a BIN of only $100. I would have snapped that up if I had seen it earlier.
it seems like that monster lot has been completely broken up and being resold. I wonder what they kept, or if they just wanted to flip it all?

Thanks, I was lucky to catch it since I was running late that morning, but checked my eBay emails anyway. Of course, I ended up being a bit later to work after buying it.

Yeah, I wonder if that lot had any first series stuff.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on October 31, 2013, 07:44:35 PM
I haven't seen any other purple boxes come up in the last few years, and never one at this price, so I grabbed this one.

I believe the foam and shrink wrap is the best way. I've got a couple of boxes that have been protected or patched up in that manner and they look great. Now, to answer your question more specifically - what I will most likely do is keep the box as-is in a drawer until I die or move.

HaHa. That is funny!

I know when you get to our age it's almost a conquest just to say you finally got one.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on October 31, 2013, 09:45:07 PM
you really scored. I can't believe that guy listed it with a BIN of only $100. I would have snapped that up if I had seen it earlier.
it seems like that monster lot has been completely broken up and being resold. I wonder what they kept, or if they just wanted to flip it all?

What monster lot are you talking about?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on November 01, 2013, 08:43:15 AM
... what I will most likely do is keep the box as-is in a drawer until I die or move.

Semi-spewed the coffee on that one!  :]

I've been looking at my pile of almost-organized Wacky Stuff and have been thinking along the same lines... This collecting thing is getting to be a bit of a bitch! ;)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 01, 2013, 01:56:33 PM
What monster lot are you talking about?
this one
5 boxes plus tons of cards and wrappers
looking at the picture, that's definitely the same 2nd series box.

[expando]http://i.ebayimg.com/t/LARGE-LOT-OF-WACKY-PACKAGES-FROM-4TH-5TH-6TH-SERIES-/00/s/OTQ1WDE1OTU=/z/Gq8AAOxy2FZSTaWg/$(KGrHqZ,!lgFJBnqZmGJBST,Wf0cVg~~60_57.JPG[/expando]
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on November 01, 2013, 04:58:04 PM
Semi-spewed the coffee on that one!  :]

I've been looking at my pile of almost-organized Wacky Stuff and have been thinking along the same lines... This collecting thing is getting to be a bit of a bitch! ;)

I'm jealous that your pile is almost-organized. Here's a pic of my box collection. I believe they are organized by sturdiness for the most part.

Of note, this is the first time I've uploaded pics from my phone, now if I could only figure out how to rotate them. Baby steps.

(http://s17.postimg.cc/z750u4am3/IMG_0224_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/z750u4am3/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on November 01, 2013, 05:26:25 PM
I'm jealous that your pile is almost-organized. Here's a pic of my box collection. I believe they are organized by sturdiness for the most part.

Of note, this is the first time I've uploaded pics from my phone, now if I could only figure out how to rotate them. Baby steps.

(http://s7.postimg.cc/9she1yzmv/IMG_0224_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/9she1yzmv/)



 :great:  Yes, that base needs to be made of the stongest of the strong. Here is one of my "box piles" (as my wife calls them) that has remained successful (read as having remained avalanche free thus far) only because it is surrounded on 3 sides by shelving and through the the use of strategically sized "mortar boxes". 


(http://s24.postimg.cc/y3qyn9wwx/DSC03509.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/y3qyn9wwx/)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on November 01, 2013, 05:59:37 PM
:great:  Yes, that base needs to be made of the stongest of the strong. Here is one of my "box piles" (as my wife calls them) that has remained successful (read as having remained avalanche free thus far) only because it is surrounded on 3 sides by shelving and through the the use of strategically sized "mortar boxes". 


(http://s24.postimg.cc/y3qyn9wwx/DSC03509.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/y3qyn9wwx/)



That poor puzzle is getting crushed!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 01, 2013, 06:10:09 PM
Here's a pic of my box collection.
Cool. My box collection began under a similar guise, as I just wanted one of each color/style. Pretty much, that's what I have still, and I'm trying to remain in control...but I am jealous that you have a 15th. I def would like one of them. You know what they say about going black.....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on November 01, 2013, 06:18:49 PM
I'm jealous that your pile is almost-organized. Here's a pic of my box collection. I believe they are organized by sturdiness for the most part.

Of note, this is the first time I've uploaded pics from my phone, now if I could only figure out how to rotate them. Baby steps.

(http://s17.postimg.cc/z750u4am3/IMG_0224_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/z750u4am3/)


Yikes!!  I couldn't keep original series boxes stored like that!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on November 01, 2013, 07:34:16 PM
Yikes!!  I couldn't keep original series boxes stored like that!

Yeah, I'm a collector, not a displayer. I do, however, think they are safe. But it is far from ideal. Maybe someday...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on November 01, 2013, 07:41:40 PM
Cool. My box collection began under a similar guise, as I just wanted one of each color/style. Pretty much, that's what I have still, and I'm trying to remain in control...but I am jealous that you have a 15th. I def would like one of them. You know what they say about going black.....

Yeah, I haven't seen too many 15ths. But hang in there, I know you have a history of finding rare items on eBay!

I also have an uncut 12th and a kind of beat up 7th gumless. So I think that's it for me. Maybe I'll pick up a cheap 16th, but that one doesn't hold any nostalgia for me nor do the die cut or ad boxes, so I'm pretty happy staying put. I think.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Lavirus on November 01, 2013, 07:43:12 PM
I've been a long-time collector and decided that I simply couldn't let all this great stuff sit in a drawer forever. I've carved out a small display space which I'll rotate periodically - at least it's something.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on November 01, 2013, 07:45:49 PM
I've been a long-time collector and decided that I simply couldn't let all this great stuff sit in a drawer forever. I've carved out a small display space which I'll rotate periodically - at least it's something.

That's a great idea! My wife has suggested getting a display cabinet for the basement, and rotating some of my favorite stuff may be the way to go.

But the Bo Schembechler autographed U of M football will probably have a permanent position.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Lavirus on November 01, 2013, 07:52:30 PM
Yeah, the if-I-can't-display-everything mentality can keep you from putting out anything. I had most of my holdings in a couple of large file cabinets in the basement, stacked so that I couldn't even access my binders. I had a couple of small cabinets containing books I never looked that and swapped them all out, now I can pull out my binders and have easy access to all my full boxes, cereal boxes, posters, etc. I'll post some pictures, it's no big deal but a small effort has made me happy. As it is I've got Wacky magnets and clingys around the house, much to my wife's chagrin!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 01, 2013, 09:00:35 PM


Of note, this is the first time I've uploaded pics from my phone, now if I could only figure out how to rotate them. Baby steps.

(http://s17.postimg.cc/z750u4am3/IMG_0224_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/z750u4am3/)


HaHa, this seems to be an issue for many. I use an iPhone and have it setup to my mac so as soon as I take pic its in iPhoto. If its upside down I just rotate it and the. Upload it. Seems to work fine. You can also rotate the image within the phone but that doesn't tell me if its upside down or not when I try to upload it. Oh the conundrum.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on November 02, 2013, 04:15:05 AM
Cool. My box collection began under a similar guise, as I just wanted one of each color/style. Pretty much, that's what I have still, and I'm trying to remain in control...but I am jealous that you have a 15th. I def would like one of them. You know what they say about going black.....

A 15th is the only box I have.  It's in such nice shape I'm afraid to leave it out  :-\
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on November 02, 2013, 04:47:22 AM
I'm jealous that your pile is almost-organized. Here's a pic of my box collection. I believe they are organized by sturdiness for the most part.

Of note, this is the first time I've uploaded pics from my phone, now if I could only figure out how to rotate them. Baby steps.

(http://s17.postimg.cc/z750u4am3/IMG_0224_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/z750u4am3/)

Glad the upside down posting problem wasn't just me
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on November 02, 2013, 07:01:37 AM
I picked these up in the last 2 weeks ----


(http://s23.postimg.cc/jbx36mxrr/PSA_16th_Prowl.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/jbx36mxrr/)



(http://s24.postimg.cc/9qz67pilt/PSA_16th_Seven_Spies.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/9qz67pilt/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: DrSushi on November 02, 2013, 07:17:41 AM
I picked these up in the last 2 weeks ----


(http://s23.postimg.cc/jbx36mxrr/PSA_16th_Prowl.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/jbx36mxrr/)



(http://s24.postimg.cc/9qz67pilt/PSA_16th_Seven_Spies.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/9qz67pilt/)


Nice! Now that my interest in ANS is waning, the next goal is to pick up the last few 16ths to complete that series.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on November 02, 2013, 07:55:18 AM
Nice! Now that my interest in ANS is waning, the next goal is to pick up the last few 16ths to complete that series.

Yeah, my final goal is to complete the 16th in PSA 7 or higher. I am over half way there. With the exception of the puzzle of course.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on November 02, 2013, 09:08:18 AM
Yeah, my final goal is to complete the 16th in PSA 7 or higher. I am over half way there. With the exception of the puzzle of course.

That puzzle is the lowest on my list for the original series. I may or may not ever get it - mainly because I just don't like the image (right up there with the 15th series).
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 02, 2013, 10:19:49 AM
Yeah, my final goal is to complete the 16th in PSA 7 or higher. I am over half way there. With the exception of the puzzle of course.

Most 16th series I've found have been around PSA 7 and above. I'll have to check out my series 16. I think I have them all graded.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on November 02, 2013, 12:50:02 PM
Most 16th series I've found have been around PSA 7 and above. I'll have to check out my series 16. I think I have them all graded.

Yeah Brad, I have about 15 REALLY nice 16th's that need to be sent to PSA for grading. When they come back I will only need 4 titles plus the puzzle to complete.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 02, 2013, 12:52:14 PM
I may or may not ever get it - mainly because I just don't like the image (right up there with the 15th series).
If a decent one could be had for, say, about $20....would that change your opinion on getting one?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 02, 2013, 01:09:11 PM
Yeah Brad, I have about 15 REALLY nice 16th's that need to be sent to PSA for grading. When they come back I will only need 4 titles plus the puzzle to complete.

I'm submitting some 16ths shortly. It's amazing as I go through all my stuff to see how I neglected centering over the years. In my mind my 16th set was flawless, but over half of them will get only a 7 due to centering. So I'm only submitting 12 :(
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on November 02, 2013, 04:18:13 PM
If a decent one could be had for, say, about $20....would that change your opinion on getting one?

Absolutely!  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 03, 2013, 09:26:19 AM
Absolutely!  :great:
So, then, it's not really the image that's the problem, is it? It's the cost.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 03, 2013, 09:28:58 AM
In my mind my 16th set was flawless, but over half of them will get only a 7 due to centering.
Oh, POOR you!   :'(     :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on November 04, 2013, 10:23:21 AM
So, then, it's not really the image that's the problem, is it? It's the cost.

No - I still dislike the images. The 15th is very flat/cartoonish and doesn't live up to the "Wacky Standard" in my mind. The 16th is just kinda ugly imo and again doesn't live up to that standard in my mind.

I know it's generally about having a Topps-parodied product on the puzzle but imagine the 16th puzzle being Copperbone or Seven Spies or DirtyCell, and the 15th being Mashbox, Gums, Mobsters, or Bloodweiser.


If they were $20 then I wouldn't think about them, but for the price disliking the artwork makes them much less desirable imo. It then comes down to being a completist or not.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 04, 2013, 03:51:27 PM
No - I still dislike the images. The 15th is very flat/cartoonish and doesn't live up to the "Wacky Standard" in my mind. The 16th is just kinda ugly imo and again doesn't live up to that standard in my mind.
You're obviously entitled to your opinion, but I'm not convinced that it's not the cost causing the opinion. Anyway, it's not worth causing any friction over...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 04, 2013, 09:27:13 PM
You're obviously entitled to your opinion, but I'm not convinced that it's not the cost causing the opinion. Anyway, it's not worth causing any friction over...

I'm with you. I really like series 15 and 16. When I got put back into Wacky I didn't realize they made this many series. I thought it was done around series 11 or 12. I lived in ND so I didn't know a type difference ...LOL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Porkie on November 05, 2013, 10:16:22 AM
I'm with you. I really like series 15 and 16. When I got put back into Wacky I didn't realize they made this many series. I thought it was done around series 11 or 12. I lived in ND so I didn't know a type difference ...LOL

Just to be sure: I was talking about the 15th and 16th series puzzles, not the stickers. The 16th series puzzle being so expensive is low on my list because the cost is high and the art (imo) is not my fave - if it was a puzzle image of one of the three cards I listed I would be much more interested in it.

The 15th and 16th series stickers are great and are somewhat unique imo in that they seem transitional in some way away from the core Saunders art into new territory that never really appeared (e.g. the 17th series). I've been slowly collecting the 16th set and am definitely wanting to fill it in completely some day. The puzzle may or may not happen for me, that's all.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 05, 2013, 10:43:50 AM
Just to be sure: I was talking about the 15th and 16th series puzzles, not the stickers. The 16th series puzzle being so expensive is low on my list because the cost is high and the art (imo) is not my fave - if it was a puzzle image of one of the three cards I listed I would be much more interested in it.

The 15th and 16th series stickers are great and are somewhat unique imo in that they seem transitional in some way away from the core Saunders art into new territory that never really appeared (e.g. the 17th series). I've been slowly collecting the 16th set and am definitely wanting to fill it in completely some day. The puzzle may or may not happen for me, that's all.

Oh, I thought you meant the series. The puzzles are nothing to write home about but you got to complete them! I may have a few 16th series puzzle pieces if you are interested. I couldn't even tell you off the top what condition they are in. I have a box of a bunch of Misc. items in.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 05, 2013, 04:20:32 PM
Just got this beauty in the mail today. There are five or six titles in the 2nd series that are really difficult to find centered and properly cut. This isn't the toughest one, but it's pretty tough. I've been looking for a nice one for years.

Great whiteness, front and back, too!

(http://s19.postimg.cc/ml1x1z8tf/image.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 05, 2013, 04:26:25 PM
Just got this beauty in the mail today. There are five or six titles in the 2nd series that are really difficult to find centered and properly cut. This isn't the toughest one, but it's pretty tough. I've been looking for a nice one for years.

Great whiteness, front and back, too!

(http://s19.postimg.org/ml1x1z8tf/image.jpg)

That's a nice one. 10s are so tough but 9s get a lot of looks too.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 05, 2013, 05:47:56 PM
I picked these up in the last 2 weeks ----


(http://s23.postimg.cc/jbx36mxrr/PSA_16th_Prowl.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/jbx36mxrr/)



Nice! congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 05, 2013, 07:27:52 PM

The puzzles are nothing to write home about but you got to complete them!


