First Buzz: 2018 Topps Wacky Packages Go To The Movies

What: 2018 Topps Wacky Packages Go To The Movies
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: 
One hit per Hobby Collector box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ long-running art parody brand takes on Hollywood’s biggest hits with a twist along with some nods to small-screen stars and the horror genre.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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James Comey’s card appearances pale in comparison to today’s — but political collectors have options

James Comey‘s testimony before the Senate judiciary committee today will be watched by millions live and sound bites from what will be a historic day in Washington, D.C., will be heard for years to come no matter what happens.

A year ago, not many people would know the name of the now-former FBI director but with all that’s happened since then there are plenty of hot takes no matter what one’s political leaning might be. And in that time, his cardboard appearances have slowly added up via two products, Topps‘ ongoing Garbage Pail Kids/Wacky Packages lines focusing on “Trumpocracy” and the “Disgrace to the White House” and the politically focused Decision 2016 trading card release that has an updated Series 2 set arriving on Friday. 

Unlike the Donald Trumps and Hillary Clintons of the world, though, Comey’s cardboard isn’t all that plentiful … keep reading.

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Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids & Wacky Packages take on Rock Hall of Lame

The newest members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have some even newer honors besides those that will see them commemorated in the museum.

Some of them are now forever honored by Topps‘ new Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages set — a 2017 Hall of Lame set.

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New Garbage Pail Kids & Wacky Packages set to assist artist

artgpk-stic-17gpk-jlt-1_1A veteran cartoonist is batting health issues and mounting medical expenses and he’ll be getting some help from his kids and Topps.

His Garbage Pail Kids, actually.

Just some of the career credits of Jay Lynch include writing for Bazooka Joe comics, work on Wacky Packages and the Garbage Pail Kids and a new set of 11 cards from Topps revealed on Wednesday aims to help him.
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Inauguration Day events yield 19 new Garbage Pail Kids stickers & five-card Topps Now set

artgpk-16c2s-17gpap-pido-setInauguration Day has come and gone but there are a number of new trading cards from Topps that reflect the new presidency of Donald Trump. 

One is a 19-sticker Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Presidential Inaug-hurl Ceremony set and the other is a five-card Topps Now 2017 Presidential Inauguration set with traditional photography from Friday.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary stickers


What: 2017 Topps Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary sticker cards
Arrives: March 15
Box basics: 
One hit per Hobby Collector box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ long-running art parody brand looks back to its own past while mocking today’s pop culture icons and events in this new release.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages

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You can find them in packs. You can find them as 5x7s. You can find them as posters. You can find them as 1/1s.

What are they? They’re 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages and they arrived on Wednesday in all of those formats via the typical hobby channels or via for larger sizes.

Rather than re-hash the details (which you can find on The Buzz with a search), here’s a look at many of the pieces from the product.

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Mascot autographs, stadium & ticket Relics add some unusual hits to 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 12.38.11 PMThe newest Wacky Packages release from Topps is one that pokes fun at Major League Baseball while also bringing some new looks at its biggest stars.

You know, its mascots.

Beyond the 90 MLB-spoofing stickers in 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages (click here for our First Buzz preview from October)there are autographs from five notable mascots, five big-leaguers and a selection of Relics from two different areas of the game.

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What surprises may be found in 2016 Topps baseball card packs?

Screen-Shot-2016-01-11-at-11.41.52-AMAn early version of the 2016 Topps Series 1 baseball checklist arrived on Tuesday and that first glimpse offered a few surprises before its arrival on Feb. 3.

But there are also undoubtedly more still to come.

The First Pitch cards showing celebrities making ceremonial appearances? They’re not on the checklist but are confirmed as still coming. There’s no note of variations or short-printed cards for the release — we all know those are coming. They always do.

What else? Keep reading for a rundown of what’s known and notable from the checklist

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Wacky Packages coming in March with a new MLB theme & focus

16_Topps Wacky Packages-chicagocubsWhat: 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages
Arrives: March 9
Hobby box basics: Hobby Collector boxes include 14 six-card packs with one auto sketch or Relic, while Hobby boxes will include 24 10-card packs. 

What’s buzz-worthy: What happens when you take the twisted takes of Wacky Packages and add Major League Baseball? Well, we’ll soon find out with this one with parody cards of products (the traditional for the long-running card brand) along with twists on baseball’s teams (major and minor), food and events. What makes this one a draw for baseball fans? Autographed cards of players and team mascots — though no checklists for those were revealed by the company.

See a small gallery and more … below.

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