The original hackey sack (also known as a hacky sack) was invented in 1972. In 1983, the business that first made the sacks was sold to Wham-O, and the rest is history. It seemed like all of sudden, everyone wanted one of these little plush balls, especially the soccer nerds. Remember this thing? You stood in a circle, kicked it around with your feet (no hands), and tried not to let it hit the ground. Even the moves had names, like stalls, bag daggers, lifts, loops, ham spalts, and milk tosses. The more panels the sack has, the more valuable they are.