Dr. Spock would say, “That's not logical Captain.”         

“Completeaholism”, is there a 12 Step program for it?      ;D                 

For me, it’s not just about collecting stuff, but also other things in life. I hate the feeling something is not complete. It makes me crabby. I’ve lied on my timecard at work and snuck in and finished a project. Therapy has helped the obsession. Sometimes I make myself wait a couple of days to wash the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, in order to practice being OK leaving something incomplete.   
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 05, 2013, 07:40:23 PM
Dr. Spock would say, “That's not logical Captain.”          

“Completeaholism”, is there a 12 Step program for it?      ;D                

For me, it’s not just about collecting stuff, but also other things in life. I hate the feeling something is not complete. It makes me crabby. I’ve lied on my timecard at work and snuck in and finished a project. Therapy has helped the obsession. Sometimes I make myself wait a couple of days to wash the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, in order to practice being OK leaving something incomplete.  


I was the same way initially and then I got wrapped up into it and the puzzles came with the overpriced sets. It just happens. I'm not like that now on everything. I have walked away on a lot of stuff thanks to ANS10. I didn't order the cereal boxes or OS posters either. I have the ones I want as wall stickers from LTL. I bought the Halloween PC posters because I really like this batch of PCs. When the art is available I may not have that much resistance.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 05, 2013, 07:43:04 PM

Yeah, the if-I-can't-display-everything mentality can keep you from putting out anything.


I can relate to this all-or-none approach the brain sometimes takes. It’s black and white thinking. It’s a binary mode, with two cerebral settings, ALL or NONE. If I can’t do or get everything I want, I sometimes freeze and can’t do anything. I'm learning to embrace the shades of greys.     
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 05, 2013, 07:55:28 PM
I can relate to this all-or-none approach the brain sometimes takes. It’s black and white thinking. It’s a binary mode, with two cerebral settings, ALL or NONE. If I can’t do or get everything I want, I sometimes freeze and can’t do anything. I'm learning to embrace the shades of greys.    

All collectors have some type of mental disability. We are no different than glorified hoarders. Some may not see it that way but why do we collect stuff? It's supposed to make our life fulfilled but is it? We still want more. I'm no different. I think I need everything and then have to narrow it down to the cost and possibilities. It's not like I spend every day going through my collection. I put them in binders and then move on to the next series. I rarely go back just to look over a previous series. I know I completed it and move on. I move on because the next series is around the corner. There are collectors that collect a ton of stuff such as all sports cards. Can you imagine if you collected every non-sport and sport cards. You would have wall to wall of boxes that you will never go through again.

I'm not saying everyone should stop collecting but I think we have to ask ourselves why we collect and what do we get out of it. It's probably a mental disease we all have. It's the way we are wired.

I have a confession. I throw away a ton of base stuff to make room for the new stuff. Instead of putting everything in sets to sell ill just dump them in the dumpster. This might offend some but I have to move on. I don't have the room. My office is jammed packed the way it is. It's only base stuff and I don't want to go through all the hassles of building sets and selling sets for $3 each. It's just not productive. I know others can't fathom throwing away base cards but that's how you become a hoarder.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on November 05, 2013, 11:10:07 PM


hassles of building sets and selling sets for $3 each.

Where can you get $3 a set???   1, 2 sets on ebay maybe, thats about it. I have thrown away some base/pink border crap. I wish i could get $1 a set. The truth is if you buy quantity you're left with more crap than you can ever sell. I have given so much away, nobody wants it anymore. So, i have curbed my buying to specialty sets only, postcards/OLDS..ect. ANS has burned its way through me.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on November 06, 2013, 04:01:19 AM
Where can you get $3 a set???   1, 2 sets on ebay maybe, thats about it. I have thrown away some base/pink border crap. I wish i could get $1 a set. The truth is if you buy quantity you're left with more crap than you can ever sell. I have given so much away, nobody wants it anymore. So, i have curbed my buying to specialty sets only, postcards/OLDS..ect. ANS has burned its way through me.

I still get between $4 and $6 for base sets at the comic store, but I only sell a handful a month.  If people are tossing stuff, please don't toss Old School 4 puzzles!  I can use several of those, as I always sell sets with the puzzle, and this time I didn't get enough puzzles because of the baseball cards.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on November 06, 2013, 07:43:00 AM
I still get between $4 and $6 for base sets at the comic store, but I only sell a handful a month.  If people are tossing stuff, please don't toss Old School 4 puzzles!  I can use several of those, as I always sell sets with the puzzle, and this time I didn't get enough puzzles because of the baseball cards.

I have a bunch of puzzles. You are welcome to them all. You just need to pay postage. PM if you are interested.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on November 09, 2013, 03:04:55 AM
I got this in the mail yesterday. I've been looking for a nice one of these for about a year.


(http://s13.postimg.cc/eyh51lkg3/PSA_16th_Cracked.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/eyh51lkg3/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on November 09, 2013, 03:07:22 AM
Just got this beauty in the mail today. There are five or six titles in the 2nd series that are really difficult to find centered and properly cut. This isn't the toughest one, but it's pretty tough. I've been looking for a nice one for years.

Great whiteness, front and back, too!

(http://s19.postimg.org/ml1x1z8tf/image.jpg)

Very nice Dave. That's a beauty.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on November 11, 2013, 04:03:53 PM
I got this in the mail yesterday. I've been looking for a nice one of these for about a year.


(http://s13.postimg.cc/eyh51lkg3/PSA_16th_Cracked.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/eyh51lkg3/)


And the PSA slab says "1977"!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 12, 2013, 05:08:58 AM
And the PSA slab says "1977"!

Isn't that when they were actually sold?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 12, 2013, 10:58:56 AM
Isn't that when they were actually sold?
I believe so, the few that actually were...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on November 12, 2013, 12:37:58 PM
All my PSA graded 16th's say 1977.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on November 12, 2013, 04:51:22 PM
It just seems odd when the copyright on the sticker says 1976.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 15, 2013, 07:29:47 PM
Picked up a couple of jumbo packs of GPK BNS3 at TRU last week to check out a sampling of the current series. I believe the title on the upper left is a spoof on a famous work of art, but not sure what or by who.

                    (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GPKsbnsfinal_zps377b2571.png)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Monsterettes on November 15, 2013, 07:43:28 PM
Picked up a couple of jumbo packs of GPK BNS3 at TRU last week to check out a sampling of the current series. I believe the title on the upper left is a spoof on a famous work of art, but not sure what or by who.

                    (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GPKsbnsfinal_zps377b2571.png)


It's a parody of an drawing by French illustrator Émile Bayard who created the illustrations for Victor Hugo's book, Les Miserables.  It was used as the key image for the recent Les Miserable musical.

(http://s23.postimg.cc/mesj3jnrb/Ebcosette.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/mesj3jnrb/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Go_Bum on November 16, 2013, 05:56:29 PM
I got this in the mail yesterday. I've been looking for a nice one of these for about a year.


(http://s13.postimg.cc/eyh51lkg3/PSA_16th_Cracked.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/eyh51lkg3/)



Nice! I've always liked that wacky.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on February 01, 2014, 11:57:34 AM
Another addition that arrived in the mail this week............


(http://s13.postimg.cc/5pqtm84hf/001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/5pqtm84hf/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on February 01, 2014, 02:51:06 PM
Another addition that arrived in the mail this week............


(http://s13.postimg.cc/5pqtm84hf/001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/5pqtm84hf/)


For some reason, that puzzle has always been the Chuck Jones, where as the others are Quimbys.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: 70s_Kid on February 01, 2014, 06:49:00 PM
I dont understand what that means..?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on February 01, 2014, 07:23:45 PM
I dont understand what that means..?
I believe he is referencing the old TOM AND JERRY cartoons. Some produced by Fred Quimby and later ones, I believe, by Chuck Jones (who also did many Looney Tunes cartoons, THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS, etc) .  When you watch enough of the T&J cartoons, you can pick up on the different look and humor of the Quimby vs. Jones cartoons. I remember as a kid liking both... just different styles.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on February 01, 2014, 09:36:46 PM
I believe he is referencing the old TOM AND JERRY cartoons. Some produced by Fred Quimby and later ones, I believe, by Chuck Jones (who also did many Looney Tunes cartoons, THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS, etc) .  When you watch enough of the T&J cartoons, you can pick up on the different look and humor of the Quimby vs. Jones cartoons. I remember as a kid liking both... just different styles.

If a response needs this much info I'm going to move on....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on February 01, 2014, 11:44:26 PM
If a response needs this much info I'm going to move on....

Why respond to a responce if your moving on? I felt like being cryptic. Its just what i see when i see it. Those that know, know. Those that dont that are inquisitive will look it up. The rest just look at you.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BumChex on February 03, 2014, 12:23:15 PM
Why respond to a responce if your moving on? I felt like being cryptic. Its just what i see when i see it. Those that know, know. Those that dont that are inquisitive will look it up. The rest just look at you.

You're right and I owe and apology to Scot. It was a bad attempt at humor.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Hustler08 on February 04, 2014, 05:57:42 AM
I believe he is referencing the old TOM AND JERRY cartoons. Some produced by Fred Quimby and later ones, I believe, by Chuck Jones (who also did many Looney Tunes cartoons, THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS, etc) .  When you watch enough of the T&J cartoons, you can pick up on the different look and humor of the Quimby vs. Jones cartoons. I remember as a kid liking both... just different styles.

I own Chuck Jones original art myself - he was the MAN!! I did understand the meaning...so a few of us get it!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Playbug on February 07, 2014, 01:24:50 PM
Just received an original 2nd series box, the last one lacking in my collection. The corollary is that I simply wanted one of each color of the original series boxes. I spent the $100 I was going to spend on ANS 11, so I guess I've crossed over to the other side!


(http://s11.postimg.cc/k16lgawzz/2nd_series_box_2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/k16lgawzz/)

(http://s15.postimg.cc/7dznsybuf/2nd_series_box.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/7dznsybuf/)



Funny, was just telling someone the other day about how they used to be 5 cents a pack back in the day. Cool score.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on February 07, 2014, 03:44:29 PM
One last ride with ANS 11 today at Target. Opened twelve packs which contained 2 of those coloring cards, five silvers and two golds. Something is telling me to go back tomorrow and buy up the last few packs.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 14, 2014, 08:57:42 PM
This is one of the very toughest wackys to find centered and un-toned...this is the Wormy Packages of my dreams!!!

(http://s28.postimg.cc/867bpz6hp/wormy.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on May 09, 2014, 04:15:10 PM
I picked up a color key proof set for Dukin' Donuts of ANS6 for less than two Rodeo Cheeseburgers at Burger King. I almost feel bad.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Catluver on May 10, 2014, 11:31:50 AM
I just started collecting with picking up my 1st pack ever the other day.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 10, 2014, 12:27:27 PM
I just started collecting with picking up my 1st pack ever the other day.

Awesome! Watch out, though, Wacky Packages can be VERY addictive! (in a good way!) Have fun collecting!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 11, 2014, 05:45:12 AM
I just started collecting with picking up my 1st pack ever the other day.

Welcome to the forum Kalina! My name is Rob. We are a friendly bunch here. Where did you purchase your Wacky Packages recently? What series?
 
Here's some other cat-centric titles you might not know about.

   (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/WPCats_zpsf50e35c7.png)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 25, 2014, 08:29:51 PM
Picked up a really nice Plastered Tan Back PSA 8...looks like it could have been a 9! It's not chrome, though.

(http://s19.postimg.cc/q578uj3z7/plasteredt.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 25, 2014, 08:44:01 PM
Another recent pick up...another incredibly difficult title to find centered and un-toned...and with two asterisks, it ain't no wonder bread junk!!!

(http://s19.postimg.cc/47as0qoyr/shot2.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 25, 2014, 08:51:53 PM
One last toughie...located on edge of uncut sheet, almost always tilted, poorly centered, cut funny...not this one!

(http://s19.postimg.cc/ag0p82bxf/feetena.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 25, 2014, 10:21:17 PM
Another recent pick up...another incredibly difficult title to find centered and un-toned...and with two asterisks, it ain't no wonder bread junk!!!

(http://s19.postimg.org/47as0qoyr/shot2.jpg)
that Shot Wheels just doesn't look right without a strip of stars running awkwardly down the left hand side....   8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 26, 2014, 06:21:29 AM
that Shot Wheels just doesn't look right without a strip of stars running awkwardly down the left hand side....   8)

I'll admit that does have a certain oafish charm, much like the Cheapios with half the sheet code showing.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Plan 9 on July 29, 2014, 05:08:45 PM
Another recent pick up...another incredibly difficult title to find centered and un-toned...and with two asterisks, it ain't no wonder bread junk!!!

(http://s19.postimg.org/47as0qoyr/shot2.jpg)
Paul,
I'm curious if these whiter stickers are still browning over time, just much more slowly than the rest. I would think they're all subject to the same chemical reactions since they're all made of the same materials.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 30, 2014, 03:23:42 PM
Paul,
I'm curious if these whiter stickers are still browning over time, just much more slowly than the rest. I would think they're all subject to the same chemical reactions since they're all made of the same materials.

I think the key issues are what the sticker is made out of and the environmental conditions. Not all tan backs are exactly the same. There are glossies, and a couple of different qualities of stock amongst the non-glossies.

For a given type of sticker, long term storage in hot/humid conditions will accelerate the deterioration.

But yes, give it a thousand years and they will likely all be toned, much like all newsprint will eventually yellow.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 03, 2014, 12:46:30 PM
While these are not new to my collection, I recently "re-discovered" them as I was looking for another item!
(http://s3.postimg.cc/66xy416kv/IMG_8329.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/66xy416kv/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Joe G. on November 03, 2014, 02:06:32 PM
George, while I've never collected OS boxes I have to say that image made my jaw drop! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 03, 2014, 04:46:59 PM
While these are not new to my collection, I recently "re-discovered" them as I was looking for another item!
Nice, George! Is that a 1st series or two 2nds? TWO 15ths and a 5 cent Ad box?!?!?

In my best Darth Vader: ImPRESSive!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 03, 2014, 04:49:37 PM
I think the other purple box is OPC!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 03, 2014, 04:51:04 PM
George, please don't say you forgot you had these!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 03, 2014, 04:57:09 PM
I think the other purple box is OPC!
Ah, yes. Didn't look closely enough at the logos...told ya I'm not that observant sometimes...ok, most times.   :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 03, 2014, 05:34:20 PM
George, please don't say you forgot you had these!

Nope, I'd never forget about these! But, the last time I looked in this particular box was when you, me, John Mann & Zenergizer had a North East Wacky Gathering at Andy's (Ditch Master's) house! (over a decade ago?)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 03, 2014, 05:37:55 PM
I think the other purple box is OPC!

