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Online mikecho

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Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:57:50 PM »
Can someone please tell me what the dates of release were for OLDS Series 1 and 2?

I have February 2010 for Series 1 and late March 2011 for Series 2.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 04:13:31 PM by mikecho »

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 03:45:16 PM »
Can someone please tell me what the dates of release were for OLDS Series 1 and 2?

Thank you.
OLDS 1 had a truly wacky story, as I recall. It was a pre-order in August of 2009. Didn't attempt to ship until early December, 2009. Then there was a print error discovered prior to shipping and Topps made the printer redo everything. Then the wrappers were delayed a while. My best guess is Feb 2010 is when we got them.

OLDS 2 was another pre-order in Nov 2010 and it appears they were shipped late March 2011.

This is the best I have. Anyone have more accurate/precise data?

Online mikecho

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 07:30:09 PM »
Thanks. I already knew the months and years; what I really need is the days of the months.

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:32:15 PM »
Thanks. I already knew the months and years; what I really need is the days of the months.
I will almost certainly regret this, but here goes: why is an exact date needed?

Online mikecho

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 07:43:04 PM »
I will almost certainly regret this, but here goes: why is an exact date needed?
I'm putting the dates into the Wacky Packages article on Wikipedia. I've got all the dates of release for the OLDS run in there except for Series 1 and 2.

In fact, I've improved that article a lot. That's not bragging, it's a simple fact.

Look up the article and see for yourself. I've learned a lot from you guys and this forum and I've put that knowledge to good use.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 07:46:03 PM by mikecho »

Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 10:03:13 AM »
I understand and appreciate your lazer focused attention to details mikecho. Even those that are not super duper important  ;)

I had an idea yesterday. How about Minutiae Maid Concentrated Orange Juice? (She will organize your kitchen junk drawer while you eat breakfast.)

I wonder who chose Gulp to headline the page  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_Packages


Offline drono

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 12:22:16 PM »
There was an article in the last issue of The Wrapper that deciphered the stamped code on the shipping cases.  Anyone have a shipping case of OLDS Series 1 or 2?

Example: 311782 = 3rd Quarter, 1st Month, 17th Day, 8th Year, 2nd Shift = July 17, 1978, 2nd Shift
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 12:24:50 PM by drono »

Online mikecho

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 02:16:11 PM »
I understand and appreciate your lazer focused attention to details mikecho. Even those that are not super duper important  ;)

I had an idea yesterday. How about Minutiae Maid Concentrated Orange Juice? (She will organize your kitchen junk drawer while you eat breakfast.)

I wonder who chose Gulp to headline the page  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_Packages
To be completely honest, I can't take all of the credit for this. The person who wrote the article in the first place already had many of the dates in there; I just filled in what was left based on what I found out and/or learned about.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 04:14:21 PM by mikecho »

Offline DrSushi

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 05:04:16 PM »
I understand and appreciate your lazer focused attention to details mikecho. Even those that are not super duper important  ;)

I had an idea yesterday. How about Minutiae Maid Concentrated Orange Juice? (She will organize your kitchen junk drawer while you eat breakfast.)

I wonder who chose Gulp to headline the page  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_Packages

I like Minutiae Maid! (With exactly 178 pieces of pulp per container.)

And I agree, Gulp is not one of the titles I would have thought would be headlining the page.

Offline Baked Bears

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 08:28:14 AM »
I'm putting the dates into the Wacky Packages article on Wikipedia. I've got all the dates of release for the OLDS run in there except for Series 1 and 2.

In fact, I've improved that article a lot. That's not bragging, it's a simple fact.

Look up the article and see for yourself. I've learned a lot from you guys and this forum and I've put that knowledge to good use.

Thanks for your diligence and caring!

Online mikecho

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School Series 1 and 2 release dates
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 04:25:16 PM »
Thanks for your diligence and caring!
Oh, you're more than welcome, believe me.