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Offline Dave Hornish

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US Issues List 1967-1980
« on: January 20, 2020, 12:31:10 PM »
I'm trying to ascertain if I have captured each set and series of Wacky's and related sets issued by Topps from 1967-1980.  I collect types and have most but you don't know what you don't know, right?  Please let me know if I've missed anything, I'm sure I have.

YEAR   DESCRIPTION   VARIETY   NOTES
1967   WACKY PACKAGES DIE-CUT      
1969   WACKY ADS DIE CUTS   1 DIE CUT   LONG AND SHORT PERFORATIONS
1969   WACKY ADS DIE CUTS   4 DIE CUTS   LONG AND SHORT PERFORATIONS
1972   WACKY PACKAGE DIE CUTS   UNNUMBERED GRAY BACKS   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1/2-LUDLOW BACK BLACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1/2-LUDLOW BACK RED   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-TAN BACK   T.C.G.
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-WHITE BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-NYLON PATCHES   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 2-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 2-TAN BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 2-WHITE BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 3-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 3-TAN BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 3-WHITE BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 4-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 4-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 5-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 5-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 7-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 7-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 8-PUZZLE CHECKLIST GRAY STOCK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 8-PUZZLE CHECKLIST WHITE STOCK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 8-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 9-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 9-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 10-PUZZLE CHECKLIST (NO PUPSI COLA)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 10-PUZZLE CHECKLIST (PUPSI COLA)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 10-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 11-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 11-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 12-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 12-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 13-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 13-TAN BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 13-WHITE BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-TAN BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-WHITE BACK   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 15-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 15-WHITE BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 16-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 16-WHITE BACK (ONLY)   
1973   WACKY PACKAGES POSTERS   TEST   9 3/8" X 18"
1973   WACKY PACKAGES REAL CLOTH STICKERS   PUZZLE CHECKLIST   "COLLECT THE ENTIRE HILARIOUS SERIES"
1973   WACKY PACKAGES REAL CLOTH STICKERS      
1973   WACKY PACKAGES TATTOOS      
1974   WACKY PACKAGES (WONDER BREAD)   SERIES 1 TAN BACK-NO ASTERISK   TOPPS CHEWING GUM COPYRIGHT
1974   WACKY PACKAGES (WONDER BREAD)   SERIES 2/3 TAN BACK ONE ASTERISK   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES POSTERS      9 1/2" X 18 3/8" (18 1/2" PER PACK)
1974   WACKY PACKAGES EMBROIDERED PATCH   TEST - NO BACKING   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES EMBROIDERED PATCH   TEST - WAX BACKING   A.K.A. IRON ONS BACKING USUALLY GONE
1974   WACKY PACKAGES SEW ON PATCHES      
1974   WACKY PACKAGES SEW ON PATCHES   INSTRUCTION CARD   
1974   WACKY PLACKS   WALL HANGER   MFGD BY WALLACE BERRIE
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   2 STICKER PANEL   HOSTESS CUPCAKES
1977   WACKY PACKAGES   WHITE BACK-DATED   ISSUED WITH SHEDD'S SPREAD
1979   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1   CHECKLIST & PUZZLE BACKS
1979   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 2   CHECKLIST & PUZZLE BACKS
1980   WACKY CAN LABELS   CANS WERE A RARE TEST ISSUE WITH >10 KNOWN, LABELS SLIGHTLY MORE ABUNDANT
1980   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 3   CHECKLIST & PUZZLE BACKS
1980   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 4   CHECKLIST & PUZZLE BACKS

Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 01:30:20 PM »
Great start!

