We include Wacky Pack sticker
cards here under the toy section because frankly we have no idea
where else to put them (and we collected them in the late 1970’s
and early 1980’s). These were trading cards (mostly stickers)
that were essentially commercial product spoofs (like Stinky for
Slinky, “Neverready” for Ever Ready batteries, or “Grave” for
Crave cat food, or “Crust” for Crest toothpaste).
They were first produced by the
Topps Company in 1967 (known for baseball cards), and one point
becoming their top seller. The Topps Wacky Packs (Wacky
Packages or Wacky Packies) have continued to be produced from
time to time well beyond the 1980’s. For you 80’s fans, the
original 1973 to 1976 series was re-released between 1979 and
1980, and a smaller, sticker version of the cards was released
from 1982 to 1986. In 2008, a Flashback series was released
with many of the old school stickers back on store shelves.