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Offline Baked Bears

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"Lost" Series 3
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:23:17 PM »
Has anyone ever seen this before?



I have been collecting WP for years on end and, until today, have never once saw or heard of such a series.

Does it actually exist?  Has it, indeed, been around for years, squirreled away and forgotten in somebody's attic or back stockroom?

Or am I to "believe" it has always existed, when it could be something recently created, freshly printed in the present day, a hodgepodge of random titles and assorted sketches  - that I must now spend hundreds of dollars on as each and every card is "newly discovered" and I must vie to purchase them piecemeal as a small palmful are released week by week by week?  Some of the titles I recognize. "Jujubats" and "Ovary Show" have been around for years.  "Barf Stew," if I'm not mistaken, was a promo card of sorts.  Again, around for years.  And "Buttcrackfinger" was a limited Jay Lynch rough.  As to the rest, I don't know.

Can anybody shed any light on this mystery?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 03:54:21 AM by Baked Bears »

Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 09:46:54 PM »
Interesting. I don't know.

Harassame Street is a Lost Wacky from 1992




Romans Day is a Lost Rough of Jay's


Offline Brian Mc

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 09:36:49 AM »
  I was talking with Greg Grant and Matt Stock at the Philly show and they said they were on a 'mission' to find this Lost Wackys 3 set. They said they didn't have any and they didn't know who produced it. Hearing them talk about it was the first I had ever heard of it.

  With Greg's connections and history with Lost Wackys, it was hard to believe that he was 'in the dark' about this set.  :-\
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 08:53:35 PM by Brian Mc »
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Offline drono

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 05:13:16 AM »
  I was talking with Greg Grant and Matt Stock at the Philly show and they said they were on a 'mission' to find this Lost Wackys 3 set. They said they didn't have any and they didn't know who produced it. Hearing them talk about it was the first I had ever heard of it.

  With Greg's connections and history with Lost Wackys, it was hard to believe that he was 'in the dark' about this set.  :-\

Matt just posted an uncut checklist from the set on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222490830280?ul_noapp=true

Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 06:58:00 AM »
Matt just posted an uncut checklist from the set on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222490830280?ul_noapp=true

The links to the images in the description don't seem to work, so here it is

http://www.wackypacks.com/unpublished/LW3.html

"The 3rd series is by far the most mysterious and deepest underground of all three series."

Offline drono

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 11:53:58 AM »
The links to the images in the description don't seem to work, so here it is

http://www.wackypacks.com/unpublished/LW3.html

"The 3rd series is by far the most mysterious and deepest underground of all three series."

The Upchuck's Barf's Stew showed up as a greeting card at some point.  I think I have one somewhere.

Offline sco(o)t

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 12:18:03 PM »
The Upchuck's Barf's Stew showed up as a greeting card at some point.  I think I have one somewhere.

I believe this (card you referred to) was for one of the WP Artist/fan Reunions in the mid to late 90's. I have one at home so can verify this evening.  UPDATE: found a link with more information at Rusty's site:   http://www.lostwackys.com/odd-stuff/Wacky-Reunion-1999.htm
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Offline Brian Mc

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2017, 05:49:25 AM »
Matt just posted an uncut checklist from the set on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222490830280?ul_noapp=true

So, Greg has printed a Lost 3? And Matt unraveled the 'mystery', just in time to start selling them? :-\

I'm joking. I don't really care. I wasn't around for the Lost Wacky 1 & 2 fiasco, with the altered artwork and such, so I don't have any hurt feelings over them.



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Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 06:43:03 AM »
Has anyone ever seen this before?



I have been collecting WP for years on end and, until today, have never once saw or heard of such a series.


Where did you discover this checklist Rob?


Offline DrDeal

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2017, 07:24:02 AM »
Thanks for posting this info. I managed to enlarge and print out a a "set" of these images which I placed in my Lost Wackies Binder. That will have to do for now.



