It’s Wednesday and Topps is sticking to their usual online release schedule with the second batch of presidential election cards this week. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #147-#149. Today’s cards feature two GPK cards and one Wacky Packages card. For the second day in a row Topps also launched Garbage Pail Kids Networl Spews card #3. Today’s card is focused on the recent news of closing of the circus. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A four card bundle featuring one card of today’s new offerings can be purchased for $29.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost method. The cards will be available for 24 hours on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards.
2017 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon has released to stores as of 1/18, and with it comes the latest checklist from Topps. As with the last few sets, Topps doesn’t included checklists on card backs anymore. However, they have been nice enough to provide collectors with the information. Topps has made some changes to the set configuration compared to previous sets, and even the sell sheets. The base set only contains 180 cards in 9 different subsets. A set size nearly 20% smaller should make it easier for collectors to put together. The Collector “bonus” set, (Best of the 2016 Presidential Election), is 10 cards this year, up from the usual 8. Also the Collector only Patch insert set is now 20 cards, (10a/b) all numbered to /50. Gross Bears, Bathroom Buddies, Classic Adamgeddon retail bonus sets also appears on the checklist. Here is the checklist in PDF format.
Thanks to eBay member cardgarys for the following pictures the retail odds for 2017 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon. Below you will find the odds on the Jumbo Retail and Blaster Pack/Boxes. I will add the pack odds for Gravity packs once I have a picture.
A few interesting things to point out on the odds. Historically Jumbo packs odds are 1/2 of a regular retail pack. This is because there are twice as many cards in a Jumbo pack. This isn’t the case this time, except with the Gold borders. This leads me to believe the hits will be very hard to pull from Jumbo packs. On the positive side all other odds are easier compared to Prime Slime. Gold borders, Autos, and Sketch cards are all a little bit easier pulls this time around. Coupled with the set size being a smaller 180, this leads me to believe retail production is down quite a bit compared to the previous release. I will have a full rundown of production in a few days after I’m able to run the numbers.
2017 GPK Adam-Geddon Retail Blaster Pack/Box Odds
- Fool’s Gold 1:51
- Printing Plate 1:1080
- Artist Autograph 1:168
- Sketch Card 1:326
- Loaded Sketch Card 1:75 Blaster Boxes
2017 GPK Adam-Geddon Retail Jumbo Pack Odds
- Fool’s Gold 1:26
- Printing Plate 1:1076
- Artist Autograph 1:168
- Sketch Card 1:163
- Panoramic Sketch Card 1:637
There’re out! Collectors have begun to see the next retail series, 2017 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon, in stores and hobby shops. Thanks to collector Ke We we have the picture below of the Collector pack odds. (Hobby odds will be posted as soon as I get the pack.)
Many interesting tidbits by looking at the pack odds. Spit parallels are twice as easy to pull in Collector packs, due to them not appearing in Hobby packs this time. Bloody Nose are the same rate, while Gold parallels are slightly easier. However, major hits are extremely tough compared to previous releases. Plates are almost 5x tougher to pull, Dual artist sketches 2x tougher to pull, Shaped sketches are a little tougher, while patches are similar. This leads me to believe a couple of things. 1) There are many less sketches inserted this time around compared to Prime Slime, which we saw in what was issues to artists to complete. 2) Plates have been moved to a different pack type almost completely. 3) Print run of at least collector boxes look to be similar to previous release. I will have a breakdown of Hobby odds, once I can obtain a picture.
A couple of other notes. There are 20 patch cards this time, 10a/b all /50. That means the same number of patches exist, just more to put a set together. Also Topps decided to cut the set to 180 cards. Not sure why the cut, but this leads me to believe total production will be down by 20% this time around. I will have a breakdown of production numbers in the coming days once I can run the numbers.
