Wacky Packages from Topps

The Burlington Free Press reports on the revival of the Wacky Packages from Topps:

Topps rekindles Wackymania

Published: Thursday, October 5, 2006
By Mark Coomes
Gannett News Service

“The Topps Co., best known for its collectible baseball cards, failed to reignite Wackymania in the 1980s and ’90s. They tried again in 2004, and this time it caught on.”

The story goes on to reveal some of the prices paid for the original Wacky packages from the 1960’s, such as a Ratz sticker from the from the die-cut series of 1967 that is worth about $5,000 today. It also mentions the value of the original Wacky art, particularly that of freelance artist Norman Saunders, who died in 1989.

“According to Grant’s records, the gross sales of original Wacky art auctioned on eBay since April 2002 totals $729,855.68.”

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