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Offline Baked Bears

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2017, 09:19:56 AM »
So, Greg has printed a Lost 3? And Matt unraveled the 'mystery', just in time to start selling them? :-\

Perhaps this could be the case.  Really can't say, though, which was why I initially broached the topic.

If so, this wouldn't be unlike a book company publishing an anthology of a writer's "lost" original drafts or an architect's alternative structural plans.  I own numerous books like these and find them fascinating.  To me, the extra information often helps to provide a richer and fuller understanding and appreciation of the original subject matter.  In the case of Wackys, an artist's rough (whether eventually realized or not) might sometimes offer an added glimpse into the artist and their thought process(es,) a particular time period, specific set, etc..

I only wish (selfishly, perhaps) that when such tangential, limited and unofficial WP sets are produced, they are not lauded as "rare," etc., in hopes of increasing their market value, but rather simply made available to the average collector at a fair and reasonable price.  I, myself, would consider paying $100 for a "Lost 3" set.  A bit on the pricey side, yet not beyond my means.  I am not about to enter a bidding war, however, and pay a small fortune for each and every unofficial card and/or puzzle.  (Like so many others, I believe, Topps' 24 Hour offers and decade long proclivity of flooding the market with a zillion parallels, etc. have slowly helped to unshackle me of such compulsory and obsessive tendencies.  Much as I may want, say, the rare and elusive "red" card, I know it will never be part of my collection.  I can either sob over it - or simply say, "oh, well," and move on.)  In my opinion, the business practice of alienating the majority of one's customer base in favor of garnering top dollar from a few is narrow minded (in the sense of not seeing the bigger picture,) "old school," and a sure-fire way of fostering disappointment - and even resentment - in one's customers.  I would suggest, rather, catering to everyone.  This way, everyone wins.  One sells dozens upon dozens of sets at a good markup, and the customers are not only satisfied, but eager for more.  (You don't see the top retailers - Walmart, McDonald's, Macy's, Dollar General, Target, etc. - catering to the few.  Just the opposite.  You see them going out of their way to embrace as many customers - and their wallets and handbags - as possible with affordable and obtainable products.)

Offline Zenergizer

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2017, 04:45:29 PM »
I almost have a hunch that someone just did this on their own, compiled all these random unpublished titles that have floated out there for a while, included some of the more clearer of Jay's titles, and tagged it as a "Lost Series 3".  Almost seems like Greg's brainchild, but I have absolutely no knowledge of anything....


Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2017, 10:58:55 AM »
I suspect this was someone's creative and fun way of celebrating the 50th anniversary.

"The 3rd series is by far the most mysterious and deepest underground of all three series." is just so over-the-top  ;)

Offline Brian Mc

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 01:40:46 PM »
I suspect this was someone's creative and fun way of celebrating the 50th anniversary.

"The 3rd series is by far the most mysterious and deepest underground of all three series." is just so over-the-top  ;)

And, it's so mysterious, that they know all the details about it. LOL.

It's all good though. I say bring 'em on!  :great:
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Offline DrDeal

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 02:17:17 PM »
And, it's so mysterious, that they know all the details about. LOL.

It's all good though. I say bring 'em on!  :great:

Anyone have a line on buying these sets yet?

Andrew

Offline Joe G.

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »
I don't collect Lost Wackys but I do collect sketches and bought this on eBay a little bit ago.  Can't remember the exact auction description but as you can see these were done as an edition of 5 cards.  They were drawn on the blank backed ANS 7 binder promo cards so it had to be after 2010.  Don't remember what I paid but it wasn't much.  As you can probably guess I bought it from Matt
Stock.





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Offline Beanball

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Re: "Lost" Series 3
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 10:54:42 AM »
Anyone have a line on buying these sets yet?

Andrew

They've been buried in a cave in South America for years!
Lol
That's my theory.
The best thing is hoping they have die cuts . Sounds interesting and mysterious to me.
The puzzle set is very cool and nostologic looking.
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