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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #105 on: March 14, 2023, 04:44:16 PM »
Many of you are talking about bundles of 5 boxes for $90. Where is that link? On the Topps website I want to buy 10 boxes, but doesn't show any discount.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #106 on: March 14, 2023, 04:52:44 PM »

I'm probably going the 5 pack route as well and glad I see others doing the same thing so there should be enough floating around in the trading forum for everyone to complete a base set.

One would have to purchase way too many packs to even get close to getting a complete coupon set, so I'm finally saying goodbye to them  :'(

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #107 on: March 14, 2023, 04:53:42 PM »
Many of you are talking about bundles of 5 boxes for $90. Where is that link? On the Topps website I want to buy 10 boxes, but doesn't show any discount.

Thanks for any help.

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/wacky-packages.html

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #109 on: March 14, 2023, 06:39:25 PM »
No problem, Corndog  :great:

  Before I purchase, I wouldn't mind knowing what the odds are of getting a comic as one of the hits.....is it 1:2 or less likely?

  I like the comics and would like to get all 5, but if they are extremely rare, then it just isn't worth the effort to purchase additional sets to try to get them since the silver parallels and foils aren't of interest to me. 

 

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2023, 07:03:20 PM »
Before I purchase, I wouldn't mind knowing what the odds are of getting a comic as one of the hits.....is it 1:2 or less likely?

yeah, it would be great if they gave the odds for the comics, silvers and foils.

my thought is possibly 1:5, but without any print runs or more odds given, there's just no real way to know.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #111 on: March 14, 2023, 11:17:14 PM »
While the Wackys from the series we've seen so far are AWESOME--great job, artists and gag writers!--I'm disappointed that Topps is wasting "hits" with color parallels, which I've never collected.  I do, however, like the coupons, but one would have to buy 50 boxes just for a chance to collect all 50 coupons!  I, too, am worried about Topps' collation on the sets; the packers haven't always done a great job on collating the past few years.  I bought 20 boxes and pray I don't wind up with 20 each of the same 10 base cards!  As for the coupons...well, I'm not handing Topps $900 and still not get all of them, so I've accepted the fact that if I want them, I'll have to consider secondary sources.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2023, 04:57:03 AM »
While the Wackys from the series we've seen so far are AWESOME--great job, artists and gag writers!--I'm disappointed that Topps is wasting "hits" with color parallels, which I've never collected.  I do, however, like the coupons, but one would have to buy 50 boxes just for a chance to collect all 50 coupons!  I, too, am worried about Topps' collation on the sets; the packers haven't always done a great job on collating the past few years.  I bought 20 boxes and pray I don't wind up with 20 each of the same 10 base cards!  As for the coupons...well, I'm not handing Topps $900 and still not get all of them, so I've accepted the fact that if I want them, I'll have to consider secondary sources.

I hope my $90 investment gets me one base set, or close to it. If cards are inserted randomly, and not in groups of 10...a lot of us are in trouble!!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2023, 03:57:59 PM »
I'm probably going the 5 pack route

The dude abides to 5 packs

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #114 on: March 15, 2023, 04:03:43 PM »
Nice!  Neil, you and Pete killed that one!  Now we need to get the ashes, go to the ocean and you know the rest.


The dude abides to 5 packs


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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2023, 07:05:01 PM »
The 2023 Wacky Packages All New Series Master Checklist thread shows a lot of spoiler titles for those who might want to look.

I regret looking! And not for the spoilers. Among the fabulous parodies we've seen already, there are some real stinkers in this set. Yikes!!!
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #116 on: March 15, 2023, 07:08:13 PM »
The dude abides to 5 packs

Is this based on a real mayo product?  I can’t think of what it could be.  Maybe a regional thing.  In the NY area the top dog is Hellmann’s, with Miracle Whip and a few others a distant second.

