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Wacky Plaks
Topps - 1959

Notes:  The "plaks" are postcard-sized, approximately 2-1/2" x 4-5/8", and
feature artwork by Jack Davis. Some sources speculate that some of the
plaks were short-printed or overprinted. Different versions were also
manufactured under license by Scanlens in Australia and A & BC in England.
(Paul Tachian reports that at least one of the Australian cards wasn't in the
U.S. set, thanks!)  The numbers were rearranged when Topps reissued the
set as Kookie Plaks in 1965; the collector reference number for this set is
R708-4. Thanks much to Bob Hall for the checklist!

No.   Title

  1   If you have nothing to do - don't do it here
  2   Money can't buy poverty
  3   How to get good marks - cheat
  4   In case of fire - please yell "Fire"
  5   Keep calm!
  6   We aim for accuracy
  7   Think - before you louse things up
  8   Your visit has climaxed an already dull day
  9   Plan ahead
 10   Work fascinates me - I can sit and watch it for hours
 11   Think you got troubles?
 12   I spend 8 hours a day here - Do you expect me to work, too?
 13   Absence makes the heart grow fonder - so get lost
 14   Be neat
 15   Come in - Everything else has gone wrong today
 16   Early to bed, early to rise - Dull, isn't it?
 17   Keep your eye on the ball. Keep your shoulder to the grindstone. Keep your
        ear to the ground - Now try to work in that position
 18   Time wounds all heels
 19   Who's excited?
 20   With my brains and your looks - we're in real trouble
 21   I never forget a face - but in your case I'll make an exception
 22   Smile - Later today you won't feel like it
 23   If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?
 24   Looking for someone with a little authority? - I have as little as anyone
 25   Don't let schoolwork get you down - Flunk now and get it over with
 26   Whether you're rich or poor, it's good to have money
 27   The early bird catches the work - but who wants worms?
 28   Think or thwim
 29   Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow
 30   I'd like to compliment you on your work - When do you start?
 31   All people are created equal - only some are more equal than others
 32   Somebody goofed
 33   I'd rather be handsome than rich
 34   Cheer up! You're not completely worthless - You can always serve as a bad example
 35   Think - It may be a new experience
 36   The Marines build men - But even they couldn't help you
 37   Join me for dinner - at your house
 38   I'm not hard of hearing - I'm just ignoring you
 39   If at first you don't succeed - to heck with it!
 40   You're head and shoulders above everyone
 41   Looks aren't everything - It's a good thing you're rich
 42   Some people can't do anything right
 43   Money isn't everything - but it's way ahead of whatever's in second place
 44   How to get rid of 10 pounds of ugly fat - Cut off your head
 45   Be reasonable - Do it my way
 46   Stop talking when I'm interrupting
 47   Tell me all you know - I've got a minute to spare
 48   Don't just do something - stand there
 49   I'm the brains of this outfit
 50   You're certainly trying - very trying
 51   What's on your mind? - If you will forgive the overstatement
 52   Mistakes will happen
 53   Keep your temper - Nobody else wants it
 54   We're friends to the end - This is the end
 55   If you ever need a friend - buy a dog
 56   Your service was excellent - Sorry, I don't believe in tipping
 57   You must've been a beautiful baby - but what happened?
 58   Barking dogs never bite - except when they stop barking
 59   Think - Maybe you can dodge this work
 60   Why be difficult? - With a little effort you can be a real stinker
 61   I am a self-made man
 62   I was born this way - What's your excuse?
 63   I may look busy - but I'm only confused
 64   Are you looking for an ambitious man? - Keep looking
 65   You ought to go to Hollywood - The walk would do you good
 66   Thanks - for seeing me through
 67   I'd like to see you get ahead - You need one
 68   Concentrate
 69   I'd give $1,000 to be a millionaire
 70   I'd like to help you out - Which way did you come in?
 71   No experience, no talent - but I'm willing to start at the top
 72   Remember the old Chinese saying:
 73   Have you forgotten anything?
 74   You're tops in my book - "Creeps I Have Known"
 75   Silence
 76   Cleanliness is next to godliness - and next to impossible, too
 77   To be seen, stand up. To be heard, speak up. To be appreciated, shut up
 78   Smile - even if it hurts
 79   Not everyone has your brains - Some people are smart
 80   Quiet - Genius at work
 81   Use your head - It's the little things that count
 82   Nobody tells me what to do!
 83   To err is human - but why must you be so human?
 84   Be an optimist
 85   This is a non-profit organization - We didn't plan it that way
 86   Stop worrying - You'll never get out of this world alive
 87   Do it tomorrow - You made enough mistakes today
 88   I'm a genius - Do I have to prove it?

©2002 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!

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