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Offline roughwriter

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A Wacky Packages First?
« on: May 13, 2024, 10:15:21 AM »

Every possible product has been spoofed several times by now, so that is no big deal. Sometimes the same gag title has come up more than once, even though the designs are different, like Cover Ghoul or G.I. Toe. That has happened a few dozen times, maybe. But how about the same EXACT gag and design being done twice by two different artists? I am not aware of that ever happening before. Well, it looks like it has finally happened! In the new set, you will see Chris Meeks' painting of my Blown Pop gag. If it looks familiar, that's because Brent Engstrom ALSO did it back in November of 2020 in the Weekly set! The flames from the exhaust pipes are the only distinguishing detail! They must've forgotten to pull my rough out of circulation after it was used the first time. Is anyone aware of this happening before?

Offline Fanatical_and_Sickly

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Re: A Wacky Packages First?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2024, 10:26:05 AM »
Yes, I seem to recall this exact same thing happened just a few months ago in the Christmas Charity postcard set.
Although not Topps, it did exactly re-do a 2018 Go To the Movies card, with a different artist.

Offline Swiski

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Re: A Wacky Packages First?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2024, 02:30:06 PM »
I thought that title looked familiar!! Anyone have a photo of them together to compare?

Offline Fanatical_and_Sickly

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Re: A Wacky Packages First?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2024, 03:11:23 PM »
this is the one I was hinting at in Joe's Pack Crackin' thread.

here's the artwork for the two
Brent Engstrom and Chris Meeks


Offline Joe G.

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Re: A Wacky Packages First?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 03:31:07 PM »
Now if we could only see the rough….