Topps Wacky Packages 3rd Series 1973
Topps Wacky Packages
3rd Series 1973

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  • This series came out in late summer, early fall 1973.
  • Packs contain two stickers, a checklist, and a piece of gum.
  • There are 30 different titles in this series.
  • sticker copyrights:
  • In the 1st and 2nd series Topps had used up all of their old images and so for the 3rd series had to create a whole new set of ideas.
  • This is the first series where a mistake was corrected during production. When the series first came out Spit and Spill had "Spic and Span" written on the top and on the right side. This was removed fairly early on, making the "Spic and Span" variation rare. It can often be seen on ebay selling in the $40-$60 range.
  • Dr. Ono was pulled during production, but late enough in the run that it is not particularly rare.
  • Topps still had some white back sticker stock left over which they used up on the beginning of this series. This created the rare 3rd series white back stickers which is a difficult series to complete.
    • A large proportion of the 3rd whites were distributed in the Saint Louis area.
    • There is no Spit and Spill white back without the "spic and span" logo on the box top, indicating that the white backs were printed first.
  • This series started with a purple box and red packs, as in series 1 and 2, but early in the run they switched to a blue box and yellow packs.

3rd Series Checklist
Harm & Hammer Dr. Ono Choke King
Neveready Battery      Rice A Phony (sic) Rabid Shave
Crakola Crayons Sledge Motorzola
Busted-Finger Candy    No-Tips Drowny Softener                
Spit & Spill Cleanser ver.1  ver.2    Beanball Bubble Gum Sweat-Hard Soap
Koduck Photos Foolball Bubble Gum Lova Soap
Moonshine Crackers Hawaiian Punks Juice 1-A Sauce
Snatch-A-Pak Lucky Stride Cigarettes         Hurtz Bird Seed
Raw Leaves Cigarettes Hired Root Beer Argh
Fright Guard Hungry Jerk                  Windchester                 

Harm & Hammer
Neveready Battery
Crakola Crayons
Busted-Finger Candy
Spit & Spill Cleanser (Spic & Span lid)
Spit & Spill Cleanser (blank lid)
Koduck Photos
Moonshine Crackers
Raw Leaves Cigarettes
Fright Guard
Dr. Ono
Rice A Phoni
Beanball Bubble Gum
Foolball Bubble Gum
Hawaiian Punks Juice
Lucky Stride Cigarettes
Hired Root Beer
Hungry Jerk
Choke King 
Rabid Shave 
Drowny Softener
Sweat-Hard Soap 
Lova Soap 
1-A Sauce 
Hurtz Bird Seed