Correct! Here's the odd bit of info ~ The Blue OPC box had OPC 4th Series cards with red wrappers and the purple OPC box had OPC 4th Series cards with blue wrappers (typical OPC logic!)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 03, 2014, 06:34:37 PM
Nope, I'd never forget about these! But, the last time I looked in this particular box was when you, me, John Mann & Zenergizer had a North East Wacky Gathering at Andy's (Ditch Master's) house! (over a decade ago?)

Just about exactly 12 years ago!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 03, 2014, 06:35:59 PM
Correct! Here's the odd bit of info ~ The Blue OPC box had OPC 4th Series cards with red wrappers and the purple OPC box had OPC 4th Series cards with blue wrappers (typical OPC logic!)

We gotta dig up some 1st and 3rd series OPC packs. They must be hiding somewhere up there in the Great White North!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: JasonLiebig on November 04, 2014, 09:55:30 AM
While these are not new to my collection, I recently "re-discovered" them as I was looking for another item!
(http://s3.postimg.cc/66xy416kv/IMG_8329.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/66xy416kv/)


Wow!  That's something to see.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 06, 2014, 10:28:46 PM
Although I find 10-20% of new GPK’s interesting and entertaining, I buy two or three packs each series, to check them out.

Tonight I got a couple packs at Target (I took my son to get Magic and Pokémon cards) and these titles I found funny. The first and last ones made me think a bit, to get the gag.


               (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/GPK_zps34faeab9.png)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kaptain Kollektor on November 16, 2014, 03:50:05 PM
My "key" Wackys.  The top row speaks for itself. The 1st series are all white backs and the Spit and Spill has the Spic and Span logo on top. The bottom row are all Black Ludlow backs!  I'm think of sending these off to PSA soon...

(http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa410/tegrady1/Cards-WackyPackages_zps69e1df7d.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 17, 2014, 03:18:21 AM
Nice. I'd recommend avoiding screw down holders, which are very bad for cards over time.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 17, 2014, 03:51:55 PM
My "key" Wackys.  The top row speaks for itself. The 1st series are all white backs and the Spit and Spill has the Spic and Span logo on top. The bottom row are all Black Ludlow backs!  I'm think of sending these off to PSA soon...
Cool. You are aware that the Dopey Whip is borderless, yes?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kaptain Kollektor on November 22, 2014, 06:16:01 PM
Yes, I actually just noticed that the Dopey Whip is borderless. Oh well.

Also, why are screw downs bad for cards over time? They are basically the same material as penny sleeves, top loaders and card saver type holders....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 22, 2014, 08:51:30 PM
Yes, I actually just noticed that the Dopey Whip is borderless. Oh well.

Also, why are screw downs bad for cards over time? They are basically the same material as penny sleeves, top loaders and card saver type holders....

If there is a recessed well and the card fits inside it, it may be OK. The concern is the card being under pressure. This can alter its surface area and thickness. It can also damage the card's surface.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: HawaiianPunks on November 23, 2014, 06:51:29 AM
I'm think of sending these off to PSA soon...

(http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa410/tegrady1/Cards-WackyPackages_zps69e1df7d.jpg)

You might want to reconsider.  Quite a few of those cards will come back with an off center qualifier.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 25, 2014, 09:17:06 AM
Very excited about this pickup....exceptional centering, tough to find on this title....


(http://s19.postimg.cc/f64icyw2r/chokenew.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 25, 2014, 03:36:30 PM
Very excited about this pickup....exceptional centering, tough to find on this title....

wow. very nice! that one is perpetually cut a little oddly

even the proof I have looks odd, as it's centered vertically for the missing copyright, making it look 'low' on the card

(http://i60.tinypic.com/acqss4.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Joe G. on November 25, 2014, 04:04:39 PM
It's amazing how yellow the card looks compared to the proof!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 25, 2014, 04:08:13 PM
Regular (non-glossy) tan back sticker stock never looks that white. Not sure what the proof is printed on....
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 25, 2014, 04:26:43 PM
Regular (non-glossy) tan back sticker stock never looks that white. Not sure what the proof is printed on....
I've never opened it, but like you suspect, I don't think it's sticker stock
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on November 25, 2014, 04:31:26 PM
Very excited about this pickup....exceptional centering, tough to find on this title....


(http://s19.postimg.org/f64icyw2r/chokenew.jpg)
Wow! That's incredible! A rarity among the rare. Nice score, Dave!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 25, 2014, 04:43:25 PM
Wow! That's incredible! A rarity among the rare. Nice score, Dave!

Thanks! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BustedFinger on November 25, 2014, 05:30:35 PM
Very excited about this pickup....exceptional centering, tough to find on this title....

Sweet score!  That probably wasn't cheap!

So far one of the few original series "mag 7" titles that hasn't been reprinted yet.  I suppose that mystique will go away if Chrome has another series?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on November 26, 2014, 09:09:20 PM
Very excited about this pickup....exceptional centering, tough to find on this title....


(http://s19.postimg.org/f64icyw2r/chokenew.jpg)

Beautifully centered Dave! Congrats. Did you make that 8, or pick it up already graded?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 27, 2014, 03:50:36 AM
Beautifully centered Dave! Congrats. Did you make that 8, or pick it up already graded?

Already graded. I got it from the same guy as the Wormy Packages 9, they were submitted by him. I know him from the CU forum. I don't know where he finds this stuff.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 09, 2015, 07:32:46 PM
Just back from PSA...only the second PSA 9 with no 10! Some of these 2nd tans are super tough!
Thanks to Kook for trading it to me!

(http://s19.postimg.cc/e7pkkca1v/cfattb.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on February 10, 2015, 08:50:27 PM
Just back from PSA...only the second PSA 9 with no 10! Some of these 2nd tans are super tough!
Thanks to Kook for trading it to me!

(http://s19.postimg.org/e7pkkca1v/cfattb.jpg)

That looks great in the holder. It definitely found a good home!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on February 24, 2015, 04:38:27 PM
Perhaps it is because I am late to the game but I couldn't find a topic (on the first page) coinciding with sketches from the past release or two. Today I received my OS 5 boxes after waiting it out for a few and these are now in the collection:


(http://s17.postimg.cc/dp88bx5nf/IMG_0088.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/dp88bx5nf/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 17, 2015, 04:55:55 PM
Picked this up at a very reasonable price. I think prices for PSA graded wackys have definitely softened of late....

(http://s19.postimg.cc/hx5yf26zn/image.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 17, 2015, 08:13:43 PM
great specimen!!
something about Norm's technique of depicting fluids, bubbles and glass I find endlessly fascinating.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on May 24, 2015, 03:21:11 PM
Just got these back from PSA


(http://s12.postimg.cc/gir60w32h/16th_Series_2_Fling_Ems_Candy_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/gir60w32h/)


(http://s30.postimg.cc/ycrry9nwd/16th_Series_4_Earth_Bum_Shampoo_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ycrry9nwd/)


(http://s8.postimg.cc/gbz8f42up/16th_Series_11_Yichs_Sign_X_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/gbz8f42up/)


(http://s17.postimg.cc/tebxkpe6j/16th_Series_13_Regal_Clown_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/tebxkpe6j/)


(http://s23.postimg.cc/8sr9yc81j/16th_Series_16_Arise_Cream_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/8sr9yc81j/)


(http://s8.postimg.cc/eb8oua6pd/16th_Series_19_Suspect_Deodorant_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/eb8oua6pd/)


(http://s17.postimg.cc/4djc1a9l7/16th_Series_24_Tipsy_Roll_Pop_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/4djc1a9l7/)


(http://s14.postimg.cc/bxmixfhx9/16th_Series_26_Sufferin_Coffee_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/bxmixfhx9/)


(http://s16.postimg.cc/5pvbux99d/16th_Series_30_Gillo_Port_PSA_9.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/5pvbux99d/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on May 24, 2015, 04:54:34 PM
VERY NICE Brian!!!

    Sharp stuff there. Looking at these, I need to start up on my 16th again. Money has been an issue, so at $100 plus for a 9 make these just out of my reach for now. I'm trying to have a 9+ set. I have 1  (10) so far.

How close are you? I know you have been working on this set for a while.

Thanks for the peak.

Jim
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 24, 2015, 05:20:36 PM
Excellent! Whatever your budget, self-subbing is so much more fun than buying!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Choke_Wagon on May 24, 2015, 09:40:59 PM
Wow, love some those Choke Wagons I've seen, wonder why 8)

Its great to see everyones little treasure because most of my family and friends think I'm nuts for still collecting these

In reality I think they are nuts for not enjoying the art and history of it :]

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on May 25, 2015, 02:55:03 AM
VERY NICE Brian!!!

    Sharp stuff there. Looking at these, I need to start up on my 16th again. Money has been an issue, so at $100 plus for a 9 make these just out of my reach for now. I'm trying to have a 9+ set. I have 1  (10) so far.

How close are you? I know you have been working on this set for a while.

Thanks for the peak.

Jim

Thanks Jim. I currently have everything from the 16th graded 7 or higher except for the puzzle. I have the puzzle , I personally don't have a desire to get it graded. Of the 30 stickers 4 have qualifiers - 3 ST and 1 OC - that I will look to upgrade over time.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on May 25, 2015, 03:02:51 AM
Excellent! Whatever your budget, self-subbing is so much more fun than buying!

I agree 100% Dave. I sent in my first 15 from the 16th Series and was like "a kid in a candy store" when they came back. Nine 9's, five 8's, and one 7. All of them I had picked up over the years on e-Bay or at the Allentown show. It's also kind of an affirmation that I still have a fairly discerning eye.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 25, 2015, 03:50:06 AM
I agree 100% Dave. I sent in my first 15 from the 16th Series and was like "a kid in a candy store" when they came back. Nine 9's, five 8's, and one 7. All of them I had picked up over the years on e-Bay or at the Allentown show. It's also kind of an affirmation that I still have a fairly discerning eye.

You guys are getting me started again on wanting to get some of my stuff graded.......
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 25, 2015, 05:01:42 AM
The toughest 16th in PSA 9 by far is Floral. I lucked out that the one in my raw set was well-centered and got a 9. There are only two (with one 10). I'm still only at about 50-60% though, around half my set didn't cut it on centering.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 25, 2015, 05:08:35 AM
The toughest 16th in PSA 9 by far is Floral. I lucked out that the one in my raw set was well-centered and got a 9. There are only two (with one 10). I'm still only at about 50-60% though, around half my set didn't cut it on centering.

My sharp cornered Floral is off to the left.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 25, 2015, 07:13:59 AM
My sharp cornered Floral is off to the left.

That's typical. Every series has those one or two titles that are always O/C.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 25, 2015, 08:29:21 AM

Every series has those one or two titles that are always O/C.


Is there a trend where the consistently O/C titles are on the sheet?        This has probably been discussed ad nauseam, but I'm a newbie.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 25, 2015, 09:11:22 AM
Is there a trend where the consistently O/C titles are on the sheet?        This has probably been discussed ad nauseam, but I'm a newbie.

Yes, the majority of them are on the edge of the sheet. There are a few exceptions like the notoriously OC 8-lives, where I believe the image was just placed incorrectly so it's always OC when the sheet is cut properly.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 25, 2015, 09:42:14 AM
Just checked, Floral is not on the edge, not sure why it's so tough.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 25, 2015, 10:13:02 AM
around half my set didn't cut it on centering.
LOL. I see what you did there
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on May 25, 2015, 07:25:02 PM
Yes, the majority of them are on the edge of the sheet. There are a few exceptions like the notoriously OC 8-lives, where I believe the image was just placed incorrectly so it's always OC when the sheet is cut properly.
or Clammy, where the black outline on the top extends so close to the sticker "above" it (Baby Runt), that for the image to be centered on the sticker, you'll see the bottom of the black outline of Baby Runt. In other words, Clammy is always centered "high" and that's the best you can do with it...unless, of course, you don't mind having some of the Baby Runt outline on your Clammy.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 26, 2015, 08:59:06 AM
Yes Tom! There will never be a PSA 9 Clammy for this reason, unless one of the graders screws up.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 26, 2015, 03:40:03 PM
...unless, of course, you don't mind having some of the Baby Runt outline on your Clammy.
that sounds like a euphemism straight out of Urban Dictionary...  :o
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 30, 2015, 07:36:48 AM
During the holiday last weekend, I was sorting though my collection and found this gem I had forgotten about. A Topps Old School promo from the 2012 Non-Sports Philly show. I don't remember which forum member sent this to me, but thanks again - you know who you are.     Thought I'd post it, in case anyone missed it.



                             (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Wrinkly%20packages_zpsjbvtham1.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: vahsurfer on May 30, 2015, 09:29:15 AM
Bleyemee!

I have the one form the NYC Comic Con - There are two variants!! Arghhhh Maytee..... Off in search of the variant!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: lucidjc on May 30, 2015, 01:44:38 PM
During the holiday last weekend, I was sorting though my collection and found this gem I had forgotten about. A Topps Old School promo from the 2012 Non-Sports Philly show. I don't remember which forum member sent this to me, but thanks again - you know who you are.     Thought I'd post it, in case anyone missed it.



                             (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Wrinkly%20packages_zpsjbvtham1.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on August 22, 2015, 04:17:38 PM
Here's a gem I picked up last week......Thought I might not get this one in this nice condition for a long time.....


(http://s10.postimg.cc/ppdk0v0tx/16th_Series_3_A_Scoot_Mouthwash_No_Copyright.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ppdk0v0tx/)

Can't wait to get this graded.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on August 22, 2015, 08:30:01 PM
Excellent, I can't see the corners too clearly but I hope it grades well! What are you anticipating/hoping for?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on August 23, 2015, 03:36:59 AM
I probably should have scanned it against a darker background. The corners are pretty sharp Dave. I'm hoping for an 8 or 9.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on August 23, 2015, 03:41:36 AM
Hope it pans out. That was one of the cards I really lucked out on. And yours has better centering.

(http://s19.postimg.cc/h20fg5z37/scoot10.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on September 02, 2015, 02:29:02 PM
I was VERY happy to find this in today's mail!


(http://s27.postimg.cc/hot3q24bz/20150902_170706_1_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/hot3q24bz/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 02, 2015, 04:54:54 PM
I was VERY happy to find this in today's mail!

wish my delivery person was that awesome. I just get bills.

that's a damn cool wrapper, and one still on my Wanted list
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: All-Brain on September 02, 2015, 06:40:44 PM
It was also a good day for the Reissue Collection


(http://s22.postimg.cc/ontz23q7h/IMG_2059.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ontz23q7h/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on September 03, 2015, 04:39:19 AM
I was VERY happy to find this in today's mail!


