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1967 Wacky Package Die-Cuts Near-Complete Master Set SGC-Graded (51 of 60)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,994
Ultra high-grade near-complete master set of 1967 Wacky Packages includes 51 different of the 60 die-cuts (including all number variations) in the set, entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC (except two PSA). This is by far the best and highest-grade original 1967 Wacky Packages collection we have ever offered! There were originally forty-four titles in the Wacky Pack set, each numbered on the back. Due to cease and desist letters sent to Topps, several titles were pulled and replaced on the printing sheets by duplicates of other titles, thus creating rarities and numbering variations. This near-complete master-set is missing only seven rare variations and the two early-withdrawn extreme rarities for completion: the set does not include the extremely rare Cracked Animals (offered as a separate lot in this auction) and Ratz Crackers die-cuts (both of which were withdrawn very early from production). The missing rare number variations are #3b Jolly Mean Giant, 21b Jolly Mean Giant (offered as a separate lot in this auction), 32c Chock Full o' Nuts and Bolts, 34b Paul Maul, 41b Spray Nit, 43b Maddie Boy, and 43c Breadcrust Corned Beef Hash. The 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. This is the set that kicked off the Wacky Pack craze! When Wacky Packs were issued in the late 1960s, kids went wild. Whether it was the times, as youngsters became more enlightened as to 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. In the world of Wacky Packs, this first set is both rare and historically significant. Forty-seven cards range in grade from Nr/Mt to Mint, and five cards lesser. SGC Condition Report: One GEM 98: #2a Fearstone Tires. Five MINT 96: #4 Camals Cigarettes, 8 Lavirus, 27 Mrs. Klean, 30 Horrid Deodorant, and 34a Duzn't Detergent. Five NM/MT+ 92: #7 Spray Nit, 20 Gadzooka Gum, 29 Cover Ghoul, 32b Weakies, and 37b Breadcrust Corned Beef Hash. Twenty-one NM/MT 88: #1 Boredom's Instant Coffee, 3a Vicejoy Cigarettes, 5b Chock Full o' Nuts and Bolts (PSA NM-MT 8), 10 Dopey Whip, 11 Cracked Jerk, 12 Crust Toothpaste, 14 Alcohol Seltzer, 16 Pure Hex, 17 Weakies, 18a Schmutz Beer, 22 Liptorn Soup, 23a Muller Beer, 25 Chock Full o' Nuts and Bolts, 26 Tied Detergent, 31 Jail-O, 35 Fink, 36 Maddie Boy, 38 Cracked Jerk, 39 Hostage Cupcakes, 40 Mutt's Apple Juice, and 41a 6-Up. Three NM+ 86: #9 Paul Maul, 18b Quacker Oats (PSA NM+ 7.5), and 42 Skimpy. Twelve NM 84: #6a Slum-Maid Raisins, 13 Kook-Aid, 15a De-Mented Rotten Tomatoes, 15b Skimpy, 19 Minute Lice, 23b 6-UP, 24 Band-Ache Strips, 28 Breadcrust Corned Beef Hash, 33 Grave Train, 37a Coronation Evaporating Milk, 43a Jolly Mean Giant, and 44 Quacker Oats. Three EX/NM 80: #5a Campy Spider Soup, 6b Grave Train, and 21a Moron Salt. One EX 60: #21c Maddie Boy. One VG/EX 50: #2b Duzn't Detergent. 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, ultra high-grade master set (minus nine cards) of one of the 1960's most popular nonsport issues, with many cards listed as the highest or second-highest graded examples in the SGC population report. Total 51 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,994
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