1978 Topps Zest Soap.

Does anyone know anything about this set??
How did someone get the cards? Are they Scarce?

Thanks
"The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
CDsNuts, 1/9/15

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  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 21,138 ✭✭✭
    David

    If I remember correctly, they were issued in cellos - all five cards. I would not consider them scarce. The complete set of 5 is worth something like 12 bucks?

    Can't remember how they were distributed tho. Don't know if it was a mail-in or packaged with the soap.

    I'll have to check.

    edit: This 5-card set was issued by Topps for Zest Soap in 1978. Very unique, it differs from the regular Topps issue in that card backs are in English and Spanish. Included are Manny Mota, Ed Figueroa, Bert Campaneris, Joaquin Andujar and Willie Montanez. Further states that the set was targeted to the hispanic community. David Hornish's web says they were packaged "with" the soap.

    mike
    Mike

    63F Set

    Quality doesn't cost, it sells. David "Big Daddy" Hall
  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭


    << <i>David Hornish's web says they were packaged "with" the soap. >>


    That's why they have that fresh scent!

    I think they're kinda cool. Maybe I'll drop the $25 bucks and get the set graded under the special.
    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15
  • am pretty sure these sets were distributed ONLY in border states...
    texas, arizona, california


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    mark
    no cell phone... no microwave... no shoes...
  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭
    Thought I'd post scans of the set if anyone want to see them.
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    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15

  • My three beauties......image

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  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭
    The top/bottom centering is almost the same on all three of those.
    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15


  • here is the original order form for the set..

    also, I have 3 unopened sets in the cellophane, $11/each delivered if anybody wants one..

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  • WinPitcherWinPitcher Posts: 27,825 ✭✭✭
    Nice item.


    David good luck on the grades.

    Steve
    Good for you.
  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭
    Thanks Steve,
    It should come back about like this.
    one psa 7
    Three psa 8's
    one psa 9
    I bought 3 sealed sets and took the best for grading.
    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15

  • I had 10 unopened packs and almost all of the packs had cards with dinged corners from the tight wrapping. I won't even get into the centering issues!!

    Good luck with your subs

  • btw, all 4 PSA 8's were mine--- i sold 1 of them and have 3 left. There is also 1 PSA 10 out there. None of the other 4 cards from the set have been graded.
  • perry-
    one of the most unusual items i've encountered lately!
    is that the only order form you have?
    mark
    no cell phone... no microwave... no shoes...


  • << <i>perry-
    one of the most unusual items i've encountered lately!
    is that the only order form you have? >>



    thanks, yeah thats the only order form i have..
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  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭
    Grades popped on these today

    23 1 15204574 MINT 9 1978 TOPPS ZEST SOAP 1 JOAQUIN ANDUJAR Card US
    24 1 15204575 MINT 9 1978 TOPPS ZEST SOAP 2 BERT CAMPANERIS Card US
    25 1 15204576 MINT 9 1978 TOPPS ZEST SOAP 3 ED FIGUEROA Card US
    26 1 15204577 MINT 9 1978 TOPPS ZEST SOAP 4 WILLIE MONTANEZ Card US

    I'm a little surprised that they gave them all 9's, but I'm not going to complain.

    With the Mota psa 8 that I got from Carew29, I now have a complete set.
    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15
  • nice score!
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  • WinPitcherWinPitcher Posts: 27,825 ✭✭✭
    Puddy you did good!


    Steve
    Good for you.
  • Judging by the smells found at card shows, I'm willing to guess that not too many collectors and dealers have heard of this set. image
  • PM sent to pandrews...
  • fur72fur72 Posts: 2,352 ✭✭


    << <i>Judging by the smells found at card shows, I'm willing to guess that not too many collectors and dealers have heard of this set. image >>



    Who is the dude that always has his shirt halfway unbuttoned and cigar in his mouth??? I have seen him at several shows and cant get the image and smell out of my head! image
  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭


    << <i>I have 3 unopened sets in the cellophane, $11/each delivered if anybody wants one >>


    Pandrews,
    I'll take those three sets if you still have them.

    Check out this auction 1978 Topps Zest Soap Manny Mota PSA 10
    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15
  • I would like to know why Topps was aiming a soap related promotion at the Hispanic community.


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    << <i>I have 3 unopened sets in the cellophane, $11/each delivered if anybody wants one >>


    Pandrews,
    I'll take those three sets if you still have them.

    Check out this auction 1978 Topps Zest Soap Manny Mota PSA 10 >>



    damn, good luck to that guy asking $1000, i'm sure he'd take $500..

    i sold all my sets, i shouldve updated this thread.. sorry image
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  • << <i>I would like to know why Topps was aiming a soap related promotion at the Hispanic community. >>



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  • << <i>1978 Topps Zest Soap >>



    Not sure but I think these packs were originally handed out at state prisons across the country.

    The packs were placed on all the bathroom floors in the hopes of giving the inmates another form of enjoyment to pass the time. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
  • this thread is hilarious!
    Successful transactions with the angry guy, the prophet, the hillbilly,the lawnmower dude, the screw and the crazy guy!~
    Vintage Topps on the BST, Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, Ford Berk Ross RC


  • << <i>I would like to know why Topps was aiming a soap related promotion at the Hispanic community. >>



    Actually, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) targeted Zest Soap towards Latin American men because of its unique pH formula for Dry Skin.

    Looking for an incentive to get Latino men to try Zest, P&G coupled with Topps to produce the Zest Baseball Card Set.

    The Latin American women already had Camay Soap and the Latin American children had Ivory Soap.

    PoppaJ
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