(http://s27.postimg.cc/hot3q24bz/20150902_170706_1_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/hot3q24bz/)

Don't think I've ever seen that one.  1st Series UK?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on September 03, 2015, 04:49:54 AM
Don't think I've ever seen that one.  1st Series UK?

It's one of the harder to find O-Pee-Chee's. Hard to tell which series. Especially since the OPC 4th series was in both the red and blue "Fink" wrappers.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 03, 2015, 08:10:47 AM
It's one of the harder to find O-Pee-Chee's. Hard to tell which series. Especially since the OPC 4th series was in both the red and blue "Fink" wrappers.

It's speculation, but it's thought to be from the 3rd series, since that's one of the series for which unopened packs have never surfaced.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BRUTE_88 on September 03, 2015, 03:43:31 PM
It's speculation, but it's thought to be from the 3rd series, since that's one of the series for which unopened packs have never surfaced.

Hey Dave, FYI - Mike Crist had 3 'Red' OPC unopened packs in his possession... Also, there was one opened pack with contents and gum that came with the batch.  If I remember correctly, he purchased a 3rd Series OPC box and the packs came with it... Not sure what ever happened them, but I assume that Eric, Kirk, Ed Glicken, or someone else must have purchased them from him.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 03, 2015, 04:37:22 PM
Hey Dave, FYI - Mike Crist had 3 'Red' OPC unopened packs in his possession... Also, there was one opened pack with contents and gum that came with the batch.  If I remember correctly, he purchased a 3rd Series OPC box and the packs came with it... Not sure what ever happened them, but I assume that Eric, Kirk, Ed Glicken, or someone else must have purchased them from him.

Brian, I'm pretty sure those red packs were second series. Kirk had several (charging $600 apiece for them of course). Luckily I picked one up from Greg (when someone liquidated their collection to him) for a more reasonable price.

I'm pretty sure no 3rds have ever surfaced.

(http://s19.postimage.org/qrhp8ae03/s2_Of.jpg)(http://s19.postimage.org/4gtu8bgpv/s2_Ob.jpg)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: BRUTE_88 on September 04, 2015, 04:37:32 AM
Brian, I'm pretty sure those red packs were second series. Kirk had several (charging $600 apiece for them of course). Luckily I picked one up from Greg (when someone liquidated their collection to him) for a more reasonable price.

I'm pretty sure no 3rds have ever surfaced.

(http://s19.postimage.org/qrhp8ae03/s2_Of.jpg)(http://s19.postimage.org/4gtu8bgpv/s2_Ob.jpg)

Nope, that was a totally different batch, since I had purchased the same from Kirk...  The ones that Mike had were definitely 3rd Series.  I will try to contact him...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 04, 2015, 07:42:43 AM
Nope, that was a totally different batch, since I had purchased the same from Kirk...  The ones that Mike had were definitely 3rd Series.  I will try to contact him...

Please do, I would love to purchase one, I never heard anything about that find.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: crackedjerk on September 04, 2015, 06:48:35 PM
I was VERY happy to find this in today's mail!


(http://s27.postimg.cc/hot3q24bz/20150902_170706_1_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/hot3q24bz/)

Don't think I've ever seen nor heard of that wrapper before.  Very cool!  Chef-Girl-Ar-Dee is one of the all-time classics!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: vahsurfer on September 05, 2015, 11:44:28 AM
I have one very similar, it looks identical except it has Fink - It is the 1973 OPC 4th Series wrapper, which one is yours supposed to be for?

(http://s8.postimg.cc/6hgkk1c81/1973_opc_blue.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6hgkk1c81/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on September 09, 2015, 12:16:06 PM
I have one very similar, it looks identical except it has Fink - It is the 1973 OPC 4th Series wrapper, which one is yours supposed to be for?

(http://s8.postimg.cc/6hgkk1c81/1973_opc_blue.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6hgkk1c81/)

It's definitely an OPC, but it's actual series connection is still a mystery!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on September 09, 2015, 12:27:14 PM
I'm not sure if I should be proud, or embarrassed, to post this addition to my collection! LOL! An eBay seller had some low-grade 4th-6th series singles for sale with the 6 puffy magnets off to the side of the picture. I've never owned a set of these non-Topps knock-offs, so I figured "What the heck!"


(http://s10.postimg.cc/uaft9q91h/20150909_151013_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/uaft9q91h/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: All-Brain on September 09, 2015, 05:42:09 PM
I'm not sure if I should be proud, or embarrassed, to post this addition to my collection! LOL! An eBay seller had some low-grade 4th-6th series singles for sale with the 6 puffy magnets off to the side of the picture. I've never owned a set of these non-Topps knock-offs, so I figured "What the heck!"


(http://s10.postimg.cc/uaft9q91h/20150909_151013_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/uaft9q91h/)
Those are great! I just scored some trinkets that I don't think have ever been seen.
I love this odd stuff.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 09, 2015, 06:03:53 PM
I'm not sure if I should be proud, or embarrassed, to post this addition to my collection!
Never be embarrassed by any Wacky item you have. That's my motto.  LOL

I have a set of those, also. Like Jeff says, the odd stuff helps make this hobby more interesting.

Another off center Clammy...but the other direction.   :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 22, 2015, 10:45:22 AM
Pat (Rawgoo) and I recently sent in a joint PSA submission in order to make the 50 card minimum order required for PSA's monthly special. There were some very interesting results. I will let Pat comment on her results when she has her cards back, but the most important thing on my end was that Pat very generously agreed to a trade that allowed me to obtain her Paul Maul...and it is the Paul Maul of my dreams!! Thank you Pat!

(http://s19.postimg.cc/p1voyw71f/image.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on December 22, 2015, 10:52:29 AM
Pat (Rawgoo) and I recently sent in a joint PSA submission in order to make the 50 card minimum order required for PSA's monthly special. There were some very interesting results. I will let Pat comment on her results when she has her cards back, but the most important thing on my end was that Pat very generously agreed to a trade that allowed me to obtain her Paul Maul...and it is the Paul Maul of my dreams!! Thank you Pat!

(http://s19.postimg.org/p1voyw71f/image.jpg)

Wow, that is in Amazing condition for a series 1 sticker.  Any Idea why it is not a 10? 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 22, 2015, 11:01:37 AM
Wow, that is in Amazing condition for a series 1 sticker.  Any Idea why it is not a 10?

I don't think there is any real difference between a 9 and a 10 that can be quantified. I believe if you crack and re-sub a 10 you will almost never get that grade a second time. Honestly, as much as I love this Paul Maul, the vertical centering would probably make it an 8 if the PSA graders understood how  to factor the copyright in. For some reason a lot of Paul Mauls are a bit low on the card.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on December 22, 2015, 02:42:02 PM
I don't think there is any real difference between a 9 and a 10 that can be quantified.


That's interesting.      Maybe a 10 is sometimes the lucky result of catching a grader in a particularly good mood that day.

Do we know if a grade is assigned by a single person?

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 22, 2015, 03:00:02 PM
They claim each card is reviewed by three graders, but I have a hard time believing that. I've found that if I send in say 20 really nice cards that are of 9-ish quality they will sometimes give 10s to a few of the nicest ones. Whereas if those cards were submitted individually, I think a 10 would be less likely.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on December 22, 2015, 03:22:20 PM
Dave, that Paul Maul looks even prettier slabbed than it did in my binder!  I'm glad to have been able to contribute to your incredible collection.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 22, 2015, 06:16:27 PM
Dave, that Paul Maul looks even prettier slabbed than it did in my binder!  I'm glad to have been able to contribute to your incredible collection.

It certainly is a beauty, my favorite features are that it's perfectly cut with no tilt and nice and white.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on December 31, 2015, 01:16:39 AM
So, as Dave mentioned, my first foray into PSA grading submissions yielded some interesting results, including the Paul Maul 9.

Here's the other shocker:

(http://s14.postimg.cc/zbo4pvs99/Band_Ache001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/zbo4pvs99/)

I'm also really pleased with this Kook-Aid - thanks again Dave for getting the rest of the wax off it!

(http://s9.postimg.cc/wj31vnubv/Kook_Aid001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/wj31vnubv/)

This Mutts may not have made an 8, but it's nice to look at:

(http://s29.postimg.cc/4n7fc61hv/Mutts003.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/4n7fc61hv/)

I also submitted a few die-cuts with the scarce alternate numbers.  This one looks pretty sharp:

(http://s17.postimg.cc/6hp9xt14r/Skimpy_Die_Cut_15001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6hp9xt14r/)

I am having a ton of fun scrutinizing my original series Wacky keepers!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on December 31, 2015, 03:18:22 AM
You did very well for your first submission Pat. Congrats. I just sent another box to PSA myself and hope to have something to post here in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 31, 2015, 05:08:10 AM
The Skimpy 15 is great, the back is completely free of toning too!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 31, 2015, 05:12:37 AM
The Band-Ache 9 is only the fourth one graded that high!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on December 31, 2015, 05:43:01 AM
The Skimpy 15 is great, the back is completely free of toning too!

Yep, that was one of the nicest raw die-cuts I had, so it was a bonus that it was a number variation.  It seemed to make sense to get some of the other lower grade variations done too, particularly since I figure that slabbing is safer for those fragile perforations.  Probably more die-cuts will go in in the future, but, meanwhile, Series 16 awaits!!

I am hooked  :P

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on December 31, 2015, 11:35:25 AM
The Band-Ache 9 is only the fourth one graded that high!

I knew it was nice, but the 9 really surprised me!  It's the only one I've ever owned - I got it as a part of a complete set in 1999 when I started buying on ebay.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 31, 2015, 12:04:43 PM
To be honest, I didn't see it as a 9 either, but there are enough times when things go the other way, so enjoy it!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on January 01, 2016, 07:06:15 PM
So, as Dave mentioned, my first foray into PSA grading submissions yielded some interesting results, including the Paul Maul 9.

Here's the other shocker:

(http://s14.postimg.cc/zbo4pvs99/Band_Ache001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/zbo4pvs99/)

I'm also really pleased with this Kook-Aid - thanks again Dave for getting the rest of the wax off it!

(http://s9.postimg.cc/wj31vnubv/Kook_Aid001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/wj31vnubv/)

This Mutts may not have made an 8, but it's nice to look at:

(http://s29.postimg.cc/4n7fc61hv/Mutts003.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/4n7fc61hv/)

I also submitted a few die-cuts with the scarce alternate numbers.  This one looks pretty sharp:

(http://s17.postimg.cc/6hp9xt14r/Skimpy_Die_Cut_15001.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6hp9xt14r/)

I am having a ton of fun scrutinizing my original series Wacky keepers!

Pat, Congrats on your first PSA sub! Those are some beautiful wackys!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on January 02, 2016, 02:12:56 AM
Pat, Congrats on your first PSA sub! Those are some beautiful wackys!

Thanks!  They really are nice!

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 02, 2016, 09:28:28 AM
I sent in a whole bunch of 1967 wackys in.  I got a lot of 8's and 7's 
I was happy with on hostage it came back as a 9
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 02, 2016, 09:29:24 AM
Also Pat you make a great point.  For 5.50 you have a really nice holder for the die cuts. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on January 02, 2016, 09:52:23 AM
I sent in a whole bunch of 1967 wackys in.  I got a lot of 8's and 7's 
I was happy with on hostage it came back as a 9

Excellent, always a thrill to get a 9 on a die cut!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on January 02, 2016, 09:52:51 AM
Did you get the Shedds back yet?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on February 27, 2016, 11:53:46 AM
Finally got this back from PSA .........


(http://s28.postimg.cc/ermdwicfd/16th_Series_3_A_Scoot_Mouthwash_No_Copyright_PSA.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ermdwicfd/)

Along with these 2........



(http://s18.postimg.cc/bxf1j79mt/16th_Series_1_Bleed_s_Candy_PSA_8.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/bxf1j79mt/)



(http://s23.postimg.cc/9qzsjp9wn/16th_Series_15_Dirtycell_Battery_PSA_8.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/9qzsjp9wn/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 27, 2016, 12:39:19 PM
Nice! The Scoot NC has really perfect centering and is nice and white!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on March 03, 2016, 05:59:57 PM
I just received this today...and am not 100% sure what it is. The below is the front and back. At first, I thought it was like the MLB cards that were mistakenly printed on the reverse of some OS 1 checklists (or vice versa). But now that I have it in my hands, I'm more thinking it is an actual OS 6 puzzle piece that's in the proof phase, being printed on blank card stock to test it out. The card feels just like a puzzle piece to me. When I bought it, I thought it was on sticker stock, but no...anyone else agree or disagree with my conclusion? Anyone also have one or more of these? I don't recall ever seeing one.

(http://s15.postimg.cc/8w0zcmo9j/IMG_0570.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/8w0zcmo9j/)  (http://s17.postimg.cc/a6kkurp5n/IMG_0571.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/a6kkurp5n/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 03, 2016, 06:20:14 PM
Concur with your assessment that it's a proof.
We've seen the opposite, sheets of just the checklist side, with no puzzle, so why not this?
Condition looks really good, makes me think this was uncovered recently?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sunsweat on March 04, 2016, 07:20:59 AM
Looks like a great find.  Surprised that no others have shown up.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 26, 2016, 03:20:17 PM
Very excited to pick up another really tough 2nd tan I've needed forever. Not perfect, but way better than any other copy I've ever owned, and probably among the 5 toughest titles from the 2nd series for centering and cut.

(http://s19.postimg.cc/q6ho7n2n7/image.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 26, 2016, 04:17:41 PM
Funny, I've looked at this Putrid image probably hundreds of times in the last 15 years and I never noticed how the copyright isn't parallel to the bottom of the image. It goes uphill!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 26, 2016, 04:36:29 PM
Another interesting 2nd series phenomenon is how certain titles are way tougher as tans than whites, most notably Awful Bits and Putrid.

Awful Bits: 5 tans in PSA 8 or better, 18 whites in PSA 8 or better
Putrid: 8 tans in PSA 8 or better, 24 whites in PSA 8 or better

I've never understood the reason for this, when it's limited to only certain titles. The Run Tony tan is also much tougher than the white.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 26, 2016, 09:13:01 PM
Another interesting 2nd series phenomenon is how certain titles are way tougher as tans than whites, most notably Awful Bits and Putrid.

