Wacky Packages – Scary Jane

Back in the late 60s Topps Chewing Gum, the same company that produced the baseball cards, released a line of trading cards called Wacky Packages. Actually most of them were stickers. The cards spoofed well-known brands and packaging. They ran for about 2 years and then started again in the 70s and have since been released on and off over the years. I do have a faint memory of them from when I was a kid, but not during the initial run. Apparently they are very collectible now. Especially the early ones. There is even a coffee table book called “Wacky Packages” out now that pays tribute to them.

I know you are probably saying, “But Jane, what is so scary about that?”. Well, I spend a lot of time on the internet looking for things for this blog and I came across this and had to share. It’s Scary Jane candy! At first I thought it was real candy, but then after some research found the history of Wacky Packages. I wish they actually made this. I would have so many uses for it. I could use it as my business card or give it away as prizes on the website. Oh well, I will continue to dream of what might have been…Scary Jane candy

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