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1967 Wacky Packages Die-Cuts Complete Set - The First Wacky Packs EVER! (44)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,896.00
Complete 44-card set of 1967 Wacky Packages die-cuts. This die-cut series was the first series of Wacky Packages, released in 1967. The success of this set, designed with perforations on card stock with gummed glue on the reverse, predated the sticker format that is most closely associated with Wacky Packs, but these were the first and as such are more desirable among collectors. When Wacky Packs were issued in the late 1960s, kids went wild. Whether it was the times, as youngsters became more aware of the manipulations of Madison Avenue, or the amusing irreverence of the artwork, the set struck a chord with the youth of America, which continues to this day as new sets are released with the same theme. In the world of Wacky Packs, this first set is both rare and extremely historically significant. This is a very attractive set with five cards grading Nr/Mt or better, nineteen Ex-Mt, sixteen Ex, and four Vg-Ex. The lesser-graded examples are still extremely presentable with only minor handling wear at the corners visible. The set is comprised of the following: #1 Boredom's Instant Coffee, 2a Fearstone Tires, 3 Vicejoy Cigarettes, 4 Camals Cigarettes, 5a Campy Spider Soup, 6a Slum-Maid Raisins, 7 Spray Nit, 8 Lavirus, 9 Paul Maul, 10 Dopey Whip, 11 Cracked Jerk, 12 Crust Toothpaste, 13 Kook-Aid, 14 Alcohol Seltzer, 15a De-Mented Rotten Tomatoes, 16 Pure Hex, 17 Weakies, 18a Schmutz Beer, 19 Minute Lice, 20 Gadzooka Gum, 21a Moron Salt, 22 Liptorn Soup, 23a Muller Beer, 24 Band-Ache Strips, 25 Chock Full o' Nuts and Bolts, 26 Tied Detergent, 27 Mrs. Klean, 28 Breadcrust Corned Beef Hash, 29 Cover Ghoul, 30 Horrid Deodorant, 31 Jail-O, 32b Weakies, 33 Grave Train, 34 Duzn't Detergent, 35 Fink, 36 Maddie Boy, 37a Coronation Evaporating Milk, 38 Cracked Jerk, 39 Hostage Cupcakes, 40 Mutt's Apple Juice, 41 6 Up, 42 Skimpy, 43a Jolly Mean Giant, and 44 Quacker Oats. It is interesting to note that thirteen of the card titles are exclusive to this 1967 issue whereas the majority were reused in the later sticker issue. The set does not include the extremely rare Cracked Animals and Ratz Crackers die-cuts (both of which were withdrawn from production). Wacky Pack die-cuts were often punched out, as intended, or separated from their backgrounds due to handling and their perforated die-cut design. All of the Wacky Pack die-cuts in this set are complete and intact as issued. This is a very sharp-looking, carefully assembled, outstanding complete set of one of 1960s most popular nonsport issues, with many cards appearing far better than suggested by their very respectable, technically accurate grades. Total: 44 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,896.00
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