Awful Bits: 5 tans in PSA 8 or better, 18 whites in PSA 8 or better
Putrid: 8 tans in PSA 8 or better, 24 whites in PSA 8 or better

I've never understood the reason for this, when it's limited to only certain titles. The Run Tony tan is also much tougher than the white.
I assume you are referring only to grading populations and not general population as those are not the most scarce tan back 2nds.  8 Lives, Cap N Crud and Hurts seem to be more scarce in tanback than Awful and Putrid.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 26, 2016, 09:47:37 PM
My point is that Cap Crud, Ditch Masters, 8-Lives, Gurgle are nearly equally scarce in white & tan. Putrid and Awful Bits are much scarcer in tan than white.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on March 27, 2016, 02:00:12 AM
Another interesting 2nd series phenomenon is how certain titles are way tougher as tans than whites, most notably Awful Bits and Putrid.

Awful Bits: 5 tans in PSA 8 or better, 18 whites in PSA 8 or better
Putrid: 8 tans in PSA 8 or better, 24 whites in PSA 8 or better

I've never understood the reason for this, when it's limited to only certain titles. The Run Tony tan is also much tougher than the white.

That's a really nice sticker - congrats!!  I have an 8 tan, but the image is low and tilted, not nearly the same eye appeal.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 27, 2016, 09:45:57 PM
My point is that Cap Crud, Ditch Masters, 8-Lives, Gurgle are nearly equally scarce in white & tan. Putrid and Awful Bits are much scarcer in tan than white.
I have 1000 tans and 500 whites of series 2 and the breakdown doesn't support your claim here.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on March 27, 2016, 10:48:15 PM
Funny, I've looked at this Putrid image probably hundreds of times in the last 15 years and I never noticed how the copyright isn't parallel to the bottom of the image. It goes uphill!

While the first part is slanted, the last part, "U.S.A." looks nearly parallel to the black border and the bottom edge.

Maybe the card stock shifted during printing?    But if that happened, the border registration would be off kilter.

Unless the copyright is printed in a different step than the border.

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 28, 2016, 03:09:00 AM
I have 1000 tans and 500 whites of series 2 and the breakdown doesn't support your claim here.

Maybe you're misunderstanding. I'm not saying these titles are rare in any condition, but that they are rare centered and not tilted/miscut.

There may have been a time when PSA populations were not conclusive, but for the last several years there are a bunch of individuals trying to make a living submitting lower population wackys and asking the moon for them. If there were a ton of perfect tan Awful Bits out there we'd start seeing them in PSA holders and on eBay.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 28, 2016, 03:31:06 AM
While the first part is slanted, the last part, "U.S.A." looks nearly parallel to the black border and the bottom edge.

Maybe the card stock shifted during printing?    But if that happened, the border registration would be off kilter.

Unless the copyright is printed in a different step than the border.

It seems to be slanted on all copies, so it must have been crooked on the original sheet.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 28, 2016, 05:21:40 AM
It seems to be slanted on all copies, so it must have been crooked on the original sheet.
Yes, this.
If you go to Gregs site and look at the high res image for series 2, you can see the copyright is slanted for both copies of the title on every sheet. It's even slanted on the proof sheet copy, so it was placed that way from the very start of production.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 28, 2016, 07:41:11 PM
Maybe you're misunderstanding. I'm not saying these titles are rare in any condition, but that they are rare centered and not tilted/miscut.

There may have been a time when PSA populations were not conclusive, but for the last several years there are a bunch of individuals trying to make a living submitting lower population wackys and asking the moon for them. If there were a ton of perfect tan Awful Bits out there we'd start seeing them in PSA holders and on eBay.
I asked for clarification if you were referring only to grading population, you didn't say yes or no but it didn't sound like you were agreeing with me hence my misunderstanding   8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 28, 2016, 08:09:33 PM
I asked for clarification if you were referring only to grading population, you didn't say yes or no but it didn't sound like you were agreeing with me hence my misunderstanding   8)

I think I misunderstood your question, leading to your misunderstanding.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 28, 2016, 08:23:38 PM
I think I misunderstood your question, leading to your misunderstanding.
What were we talking about again?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 24, 2016, 02:59:59 PM
I just got a recent submission back from PSA. PSA gods were smiling  ;)
Here are some highlights:


(http://s31.postimg.cc/x5wib4jnb/My_Collection351.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/x5wib4jnb/)


(http://s31.postimg.cc/59veyl0fr/My_Collection352.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/59veyl0fr/)


(http://s31.postimg.cc/ohwu7bgc7/My_Collection353.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/ohwu7bgc7/)


(http://s31.postimg.cc/r3blmbkhj/My_Collection354.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/r3blmbkhj/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 24, 2016, 04:05:26 PM
Excellent! Just think, for many years there were exactly three Bandaches graded 9 or better...and two board members have scored a Band-Ache 9 in the last 6 months!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 25, 2016, 02:52:29 AM
Wow, that was a fantastic group of stickers!  Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 25, 2016, 06:13:30 AM
Wow, that was a fantastic group of stickers!  Congrats!

Thanks
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on April 25, 2016, 12:03:30 PM
Great group of stickers Bill. Congrats. Always nice to see stuff like that.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 25, 2016, 09:18:55 PM
Great group of stickers Bill. Congrats. Always nice to see stuff like that.

Thanks Brian.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: sco(o)t on May 02, 2016, 06:04:05 PM
Vincenzo D'Ipollito (aka Chenduz) and I completed an epic trade recently and I just received some items from him today from the Netherlands. Had to share...  (click on each picture for a better look).

A 2014 Series 1 sketch of  Joe G.'s FRUIT TROLLUPS...
(http://s32.postimg.cc/hrlu8yrbl/Chenduz4.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/hrlu8yrbl/)

A 2015 series 1 sketch of BUNIONS...
(http://s32.postimg.cc/tmcf8y029/Chenduz3.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/tmcf8y029/)

Just a fun Scoot related piece...
(http://s32.postimg.cc/fr19nzzdd/Chenduz1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/fr19nzzdd/)

A GPK/Wacky mashup comic cover customized as "Spacey Scot" compete with Scoot Mouthwash...
(http://s32.postimg.cc/uwg7nuy1d/Chenduz2.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/uwg7nuy1d/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: quas on May 02, 2016, 06:54:31 PM
Fantastic sketches!!!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 02, 2016, 11:22:51 PM

Vincenzo D'Ipollito (aka Chenduz) and I completed an epic trade recently and I just received some items from him today from the Netherlands.

Great Scot!

Those are killer
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: koduck on May 03, 2016, 06:33:44 AM
Grrrreat sketch cards Scot! And that cover is mighty impressive, too! I can only imagine the time it took to paint that Wacky logo over the "puketacular" logo!  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Chenduz on May 03, 2016, 07:37:43 AM
Vincenzo D'Ipollito (aka Chenduz) and I completed an epic trade recently and I just received some items from him today from the Netherlands. Had to share...  (click on each picture for a better look).

A 2014 Series 1 sketch of  Joe G.'s FRUIT TROLLUPS...
(http://s32.postimg.org/hrlu8yrbl/Chenduz4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hrlu8yrbl/)

A 2015 series 1 sketch of BUNIONS...
(http://s32.postimg.org/tmcf8y029/Chenduz3.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tmcf8y029/)

Just a fun Scoot related piece...
(http://s32.postimg.org/fr19nzzdd/Chenduz1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fr19nzzdd/)

A GPK/Wacky mashup comic cover customized as "Spacey Scot" compete with Scoot Mouthwash...
(http://s32.postimg.org/uwg7nuy1d/Chenduz2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uwg7nuy1d/)

Thank you very much for posting the whole lot Scot. Im very happy it arrived save and sound after crossing the big ocean! This was an epic trade indeed, really unforgettable! ..... Have a great day sir!! 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Chenduz on May 03, 2016, 07:43:16 AM
Thanks Jean Nutty and Quas! I always have fun making wacky sketches and doing a cover like this IS really time consuming indeed Koduck! hahaha....... Im very proud having finished this one in full fledge color... Also MY first GPK~Wacky crossover? ......   8)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 09, 2016, 06:23:05 PM
Fun and productive week of 16th series wheeling and dealing! I decided to trade down from my PSA 10 Scoot N/C because of an opportunity to replace it with a nice PSA 9 and pick up a bunch of other nice 16ths at the same time.

So I gave up this...

(http://s19.postimg.cc/h20fg5z37/scoot10.jpg)

...and ended up with everything below (with a few extra dollars kicked in from selling the raw copies I no longer needed and a couple of other sales). Not having to put out any actual money makes it twice as fun!

(https://s19.postimg.cc/v7rljh1cz/scootnc9.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/ip6ep5ezn/cbone.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/3lk8l1smb/cracked.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/9vfi81s0z/fling.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/enpbjhmoz/horsey.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/976np3tb7/prowl.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/u092dilur/sspies.jpg)


Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on September 09, 2016, 06:27:33 PM
Wow, that was a steal.  That is a huge haul for dropping down from a 10 to a 9!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 09, 2016, 07:12:34 PM
Wow, that was a steal.  That is a huge haul for dropping down from a 10 to a 9!

Yeah, there are only two PSA 10 Scoot N/Cs, even common 10s of that population level have sold for $800-900.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on September 09, 2016, 07:50:53 PM
Yeah, there are only two PSA 10 Scoot N/Cs, even common 10s of that population level have sold for $800-900.
That PSA 9 is better than the PSA10, that PSA 10 is misgraded IMHO.  That PSA10 centering is not PSA worthy.  I guess I should kill my scoot no copy unopened pack and get it graded eh?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 09, 2016, 08:08:47 PM
That PSA 9 is better than the PSA10, that PSA 10 is misgraded IMHO.  That PSA10 centering is not PSA worthy.  I guess I should kill my scoot no copy unopened pack and get it graded eh?

I don't think it's misgraded, it just doesn't have great centering for the grade. A 10 only has to be 60/40. But I agree, I like the 9 better, which is one of the main reasons I did it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 10, 2016, 04:53:56 AM
Nice score!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Scheres on September 15, 2016, 11:35:27 AM
Just grabbed these off ebay.
(https://s22.postimg.cc/hcbi57hkt/1wpgrade.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hcbi57hkt/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on September 15, 2016, 05:28:39 PM
The Yicks looks pretty good. Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but that Badzooka is way off center. I wonder how it would have been graded if it went to PSA?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on September 15, 2016, 08:57:33 PM
I found out about another knock on PSA grading, the population report is useless ludlows.  It appears early graded cards didn't have the  ludlow call out so the low population reports are meaningless. 
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 25, 2016, 03:50:38 AM
My dad's friend had Wackies from the original series and he gave them to me. And a perfectly centered Cap'n Crud and Paul Maul came along.. Almost finished out my series 1 and 2 sets, with extras. Will post pictures.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 25, 2016, 05:01:49 AM
My dad's friend had Wackies from the original series and he gave them to me. And a perfectly centered Cap'n Crud and Paul Maul came along.. Almost finished out my series 1 and 2 sets, with extras. Will post pictures.

A perfectly centered Capn Crud is rare indeed. Look forward to seeing that!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 25, 2016, 05:55:05 AM

(http://s11.postimg.cc/6zdb7950f/capncrudpaulmaul.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6zdb7950f/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 25, 2016, 06:20:09 AM
Way above average Capn Crud. Still a tad high on the card, but much better than most!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 25, 2016, 06:29:04 AM
Way above average Capn Crud. Still a tad high on the card, but much better than most!

Oh.. Okay.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 25, 2016, 11:45:56 AM
Cap Crud is one of those titles that just never looks cut exactly right. Always a bit tilted, high on the card. Even the PSA 8s mostly look funky!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on October 16, 2016, 11:06:25 AM
(https://s10.postimg.cc/j7xiio6p1/1016161404.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j7xiio6p1/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 18, 2016, 07:44:19 PM
(https://s10.postimg.cc/j7xiio6p1/1016161404.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j7xiio6p1/)

Nice pick ups Mark.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 18, 2016, 07:47:30 PM
My only two Allentown pickups...

(https://s19.postimg.cc/tv7ng93qb/nit9.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/f1szvhvz7/snarl9.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on October 19, 2016, 02:28:36 AM
Nice! Were those from the person who just had a box that had $5 per card on it? I saw 1 Wacky in it, a PSA 6 card though.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 19, 2016, 03:33:05 AM
Nice! Were those from the person who just had a box that had $5 per card on it? I saw 1 Wacky in it, a PSA 6 card though.

No such luck. They were from Ebay seller nutzaboutcards who was on the right just as you enter the room.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on October 19, 2016, 04:31:32 AM
No such luck. They were from Ebay seller nutzaboutcards who was on the right just as you enter the room.

Those are really nice!  I especially like how bright white they are.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on October 20, 2016, 12:22:25 PM
No such luck. They were from Ebay seller nutzaboutcards who was on the right just as you enter the room.

Oh I got a couple from him. He was selling the sets of Wacky's, right?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on October 24, 2016, 12:07:04 PM
(https://s16.postimg.cc/ycqg5r04h/1024161505.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ycqg5r04h/)
1980 Gums Mask Transparency??
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on January 29, 2017, 02:48:21 PM
At least once per year, I am still able to add something to my keeper collection.  Just snagged this box from Dan as it is one of the few I was missing.  It is a result of Karma as long ago this was something I was to add to my collection during a period of time of farce "yields" with a fellow collector.  That collector ended up paying nearly $900 for this box after deciding to battle me for it instead.  Now I own it for a trade of under $300. Karma does have a way of working itself out  ;)

(https://s29.postimg.cc/6in3h0zkj/tattoos_2_for_5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6in3h0zkj/)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: moron_chicken on February 01, 2017, 05:34:59 PM
Isn't that the one Matt just sold on Ebay?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 03, 2017, 08:10:42 PM
Isn't that the one Matt just sold on Ebay?
Yes dan won it and because I need it for my collection he sent it my way at cost.  I have often done the same for him.  At a Philly show a long time ago,  he and I split a $7,000 Wacky Pack collection in about 15 minutes, ratz cracked, #21 jolly and most other diecuts, 1-16 run etc.   We find it very easy to handle this stuff.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 03, 2017, 09:07:58 PM
Dan is remarkable, especially when you realize wackys are a minor sideline for him.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 03, 2017, 09:09:11 PM
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/sports/baseball/baseball-card-collectors-guy-zinn.html?0p19G=c
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 04, 2017, 06:26:11 AM
Dan is remarkable, especially when you realize wackys are a minor sideline for him.
Yeah, not sure how he handles it all but he does.  He seems to like to buy all the rare display boxes when they come up and then he relists them on ebay as he has series 1 and 2 boxes and at least one other rare box on ebay.  Good thing because I miss many of these auctions.  I think I am only missing like 1 or 2 boxes.  Is there an updated list somewhere?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 04, 2017, 06:34:19 AM
Yeah, not sure how he handles it all but he does.  He seems to like to buy all the rare display boxes when they come up and then he relists them on ebay as he has series 1 and 2 boxes and at least one other rare box on ebay.  Good thing because I miss many of these auctions.  I think I am only missing like 1 or 2 boxes.  Is there an updated list somewhere?

