October Philly Non-Sports Show to Feature Rare GPK Items

The next Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just over two months away. The 71st version of the country’s largest non-sports show is set to take place Oct. 19-20. Once again, the Toser’s have a lot of things planned for the show, with many interesting Garbage Pail Kids offerings. In addition, long time GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom will be in attendance at the show. GPK collectors will also have the chance to purchase a number of rare items.

Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom will be collaborating on an exclusive Topps licensed card. The cards titled, Paint Job Joe(1a) and Brushwork Brent(1b) will be available at the show for $20. Collectors signing up for the Meet and Greet, Saturday night of the show, will have first crack at purchasing the cards. If you are interested in attending the Meet & Greet with Simko and Engstrom you should e-mail Roxanne Toser to reserve your spot. Only 100 copies of the cards will be available. The cost of the meet and greet is $22 and will be held 7:00 PM Saturday night at the Hilton Garden Inn after the show’s auction. By the way GPK collectors, the Saturday auction will feature a number of high end PSA graded GPK cards.

Collectors attending the show will have a chance to purchase a number of items from Jay Lynch’s personal collection/archives. After Jay’s passing his collection was donated to the Billy Ireland Museum in Columbus, OH. After organizing the collection, the museum wanted to sell off any duplicate items. Roxanne Toser was able to purchase many of these items. She will have many of these items, including a number of GPK and Wacky Packages items available at her booth during the show. About the items Roxanne told GPKNews, “We visited the Billy Ireland Museum in Columbus, OH where Jay Lynch’s collection was donated. It is 2-1/2 years since Jay passed and the museum personnel having been organizing the collection. The museum is fantastic and has so much material from many famous comic artists. Jay’s collection was quite unusual because besides the mammoth amount of correspondence and artwork, there was cards and card-related material. This doesn’t happen very often but the museum found it necessary to sell any duplicate material and gave me the opportunity to purchase it. The GPK and Wacky items are mostly from the 2000s but everything is in pristine condition. I am thrilled to be offering these items and feel collectors will be thrilled to purchase these items which were owned by Jay.”

Collectors who are after GPK merchandise from the 1980’s will also be in for a treat. While searching through a closet Roxanne hasn’t looked in for years, she came across a number of highly sought after merchandise items. Also at Roxanne’s booth will be, Pencil Billboards, Pencil Cases (one box available), Stick-On Pictures, Stick-Ons, Sunglasses, Stick-On Name Tags, Pop-Ups, Memo Books, Theme Books, Jewelry, Zipper Pulls, Hi Bounce Balls, Costumes, and Pencils! Some of these items, especially the pencils you don’t see come up for sale very often. Roxanne said the items will go on sale for the first time at the show and there will be a lot of each item available.

There will be more announced as the show gets closer. GPK collectors should start planning their trip now to the next Philly Non-Sports show. The show will take place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Oct. 19-20, 2019.

Fright Rags Announces New Garbage Pail Kids Shirts

In an e-mail previewing its new items for August, Fright Rags announced three new Garbage Pail Kids t-shirts. Set to launch next Friday, 8/9 at 10:00AM Eastern Time, the shirts feature some brand new artwork from GPK artist Brent Engstrom. Rick Axe, Killer Killian, and Hit and Ron all feature new horror themed artwork that will also be appearing in the upcoming 2019S2 GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible set. Fright Rags will also be reprinting the Plungin Penny shirt. You’ll be able to wear the latest GPKs before they are released!

Topps Updates Customers on GPK Scratch & Stink Shipping

It’s been more than a month since sales of the online exclusive Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink set ended. Collectors who purchased the set have been wondering when shipments would began. Today Topps supplied an answer. In an email sent to customers who purchased the set, Topps apologized for the shipping delay. They said sets would begin to arrive in collectors mailboxes next week. This isn’t the first time an online GPK set has seen shipping delays. Last year’s On Demand GPK Memes saw some customer’s sets delayed by weeks. Hopefully collectors will get the full aroma of the set by this time next week.

Did You Miss SDCC? You Might Still Have a Chance…

San Diego Comic Con is extremely hard to get tickets to. It’s the most popular comic con in the country and its turned more into an entertainment mecca than comic related. Its massive popularity makes getting tickets tough. If you weren’t able to attend, you might still have a chance at getting some Garbage Pail Kids merchandise from both Super7 and Creepy Co.

Super7 posted a message on their Facebook account today stating there would be Universal Monsters X GPK cards packs in their webstore sometime next week. They did warn the parks will be in limited quantities. In addition collectors visiting Super7 stores have said employees are telling customers they will have some packs available in stores soon as well. ToyWiz also briefly had packs and boxes for sale yesterday, but sold out quickly. Keep your eyes open if you are still looking for card packs.

Creepy Co. also mentioned recently that they would be posting their limited extras from SDCC on sale soon via their website. If you missed out on bop bags and the pin/lanyard you will get another chance soon.