Off the top of my head, add:

1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-WHITE BACK (NORMAL BACK)
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-WHITE BACK (GLOSSY BACK)
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 1-WHITE BACK (SOFT MATTE)
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 4-TAN BACK (ONLY) (GLOSSY FRONT)
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 4-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   (BUM/CHOKE)
1973   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 4-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   (WINDHEX/MESS CLAIROIL)
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 5-TAN BACK (ONLY) (GLOSSY FRONT)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-TAN BACK (ONLY) (GLOSSY FRONT) 
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   (SPILLS BAD/GOODMANS)
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   (SPILLS BROS/GOONMANS)
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-TAN BACK (TRI-FOLD)
1976   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 16-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   (NORMAL CHECKLIST SIDE)
1976   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 16-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   (MISSING COLOR ON RIGHT OR LEFT BORDER CHECKLIST SIDE)
1979   WACKY PACKAGES   TEST ISSUE WHITE BACKS - ORIGINAL COPYRIGHT LINES


ALSO CHANGE DATES ON THE FOLLOWING OS ISSUES:

1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 5-PUZZLE CHECKLIST
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 5-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 6-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 7-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 7-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 8-PUZZLE CHECKLIST GRAY STOCK   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 8-PUZZLE CHECKLIST WHITE STOCK   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 8-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 9-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 9-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 10-PUZZLE CHECKLIST (NO PUPSI COLA)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 10-PUZZLE CHECKLIST (PUPSI COLA)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 10-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 11-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1974   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 11-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 12-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 12-TAN BACK (ONLY)   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 13-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 13-TAN BACK   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 13-WHITE BACK   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-TAN BACK   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 14-WHITE BACK   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 15-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1975   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 15-WHITE BACK (ONLY)   
1976   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 16-PUZZLE CHECKLIST   
1976   WACKY PACKAGES   SERIES 16-WHITE BACK (ONLY)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 02:13:58 PM by Crazy Zoo Keeper »

Offline RawGoo

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 03:43:02 AM »
The only other thing I can think of is the 1973 crossover printing error where Topps Baseball cards were printed with Wacky Packages Series 1 checklist backs, and that was an accident, not a deliberate issue.  But, some collectors want an example.

Offline Dave Hornish

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 03:30:17 PM »
The only other thing I can think of is the 1973 crossover printing error where Topps Baseball cards were printed with Wacky Packages Series 1 checklist backs, and that was an accident, not a deliberate issue.  But, some collectors want an example.

I always struggle where to draw the line on things like this, there' some 77 Topps Football cards with Charlie's Angels backs and at least one year of baseball cards where the fronts are from one year and the backs from another.  I have to think these were just tests made by the printer on old stock, probably to see how the fronts o backs would come out on stock about to be used for a new set.

Crazy Zoo-yes, I do need to fix those years-thanks for that and the other comments, I have to amend a few things for sure.  So.Many.Wacky.Sets.


Offline mikecho

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 07:01:35 PM »
Hey Crazy Zoo, looks like you also must've gotten the Caps Lock key stuck on the "Also change dates..." etc. part of your message. Perhaps you could please fix that, too?
« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 07:03:36 PM by mikecho »

Offline bigtomi

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 03:28:19 PM »
Hey Crazy Zoo, looks like you also must've gotten the Caps Lock key stuck on the "Also change dates..." etc. part of your message. Perhaps you could please fix that, too?
Oh, stop.

Offline mikecho

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 08:46:25 AM »
Oh, stop.
Hey, computer-wise, he was shouting and I don't think he wanted to do that. I was was just letting him know that and giving him a chance to fix it. If he fixes it, fine. If not, so be it.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 08:46:06 AM »
Hey, computer-wise, he was shouting and I don't think he wanted to do that. I was was just letting him know that and giving him a chance to fix it. If he fixes it, fine. If not, so be it.

Sorry, in this particular instance (where the surrounding text was in all caps as well) it didnít come across as shouting at all. Surely there are better things to concern yourself with.

Offline mikecho

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Re: US Issues List 1967-1980
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 08:19:55 PM »
I just looked this up on the Spreadsheet; there are exactly 12 Wacky Can Labels.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 08:21:26 PM by mikecho »