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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: BRAND BUSTERS UPDATE!
« Last post by RawGoo on Today at 01:45:20 PM »
I loved Caravelle!

It was one of my favorites.
Sell Wacky Packages / Re: Unopened
« Last post by drono on Today at 01:11:56 PM »
the price for wrapping an item like this is pretty high. His fee is 8% of the “retail” price.

Is that the same fee for every item?  I have some 1989 Upper Deck Baseball Low Number boxes that I've been thinking about selling, and I'm pondering on whether to get them wrapped first.  I know they're genuine because I bought them in 1989, and they've always been in my possession.  But it appears that counterfeiting is rampant in sports cards unopened items - even rack packs.
Here's my first card back since two months I think: Mr. Goonbar (from one of my roughs back in 2006 for ANS)

Is there a feeling that in the latest Walmart wave that the "rare" minis are showing up in bunches within certain cases and not at all in others?  People going to Walmart and finding one in multiple cup purchases with the same mini on top.....
 It seems like some are very lucky on this while others having bought multiples of the supposed mini on top to get the rare come up empty.  In wave 1 target I think folks were considering themselves lucky to find 1 rare within multiple purchases of the clue mini on top.
Opinions welcome....


I think you are on “Target”. I followed the information posted on the stickers and minis and came up empty. Others found everything following the advice.
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Types of Parallels
« Last post by Fanatical_and_Sickly on Today at 11:18:08 AM »
Ha, missed that board.  Thanks Patrick!
Although, I don’t think there’s been a listing that only shows the parallels in a big consolidated set. There’s always more work! 😄
All fixed grammar police!
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9!
« Last post by drono on Today at 08:42:44 AM »
I'd love to see Old School go back to the boxes and packs and kiss-cut stickers (with the enjoyment of sticking them as an option).  That's me.  I'll acknowledge that it's never going to be as inexpensive as it was (I think those Old School 1 boxes were only $50 each!), but lets say it was $100 a box.. we'd still be getting a lot of value there. 

That said, I fear I'm in the minority.  I suspect that the majority of hobbyists still care more about the sketches, and that's just where the market might be.  They perhaps don't want to "waste money on boxes of swill" stickers, just to get to the sketches. Because they're not just collecting a few sketch cards, they're collecting handfuls of them.  So for them, this new format is far more efficient. I just think it's utterly without that Old School charm. 

Great analysis Jason!  I'm with you on the old school charm.  Sketches are nice, but they hold very little interest for me.  I think if Topps would take a Kickstarter approach, they would sell a lot more and eliminate the risk of unsold product.  That way you and I could buy a base set and maybe a smaller subset (coupons, grad photos, etc.) and get just what we want for a price that doesn't include any extras.  Topps could also sell "chase" options like packs with ludlows and sketches for those that want to chase.  I just don't think Topps is interested because Wacky Package collecting has become a niche market, and they're never going to make the kind of profit they do on sports cards.  So they don't feel it's worth the time to change their business model.  Unfortunately for the two of us and others who feel like we do, the "chasers" keep dumping a lot of money that we're not willing to pay, so they have no real incentive to change formats.
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: WP Forum PSA Thread
« Last post by jleonard1967 on November 24, 2020, 08:21:19 AM »
great point on the clammy.  that frustrates me that to get a higher grade you have to have another cards border on yours for centering.  Grading really satisfies the OCD collector and then just to mess with you they add the cards that National spittoon mentioned
Buy Requests for Wacky Packages / Re: Mini's Stickers Needed
« Last post by rdsjnk on November 24, 2020, 05:19:43 AM »
Looking for a Blunder mini sticker and a Putrid mini sticker, anyone have extras to sell?

Will pay $10 each
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