I have a friend who loves The Big Lebowski beyond comprehension.  He made me watch it, didn’t do much for me.  Now my friend let his hair grow long, scraggly goatee, etc.  He says it’s his midlife crisis, but I think he’s trying to be The Dude.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #117 on: March 15, 2023, 07:24:22 PM »
Is this based on a real mayo product?  I can’t think of what it could be.  Maybe a regional thing.  In the NY area the top dog is Hellmann’s, with Miracle Whip and a few others a distant second.

Duke's Mayonnaise. Haven't tried it myself but evidently, it's a national brand.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #118 on: March 15, 2023, 08:10:10 PM »
Duke's Mayonnaise. Haven't tried it myself but evidently, it's a national brand.
Actually, Neil, it's a product of the South only.

Not too surprisingly, Wackys were also made of two products of the West only; namely, MJB Coffee and Pearson's Nut Goodie.

That's all the ones I know about. As far as I can tell, the vast majority of Wackys (and I mean vast!) are all products from the East.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #119 on: March 15, 2023, 08:31:19 PM »
The only reason we here in the Midwest know about Duke’s Mayonnaise is every year they show the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on tv. I believe they dump gallons of mayo on the winning coach’s head…

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #120 on: March 16, 2023, 03:29:41 AM »
 I like how Topps manages expectations with "Ships in 25-30 Business Days".  Were they saying that for all the 2020 through 2022 monthly releases?  If so, I missed it.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #121 on: March 16, 2023, 06:57:21 AM »
Is this based on a real mayo product?  I can’t think of what it could be.  Maybe a regional thing.  In the NY area the top dog is Hellmann’s, with Miracle Whip and a few others a distant second.

I have a friend who loves The Big Lebowski beyond comprehension.  He made me watch it, didn’t do much for me.  Now my friend let his hair grow long, scraggly goatee, etc.  He says it’s his midlife crisis, but I think he’s trying to be The Dude.

Yes, I live in Florida, and Duke's is hot on the tail of the big national brands. It is actually preferred by Southerners. When you've drawn over 2,500 roughs, you have to start stretching for products to parody, and I couldn't pass up the chance to squeeze a Big Lebowski gag in!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #122 on: March 16, 2023, 07:07:13 AM »
“That rug really tied the room together!”

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #123 on: March 16, 2023, 09:27:13 AM »
I like how Topps manages expectations with "Ships in 25-30 Business Days".  Were they saying that for all the 2020 through 2022 monthly releases?  If so, I missed it.
Actually, only 2021 and 2022 were monthly; 2020 was weekly.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #124 on: March 16, 2023, 02:59:18 PM »
I like how Topps manages expectations with "Ships in 25-30 Business Days".  Were they saying that for all the 2020 through 2022 monthly releases?  If so, I missed it.

 :-\

so...
to answer the actual question you asked - yes, the prior sets also always had a statement saying "Ships in XX Business Day"
initially they had an incredibly optimistic 3-5 days,
eventually dropping to a still doubtful 7-10 days,
and finally to a more realistic 14-21 days.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #125 on: March 16, 2023, 03:49:32 PM »
Topps just sent a link to something about the "History of Wacky Packages" in the customer info email:

https://ripped.topps.com/topps-wacky-packages-brand-history/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=031623%20Topps.com&utm_term=US%20Marketing%20-%20Recent%20Purchasers%20or%20Email%20Openers

It's very light on info, and completely omits Norm Saunder's and Jay Lynch's contributions.....
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #126 on: March 16, 2023, 04:21:43 PM »
Actually, Neil, it's a product of the South only.

Not too surprisingly, Wackys were also made of two products of the West only; namely, MJB Coffee and Pearson's Nut Goodie.

That's all the ones I know about. As far as I can tell, the vast majority of Wackys (and I mean vast!) are all products from the East.

