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Offline cddx

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IS the TS series really hard to get? I have the 1-21 cards and just curious what it could be worth. Some seem to have high asking prices on EBAY. 

Offline lucidjc

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I'm drunk right now so I may be a little rude but, what the hell are you talking about?


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Offline mikecho

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I'm drunk right now so I may be a little rude but, what the hell are you talking about?


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He's talking about all 21 of the bonus cards for Wacky Packages Postcards Series 1-9 and Wacky Halloween Postcards 2010-2013. I believe the TS stands for Topps Store, IIRC.
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IS the TS series really hard to get? I have the 1-21 cards and just curious what it could be worth. Some seem to have high asking prices on EBAY.

Putting together an entire run of the bonus cards is very challenging since all of the postcard sets had limited distribution. In fact, some of the earliest sets were only printed in quantities of 150 or 200 sets. I can't really say what they're worth, but if you happen to have the entire run, I'd recommend keeping them together. Just my 2 cents...

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I'm drunk right now so I may be a little rude but, what the hell are you talking about?


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Love the candor.  But I was equally baffled in a fully sober state as well.  Thought he was asking about something completely outside of Wackys.

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Ask and Ye shall receive - Here they all are - Fronts and Backs!

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Offline Joe G.

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I have to second what Neil is saying here.  Some of the earlier one, Hobby Meal jumps immediately to mind, are very scare and fetch very high prices and even some of the later ones sell fairly high.  I sold a few, maybe a Booty Pebbles I recall, a few years ago and was surprised what they sold for.  The tricky part is that some are fairly common as well and they are all mixed together so determining individual values would take some leg work.  They make a great set which is overall, very rare, so best to keep Ďem that way.


Putting together an entire run of the bonus cards is very challenging since all of the postcard sets had limited distribution. In fact, some of the earliest sets were only printed in quantities of 150 or 200 sets. I can't really say what they're worth, but if you happen to have the entire run, I'd recommend keeping them together. Just my 2 cents...
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I started to answer early this morning, but got sidetracked.  I "third" Neil's assessment, keep them together as a set.  There are two, Grave Nuts and Hoppy Meal, where only 200 were made, and some are 300.  Many were for the "unlimited" sets, but those didn't sell so many because there were no sketches; we didn't get print runs for those, but some of those are scarce, too.  So, a full run of all 23 is tough to put together.  I sold one last year for over $1,000.

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The TS Cards are one of my favorite sets I own.  Many of the Bio Cards that came with the postcard sets are pretty tough to acquire also.

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The TS Cards are one of my favorite sets I own.  Many of the Bio Cards that came with the postcard sets are pretty tough to acquire also.
You're telling me! I'm still trying to find all eight of the Wacky Halloween Artists cards for Wacky Halloween Postcards 2010 at a price I can afford.

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2023, 09:02:49 PM »
Ask and Ye shall receive - Here they all are - Fronts and Backs!

Thanks for posting these images!!
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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2023, 09:30:30 AM »
I also have a complete run of these. Plus most of the Artist Bio Cards. One day in the not too distant future they will be for sale.

Offline Joe G.

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2023, 10:39:43 AM »
This is a weird set because, as Pat and Neil pointed out, they were released as part of the postcard sets.  I donít keep mine as a set but with the individual postcard releases they came with.  It keeps the postcard set whole which, to me, seem incomplete without Ďem!  Also if you think of it as a set itís a set 15+ years in the making!

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2023, 12:28:00 PM »
...   itís a set 15+ years in the making!


Reminds me of  George Wright's GALACTIC GROCERIES series.   ;D
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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2023, 12:31:15 PM »
This is a weird set because, as Pat and Neil pointed out, they were released as part of the postcard sets.  I donít keep mine as a set but with the individual postcard releases they came with.  It keeps the postcard set whole which, to me, seem incomplete without Ďem!  ...

Same here, Joe.
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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2023, 03:13:24 PM »
This is a weird set because, as Pat and Neil pointed out, they were released as part of the postcard sets.  I donít keep mine as a set but with the individual postcard releases they came with.  It keeps the postcard set whole which, to me, seem incomplete without Ďem!  Also if you think of it as a set itís a set 15+ years in the making!

But, to store them with the postcards, you have to mix page sizes, which annoys the heck out of me.  So, I built up a binder of bonus/bio cards, and sketches, and a separate binder of postcards.  The large sketches messed me up though!

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2023, 03:55:07 PM »
But, to store them with the postcards, you have to mix page sizes, which annoys the heck out of me.  So, I built up a binder of bonus/bio cards, and sketches, and a separate binder of postcards.  The large sketches messed me up though!

The Bios are the only way to acquire the Postcard Images in trading card size. I no longer have the postcards; but I have all the images on the bio cards.

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2023, 04:39:44 PM »
Pat thatís a great way to do it for sure!  I guess Iím just lazy and just stuffed Ďem all in those yellow and red Postcard binders Topps put out at the time.  Iíd be the first to admit I do overstuff my binders and sometimes cringe when a new set comes out trying to figure out where Iím gonna put it!  My three postcard binders (red, yellow and halloween) are stuffed to the gills!


But, to store them with the postcards, you have to mix page sizes, which annoys the heck out of me.  So, I built up a binder of bonus/bio cards, and sketches, and a separate binder of postcards.  The large sketches messed me up though!

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2023, 02:41:15 AM »
The Bios are the only way to acquire the Postcard Images in trading card size. I no longer have the postcards; but I have all the images on the bio cards.

There are a couple you can't get in card size, hope you still have those!!

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2023, 09:12:50 AM »
Reminds me of George Wright's GALACTIC GROCERIES series.
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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2023, 01:09:06 PM »
Pat thatís a great way to do it for sure!  I guess Iím just lazy and just stuffed Ďem all in those yellow and red Postcard binders Topps put out at the time.  Iíd be the first to admit I do overstuff my binders and sometimes cringe when a new set comes out trying to figure out where Iím gonna put it!  My three postcard binders (red, yellow and halloween) are stuffed to the gills!

That's why you need two of each binder type!  8)

Offline Joe G.

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2023, 04:50:03 PM »
Mitchell, now you tell me.  Oh well I guess I could put Ďem in Old School 2 binders as I think I still have an extra dozen of those in the back of my closet.

That's why you need two of each binder type!  8)

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Re: What is a TS series (1-21) worth? (BallPark estimate...great condition)
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2023, 09:19:01 PM »
Same here, Joe.

Ditto!   TS cards, along with bios, sketches, etc, are stored with each respective postcard series in my binders.   I don't mind mixing the storage pages so much.
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