Adam-Geddon Collector Pack Odds:
- Spit 1:2
- Bloody Nose 1:3
- Fools Gold 1:51
- Printing Plate 1:1062
- Artist Autograph 1:168
- Best of the 2016 Presidential Election 1:24
- Shaped Sketch 1:178
- Dual Artist Panoramic Sketch 1:694
- Patch Card 1:36
Its Tuesday, and that means Topps is right back on schedule with the presidential cards. Today Topps released Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #143-146. Today’s release focusing on Trump and his cabinet nominations, contains three GPK cards and one Wacky Packages card. Topps also today launched Garbage Pail Kids Network Spews #2. As per usual each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A five card bundle featuring each card launched today can be purchased for $34.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards are available for sale on topps.com for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards.
Roxanne Toser announced today on Facebook that this Spring’s Philly Non-Sports Card Show will feature a GPK and Wacky Packages theme. The Toser’s have been involved in Non-Sports cards for decades. Famously running a mail order business, and publishing Non-Sports Magazine. Today they still promote one of the biggest and most important non-sports card shows in the country. The Philly Non-Sports card show takes place twice a year in the spring and fall.
In previous years, Topps has offered promo cards at the Philly Non-Sports shows, starting back in the ANS days and through the BNS sets. This time there is a twist. Roxanne announced there would be a licensed Topps set created by the artists for sale. There are no details yet on who is doing the artwork, number of cards in the set, or the price. Roxanne did say there were six artists attending the show; Smokin Joe McWilliams, Chad Scheres, Layton DeJarnette, Neal Camera, Joe Simko, and Jeff Zapata. It isn’t clear if the set will be available for sale before the show to people not attending. However, Roxanne did mention the set would go on sale soon, as the proceeds would be used to pay for the artists hotel rooms. This would appear to be a similar license deal that the Riot Fest music festival did last year.
The Philly Non-Sport show takes place April 22 & 23 at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA. Until more details are released you can check the show’s Facebook page or their Website. GPKnews will update once more details are available.
The third presidential election release this week brought a little rebound in sales for the GPK cards. Today Topps announced the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #138-#142. Once again the Wacky Packages card led the way in sales with over 400 copies sold. Unlike yesterday however, the sales for the GPK cards bounced back to closer to 300 in sales. All indications point to the Disg-Race set ending next week. Expect a full compliment of cards next week along with a big finish on inauguration day, 1/20. Here is the final print run information.
#138 – Deceiver Donald – 285
#139 – Blubbering Barack – 319
#140 – Truthiness Trump – 297
#141 – Gifted Jared – 288
#142 – Swamp Draino (Wacky) – 438
Topps has launched a brand new online offering, moving into the comic book space. Today Topps launched Topps Comics #1 Garbage Pail Kids Worst of 2016. The comic book features new artwork on the cover by Joe Simko. There are six pages inside the box, with the artwork being done by Brent Engstrom and the writing by Pat Barrett. The comic also comes with two stickers, numbered 1a (Grim Jim) and 1b (Nervous Rex). Based on the numbering it appears this will be an ongoing series. In a note on the Topps Blog they mention issue #2 will be out next week. Each comic and card set can be purchased for $19.99, or in a lot of 5 for $89.99. Free shipping is not being offered, so expect at least an additional $7+ when ordering. The comic will be on sale for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps did say they will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are a couple pictures of the comic.
The sales are in for the second presidential release this week, and interest seems to be falling a bit in the cards. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #134-#137. As usual the Wacky Packages are finished out in front in the mid 400’s. The GPK cards however saw a decrease in sales, with two cards doing only in the 260’s. Rumors continue that the Disg-Race set will conclude with inauguration day on 1/20. In fact GPK artist David Gross mentioned today he confirmed with Topps the set would see a completion on 1/20. Expect Topps to offer a full array of presidential cards next week. Here are the final numbers for the latest cards.
#134 – Toil and Trouble Trump – 267
#135 – Assange’s Trump-et – 266
#136 – Grow (Up) Joe – 281
#137 – DNC Pail Kids (Wacky) – 446
Topps is sticking with their usual release schedule for the presidential elections cards as inauguration day gets closer. For the third day this week, Topps released Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #138-#142. Today’s cards feature four GPK cards and one Wacky Packages card. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A five card bundle featuring one of each card can be purchased for $34.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPort option. The cards will be on sale for 24 hours on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.