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Offline Scheres

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2023, 10:36:54 AM »
sketch card peek....


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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2023, 10:38:46 AM »
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.
I would suspect that the "10 base" are broken into 5 groups (i.e. 1-10, 11-20, etc.). I really doubt Topps is sophisticated enough to deal completely random cards into each pack. My hope is that buying 5 packs/boxes will allow me to trade for any missing group of 10 I need.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2023, 10:45:05 AM »
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!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2023, 10:45:14 AM »
I would suspect that the "10 base" are broken into 5 groups (i.e. 1-10, 11-20, etc.). I really doubt Topps is sophisticated enough to deal completely random cards into each pack. My hope is that buying 5 packs/boxes will allow me to trade for any missing group of 10 I need.

That is our best hope as far as base sets go. 

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2023, 10:48:28 AM »
The question is how many total boxes there are, and hence how many possible coupon sets.

There's no expiration date on these as there has been in the past.  They do say that it ships in 25-30 days, so it's difficult to tell if they have a number in mind to print, or if they'll see how many are ordered in 20 days or so and go from there.  Topps has been burned for years by overprinting product that then was either destroyed or reduced in price to move.  Online sales should be different since it doesn't have to be produced until after it's been ordered.  If Topps has done its due diligence, then they've calculated a point where printing more is necessary -- sort of like a cost per occupied room (CPOR) in the hospitality industry, where more staff is needed at some point when more rooms are occupied.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2023, 10:56:08 AM »
There's no expiration date on these as there has been in the past.  They do say that it ships in 25-30 days, so it's difficult to tell if they have a number in mind to print, or if they'll see how many are ordered in 20 days or so and go from there.
Except they are limited by number of sketches done, yes? If they stick to their word, they can't print up more than 5 times the number of boxes as sketches, roughly [leaving out the option of having more sketches done]. I think this could "sell out"...there is a limit.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2023, 10:58:15 AM »
Except they are limited by number of sketches done, yes? If they stick to their word, they can't print up more than 5 times the number of boxes as sketches, roughly [leaving out the option of having more sketches done]. I think this could "sell out"...there is a limit.

I think it could sell out, too.  The GPK Valentine set Patrick mentioned earlier sold out in something like an hour!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2023, 10:59:33 AM »
Here's a little comic relief for your amusement:


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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2023, 11:04:09 AM »
sketch card peek....


As I said the A Team!  Chad just superb!  Killer work! 

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2023, 11:09:24 AM »
Here's a little comic relief for your amusement:



These comics are so great! Thanks Neil!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2023, 11:21:44 AM »
Except they are limited by number of sketches done, yes? If they stick to their word, they can't print up more than 5 times the number of boxes as sketches, roughly [leaving out the option of having more sketches done]. I think this could "sell out"...there is a limit.

Good point!

I would suspect that the "10 base" are broken into 5 groups (i.e. 1-10, 11-20, etc.). I really doubt Topps is sophisticated enough to deal completely random cards into each pack. My hope is that buying 5 packs/boxes will allow me to trade for any missing group of 10 I need.

I suppose that depends on how they're printed.  Are they still using 132 title uncut sheets, or is there another process.  If there were 5 distinct groups randomly inserted into boxes, then buying 5 boxes would give you the same odds (about 1:26) of getting 5 sets of the same 10 as it would to get 5 unique sets of 10.

The more I crunch these odds, the worse I feel about buying a 5-box bundle.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2023, 11:31:20 AM »
I'm just as stoked as you all for this arrival but if you ask me, what we need is a checklist of all the stickers.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2023, 11:37:36 AM »
Its a choice for each of us consumers to make, but i am struggling here on whether to spend $90 and probably come up with 30-35 unique titles (admittedly with some chasers to trade) or just wait for the more well-off to buy a bunch, pick out the chasers, and then hope to score a base set of all 50 titles later on Flea-bay….life was so much easier when you begged your parents for as many nickels as you could get…and then bought that many packs…

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2023, 12:08:56 PM »
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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I don't see any option to buy blue boxes, do you?
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Offline dddepriest

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2023, 12:18:25 PM »
Yay comics - Thanks Neil!  Only 5 though - could have been so many more but thankfully won't have to chase to hard to complete them.  Sorry my brethren who are into the parallels...this will be a bear to complete a master set 

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2023, 12:35:28 PM »
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.

What are you possibly asking for just one base set with maybe an empty box? This will determine if I buy a 5-count box bundle or not.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2023, 12:54:21 PM »
I am going for the $90 option.  I had been putting out $60 a month last year.   Whatever I do not get to complete at least one base set, I will look to trade.   Hopefully, score a sketch and that will help to payoff the initial investment by putting it up on Ebay.  Just thinking outloud.   Looking forward to trading as that is a favorite childhood memory.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2023, 12:55:17 PM »
Also, trading is fun! Not as fun as spreading out on the floor with an orange Crush and trading with your school chums, but still fun!
« Last Edit: March 22, 2023, 08:55:41 AM by JailOJohn »

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2023, 01:07:33 PM »
I don't see any option to buy blue boxes, do you?

i think it is a option of getting one blue box with the 5-box bundle ???? it shows the blue box in the list of contents - go figure!!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2023, 01:14:10 PM »
I'm just as stoked as you all for this arrival but if you ask me, what we need is a checklist of all the stickers.

