Today’s waxy pop art comes from the 1985 Topps Pro Wrestling card set (which I’ve yet to procure any stickers for sadly.)
In a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Goonies, today’s Wax Paper Pop Art features two wrappers from the 1985 Topps bubblegum card set.
I talked about the stickers from this set here.
This week brings a slight theme, orange-yellow-blue. Most of the bubblegum card wax wrappers I’ve seen have limited color palettes, between two and four colors, and a good chunk of them feature yellow and blue. So these three really jumped out at me…
Three’s Company (Topps, 1978). I talked about the stickers here.
This week’s WPPA brings an anniversary of an unlikely duo, Kiss and Howard the Duck. 33 years ago this month Kiss made their very first comic book appearance in issue number 12 of Howard the Duck (published by Marvel in 1977.) I believe the Empire Strikes Back was also released on this day 30 years ago, but c’mon, Kiss in comics people!
Howard the Duck (Topps, 1986). I talked about the stickers here.
This week brings my favorite wax pack wrapper, the Incredible Hulk, 1979. I love the colos, and the melting Hulk blob. Talked about the sticker cards here…
This week, Rocky IV wrappers from 1985. Talked about the stickers from this set here.
Love the fighting wax pack theme on these Rocky cards…
Today’s Wax Paper Pop Art is a wrapper from the 1980 Topps Weird Wheels sticker card set (discussed here.)
I’ve been thinking it might be fun to block out Fridays at Branded in the 80s for posting some of my favorite pop art, the super colorful simplified imagery of non-sport bubblegum card wax wrappers. So for this first in a series I present the 1st five series of Garbage Pail Kids wrappers…
Series 1 1985 – (Which I’ve sort of talked about before here.)
All of these first five series featured Adam Bomb/Blasted Billy re-drawn by Tom Bunk…
Series 2 1985 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)
Series 3 1986 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)
Series 4 1986 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)
Series 5 1986 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)