Probably not, the vintage hobby and its documentation really isn't a priority for anyone anymore that I know of.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on February 04, 2017, 06:59:39 AM
Yeah, not sure how he handles it all but he does.  He seems to like to buy all the rare display boxes when they come up and then he relists them on ebay as he has series 1 and 2 boxes and at least one other rare box on ebay.  Good thing because I miss many of these auctions.  I think I am only missing like 1 or 2 boxes.  Is there an updated list somewhere?

Is this seller darby-s on ebay?  I don't believe I have ever dealt with him.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 04, 2017, 07:16:52 AM
Is this seller darby-s on ebay?  I don't believe I have ever dealt with him.

Yes, not to be confused with dar-b, who is a different non-sport seller.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 04, 2017, 07:17:34 AM
Is this seller darby-s on ebay?  I don't believe I have ever dealt with him.

He also has been known on eBay as r337man I believe.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on February 04, 2017, 07:37:34 AM
Yes, not to be confused with dar-b, who is a different non-sport seller.

Thanks.  I have just one empty vintage Wacky box, a really nice Series 15 example.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 04, 2017, 08:21:21 AM
Thanks.  I have just one empty vintage Wacky box, a really nice Series 15 example.

Having one really nice one seems like a good way to go. I can't stand having things in crappy condition, I'd rather have one really nice one than an entire run of beaters.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 04, 2017, 10:29:45 AM
 it's really tough to have a truly beater display box since they're so easy to stuff and wrap and make look very good.   if they're torn and missing pieces of the box I guess that would be called a beater. I think most people are more interested in the item than condition.  To say I have a mint condition Wacky Pack doesnt seem exciting.   For someone to say they have the rare 5 cent wacky ad box but no mention of condition... exciting.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 04, 2017, 10:45:39 AM
it's really tough to have a truly beater display box since they're so easy to stuff and wrap and make look very good.   if they're torn and missing pieces of the box I guess that would be called a beater. I think most people are more interested in the item than condition.  To say I have a mint condition Wacky Pack doesnt seem exciting.   For someone to say they have the rare 5 cent wacky ad box but no mention of condition... exciting.

It's one of those things that's just in the eye of the beholder. I still admire someone else's collection of rare items despite condition issues. I just can't own the stuff myself. It upsets me to look at such items, makes me feel like my whole collection is garbage. I actually sold my 1st series box without having a replacement because I just couldn't stand it anymore. And by reasonable standards it was not that bad!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 04, 2017, 10:53:13 AM
Totally agree, everything we collect is in the eye of the beholder.  I just can't imagine the sight of any vintage series 1 Wacky Packages box making anyone nauseous  >(
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on February 04, 2017, 11:59:26 AM
Was Dan at the show last October? I went Saturday and he was not there.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on February 04, 2017, 03:36:03 PM
I still admire someone else's collection of rare items despite condition issues. I just can't own the stuff myself.
I appreciate your crap....as long as it ain't MY crap.   :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on February 04, 2017, 09:14:00 PM
I appreciate your crap....as long as it ain't MY crap.   :P

Tom, you have such a way with words!  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 04, 2017, 09:32:01 PM
I appreciate your crap....as long as it ain't MY crap.   :P

Well, I wouldn't call a complete 1st series red ludlow set in lower grade "crap"...but I still would not want to own it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on February 12, 2017, 07:24:54 PM
Matthew continues to be one of my favorite artists. I recently scored this killer Run Tony sketch on eBay. It was only $10!

              (https://image.ibb.co/dzsJK5/Run_Tony_zps0ythrtxj.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on February 13, 2017, 02:58:43 PM
Matthew continues to be one of my favorite artists. I recently scored this killer Run Tony sketch on eBay. It was only $10!


                     (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Run%20Tony_zps0ythrtxj.jpg)
Matt rocks, this is a great pickup!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 18, 2017, 01:59:34 PM
Just completed a mega trade and came away with all these....

(https://s19.postimg.cc/jmp1uz1ur/67ache.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/xhncdfw9v/67duz.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/cysg8dicj/67fink.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/libu64qoz/67ghoul.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/vgwssm04j/67hex.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/yc9vzh44j/67mutts.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/4lmrdpj4z/67nit.jpg)

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on February 18, 2017, 02:07:39 PM
Just completed a mega trade and came away with all these....
Nice!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: mikecho on February 18, 2017, 04:53:19 PM
I noticed all of them are pretty much centered except for the Spray Nit. Is this common for all the Die-Cuts or just for some of them?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Tom Keen on February 22, 2017, 08:15:42 PM
I guess the centering of the diecut itself is not a factor for PSA?  I am going to send them a miscut Jolly mean #4.  Think they will be smart enough to catch it?  I bet not....I will have the only and highest graded #4 Jolly Mean!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on February 23, 2017, 03:37:11 AM
I guess the centering of the diecut itself is not a factor for PSA?  I am going to send them a miscut Jolly mean #4.  Think they will be smart enough to catch it?  I bet not....I will have the only and highest graded #4 Jolly Mean!

The rest of the hobby was believing there was a Ratz #4 at one point for the same reason. So they might fall for it. Actually they have pull down menus they pick from so probably wouldn't go through.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on March 25, 2017, 09:34:16 AM
A couple of recent purchases where partially correct identification, with a dash of incorrect identification, can benefit a collection! I'm not concerned about the low grade #'s... as these are temporary fillers that help fill some open slots until some better specimens surface. I'm finally closing the gap on this set!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/dl45r7vcb/Gurgle_Mrs._Klean.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dl45r7vcb/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 25, 2017, 11:23:52 AM
A couple of recent purchases where partially correct identification, with a dash of incorrect identification, can benefit a collection! I'm not concerned about the low grade #'s... as these are temporary fillers that help fill some open slots until some better specimens surface. I'm finally closing the gap on this set!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/dl45r7vcb/Gurgle_Mrs._Klean.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dl45r7vcb/)


George...are you saying you got these cheaper because they were mislabeled? Seems like it would be the other way around.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on March 25, 2017, 11:46:45 AM

George...are you saying you got these cheaper because they were mislabeled? Seems like it would be the other way around.

No, they were definitely cheap due to the condition. For me, the score was finding two incorrectly labeled 2nd series UK titles that I needed.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on March 25, 2017, 11:58:33 AM
No, they were definitely cheap due to the condition. For me, the score was finding two incorrectly labeled 2nd series UK titles that I needed.

Oops, I mistakenly thought they were wonder breads!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 25, 2017, 01:05:42 PM
A couple of recent purchases where partially correct identification, with a dash of incorrect identification, can benefit a collection! I'm not concerned about the low grade #'s... as these are temporary fillers that help fill some open slots until some better specimens surface. I'm finally closing the gap on this set!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/dl45r7vcb/Gurgle_Mrs._Klean.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dl45r7vcb/)
This is how I completed my sets, just finding Uks mixed with other common wackys.  I also have a complete set of cut doubles the say way, spotting the copyright difference over the years and just scooping them up.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on March 25, 2017, 02:26:25 PM
This is how I completed my sets, just finding Uks mixed with other common wackys.  I also have a complete set of cut doubles the say way, spotting the copyright difference over the years and just scooping them up.

Same here! (although I'm still working on the 2nd Series... but I'm wicked close!) I still have a cut double that you helped me identify at the Fall Show back in 2007!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 26, 2017, 06:53:55 AM
Wow I'd forgotten about that 2007 show.  It was interesting that so many cut doubles were in dealer collections in the Philly show of all places, almost as if somebody took a whole collection of them and sold them to various dealers at the show, I did find a few pieces on eBay
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on March 29, 2017, 01:56:59 PM
I received an eagerly anticipated package from "across the pond" this morning!




(https://s10.postimg.cc/t7kqrj945/20170329_125736-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t7kqrj945/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Beanball on March 29, 2017, 02:57:12 PM
I received an eagerly anticipated package from "across the pond" this morning.
Very nice George. Beautiful condition. Congrats.




(https://s10.postimg.cc/t7kqrj945/20170329_125736-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t7kqrj945/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on March 31, 2017, 07:37:40 AM
Another incorrectly labeled addition to the herd! Most of the info is correct, but to be completely accurate, the header should read "1975 Topps UK Wacky Packs" (The date is based on the copyright on the back of the puzzle cards... anyone know if this was the actual release date for the UK 2nd series?)

This has been one of the best months of Wacky Package collecting that I've had in well over 20 years! At the beginning of March, I only had a couple of the UK 2nd series titles, and a complete puzzle... 30 days later, I am only six stickers away from completing this set!

(https://s1.postimg.cc/9qt7e8szf/20170330_175217_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9qt7e8szf/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on March 31, 2017, 06:51:47 PM
Another incorrectly labeled addition to the herd! Most of the info is correct, but to be completely accurate, the header should read "1975 Topps UK Wacky Packs" (The date is based on the copyright on the back of the puzzle cards... anyone know if this was the actual release date for the UK 2nd series?)

This has been one of the best months of Wacky Package collecting that I've had in well over 20 years! At the beginning of March, I only had a couple of the UK 2nd series titles, and a complete puzzle... 30 days later, I am only six stickers away from completing this set!

(https://s1.postimg.cc/9qt7e8szf/20170330_175217_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9qt7e8szf/)
Loving every one of your posts like this.  THIS is what it is all about!  Finding cool stuff in the wild!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2017, 04:21:20 AM
Another incorrectly labeled addition to the herd! Most of the info is correct, but to be completely accurate, the header should read "1975 Topps UK Wacky Packs" (The date is based on the copyright on the back of the puzzle cards... anyone know if this was the actual release date for the UK 2nd series?)

This has been one of the best months of Wacky Package collecting that I've had in well over 20 years! At the beginning of March, I only had a couple of the UK 2nd series titles, and a complete puzzle... 30 days later, I am only six stickers away from completing this set!

(https://s1.postimg.cc/9qt7e8szf/20170330_175217_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9qt7e8szf/)

Congrats!  Just read up on these in the Gallery, and must now look through my OS 1-6 stickers for trademarks.  I used to buy a lot of Fun Packs, so there could be some UKs mixed in.  I could also have some mislabeled PSAs.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on April 01, 2017, 07:15:31 AM
Just plucked this one out of the wild last night. Not mint... but it's still a 2nd UK!

(https://s13.postimg.cc/ylziofkvn/Airraid_UK_2nd.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ylziofkvn/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2017, 07:21:54 AM
Just plucked this one out of the wild last night. Not mint... but it's still a 2nd UK!

(https://s13.postimg.cc/ylziofkvn/Airraid_UK_2nd.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ylziofkvn/)

You truly had a great March for Wacky collecting!  Which titles are you still missing?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on April 01, 2017, 12:42:33 PM
You truly had a great March for Wacky collecting!  Which titles are you still missing?

Unfortunately, the six titles I need are all post 6th series, meaning the copyrights are the same as the U.S. releases. Originally, I was going to just fill in those six slots with U.S. stickers and call it a day, but I've decided to hold out and hope that some more UK stashes will be unearthed! Although it's not a 100% guarantee that any of the post 6ths will be genuine, there's a chance that a bit of provenance can be gained by the owner's back story.

These are the six that I need:

1) Chimpanzee
2) Coffin-mate
3) Family Circuit
4) Lox
5) Planet of the Grapes
6) Swiss Fright
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: cardnut on April 01, 2017, 03:53:37 PM
After reading about your recent UK finds I was curious if there is a list of the cards that are in these series. I found some information on Wackypackages.org site but it doesn't seem complete. They show a back of the checklist listing the cards but I found several cards in my collection  that have the Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. Prtd in U.S.A. that were not on the checklists.  Fink and Kook-Aid Series 1 Boohoo and Awful Bits Series 2 Sledge, Busted Finger and Drowny Series 3.  Are these something different or from the UK series.  Thanks for some clarification.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 01, 2017, 03:56:41 PM
After reading about your recent UK finds I was curious if there is a list of the cards that are in these series. I found some information on Wackypackages.org site but it doesn't seem complete. They show a back of the checklist listing the cards but I found several cards in my collection  that have the Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. Prtd in U.S.A. that were not on the checklists.  Fink and Kook-Aid Series 1 Boohoo and Awful Bits Series 2 Sledge, Busted Finger and Drowny Series 3.  Are these something different or from the UK series.  Thanks for some clarification.
I believe those are all from the first Wonder Bread set
http://www.wackypacks.com/stickers/wonderbread/index.html
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: cardnut on April 01, 2017, 04:12:46 PM
Thanks Fanatical and Sickly, I will have to go through and see what others I might have.  So how do you distinguish from the UK and the Wonder Bread stickers? Is there some overlap?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 01, 2017, 04:52:46 PM
Thanks Fanatical and Sickly, I will have to go through and see what others I might have.  So how do you distinguish from the UK and the Wonder Bread stickers? Is there some overlap?
Wonderbread doesn't have "*" in the copyright.  UK does.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: cardnut on April 01, 2017, 04:59:51 PM
Thanks Bandaches, now I see it.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on April 01, 2017, 06:59:43 PM
Unfortunately, the six titles I need are all post 6th series, meaning the copyrights are the same as the U.S. releases. Originally, I was going to just fill in those six slots with U.S. stickers and call it a day, but I've decided to hold out and hope that some more UK stashes will be unearthed! Although it's not a 100% guarantee that any of the post 6ths will be genuine, there's a chance that a bit of provenance can be gained by the owner's back story.

