By the early 2000's collectors had amassed enough titles to make a whole lost series. Printing a series of actual lost wacky stickers had been a long standing dream of small group of Wacky Pack historians. But the logistics of actually doing it was daunting and involved the coordination of many people, not all of whom got along. But after much wrangling and disagreements, a series finally started to come together in 2003.
Timing was bad however, because that is exactly when Topps announced they would release new wackys. Until that point Topps did not care what the collectors did. Now suddenly they cared very much. That added an additional hurdle to printing the lost wackys. After much discussion with Topps, collectors got the nod to print a very limited very underground run of the Lost Wackys series - intended for the die-hard collectors to trade amongst themselves. So in 2004 at long last Lost Wackys finally saw the light of day. A total of 120 sets were printed.
- Unbeknownst to the syndicate, two members snuck in variations on about a dozen titles. This was only discovered after half the sets had been distributed, which caused a major rift in the lost wacky guild. One of the two culprits took so much heat that he had a nervous breakdown and ended up in the hospital. Eventually replacement titles were printed for all modified titles and offered in a third green pack, together with some bonus titles. Originally people had to trade in the altered titles to get the green pack. But eventually many of those variations ended up back on the market. They are now a fact of life.