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ISBN13: 9780810995314
ISBN10: 081099531x
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Wacky Packages—a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging—were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. In fact, for the first two years they were published, Wacky Packages were the only Topps product to achieve higher sales than their flagship line of baseball cards. The series has been relaunched several times over the years, most recently to great success in 2007.

Known affectionately among collectors as “Wacky Packs,” as a creative force with artist Art Spiegelman, the stickers were illustrated by such notable comics artists as Kim Deitch, , Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch, and Norm Saunders.

This first-ever collection of Series One through Series Seven (from 1973 and 1974) celebrates the 35th anniversary of Wacky Packages and is sure to amuse collectors and fans young and old.

Synopsis:

Wacky Packages was a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging. This collection of Series One through Series Seven (from 1973 and 1974) celebrates the products' 35th anniversary.

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The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is best known as a leading producer of baseball cards and other trading cards and stickers. They are also known for Bazooka bubblegum, which was introduced in 1947.

Art Spiegelman is an American comics artist and editor, best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning comics memoir, Maus.

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Marcus, April 22, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
Now I have that stupid song stuck in my head. But this little gem of a book brought back a lot of laughs long stifled since my childhood. We went nuts for Wacky Packages and we swapped and we traded and we bartered and all of that stuff. My neighbor had some real old vintage ones on her refrigerator that I would go crazy for. But it seems like they haven't included ALL of them. There has to be a sizable number of images that didn't make it into this book. Perhaps I'm mistaken and this book only offers up a few volumes in the series....I know there is stuff that I had that's missing from this book. But - anyway, if you grew up in the 60's and early 70's and you remember purchasing these things for 10 cents or so, this is a wonderful book that looks back on adolescence and hits the funny bone hard. It's short on words and descriptions, but that's fine. The laugh-out-loud images are enough. This book brought a huge smile to my face that didn't go away for a long time. It brought back a wave of great memories and for that, it's worth twice the price!!! I love it!
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Michael Hockinson, June 30, 2008 (view all comments by Michael Hockinson)
Return with us now to a time before Garbage Pail Kids, when lockers, Pee-Chees and lunchboxes were festooned with Wacky Packages. If you were a kid in the early 70's, Wackies were very likely your first exposure to Pop Art and (subliminally) anti-consumerism (who'd've guessed people like Art Spiegelmanwere behind it all). Beautifully photographed, with two great essays, this one makes an awesome gift for the big kid inside us all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810995314
Author:
Topps Company
Publisher:
ABRAMS
With:
Spiegelman, Art
Introduction:
Spiegelman, Art
Author:
Spiegeiman, Art
Author:
Company, The Topps
Author:
Spiegelman, Art
Author:
The, Topps Company
Afterword by:
Lynch, Jay
Afterword:
Lynch, Jay
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Paper Ephemera
Subject:
Reference - Price Guides
Subject:
Antiques-Ephemera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
224 Color Illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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