These are the six that I need:

1) Chimpanzee
2) Coffin-mate
3) Family Circuit
4) Lox
5) Planet of the Grapes
6) Swiss Fright

George,

I really knew nothing about the UK stuff.  I was never really interested.  I see that you are bidding on one of my auctions that has a UK sticker in it.  I was going over the stickers trying to find out the difference between the UK tan backs and the Wonderbreads that have the full copyright and it looks like the Wonderbreads do not have the c with the circle around it before the "Topps"  I started looking through my other ones and it looks like the set of Blecch's also have that.  So that one must be a second series UK as well.  I have a list of series one stickers, ( I have a checklist), but Neither Greg's site not Rusty's has a listing for the second series.  I will be looking through my stash to see if I have nay others.  Are they much sought after?  Are they worth anything much?  I think the UK stickers are pretty much a niche market
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 01, 2017, 07:07:16 PM
Bill, the wonder breads have the circled c, it's the asterisk that they lack and the UK's have.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on April 01, 2017, 07:15:14 PM
Bill, the wonder breads have the circled c, it's the asterisk that they lack and the UK's have.
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Ah, then I had it backwards? I will have to look at the pictures again. This is confusing.  It is weird being a rookie again when it comes to Wacky's!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 01, 2017, 07:30:33 PM
I have a list of series one stickers, ( I have a checklist), but Neither Greg's site not Rusty's has a listing for the second series.
Even though Greg never populated the page for the UK series, he does actually have a scan of the 2nd Checklist over in the Checklists section

(http://www.wackypacks.com/checklists/2nd_funpack_checklist_smaller_images.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on April 01, 2017, 07:56:55 PM
Even though Greg never populated the page for the UK series, he does actually have a scan of the 2nd Checklist over in the Checklists section

(http://www.wackypacks.com/checklists/2nd_funpack_checklist_smaller_images.jpg)

Thanks!  That will make searching much easier.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 02, 2017, 06:50:41 AM
Thanks!  That will make searching much easier.
Dude make this easy on yourself, looki g up titles on a checklist is arduous, if you see any series one through six titles with a series 7 or later copyright that's a UK.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 02, 2017, 07:24:07 AM
Dude make this easy on yourself, looki g up titles on a checklist is arduous, if you see any series one through six titles with a series 7 or later copyright that's a UK.

My OS Wackys are stored by Series number, and then alphabetically, so that's what I did yesterday.  But, if someone has their stickers stored strictly alphabetically, then the checklist would be a big help.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on April 02, 2017, 09:17:20 PM
My OS Wackys are stored by Series number, and then alphabetically, so that's what I did yesterday.  But, if someone has their stickers stored strictly alphabetically, then the checklist would be a big help.
My point is UK checklist checking should not be the primary way to figure out whether you have uk stickers.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on April 03, 2017, 09:18:17 AM
George,

I really knew nothing about the UK stuff.  I was never really interested.  I see that you are bidding on one of my auctions that has a UK sticker in it.  I was going over the stickers trying to find out the difference between the UK tan backs and the Wonderbreads that have the full copyright and it looks like the Wonderbreads do not have the c with the circle around it before the "Topps"  I started looking through my other ones and it looks like the set of Blecch's also have that.  So that one must be a second series UK as well.  I have a list of series one stickers, ( I have a checklist), but Neither Greg's site not Rusty's has a listing for the second series.  I will be looking through my stash to see if I have nay others.  Are they much sought after?  Are they worth anything much?  I think the UK stickers are pretty much a niche market

Like Dave had pointed out in a subsequent post, the Sledge in your auction is a Wonder Bread issue. Although, I will admit, the long copyright line is what first caught my attention! I'll explain my reason for purchasing this group of Sledge stickers in the "Wacky Package Sleuthing & Forensics" thread.... ;D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on April 04, 2017, 05:50:03 AM
How's about calling out some of the asinine buyers as well? Just sayin'.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on April 04, 2017, 06:14:24 AM
How's about calling out some of the asinine buyers as well? Just sayin'.

Because of shill bidding or exorbitant bidding?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on April 04, 2017, 06:18:44 AM
Because of shill bidding or exorbitant bidding?

That as well as buying things w/o reading descriptions and reviewing pictures sufficiently.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on April 04, 2017, 06:36:20 AM
That as well as buying things w/o reading descriptions and reviewing pictures sufficiently.

True! I don't sell that much on the "bay", but I have heard some horror stories of some of the claims that buyers have made against sellers just for the reason you mention. You have to wonder... are some of them impulse buys (gotta get it before anybody else) or scrolling down to read the fine print is just too darn hard!  ;D I recently made a significant purchase from a seller in the UK. They had many clearly written terms and details to which I, in turn, had a few questions prior to buying their items. The seller was so happy that I followed the instructions and asked questions, that they dropped all of the shipping costs! Due diligence and a good dose of courtesy goes a LONG way!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: FourRoses on April 04, 2017, 07:23:43 AM
My experience why I sometimes believe buyers are at fault:

My selling of WP's is rare. This is a hobby to me and not a way to make money but this series has struck me differently so I wanted to recover some of my money. This past weekend (F-Su) I listed 20, twenty auctions dealing with the 50th Series. 20 occurred because (between 1 gravity feed and 2 BB's) I was able to make 2 of each sub set. Each auction showed exactly which cards were included and described what you received (9 cards from X sub set) and what they were. One guy bids on and wins 8 of the first 10 auctions I listed. He paid and I shipped and then he realized he blundered and contacted me yesterday. This is where it gets amusing. He tells me he isn't happy with his purchase and doesn't necessarily blame me for his mistake but he somehow thought these sets (Politics, celebs, etc..,) were all chase cards and he goes on with his lament about how he grossly over-paid. To that he did. He paid $50.00 for eight of the sub sets in the base set when he could have purchased an entire 90 card base set online for $10-$20. He then goes as far as questioning how and why I listed my auctions as I did and I explain to him that not everyone might want the entire 10 sub sets and some might want to pick and choose. Essentially, these auctions were not focused on someone like him. In his haste and assumption he fudged up and wants to share the blame with me.

Some buyers are frustrating beyond belief.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 28, 2017, 07:36:48 AM
Purchased this from Kook a couple of months ago, but had to get it reholdered because the flip was incorrect. One of the nicest examples of this card I've ever seen!

(https://s19.postimg.cc/ehcjp3nhf/spicspan8.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on April 28, 2017, 09:55:44 AM
Purchased this from Kook a couple of months ago, but had to get it reholdered because the flip was incorrect. One of the nicest examples of this card I've ever seen!

(https://s19.postimg.org/scado70yr/IMG_1147.jpg)

I do have to agree, and I'm glad it found a great home!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on April 29, 2017, 03:41:13 PM
Purchased this from Kook a couple of months ago, but had to get it reholdered because the flip was incorrect. One of the nicest examples of this card I've ever seen!

(https://s19.postimg.org/scado70yr/IMG_1147.jpg)

That's a beauty for sure!  Was it upside down, or just mislabeled?

Been looking for my own PSA 8 for a comparison, but can't find it right now.  Somehow, my OS3 keeper set got split up, and I can only find up to Sledge.......
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 29, 2017, 06:23:42 PM
It was just that the flip did not reflect that it was the Spic and Span version, which prevented me from adding it to my master registry set.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 05, 2017, 08:09:15 AM
The eye appeal of PSA 8s varies widely...but this one is a beauty!

(https://s19.postimg.cc/rk868ddpf/maddie1967.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Scheres on May 09, 2017, 03:26:38 PM
New stuff for my collection. Thanks Joe Grossburg!
(https://s23.postimg.cc/nozqk94jb/grosswp.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nozqk94jb/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 17, 2017, 06:12:18 PM
I just received this beauty in the mail this afternoon! No cracking, or crumbling, and VERY vibrant.


(https://s7.postimg.cc/r0wp2yauv/20170517_191000_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r0wp2yauv/)

(https://s11.postimg.cc/hr39927yn/20170517_191102_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hr39927yn/)

(https://s28.postimg.cc/b3o490m49/20170517_191203_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b3o490m49/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 17, 2017, 09:03:10 PM
I just received this beauty in the mail this afternoon! No cracking, or crumbling, and VERY vibrant.


(https://s7.postimg.cc/r0wp2yauv/20170517_191000_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r0wp2yauv/)

(https://s11.postimg.cc/hr39927yn/20170517_191102_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hr39927yn/)

(https://s28.postimg.cc/b3o490m49/20170517_191203_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b3o490m49/)
I think I have a complete set, like 4 or 5 different ones right?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 17, 2017, 10:12:21 PM
I think I have a complete set, like 4 or 5 different ones right?

Not sure... I'm a newb at the transfers! This is my first one.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 19, 2017, 08:06:30 PM
Not sure... I'm a newb at the transfers! This is my first one.
I have scans on this page of my website

http://www.wackypackage.com/Wacky%20Packs/HTML%20Stuff/Oddballstuff.html

Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 22, 2017, 10:35:11 AM
It's been a good month for die cuts!

(https://s19.postimg.cc/iw4bmnpgj/cjerk.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/kcfu4ssdf/schmutz.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 23, 2017, 03:57:22 PM
Received a package from Canada this afternoon! They're not mint, but are in really good shape for '73 OPC's!

(https://s29.postimg.cc/tv5dwrt37/20170523_175614_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tv5dwrt37/)


(https://s11.postimg.cc/z6x5jwvkf/20170523_180031-2_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z6x5jwvkf/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 23, 2017, 05:17:08 PM
Received a package from Canada this afternoon! They're not mint, but are in really good shape for '73 OPC's!

(https://s29.postimg.cc/tv5dwrt37/20170523_175614_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tv5dwrt37/)


(https://s11.postimg.cc/z6x5jwvkf/20170523_180031-2_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z6x5jwvkf/)

Nice! Good to see that no matter what else you are involved in, you never stop being a vintage collector!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 24, 2017, 10:05:56 PM
Does anyone have any insight regarding the Hawaiian Punks sticker on the left? It appears to be a N/C version, but I don't recall any discussions over the years of this title having no copyright. I aligned the image next to a sticker that has the copyright, and it doesn't appear to be a mis-cut. I've also compared it to images of an original 3rd series uncut sheet ("Spic & Span" version), as well as a Hostess pair, and they all have the copyright image in the same location.


(https://s14.postimg.cc/r6dhdqg2l/Hawaiian_Punks_no_copyright.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r6dhdqg2l/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 24, 2017, 10:20:27 PM
Does anyone have any insight regarding the Hawaiian Punks sticker on the left? It appears to be a N/C version, but I don't recall any discussions over the years of this title having no copyright. I aligned the image next to a sticker that has the copyright, and it doesn't appear to be a mis-cut. I've also compared it to images of an original 3rd series uncut sheet ("Spic & Span" version), as well as a Hostess pair, and they all have the copyright image in the same location.


(https://s14.postimg.cc/r6dhdqg2l/Hawaiian_Punks_no_copyright.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r6dhdqg2l/)


Scratch my previous inquiry... I just superimposed the two images, and it looks like it was a printing fluke. The small, gray blob at the bottom-right of the N/C sticker appears to be a faint "A" from the end of the copyright line that did not get fully printed. I'm thinking that there could have been a piece of paper covering the copyright area that ended up getting printed instead of the sticker stock shown in the picture. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Tom Keen on May 25, 2017, 04:16:19 PM

Scratch my previous inquiry... I just superimposed the two images, and it looks like it was a printing fluke. The small, gray blob at the bottom-right of the N/C sticker appears to be a faint "A" from the end of the copyright line that did not get fully printed. I'm thinking that there could have been a piece of paper covering the copyright area that ended up getting printed instead of the sticker stock shown in the picture. Any thoughts?
The black lettering is lighter too.  I know nothing about printing process but perhaps there are two black strikes and the 2nd one to print the copy right and make the tag line darker didn't happen?  PSA doesn't care about missing copyright?  Shouldn't that be some kind of qualifier?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 25, 2017, 10:07:12 PM
The black lettering is lighter too.  I know nothing about printing process but perhaps there are two black strikes and the 2nd one to print the copy right and make the tag line darker didn't happen?  PSA doesn't care about missing copyright?  Shouldn't that be some kind of qualifier?

It appears that the vertical registration of the color plates was off a bit, which would affect the density and clarity of some of the details. There is a blue "halo" at the bottom of the black outline indicating that the cyan plate wasn't registered. One possibility, for the copyright to be missing, is that it was a separate solid black hit that was somehow left out, or not fully "inked"...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 28, 2017, 04:20:55 AM
Here's what arrived in my latest package of Wacky goodness:

(https://s12.postimg.cc/l480dh7yh/Ad_Pack001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l480dh7yh/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: jleonard1967 on May 28, 2017, 04:52:09 AM
Here's what arrived in my latest package of Wacky goodness:

(https://s12.postimg.cc/l480dh7yh/Ad_Pack001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l480dh7yh/)
That's a nice goodness!  What card is showing?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 28, 2017, 05:20:51 AM
That's a nice goodness!  What card is showing?

Looks like "Nertz" is showing through. Wow! That's a beauty of a pack! Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 28, 2017, 05:36:10 AM
Looks like "Nertz" is showing through. Wow! That's a beauty of a pack! Congrats!

Yep, that's a Nertz.  Now I'm on the hunt for a 10¢ pack, and a die-cut pack.  Maybe a cloth pack, as well   :P
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 28, 2017, 10:12:03 AM
Yep, that's a Nertz.  Now I'm on the hunt for a 10¢ pack, and a die-cut pack.  Maybe a cloth pack, as well   :P


Congrats! I've been looking for a 10-cent pack in nice shape for years. There was one on eBay a few years ago but it looked like the seal was compromised so I passed. Cloth packs are really tough these days. Especially when you really have to examine these packs in person if the provenance is unknown. Happily that was not a concern here 😊
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 28, 2017, 11:46:19 AM

Congrats! I've been looking for a 10-cent pack in nice shape for years. There was one on eBay a few years ago but it looked like the seal was compromised so I passed. Cloth packs are really tough these days. Especially when you really have to examine these packs in person if the provenance is unknown. Happily that was not a concern here 😊

Thanks Dave!  I don't plan to try for sealed packs with the different ad back variations, but it is really cool to have the different looking packs, and the ads and die-cuts sure fit the bill!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on May 30, 2017, 10:21:05 PM
Found another UK 2nd series title in the wild! Not mint... but I gave it a home anyway!
(https://s29.postimg.cc/ryxz1kq0z/20170531_001846-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ryxz1kq0z/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on May 31, 2017, 05:48:51 PM
Here's what arrived in my latest package of Wacky goodness:

(https://s12.postimg.cc/l480dh7yh/Ad_Pack001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l480dh7yh/)
wow!!  I think that wrapper may be one of the few I am missing, I stop caring about completing the wrapper collection so I am not clear which 2 or 3 I need.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on May 31, 2017, 08:59:21 PM
wow!!  I think that wrapper may be one of the few I am missing, I stop caring about completing the wrapper collection so I am not clear which 2 or 3 I need.

Sorry, I'm not planning on killing the pack   >(
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bandaches on June 01, 2017, 06:45:04 PM
Sorry, I'm not planning on killing the pack   >(
Lol, you should never consider killing that pack
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 01, 2017, 03:12:08 PM
No new wackys lately, but I'm very psyched to have picked up this comic book...I've been searching for a nice copy of it for a decade. My favorite Neal Adams cover, and the beginning of the Bronze Age Superman run!

