Topps’ Wise Ties

Ahhh to live in an age when people still wore ties, just so that I could bust open this pack of Topps’ Wise Ties and have people laugh at the tie and not the fact that I am wearing one. I do it now and people in the casual offices I often visit would be doubly confused. So the novelty “in your face” sayings on these circa 1960s ties would most certainly be lost on them.

Wise Ties were made for one year in 1968 and were not the most popular of Topps’ noveleties, so finding anything related to them is uncommon. Hake’s is selling an unopened pack for $35, which is a pretty good price since I have seen the wrapper along go for more than that.

[via] Hake’s


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