Exclusive John Pound SDCC Promo Surfaces

With San Diego Comic Con in full gear, the second Garbage Pail Kids Promo card for the show has surfaced. Thanks to eBay a couple of sellers have posted the card, a reprint of Adam Bomb. The back of the card identifies it as a con promo with both a Topps and FYE logo. Pound is scheduled to sign autographs at the FYE booth Friday. Barring any other weekend surprises this looks to be the final SDCC GPK promo card.

Exclusive Simko SDCC Promo Card Surfaces


Thanks to eBay the first exclusive San Diego Comic Con Garbage Pail Kids promo card has surfaced. This one is a GPK Cereal Card named Barf Bit Betty. The art is the same art used on the 3f card from the FYE GPK cereal, but this time there is a character name. Joe Simko is being advertised to be signing promo cards at both the FYE store and the FYE booth at SDCC. I’m guessing this is one of the cards being given out. This of course brings up the question, do promos exist for all 4 cereal cards? There is also a John Pound promo card being advertised that hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ll update this post as more SDCC promo cards surface.

Super7 Adds Universal Monster x GPK T-Shirts to SDCC Pop-up Store

The San Diego Comic Con exclusives still keep coming. Today Super7 unveiled two Universal Monsters x Garbage Pail Kids T-shirt’s that will be part of their exclusive offerings. Both shirts will be available at their San Diego store outside of SDCC on Wed night and all day Thur. This will be in addition to the Universal Monsters x GPK card packs that will be on sale for $6 per pack. No pricing was released for the shirts. The artwork on the shirts features some of the same artwork Joe Simko did for the card sets. Those going to SDCC need to expand their budget!

Topps Reveals Print Run for 2019 On Demand Set #11 Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink

It took just over 4 days for the latest online Garbage Pail Kids set to sell out. While this was the longest any of the recent online sets have taken to sell out, there is a reason. The print run is higher. Today, after the clock ran out, Topps revealed the print run for 2019 On Demand Set #11 Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink. According to Topps a total of 1200 sets sold. This marks the high number for any of the recent online offerings. Topps planned for this with ordering additional sketches from artists. We are now able to figure out the print run information based on the sales regulars.

  • Green Parallels – 1200 Base sets * 2 greens per set = 2400 total greens / 20 cards in set = 120 of each Green parallel
  • Pink Parallels – 1200 Base sets * 1 pink per set = 1200 total pinks / 20 cards in set = 60 of each Pink parallel
  • Scratch & Stink Inserts – 1200 Base sets * 1 S&S per set = 1200 total S&S cards / 10 cards in set = 120 of each S&S card

The greens stay the same as the previous Valentine’s set because each set comes with one less green this time. Pinks and the Insert set print runs are higher this time around. We also know the majority of the sketch card artists on the set. After asking around the following 12 artists completed sketches for the set, (included are the number of sketches they completed). David Acevedo (62), Neil Camera (30), Brent Engstrom (30), Jon Gregory (72), David Gross (30), Lowell Isaac (60), Joe McWilliams (30), Rich Molinelli (30), Barry Nygma (31), Jay O’Leary (72), Chad Scheres (62), and Floyd Sumner (62). Since sketches come 1:2 sets we know there should be 600 sketches. The numbers above account for 571 of those sketches. So, there may be one additional artist that hasn’t come forward yet.

Topps Advertises All Garbage Pail Kids Exclusives at SDCC

Topps jumped on the San Diego Comic Con bandwagon today and released a flyer promoting all the Garbage Pail Kids offerings at this year’s con. The flyer reviews many of the items already announced, with new details.

John Pound

Jon Pound will be making a rare public appearance at this year’s con. He will be signing at the FYE booth (#1335) Friday from 3-4 and the Abrams booth (#1216) Saturday from 11-12. The flyer mentions he will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.

Joe Simko

Joe will be signing autographs at the FYE booth Friday from 2-4, the FYE pop up store Saturday 6-8, and the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921) on Saturday 12-2. The flyer also mentions Joe will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.

Super7

Super7 will have the previously announced Universal Monster x GPK cards for sale at their pop-up store Wed and Thur. Any leftovers will be sold at their booth during the weekend. The flyer shows packs of 6 cards so a min. Of four packs will be necessary to make a set.

FYE

FYE will be selling all their already released GPK edibles at their booth during the show.

Creepy Co.

Creepy Co. will be selling all their previously announced GPK merchandise at the Atomic Toybox booth during the show.

Greenlight Releases Pictures of Packaging for GPK Die-Cast Cars

Images have begun surfacing online of the package samples for the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 die-cast cars from Greenlight Collectibles. As expected the packaging features Junky Jeff as the mascot. Each package comes with a die-cast car and GPK sticker. Clutch Kyle is a brand new painting, while the others are previous characters. This also makes the first time images of the monster truck have been released. Previously Greenlight hadn’t released those images. All six cars are expected to launch in Aug. 2019.