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MLB, Topps To Debut Wacky Packages

WP-RedSoxGrowing up (it was, alas, the ’70s), I remember having just a few Wacky Packages mixed in among the piles of somewhat organized baseball cards. I remember a few of them stuck to the closet door as well – that didn’t go over quite as smoothly as I’d have hoped.

For some reason, “Chock Full O’Nuts and Bolts” stands out in my mind. I slightly recall “Rice A Phony,” but where is this all going?

Topps has introduced the first MLB Wacky Packages set, launching tomorrow, and have let out a few images. Of the ones I’ve seen, the Red Sox drawing (above) feels the most true to the form — a slice of pop culture with three (!) taglines to draw at least an admiring groan. Best served by the pitcher, get it?

You can check out a few of the others here.

About Jerry Milani

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Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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