The Hambulger did it! Today Topps revealed the print tun for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #120-#122. Who knew all it took was Ronald McDonald and the Hambulger to increase sales? The card based off of the popular McDonalds characters became the 3rd highest selling card in the Trumpocracy set with a total of 331 sold. The other GPK card was slightly higher than usual in sales, while the Wacky Packages card ended up back over the 200 mark. Topps showed when the gags and art is good, they will sell copies. Here is how the sales for Tuesday’s cards ended up.
#120 – McHacked Donald – 331
#121 – Decision-Maker Trump – 181
#122 – 2017 Film Poster (Wacky) – 225
Topps is starting off the online exclusives for this week with a small group of cards. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids – The First 100 Days cards #120-#122. Today’s cards feature two GPK, and one Wacky Packages cards. The cards as always focus on recent news around the presidency. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.00, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A three card bundle with one of each card can be purchased for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost method. The cards will be available on topps.com for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run fast the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.
Topps decided to sneak in a forth release last week of presidential cards last Friday. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #117-#119. This small three card release failed to excite collectors. The GPK card did 141, while both of the Wacky Packages failed reach 200 in sales. The Wacky print run for these have been dropping a lot over the last few weeks. Topps will surely have another full slate of cards offered this week. Here are how the final numbers for Friday ended up.
The third Trumpocracy release of the week did not sell well for Topps, and set records for new lows. Today Topps released the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #112-#116. The results showed one high, and many lows for Topps. First the good news, the return of artist John Cebollero led to the card painted by him (#114) to a high of 209 copies sold. That was the highest selling card of the day, and for the first time in a long time actually beat the Wacky Packages card in sales. However the rest of the news was all bad for Topps. A new record low for an individual card was set by both card #112 and #113, both selling 139 copies. The Wacky card was also very low as it barely cleared the 200 mark. With Topps doing a forth straight day of sales on Friday, will sales continue to fall? Here are how Thursdays cards ended up.
The Philly Non-Sport show is one of the most popular non-sport shows in the country. Taking place two times a year, this year’s spring show is set for April 22 & 23 in Allentown, PA at the Merchants Square Mall. This show’s theme is GPK/Wacky Packages. There are six Topps artists attending the show. They are Neil Camera, Smokin’ Joe McWilliams, Layron DeJarnette, Joe Simko, Jeff Zapata, and Chad Scheres. Each artist has created either a GPK or Wacky card that will be part of a nine card set sold only at the show. This officially licensed Topps set consists of three GPK cards with a/b versions, and three Wacky Packages cards.
Show promoter Roxanne Toser, previewed pictures of the set yesterday via Facebook. The nine card set will be limited to 300 copies, and will cost $25 each. A couple of the sets will be autographed and given out as prizes during the Saturday night dinner with the artists. Proceeds from the sale of the sets will be used to cover some of the artist’s expenses for attending the show. A couple of artists have posted the artwork they did for the set. Here is the known checklist:
#1a Rocky N Roll/#1b Les Vegas – Layron DeJarnette
#2a Overdone Davy/#2b Cracked Crockett – Joe Simko
#3a Ceasing Clark/#3b Can’t Move Kent – Jeff Zapata
#4 Slop Loaders (Wacky) – Chad Scheres
#5 3-Thing Binder (Wacky) – Smokin’ Joe McWilliams
#6 Le Stinky Boot-ique (Wacky) – Neil Camera
Topps is going all out this week with a forth straight day of Trumpocracy cards. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #117-#119. Only three cards to end the week’s full line of releases. Today’s cards feature one GPK, and two Wacky Packages cards. 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 three card bundle featuring one of each card is also available for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards will be on sale via topps.com for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.
The second online release of the week saw sales slip back to recent levels. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #106-#111. After a strong day of sales from Tuesday’s release, sales for Wednesday’s release returned to the levels previous seen the past few weeks. The GPK cards all did in the mid-100’s, while the Wacky Packages cards were in the early to mid 200’s. Will the addition of artists John Cebollero and Tom Bunk to Thursday’s releases help the sales numbers? Here’s how Wednesday’s numbers ended up.
#106 – Tricky Dicky – 154
#107 – Conspiracy Conway – 178
#108 – Don’t Care Donald – 162
#109 – iPhoney (Wacky) – 214
#110 – Kellyane’s Microwave Camera (Wacky) – 240
#111 – My Last Science Kit (Wacky) – 234
For the third straight day Topps is back with the Trumpocracy cards. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #112-#116. Today’s offerings feature four GPK cards and one Wacky Packages card. Topps is finishing out the week with another heavy dose of Trump and his political advisors. 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 is available for $34.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards are available on topps.com for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are images of today’s cards.
Topps has been selective about their online comic releases. Every couple of weeks a new issue has come out. The first three issues sold well, much better than the other online exclusives. Today Topps revealed the print run for Topps Comics – GPK #4 “What Iz?” The Garbage Pail Kids Alternate Endings. The run of strong sales ended with this issue for Topps. Issue #4 sold a total of 204 copies, almost 30% less than the previous issue. It will be interesting to see how long Topps continues with the comics, and how often the releases happen.
The first online exclusive release of the week brought a spike in sales across the board. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #101-#105 & GPK Network Spews #20. Both GPK and Wackys saw a resurgence in sales with Tuesday’s release. The GPK Trumpocracy cards finished in the high 100’s, while the GPK Network Spews card topped them at 213 copies sold. The Wacky Packages were in the high 200’s, and even one just crossed the 300 mark in sales. These numbers represent a 50-60 card increase over what the cards have been selling for. For whatever reason these cards did much better with collectors. It will be interesting to see if Wednesday’s release will stay consistent with this one. Here are the final numbers.