Here in PA it sits right next to Hellmann's on the shelves.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2023, 07:08:30 PM »
Topps just sent a link to something about the "History of Wacky Packages" in the customer info email:

https://ripped.topps.com/topps-wacky-packages-brand-history/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=031623%20Topps.com&utm_term=US%20Marketing%20-%20Recent%20Purchasers%20or%20Email%20Openers

It's very light on info, and completely omits Norm Saunder's and Jay Lynch's contributions.....

Hmmm...I didn't get this email.  I also couldn't open it for some reason.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #128 on: March 16, 2023, 07:11:19 PM »
Hmmm...I didn't get this email.  I also couldn't open it for some reason.
here's a direct link. try this one.

https://ripped.topps.com/topps-wacky-packages-brand-history/

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #129 on: March 16, 2023, 07:21:54 PM »
here's a direct link. try this one.

https://ripped.topps.com/topps-wacky-packages-brand-history/

Thanks!  That link worked.

I did see Norm's name mentioned, but not Jay's.  I wonder who the audience for this site/page is.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2023, 07:29:23 PM »
I am on the Topps email list…i get tons of worthless e-mails about baseball cards…but nothing about the new Wacky set…

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #131 on: March 16, 2023, 07:53:23 PM »
here's a direct link. try this one.

https://ripped.topps.com/topps-wacky-packages-brand-history/

Gotta love the last paragraph:

What am I Chasing in Topps Wacky Packages?
Like Garbage Pail Kids, the chase cards in Wacky Packs are the artist sketch cards, the coupons, and fun parallels.

Does anyone really find the parallels fun?  Maybe the GPK folks who are rainbow collectors.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #132 on: March 16, 2023, 09:26:59 PM »
Here in PA it sits right next to Hellmann's on the shelves.
Duke's has arrived in the North, huh? Never even occurred to me, I must admit. You learn something new every day, I guess.

And speaking of Hellmann's Mayonnaise, I just got a good idea. I know it became a Wacky recently (which series it was escapes me at the moment, however), but has anyone ever thought of making a Wacky out of its other name west of the Rocky Mountains, namely, Best Foods Mayonnaise?
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #133 on: March 17, 2023, 02:57:21 AM »
Duke's has arrived in the North, huh? Never even occurred to me, I must admit. You learn something new every day, I guess.

And speaking of Hellmann's Mayonnaise, I just got a good idea. I know it became a Wacky recently (which series it was escapes me at the moment, however), but has anyone ever thought of making a Wacky out of its other name west of the Rocky Mountains, namely, Best Foods Mayonnaise?

Best Fools?  Best Foots? Pest Foods? Messed Foods?
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #134 on: March 17, 2023, 06:54:01 AM »
Is Best Foods like Tinee Giant?

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2023, 07:17:58 AM »
Is Best Foods like Tinee Giant?

I believe it's just the West Coast version of Hellman's.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2023, 07:26:16 AM »
Duke's has arrived in the North, huh? Never even occurred to me, I must admit. You learn something new every day, I guess.

And speaking of Hellmann's Mayonnaise, I just got a good idea. I know it became a Wacky recently (which series it was escapes me at the moment, however), but has anyone ever thought of making a Wacky out of its other name west of the Rocky Mountains, namely, Best Foods Mayonnaise?

With varieties being slim, I'd give Duke's a spin. Miracle Whip is available and although it has an interesting taste, it isn't mayo. I have a tube of Kewpie but it can be quite overpowering and rightfully so.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #137 on: March 17, 2023, 08:38:22 AM »
I believe it's just the West Coast version of Hellman's.

Yep, the labels say "Known as Hellman's East of the Rockies" and "Known as Best Foods West of the Rockies" in small print depending on where you buy it.  I remember getting a kick out of it when we moved from Pittsburgh to LA, and then eventually back east as a kid.

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« Reply #138 on: March 17, 2023, 10:27:49 AM »
Oh, so its more of a Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. situation…..

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #139 on: March 17, 2023, 11:10:55 AM »
Time for more comic relief...