(https://s19.postimg.cc/4v0dg5cbn/IMG_1406.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on July 01, 2017, 03:46:01 PM
Very nice!!  Do you have a book of reprints so you can actually read the story?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 01, 2017, 04:32:39 PM
Very nice!!  Do you have a book of reprints so you can actually read the story?

Yes, this volume collects issues 233-241. It's a story called the "Sand Superman" saga. It was a conscious attempt in 1971 to abandon a lot of the Silver Age Superman silliness. Clark Kent started wearing hip clothes and became a TV news anchor at WGBS. These were my favorite comics as a kid.

(https://s19.postimg.cc/d9sv6pjmr/image.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 01, 2017, 04:35:25 PM
Here's another issue from that storyline....

(https://s19.postimg.cc/wm3956ntv/image.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 01, 2017, 04:39:01 PM
This is actually the first Superman comic I owned as a kid...


(https://s19.postimg.cc/gk7mommsj/action416.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 26, 2017, 09:25:26 AM
Found an oddie boy on eBay and got it in a small lot for 20 bucks. (Maddie on left oddie on right) and YES I know I don't own a normal Maddie boy with a border  :sad:
(https://s4.postimg.cc/rhbg735mx/20170726_122212.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rhbg735mx/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on July 26, 2017, 10:03:37 AM
Found an oddie boy on eBay and got it in a small lot for 20 bucks. (Maddie on left oddie on right) and YES I know I don't own a normal Maddie boy with a border  :sad:
(https://s4.postimg.cc/rhbg735mx/20170726_122212.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rhbg735mx/)

Good eye!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 26, 2017, 10:10:53 AM
Good eye!

Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 10, 2017, 07:37:35 PM
So, I just didn't feel like my 50th anniversary collection was quite complete...and then Chenduz mentioned that he still had some blank sketch cards available...so I decided to go for it and fill in that center spot on my Ajerx medallions page. My thanks to Vincenzo for such a great sketch; I think it helps complete the page and make it pop.

(https://s28.postimg.cc/nrrpxual5/IMG_0153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nrrpxual5/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on August 11, 2017, 04:54:37 AM
So, I just didn't feel like my 50th anniversary collection was quite complete...and then Chenduz mentioned that he still had some blank sketch cards available...so I decided to go for it and fill in that center spot on my Ajerx medallions page. My thanks to Vincenzo for such a great sketch; I think it helps complete the page and make it pop.

(https://s28.postimg.cc/nrrpxual5/IMG_0153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nrrpxual5/)

Very nice! I assume you got the Ajerx gold from a box and completed from there? Or do you just like Ajerx? A Geek Giant gold sold for 634 or something from Matt Stock. Pretty expensive for me.  :great:
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: ratchet007 on August 11, 2017, 10:23:01 AM
So, I just didn't feel like my 50th anniversary collection was quite complete...and then Chenduz mentioned that he still had some blank sketch cards available...so I decided to go for it and fill in that center spot on my Ajerx medallions page. My thanks to Vincenzo for such a great sketch; I think it helps complete the page and make it pop.

(https://s28.postimg.cc/nrrpxual5/IMG_0153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nrrpxual5/)

Very nice addition Tom. I was looking at the sketch in the other thread and it has amazing detail.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 11, 2017, 02:16:24 PM
Very nice! I assume you got the Ajerx gold from a box and completed from there? Or do you just like Ajerx? A Geek Giant gold sold for 634 or something from Matt Stock. Pretty expensive for me.  :great:
Thanks! You assume correctly.

Another gold Matt had (Chef Girl-Ar-Dee) sold for $940 a little while ago and Del Monster was out there from him and closed down, I assume due to an off ebay deal. The Geek Giant is the third one of his I've seen. I have Ajerx and I believe another forum member has another title. That would account for up to 5 of them, so 5 to go...
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: bigtomi on August 11, 2017, 02:24:23 PM
Very nice addition Tom. I was looking at the sketch in the other thread and it has amazing detail.
Thanks! It does at that, his work is exceptionally nice. Just above JungHwa.  LOL
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on August 11, 2017, 03:30:40 PM
Thanks! You assume correctly.

Another gold Matt had (Chef Girl-Ar-Dee) sold for $940 a little while ago and Del Monster was out there from him and closed down, I assume due to an off ebay deal. The Geek Giant is the third one of his I've seen. I have Ajerx and I believe another forum member has another title. That would account for up to 5 of them, so 5 to go...

Del Monster is a really cool title, I can see why somebody would want that title without the auction. Is there a list of the other 5?
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 11, 2017, 05:18:47 PM
Del Monster is a really cool title, I can see why somebody would want that title without the auction. Is there a list of the other 5?
all 10 titles are posted in the Master List
http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4895.0
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Jean Nutty on August 24, 2017, 04:59:46 PM
I scored another beautiful Matthew Kirsch sketch.

     (https://image.ibb.co/niXw6k/Loaf.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 29, 2017, 04:38:18 PM
Just got back a PSA submission with some 5th/6th wackys from sets I got cheap at the last Allentown Show.

(https://s19.postimg.cc/4mdqi2x43/achoo9.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/yxfw6jbc3/swiss9.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/gtcvlwdnn/stifford9.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/ojjnr1fz7/secrets9.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/fpsr9xt0j/shots8.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 29, 2017, 04:53:14 PM
Spectacular! Can't wait to see mine!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on September 30, 2017, 02:15:57 PM
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Baked Bears on September 30, 2017, 02:18:48 PM
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.

Yes, color and details really jump out at you.  In particular, "Stiffords" and "Swiss Mess."
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: RawGoo on September 30, 2017, 03:53:39 PM
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.

Those are absolutely gorgeous!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Kook on September 30, 2017, 06:09:38 PM
Replaced the crappy cell phone photos with scans because these glossy 5ths are friggin' beautiful! I could stare at them all day.

Nice score! Great centering!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 03, 2017, 09:27:18 PM
Technically,this part of my post should read... "A Few Weeks Ago in My Collection"!

One of my Wacky Package goals for the 50th Anniversary was to complete a fourth set of the original 1-16 run. At the recent Philly show, I was able to find a nice "Tipsy Roll Pop" to complete my fourth 16th set. This totally blew me away because I still need to complete a fourth 9th series set to achieve my goal... and it's one of the most common (and easiest) sets to put together!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/8jlbzva6jv/20171103_232959-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8jlbzva6jv/)

(https://s1.postimg.cc/1270te0y63/20171103_233911-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/1270te0y63/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 03, 2017, 09:44:55 PM
This post should be titled "The Last Year and a Half in My Collection"!

Another target niche that I focused on for the anniversary year was the UK 1st and 2nd series.

The 1st series was relatively easy to get because I bought the complete set & puzzle from a collector in England last year. While the set is far from NM/MT, it is legit and can be upgraded as time goes on.

Since I got my hands on the UK 1st series, I thought it would be fun (and a challenge!) to see if I could complete a UK 2nd series within the calendar year of the WP 50th Anniversary. I started my quest back in March, and as of this past month, I am only 3 titles away from completing the set!

For me, the nice thing about this hobby is that there will always be something to collect, and an almost certain guarantee that I'll never fill in all of the holes in my collection... I guess I'm a "lifer"!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/25krg99c2j/20171104_000741-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/25krg99c2j/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on November 04, 2017, 06:08:53 AM
This post should be titled "The Last Year and a Half in My Collection"!

Another target niche that I focused on for the anniversary year was the UK 1st and 2nd series.

The 1st series was relatively easy to get because I bought the complete set & puzzle from a collector in England last year. While the set is far from NM/MT, it is legit and can be upgraded as time goes on.

Since I got my hands on the UK 1st series, I thought it would be fun (and a challenge!) to see if I could complete a UK 2nd series within the calendar year of the WP 50th Anniversary. I started my quest back in March, and as of this past month, I am only 3 titles away from completing the set!

For me, the nice thing about this hobby is that there will always be something to collect, and an almost certain guarantee that I'll never fill in all of the holes in my collection... I guess I'm a "lifer"!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/25krg99c2j/20171104_000741-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/25krg99c2j/)

Technically,this part of my post should read... "A Few Weeks Ago in My Collection"!

One of my Wacky Package goals for the 50th Anniversary was to complete a fourth set of the original 1-16 run. At the recent Philly show, I was able to find a nice "Tipsy Roll Pop" to complete my fourth 16th set. This totally blew me away because I still need to complete a fourth 9th series set to achieve my goal... and it's one of the most common (and easiest) sets to put together!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/8jlbzva6jv/20171103_232959-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8jlbzva6jv/)

(https://s1.postimg.cc/1270te0y63/20171103_233911-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/1270te0y63/)

Incredible stuff!!! I just won a 1st series wrapper from Matt Stock on ebay if that amounts to anything.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Baked Bears on November 04, 2017, 07:02:40 AM
Incredible stuff!!! I just won a 1st series wrapper from Matt Stock on ebay if that amounts to anything.

If it matters to you, then it amounts to Everything!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: NationalSpittoon on November 04, 2017, 07:14:07 AM
If it matters to you, then it amounts to Everything!

Well my knowledge is a bit blank on about how rare a red wrapper is. I thought on one hand that they were somewhat scarce, but on the other hand I was the only bidder at 9.99.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on November 04, 2017, 07:25:47 AM
Technically,this part of my post should read... "A Few Weeks Ago in My Collection"!

One of my Wacky Package goals for the 50th Anniversary was to complete a fourth set of the original 1-16 run. At the recent Philly show, I was able to find a nice "Tipsy Roll Pop" to complete my fourth 16th set. This totally blew me away because I still need to complete a fourth 9th series set to achieve my goal... and it's one of the most common (and easiest) sets to put together!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/8jlbzva6jv/20171103_232959-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8jlbzva6jv/)

(https://s1.postimg.cc/1270te0y63/20171103_233911-1_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/1270te0y63/)

Those series 16 sets are awesome.  I was wondering though, why four sets?  Any particular reason or just because have many sets is cool???
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Baked Bears on November 04, 2017, 08:02:04 AM
Well my knowledge is a bit blank on about how rare a red wrapper is. I thought on one hand that they were somewhat scarce, but on the other hand I was the only bidder at 9.99.

I am not an expert on scarcity and prices when it comes to WP, and I am sure there are others here who are far more qualified to offer insights into such matters.

One doesn't happen across 1st Series wrappers everyday, however.  And sometimes this happens with Matt Stock's auctions: you just get lucky.  Although there are some collectors who avidly monitor his auctions, I'm sure there must be others who, for a host of different reasons, don't follow them 24/7 (commitments to family, commitments to work, lack of funds, taking a hiatus from Wackys, etc., etc..)  More often than not, I don't win Matt's auctions.  However, there has been the rare occasion when I opened up my computer to find myself pleasantly surprised.

To me, there are multiple sides of collecting: collecting as an investment, collecting rarities, and collecting simply because you enjoy particular pieces.  I suppose I fall into all three categories to some extent or another, however it is the last category that pertains to me the most.  IMO, it doesn't matter if a title I purchase is valuable or rare, so long as I appreciate and enjoy it.  If you enjoy your wrapper, then that is what matters the most.  Place it proudly in your collection.  And if it is also valuable and/or rare, then more power to you!  Count yourself blessed! 

And remember, never give up hope, and heed the ancient proverb:  "Into Matt Stock's auctions, a ray of sunshine must occasionally fall."


Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Bigmuc13 on November 04, 2017, 08:12:03 AM
I have a few series 1 wrappers.  I saw that auction and  think it didn't go for more because of the torn section.  I think one that is in better condition are worth 20-25 bucks.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 04, 2017, 08:16:41 AM
Those series 16 sets are awesome.  I was wondering though, why four sets?  Any particular reason or just because have many sets is cool???

No particular reason for the "four"... Over the years, I've been picking up a sticker here, and a sticker there resulting in some sets being completed. 75% of my four sets are compiled of Wacky Packages from my '73-'76 collecting spree. The first three 16th sets were put together from two partial boxes that I purchased back in '86. The fourth 16th set took over twelve years to complete!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 04, 2017, 08:20:56 AM
Well my knowledge is a bit blank on about how rare a red wrapper is. I thought on one hand that they were somewhat scarce, but on the other hand I was the only bidder at 9.99.

I wouldn't really call them scarce, but they're less common than later series wrappers. Then again, if you look in Soremel's wrapper tub, you'll walk away thinking they are all common swill!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 04, 2017, 08:21:44 AM
Incredible stuff!!! I just won a 1st series wrapper from Matt Stock on ebay if that amounts to anything.

IMO, 1st Series wrappers are the epitome of "classic cool"! Every time I see one, I instantly flashback to 1973! It's an awesome addition to your collection! Congrats!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 04, 2017, 08:29:52 AM
I wouldn't really call them scarce, but they're less common than later series wrappers. Then again, if you look in Soremel's wrapper tub, you'll walk away thinking they are all common swill!

LOL! Alas, the contents of the "Tub O' Wrappers" is being upgraded to binders as a means of safer storage... here's the last picture of the "Tub" before it was emptied!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/1y5osuxniz/20171104_113143_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/1y5osuxniz/)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 04, 2017, 09:12:44 AM
LOL! Alas, the contents of the "Tub O' Wrappers" is being upgraded to binders as a means of safer storage... here's the last picture of the "Tub" before it was emptied!


(https://s1.postimg.cc/1y5osuxniz/20171104_113143_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/1y5osuxniz/)

I got several nice wrappers from that tub back in 2002! I remember the first time I saw it I nearly fainted.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 04, 2017, 09:18:00 AM
I love wrappers. We know how yours came to remain in perfect shape, but I always wonder what the story is behind super high grade old wrappers. Like this 1-cent baseball wrapper I just picked up from 1959. How did it stay this nice??

(https://s19.postimg.cc/dxvu8sd77/IMG_1608.jpg)
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 04, 2017, 09:29:44 AM
could it have been a toppsvault item?
i'm just recalling that they auctioned off a whole bunch of 'pack example' pages years back, with the wrapper and contents of a single pack stapled onto a backing. The sheets were likely all kept in a binder, maintaining a fairly pristine condition.
It looks like a staple mark just below the pennant, so it brought this to mind.
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Paul_Maul on November 04, 2017, 09:57:43 AM
could it have been a toppsvault item?
i'm just recalling that they auctioned off a whole bunch of 'pack example' pages years back, with the wrapper and contents of a single pack stapled onto a backing. The sheets were likely all kept in a binder, maintaining a fairly pristine condition.
It looks like a staple mark just below the pennant, so it brought this to mind.

That could well be!
Title: Re: This Week in Your Collection
Post by: Soremel on November 04, 2017, 10:00:57 AM
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