Game art collecting can be wacky


We aren't sure how we missed collecting the original stickers, when we were hardcore Garbage Pail Kids devotees, but we completely skipped Topps' 1991 refresh of their Wacky Packages trading card series, featuring parodies of various products' box designs.

Patrick Pigott's oiled-up design for a "Slippery Murry-O Bros. 3" also skipped the series, having been commissioned for Wacky Packages, but never used. It was finally rediscovered for the 2007 "Lost Wackys Series 2" fan release of unused Wacky Packages art. And now this vaguely upsetting, potentially offensive image can be displayed full-size in your home, a piece of (trading card) history. The original painting is being auctioned on eBay, with a current bid of $102.50.

[Via GameSniped]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.