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Offline Joe G.

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Who Knew????
« on: June 18, 2024, 02:19:51 PM »
OK I just saw this on eBay and was floored!  Someone, who specializes in underground art from the 60s/70s has listed a group of 4 roughs for sale.  Three are by Jay and among them is a Jay I had I had never seen before (Cricket Junk) but the fourth is by underground artist extraordinaire Skip Williamson!!!  Who knew that he ever submitted Wacky roughs to Topps? So that’s a fifth 60s underground artist who touched (briefly) our beloved Wacky Packages.  Too cool!





Offline Fanatical_and_Sickly

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2024, 04:04:21 PM »
Wow! great spot!
I would love to see that Cricket Junk become a reality at some point. The more you eat the more you can't!

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Offline Fanatical_and_Sickly

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2024, 04:21:40 PM »
with the other two -
I've previously seen that hard to read b&w scan of the Gallstones rough that's out there, so this is fantastic to see the color version.
I don't think I've seen Tushy Roll before though. I know there's the Tom Bunk Tushie Roll that's a lost 90's title, and looks nearly nearly the same, but this one is new to me.


Offline g.u.e.s.t.

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2024, 05:39:55 PM »
I really like the Fred Flintstone on Gallstones.

Offline Swiski

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2024, 04:05:17 AM »
So these were sketched up in 1976? Would have been cool to see another Cracker Jack parody, since Cracked Jerk was only released in the die-cuts set.

But I totally can understand the rejection by Topps due to potential C&D complaints.

Looking back to the die-cut, it looks like there was supposed to be copy underneath the "Cracked Jerk" title that was whited out for some reason.


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Offline Joe G.

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2024, 10:38:04 AM »
Patrick absolutely it's great to see Jay Gallstones in color and hi-res.  I found this image and it's interesting to see how close Jay stuck to the original package. 




with the other two -
I've previously seen that hard to read b&w scan of the Gallstones rough that's out there, so this is fantastic to see the color version.
I don't think I've seen Tushy Roll before though. I know there's the Tom Bunk Tushie Roll that's a lost 90's title, and looks nearly nearly the same, but this one is new to me.




Offline crackedjerk

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2024, 12:06:00 PM »
with the other two -
I've previously seen that hard to read b&w scan of the Gallstones rough that's out there, so this is fantastic to see the color version.
I don't think I've seen Tushy Roll before though. I know there's the Tom Bunk Tushie Roll that's a lost 90's title, and looks nearly nearly the same, but this one is new to me.



Back in the 90's, some of us collectors at a Chicago non-sports show accompanied Jay back to his apartment where he showed off a bunch of his roughs and whatnot.  I wasn't able to stay for long, but it was fascinating to see some of his work.  I've pretty much forgotten all that I saw now (though if I saw some things, it might ring a bell), but the one I never forgot was Tushy Roll.  Maybe not the classiest Wacky of all time, but it definitely left an impression on me.  Wish I had taken pics of that very cool experience.

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2024, 12:12:14 PM »
Back in the 90's, some of us collectors at a Chicago non-sports show accompanied Jay back to his apartment where he showed off a bunch of his roughs and whatnot.  I wasn't able to stay for long, but it was fascinating to see some of his work.  I've pretty much forgotten all that I saw now (though if I saw some things, it might ring a bell), but the one I never forgot was Tushy Roll.  Maybe not the classiest Wacky of all time, but it definitely left an impression on me.  Wish I had taken pics of that very cool experience.

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Offline Swiski

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Re: Who Knew????
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2024, 02:10:48 PM »
Tootsie Roll company should produce a novelty roll of toilet paper just like Jay's sketch. It could even be Tootsie Roll scented.

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