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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: WP Forum PSA Thread
« Last post by NationalSpittoon on Today at 01:31:58 AM »
Im not so sure it is truthfully the same. I was pretty crystal clear when I said I want my account deleted. If I was in the EU, Im pretty sure theyd have no choice whether or not they remove my information. Privacy laws help the consumer from having their information being held hostage. Im not sure if there is anything parallel to that in the US, but I plan on doing research.

Ironically, I heard someone call them incompetent retards. Small world?
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Artists & Illustrators / Re: Chad Scheres
« Last post by Scheres on August 18, 2022, 01:44:57 PM »


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Buy Requests for Wacky Packages / 2015 Retail Wrapper Pack
« Last post by rebelx0024 on August 18, 2022, 01:07:52 PM »
Hi everyone, still looking for a 2015 S1 regular retail wrapper in decent shape (I already have the collector wrapper from that set).  If no one has a wrapper available, anyone have a sealed pack or two instead?  Thanks.
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: 2022 All-New Monthly Wacky Packages
« Last post by slamjim on August 18, 2022, 12:00:09 PM »
447 sales for August. The artwork is a problem for some that they are correcting going forward.
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Yep, in the Summer Seasonal section, but only in something like 1 in 5 stores.

Here they are at one of the stores near me.
Its a game of Wheres Waldo.

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Buy Requests for Wacky Packages / Re: Dr. Ono's Want to Buy/Trade List
« Last post by jleonard1967 on August 17, 2022, 05:35:41 PM »
I wish I had more to trade ya
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Wacky Mini Series 4
« Last post by DrDeal on August 17, 2022, 02:29:28 AM »
I have put in an inquiry at Super Impulse regarding if / when Series 4 will be produced. Does anyone else have a contact they can ask.

Andrew
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Series 3 Minis
« Last post by crackedjerk on August 15, 2022, 08:18:07 PM »
Thanks, guys!  Yeah, I hate to have stuff all stashed in a closet (though I have plenty of that).  But this was a cheap and effective way to get almost every mini displayed.  I can put up one more shelf, should we get another series, before running out of room.
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Wrappers and Boxes
« Last post by ToadallyDude on August 15, 2022, 11:52:46 AM »
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I had a couple of shipping cases for I think ANS2 or ANS3 and recycled them

I can see it now, Ernie... The year is 2045, and some collector claims to have the rarest ANS Wacky item in history... an ANS2 shipping box he found as a kid in his neighbor's recycling can.  Some on the forum think he's making it up and this item can't possibly exist, or it's a counterfeit.  But he eBay's it with no reserve and it hits $5 Billion dollars!

Then of course, we all realize that, adjusted for inflation, that record price is actually $1.50 in 2019-era dollars.
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Never Been Done Before?
« Last post by crackedjerk on August 14, 2022, 07:06:40 PM »
Heh.  Thanks.  I don't get on here very often anymore.  But I tend to ramble when I do.  Just like in the old days when I was the dude always fighting to keep the hobby "fun" and prices such that you didn't have to be a whale or celebrity to collect.  Seems like the need for such arguments haven't changed that much, though when I was arguing it was over 1-16 sticker starting to hit 10 bucks each and 100 for the Mag-7 variations.  I would have never thought in a million years back then that 16th series PSA-10s would be listed for hundreds or thousands, and brand new ANS chase sets would fetch more than a genuine 1960s 'Ratz' or 'Cracked' card!!!  You were lucky to get 50 bucks for a really nice Choke Wagon at the time, and common NM/MT diecuts were constantly selling for 5 bucks each or less.  We thought Mark Macaluso was greedy charging 10 or 15 bucks at his booth. heh.  Who would have thought that buying out our old pal Mark would have actually turned a massive profit someday.  Crazy stuff.  But everything is a double-edged sword, really.  I think eBay, PSA, and ToppsVault all had very negative effect on the average collector along the way, but they all provided value as well.  ANS, same thing.  Cool to see it resurrected, but also flooded the hobby with far too many titles and variations to ever possibly collect.  Even though I had some really rare Wacky stuff pass through my collection in the 97-03 hayday, the coolest moment for me back then was finally completing the 1-16 run of stickers that I'd started as a kid and finished as an adult.  That was like the 'rite of passage' for all old school collectors (which takes a bit longer for some--shout out to Tom T.), and a really cool 'time-warp' kind of connection to that little punk that was so crazy about these things he'd spend every coin he could find on them when that icecream man would come around.  That's still the fun part for me anyway.

See... there I go rambling again.

I certainly appreciated your attempts to keep the hobby fun, Scott (and appreciate the shout out as well).  We all have our styles of what and how to collect.  Since I dove back into the Wacky pool in '97 by buying nearly complete 4th-8th series sets for $90 via an ad in The Wrapper, it's been an almost entirely fun hobby for me.  I never jumped into so fast or hard that I couldn't come up for air.  Sure, there are things I bought and wished I hadn't and those items I wished I had picked up.  But it has been a fun ride and, even if I'm not loving what Topps is (or how it's) putting out today (not that I think it's all bad at all, mind you, just such a far cry from buying packs in a store), I'm happy to enjoy the hobby and the people in it :)
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