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Offline JailOJohn

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2023, 04:32:22 AM »
With their lack of marketing, can we hope that they can sell more than 500 sets?

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2023, 06:44:12 AM »
With their lack of marketing, can we hope that they can sell more than 500 sets?

It has been in at least three emails so far, and they go to the people who collect trading cards.  WE certainly know about it, and will tell others!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2023, 06:48:07 AM »
With their lack of marketing, can we hope that they can sell more than 500 sets?
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So far they’ve promoted this set in advance in their emails far more than they ever have for any of the other online sets

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2023, 07:03:15 AM »
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So far they’ve promoted this set in advance in their emails far more than they ever have for any of the other online sets

I'm not getting their emails anymore.  I just looked at my account, and I'm set up for the newsletter subscription.  Is there something special I need to do to get the started again?

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2023, 08:17:09 AM »
Is Topps really referring to the release of the new Wacky series as “the biggest product announcement in the history of trading cards?” If so, that’s great…I would think at this point that baseball cards outsell our beloved Wackys by a huge margin…

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2023, 05:03:05 PM »
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I don't see how they've advertised properly if there isn't a soul who knows when they go on sale!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2023, 05:41:34 PM »
I don't see how they've advertised properly if there isn't a soul who knows when they go on sale!

Tuesday's email boldly stated "Coming a Week from Today..."

so there's that

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2023, 06:30:48 PM »
I'm not getting their emails anymore.  I just looked at my account, and I'm set up for the newsletter subscription.  Is there something special I need to do to get the started again?
Me too, I get no notifications from Topps at all any more
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2023, 05:19:56 AM »
Anybody know the EXACT date in March 1973 that Topps released the 1st Series of stickers?  I'm willing to bet that this new set everyone is looking forward to will be dropped that same date this year... 50 years to the day.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2023, 06:18:23 AM »
Anybody know the EXACT date in March 1973 that Topps released the 1st Series of stickers?  I'm willing to bet that this new set everyone is looking forward to will be dropped that same date this year... 50 years to the day.

You give Topps way too much credit. No one there would know or care about that date.

I also doubt a meaningful precise date exists.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2023, 09:19:33 AM »
I'm not getting their emails anymore.  I just looked at my account, and I'm set up for the newsletter subscription.  Is there something special I need to do to get the started again?

Maybe its Topp's inverse logic.  ;D I checked my account profile and settings. It appears I am not enabled for newsletters, yet I receive two emails a day from Topps. Under my account, Newsletter Settings, the  checkbox is not checked next to the text "Sign Up to receive our newsletters at the e-mail address associated with your topps.com account. You can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy for more information."   At the bottom of each email I receive, in small print, it notes I am subscribed to this newsletter as ... and shows my email address.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2023, 03:58:34 PM »
Maybe its Topp's inverse logic.  I checked my account profile and settings. It appears I am not enabled for newsletters, yet I receive two emails a day from Topps.

I'll try that.  What's there to lose?

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2023, 01:18:15 PM »
It’s Happening!!!!


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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2023, 02:00:42 PM »
It’s Happening!!!!

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Oooooooooooooooh, I wonder what's in it and who draws what.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2023, 05:25:58 PM »
It’s Happening!!!!

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Do any of the artists that worked on this set, happen to have any additional insight into this? Size of set, will they be in packs, parallels, inserts, sketch cards etc?? This is great news!! Looking forward to tomorrow!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2023, 08:08:56 PM »
I hope the set is a regular set. I hate it when I have to buy more than one box! Put the extras in a box and be done with it!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2023, 03:18:56 AM »
I am thinking we will need to purchase multiple sets in order to possibly obtain a complete set. This is based on recent sales. I doubt it will be a one shot deal for a full set.  Topps needs a hook to sell multiple sets.  Looking forward to info today.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2023, 05:02:50 AM »
I am thinking we will need to purchase multiple sets in order to possibly obtain a complete set. This is based on recent sales. I doubt it will be a one shot deal for a full set.  Topps needs a hook to sell multiple sets.  Looking forward to info today.

Hope your annual tax return is in so you can order an expensive set if not cheap!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2023, 06:26:15 AM »
Do any of the artists that worked on this set, happen to have any additional insight into this? Size of set, will they be in packs, parallels, inserts, sketch cards etc?? This is great news!! Looking forward to tomorrow!

Do you really want to be spoiled on the day of the release ? ;)

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2023, 07:06:38 AM »
Do you really want to be spoiled on the day of the release ? ;)

Always good to have a bit of a heads up before I have to dive right in! :)

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2023, 07:27:26 AM »
Anybody look for these yet? Topps.com as of 9:26 CST says no Wacky products for sale…Is there a certain time that they usually drop the Wackys? Cuz i have no life over here…
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2023, 09:08:46 AM »
They’re up.

