& Wacky Ads
Die-Cuts and Wacky Ads were the first Wacky Packages, designed in
the late 1960's. These are thick card-like perforated punch-out
stickers that were designed to be moistened (like a stamp) before
using them. There were 46 Die-Cuts and 36 Wacky Ads. 30 of the
Die-Cut designs were later used in the 1st Series of the Original
Series Wacky Packages of 1973. These very first wacky packages did
not sell that well and are difficult to find today. For reference,
I have included a list
of Die-Cuts and list
of Wacky Ads.
(Click image to view entire series)
Year issued: 1967
Number of stickers: 46
Harder to find stickers: Ratz Crackers, Cracked
Summary: All of the Die-Cuts are hard to find. Two
stickers were replaced very early on in production, #32 Ratz
Crackers and #38 Cracked
Animals making them extremely hard to find.
Year issued: 1969
Number of cards: 36
Harder to find cards: Good and Empty
Summary: The Wacky Ads were 3 1/8" x 5 1/4"
cards and, like the Die-Cuts, are punch-out style sticker cards.
Several had multiple stickers on a single card. Some call them the
"Wacky Billboards". All of them are hard to find, but #25 Good
and Empty was short printed, which makes it very difficult to