The 50 sticker checklist is on the Topps site.

Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2023, 01:16:37 PM »
wonder why they put up such a weird checklist

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2023, 01:18:03 PM »
i think it is a option of getting one blue box with the 5-box bundle ???? it shows the blue box in the list of contents - go figure!!
I dont see what you see, that scrolling bar is not a list of contents.  It is a generic scroll bar that shows for the one box and the 5 box.
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2023, 01:20:46 PM »
The 50 sticker checklist is on the Topps site.

Thank you Andrew, I missed that completely!

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2023, 01:35:11 PM »
Thank you Andrew, I missed that completely!
It was added much later. It wasn’t there when first posted

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #94 on: March 14, 2023, 01:48:25 PM »
I still see no checklist….photo just scrolls through a few titles and shows red and blue boxes…

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #95 on: March 14, 2023, 01:52:40 PM »
Here's one of the four I did for the set. Neil painted the other two I designed as I had other obligations.

Pete Zies did this concept with additional gags by me: MAID magazine




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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #96 on: March 14, 2023, 01:53:23 PM »
I still see no checklist….photo just scrolls through a few titles and shows red and blue boxes…

It’s not a pic of a card. Just a linked list, like Topps does for many of their sets now


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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #97 on: March 14, 2023, 01:59:07 PM »
I was happy to see the announcement of a new series.  But, like others, am conflicted about what I will buy.  I'm a completist and would buy the 5 box option if I knew I'd get a full base set (and some inserts).  And while trading in person is fun, I"m not such a fan of having to do extensive trading through the mail (too time-consuming and expensive with postage unless it's just for a couple cards).  I'm guessing/hoping Topps, or the artists on this forum, will share some more info to help inform my decision.  If nothing else, I may just buy a base set on ebay.  In any case (and I'm sorry if this sounds negative), how this set is being sold is not how I would wish it to be done (ideally, in packs at retail with a decent shot to complete a base set without spending tons).  Also, I like the sketch cards and comics a lot, but rainbow foil and silver parallel do nothing for me.

Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2023, 01:59:24 PM »
It’s not a pic of a card. Just a linked list, like Topps does for many of their sets now

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Anyone know why Hunts is red on the checklist?

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #99 on: March 14, 2023, 02:00:38 PM »
I am going for the $90 option.  I had been putting out $60 a month last year.   Whatever I do not get to complete at least one base set, I will look to trade.   Hopefully, score a sketch and that will help to payoff the initial investment by putting it up on Ebay.  Just thinking outloud.   Looking forward to trading as that is a favorite childhood memory.

Frank

Yeah...I agree with your logic. I ordered the 5 box bundle as well. I just hope there are enough trading opportunities. I purchased it with free shipping, so I will get my package later than a lot of people here.

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #100 on: March 14, 2023, 02:20:30 PM »
Here's one of the four I did for the set. Neil painted the other two I designed as I had other obligations.

Pete Zies did this concept with additional gags by me: MAID magazine




Dave superb and right up there with your MADE Mad parody from previous sets.  Pete fun writing and a great gag as always!

Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #101 on: March 14, 2023, 02:35:49 PM »
Here's one of the four I did for the set. Neil painted the other two I designed as I had other obligations.

Pete Zies did this concept with additional gags by me: MAID magazine




AWESOME

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #102 on: March 14, 2023, 03:56:08 PM »
Truly fantastic artwork!!  Just going back to earlier in this thread, where we heard "At the Topps Conference, Fanatics CEO Mike Mahan teased, “Within the next month we will have the biggest product announcement in the history of trading cards.” "  Have we heard that "biggest product announcement in the history of trading cards" as of yet, and do we know for sure that it was referencing Wackies?
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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2023, 04:01:46 PM »
Truly fantastic artwork!!  Just going back to earlier in this thread, where we heard "At the Topps Conference, Fanatics CEO Mike Mahan teased, “Within the next month we will have the biggest product announcement in the history of trading cards.” "  Have we heard that "biggest product announcement in the history of trading cards" as of yet, and do we know for sure that it was referencing Wackies?
I don't believe it's been announced yet.

And there's almost zero chance it's a reference to Wackys. I was making a joke there. But wouldn't it be cool if it was?

The announcement is almost certainly baseball card related

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Re: 2023 Wacky Packages
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2023, 04:42:01 PM »
With that much hyperbole…it better be a hologram set with a chance to win batting practice with Aaron Judge…

 

anything