Single and multi pack options

And box is both Red and Blue, but doesn’t say if one is a rare one

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

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2023, 09:11:24 AM »
Does the 5-box bundle guarantee one base set? There are 50 total parodies, and 10 basic cards per box.

I'm not ready to pull the trigger, considering the unknown here.

When basic base sets hit eBay, they will be priced close to the 5-box bundle price of $90. I can't imagine someone selling a base set for under $50.

But if I buy the 5-box bundle, I want some reassurance I get a basic base set for the $90 price.

I know some of you here with deep pockets are going to buy at least ten 5-box bundles, but I wish there was a little wiggle room for people on a budget like myself.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2023, 09:13:54 AM »
Does the 5-box bundle guarantee one base set? 50 total parodies and 10 basic cards per box.

What has been your experience with Topps collations?
My guess would be 1:1000 chance of that. Hope I’m wrong though.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2023, 09:48:59 AM »
Can anyone who was purchasing recent packs or boxes or the monthly sets say what collation was like? I am assuming since Topps site does not say a 5 box bundle yields you a complete set, that it does not…
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2023, 09:56:47 AM »
Can anyone who was purchasing recent packs or boxes or the monthly sets say what collation was like? I am assuming since Topps site does not say a 5 box bundle yields you a complete set, that it does not…

It probably won't, but you'll be able to trade here!!  I am counting on that for sure!!!  Also picking up some extras for anyone here who needs a set.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2023, 09:58:14 AM »
I did some sketch cards for the set. Here's a peek

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2023, 10:00:58 AM »
Follow-up question, if anyone knows: since the $90 bundle gets you Five boxes, and sketch cards are 1:5, does that guarantee a sketch card? Or are they all just completely random? Do people generally trade the chasers and sketches to complete sets?

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2023, 10:03:10 AM »
My guess would be 1:1000 chance of that. Hope I’m wrong though.

I hope you're wrong too.  Hopefully at least one box will have 10 different. 
Although that fact only reduces the odds by about 2.5 of randomly inserted, so:
10 diff                  Random
1:1                      1:2.6 chance of getting 10 different in 1 box
1:31.8                  1:83.1 chance of getting 20 different in 2 boxes
1:28.4K                1:74.4K chance of getting 30 different in 3 boxes
1:4.1 billion          1:10.1 billion chance of getting 40 different in 4 boxes
1:1.1E+20            1:2.9E+20 chance of getting 50 different in 5 boxes

It sounds depressing when you look at that.

Patrick, do you have any "space related" odds for 1:2.9E+20.  Like trying to see the Christmas decorations on my house from the moon with the unaided eye?
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2023, 10:13:26 AM »
Follow-up question, if anyone knows: since the $90 bundle gets you Five boxes, and sketch cards are 1:5, does that guarantee a sketch card? Or are they all just completely random? Do people generally trade the chasers and sketches to complete sets?

I had to buy 8 separate boxes; there was not 5 box bundle when I went to topps.com. There is a 5 box bundle if you click the link posted above.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2023, 10:14:00 AM »
Follow-up question, if anyone knows: since the $90 bundle gets you Five boxes, and sketch cards are 1:5, does that guarantee a sketch card? Or are they all just completely random? Do people generally trade the chasers and sketches to complete sets?

I doubt there will be a guarantee of a sketch card, but one can hope!!

People trade whatever is in the set - check out the trading section for threads for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 sets.  With this set, it appears there will be trading of base cards, coupons, foils, silver parallels (dammit, they did stupid color border parallels!!), and comics.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2023, 10:29:05 AM »
With this set, it appears there will be trading of base cards, coupons, foils, silver parallels (dammit, they did stupid color border parallels!!), and comics.
And maybe even the boxes too.
With the recent GPK Valentines set, there were two boxes, with one of them 1:10.
This doesn’t say if the red and blue are equal or not. We’ll see.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2023, 10:30:02 AM »
The base set should be easy enough, but the coupons are more of a concern.  Wondering how easy it will be to assemble a coupon set.  At least there’s one per box.  Unlikely that just 50 boxes would do it; 100 might.  The question is how many total boxes there are, and hence how many possible coupon sets.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2023, 10:34:16 AM »
I had to buy 8 separate boxes; there was not 5 box bundle when I went to topps.com. There is a 5 box bundle if you click the link posted above.

You had to scroll down farther to the "New Product Drops" section to see the 5-box bundle.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2023, 10:35:41 AM »
I did some sketch cards for the set. Here's a peek

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Robert great stuff!  I am blown away by the group of sketch artists they got for this set!  It’s an A list of Wacky sketch artists!