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Offline slamjim

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 06:43:04 PM »
I didn't know Topps did this! If this is genuine, this is a scoop for the Spreadsheet!

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 06:49:38 PM »
Has this already been talked about and I missed it? Unused Lost Wacky Wacky Ad.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/illustrations/tom-sutton-wacky-packages-unpublished-muleburro-ad-gag-illustration-original-art-topps-c/a/7229-94132.s
Does Heritage identify the owner?  Iíd be curious who it is, and why they would have kept this under wraps all these years.  Would also be curious to see if a Topps Vault COA would be part of this.

If legit, this would be the first title to land in a series other than the 2nd, though the art to the finished 5th Series Muleburro is completely different than whatís shown here.

Though it looks like the Tom Sutton style, my gut tells me itís a fugazy.

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 06:59:10 PM »
I do remember seeing this, and only on Heritage where I looked at the images prior. I have no clue what was up with this title, but assuming itís legit, I find it to be a super cool piece.

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2020, 07:13:40 PM »
who knows who sat on it all these years but it found a new home recently.  No reason to believe it is not legit, looks cool!
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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2020, 05:08:56 AM »
I actually saw that on the HA page a while back, but didn't inquire because I thought that unused art was common knowledge here. Some of you guys know every detail down to variations on the TCG code printed on the bottom of each sticker.

I also like how the name Muleburro is a two part word of similar mammals - mule and burro.
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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2020, 07:09:54 AM »
I actually saw that on the HA page a while back, but didn't inquire because I thought that unused art was common knowledge here. Some of you guys know every detail down to variations on the TCG code printed on the bottom of each sticker.

I also like how the name Muleburro is a two part word of similar mammals - mule and burro.

And there was a real Muleburro Wacky Package sticker in the original Wacky Packages stickers series 5!
« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 07:11:29 AM by dth1971 »

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2020, 09:10:47 AM »
And there was a real Muleburro Wacky Package sticker in the original Wacky Packages stickers series 5!

Ugh...my head is in the clouds lately. It didn't dawn on me that there was a Muleburro parody, modified and used for the series 5 set. It looks so different here, and the art style was from the 1969 Wacky Ads period.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 09:14:17 AM by Swiski »

Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2020, 09:58:04 AM »
fascinating!

I actually received a hard copy of the auction catalog for this comic art lot, but HA messed up the shipping, and I didn't receive it until after the auction was complete. I only casually flipped through the catalog, and never noticed it. I still have the catalog, and just looked it up. Not sure how I could have missed it!

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2020, 10:31:31 AM »
I actually saw that on the HA page a while back, but didn't inquire because I thought that unused art was common knowledge here. Some of you guys know every detail down to variations on the TCG code printed on the bottom of each sticker.

I also like how the name Muleburro is a two part word of similar mammals - mule and burro.
Yes, the offspring and its sire or father (a mule is the hybrid offspring of a male donkey (or burro) and a female horse (the opposite hybrid (a male horse and a female donkey) is a hinny)). The mother is called a dam.
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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2020, 11:34:02 AM »
fascinating!

I actually received a hard copy of the auction catalog for this comic art lot, but HA messed up the shipping, and I didn't receive it until after the auction was complete. I only casually flipped through the catalog, and never noticed it. I still have the catalog, and just looked it up. Not sure how I could have missed it!

Did it actually go for $4600?

Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2020, 01:38:14 PM »
Did it actually go for $4600?
It sold for $3000, with a 20% auction house fee of $600, so $3600 total

Looks like the buyer is open to offers of at least $4680

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2020, 05:59:34 PM »
Wow! First time ever seeing this!

Offline DrDeal

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2020, 11:30:55 AM »
Hopefully someone will make a Wacky Ad Bootleg Item out of this pic.  I will buy one if I get the chance.

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2020, 01:31:55 PM »
Hopefully someone will make a Wacky Ad Bootleg Item out of this pic.
I hope that doesnít happen. Thereís too much fake crap out there as it is.

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2020, 02:17:49 PM »
I hope that doesnít happen. Thereís too much fake crap out there as it is.

I know what you mean.  I have a lot of repros that I bought when I couldn't afford the real deal, and I worry that if I get run over by a bus my sister won't know what's a repro.  Actually, she might just throw out my Wacky stuff because it's all silly junk to her........  Anyway, I try to put labels in the page pockets, etc., but she would most likely be confused.  One repro set is the Ads, with a Mixwell Hearse.  The "perforations" are obviously printed on, but it's possible that an unscrupulous person could take advantage of a newbie.

Offline mikecho

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2020, 02:52:31 PM »
I think it's great that we have two lost Wacky Ads, Mixwell Hearse and this one.

The way I figure it, either one of them could've replaced Good and Empty for all we know. Maybe they made more than one choice for that replacement and we don't even know it - yet. Who knows what else is out there, just patiently waiting to be discovered?
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Offline DrDeal

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2020, 03:22:13 PM »
I hope that doesnít happen. Thereís too much fake crap out there as it is.

When we will never be able to have one what's wrong with a high quality repro?

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Offline mikecho

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Re: Lost Wacky: 1969 Wacky Ad
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2020, 04:45:01 PM »
I know what you mean.  I have a lot of repros that I bought when I couldn't afford the real deal, and I worry that if I get run over by a bus my sister won't know what's a repro.  Actually, she might just throw out my Wacky stuff because it's all silly junk to her........  Anyway, I try to put labels in the page pockets, etc., but she would most likely be confused.  One repro set is the Ads, with a Mixwell Hearse.  The "perforations" are obviously printed on, but it's possible that an unscrupulous person could take advantage of a newbie.
Pat, you have a reproduction of the Wacky Ads production sheet with Mixwell Hearse in it? Great!

Do you know if the lost Mixwell Hearse Wacky Ad is in the place on the sheet where the Good and Empty Wacky Ad used to be?
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