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  1979 & Newer Wacky Packages
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Following their huge success in the 1970's with the Original 16 Series, Topps tried to recreate the wacky craze with new sets of Wacky Packages throughout the 1980's and early 1990's. There are some good original ideas and designs with these later stickers, however many were simply reprints or rehashes of the Original Series stickers and the artwork just isn't quite the same. The Original Series stickers of 1973-1976 continue to be the main focus of wacky fans and collectors, but these 1979 and Newer Wacky Packages are interesting and fun to collect as well.

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1979-1980 Reprints
Year issued: 1979-1980
Number of stickers: 264 (total of series 1 thru 4)
Harder to find stickers: None
Summary: Topps reissued 264 stickers from the original 16 series and created 4 new series. These are easily distinguishable from the originals because they are numbered and have puzzle or checklist backs. Ice Krunkles Cereal was only new title in the entire set.
  Click to view checklist 1982 Album Stickers
Year issued: 1982
Number of stickers: 120 + Album
Harder to find stickers: None
Summary: Topps issued a set of 120 stickers and an album to stick them in. These stickers are smaller then previous wacky stickers, are numbered 1-120, and the checklist only appears in the 22 page album. Mostly reprints from the original 16 series, the only new titles are Crookie Crisp, Laffelos, Dinky Gonuts, Whale O's and Schnozmopolitan.
  Click to view entire series 1985 Wacky Packages
Year issued: 1985
Number of stickers: 44
Harder to find stickers: None
Summary: This was the first set of all-new stickers (except Beastball) since the Original Series of the 1970's. It's a nice set, but without the great Norm Saunders artwork it just doesn't quite compare to the original series. The stickers are numbered 1-44 and their backs form 2 puzzles (blue border Beastball and red border Batzooka). Click here to view the checklist.
  Click to view checklist 1986 Album Stickers
Year issued: 1986
Number of stickers: 77
Harder to find stickers: None
Summary: There are no new titles in this set, just reprints from the original series and 1985 set. This set was tested, but never mass-marketed. The stickers are the same size as the 1982 Album stickers, but were printed on heavier stock. They are numbered 1-77 and there are no checklists or puzzles. An album was never released for this set.
  Click to view entire checklist 1991 Wacky Packages
Year issued: 1991
Number of stickers: 55 (+1) & 11 variations
Harder to find stickers: Barfs Rot Beer
Summary: This was the first all-new set since 1985. The stickers are numbered 1-55 and there is a combination of puzzle backs, checklist backs and parody cents-off coupons backs. 11 stickers have 2 different backs. Sticker #26 Tattoo Skins was replaced towards the end of production by