Approximately two years ago, I did a Yahoo search on "Wacky Packages" and came up with this website. In 1973-74, I was a huge Wacky Packages fan. I started collecting them during the 2nd series in the summer of '73. I backed off during this series when my dad got irritated with me for spending $.45 for nine packs. When I was able to go to the Ben Franklin store near my grandmother's house, series 4 was released and I started buying them again. Soon, I covered an old dresser with stickers. Nearly 10 years later, my mother had to strip them off when she refinished it to give to my older brother. From series four on, I bought them whenever I could. I read the "Top 10 Reasons" page and you're right; people will save most of these things. Wackys were being purchased by pre-adolescents who didn't have the perspective to save anything. Lastly, keep the site up to date because it's something that I like to come back to as a release.
date: 1:25 am - Sunday, January 26, 2003
name: Chris Henderson
Absolutely hillarious...more funny now than when I was a kid even!
date: 3:00 pm - Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Great website-I had hundreds of the first few series stickers from 1973 when they first appeared. I was in the 4th grade in Watertown,NY at the time. I wish I knew what happened to them. I did manage to salvage a complete (1-66) series 1 reprint series from 1979. Thanks for the memories & keep up the good work.
date: 4:44 pm - Tuesday, January 14, 2003
name: Dan Mckee
Greg, This is a super cool website! I have really enjoyed my stay here. Take care and keep up the great work! Dan.
date: 5:41 pm - Monday, January 13, 2003
name: ERIK MONSLER
I fist bought my packs in 1967 I was a little fart then now I'm 40 and like the rest of us I'm back at it again. 'happy stickyness to all'
date: 8:05 pm - Thursday, December 26, 2002
name: Chuck Knapp
I thought that Wacky Packages were the funniest thing I've seen on the market, next to Mad Magazine, which used to do something similar (and still do sometimes), and I guess also to the irritation of the companies being satirized. My favorites were "Nutlee's Quit", and "Kooloff's Snatch-A-Pak". My message to those corporate giants: Come on now! Companies have been satirized for over 50+ years, and will continue to be so in some sort of medium. Can't ya'll take a joke? :D
On a side note, before Wacky Packages, Topps also came out with "Wacky Record Labels", which were essentially parodies of popular phonograph record labels covering the top 40 hits of that time. For those born after 1982, phonograph records were the music medium long before the advent of CDs, nowadays referred to as vinyl.
date: 7:32 am - Tuesday, December 24, 2002
name: Kevin Sinclair
Some of my fondest memories in life were collecting Wacky Packs. I remember being so excited, each time I'd buy new packs. This website is full of nastalgia. What a trip!!!
date: 3:33 pm - Monday, December 23, 2002
name: James H
I remember collecting these cards back when I was 12. I had up to series 3 I think. When I moved out, my mother "cleaned out" my closet. Needless to say she cleaned out my collection too @#$&^!. Anyway, I found this website and have really enjoyed viewing the cards I once had and laughing over and over again. Great site and thanks for it!
date: 2:20 am - Wednesday, December 18, 2002
name: S Jaros
Like most, i have fond memories of wacky packages. Seeing the thumbnails of the 4th series brought back a flood of memories from when i was 9 years old. Collecting them was all the rage.
date: 2:06 am - Sunday, December 15, 2002
still have hundreds of this things
awsome web site, looking to buy,sell ,or trade.
date: 10:39 am - Saturday, December 14, 2002