Lightning Strikes Twice, Collector Pulls First Red Border Comic Cards

Do you believe in miracles? Well Garbage Pail Kids collector DJ Spencer does after tonight. DJ posted to Facebook tonight his haul after visiting his local comic store. He bought all the Deluxe versions of the last two IDW GPK comics that store had in stock.

After opening them to his shock he pulled the first known Red Border version of the Over Killian card. Like the yellow version the card is not numbered on the back. Its believed 10 copies of the card exists.

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But that’s not all. DJ also pulled the first known Red Border version of the Felicia Fantasy card! This one is numbered 3/10 on the back of the card.

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Congrats DJ on the pulls and amazing luck! Go buy lotto tickets now, lots of them.

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IDW Rep Reveals Odds for Comic Cards

With the release of the 4th one shot IDW GPK Comic, “Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind”, IDW has continued the tradition of inserting promo cards into the Deluxe version of the comic. This time around collectors noticed the yellow border of the promo card was not numbered /100 like the two previous releases. So, GPK collector Dustin Wells decided to call IDW to find out more details.

Dustin was able to find out a lot of information on the history of the comic cards. Dustin asked the IDW sales specifically about the first comic card, Comic-Con Ron. The rep told Dustin that there were four colored borders released; white, black, yellow, and red. Reds were numbered to 10, Yellows to 100, Blacks were 1/5 the production run of whites, and White borders made up the remaining cards.

Here’s the problem with some of the information the rep shared. To date only one red border is known to have been pulled, it also has a lone 1 on the back of the card. The assumption is there are still 9 remaining copies out there numbered, 2, 3, 4, etc. On the yellow borders to date none are known to exist. A few collectors recently repeated third hand knowledge that Topps was late in providing IDW with the yellow border version of Comic-Con Ron, therefore those were not inserted into the first GPK Comic. Dustin has another call into the rep to find out and clarify more information about the cards.

So here is what we know now based on what cards have surfaced, info from the IDW sales rep, and other collector information.

Comic #1 – Puketucular (Comic-Con Ron Promo card)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Was not inserted into comics. Has never surfaced.
Red Border – 10 copies exist according to IDW rep. Only one has surfaced numbered “1” on the back.

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Comic #2 – Love Stinks (French Kiss Trish)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /100.
Red Border – 10 copies exist according to IDW rep. None to date have surfaced, should be numbered /10.

Comic #3 – Fables, Fantasy, and Farts (Felicia Fantasy)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /100.
Red Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /10. To date one has surfaced numbered 3/10 on the back.

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Comic #4 – Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind (Over Killian)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – 100 copies inserted, but none are numbered on the back.
Red Border – 10 copies inserted, but none are numbered on the back.

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Changes Made to 4th Comic Promo Card

comic4cardWith the release of IDW’s 4th one shot Garbage Pail Kids comic comes the continued practice of including a special promo card in the Deluxe Version of the comic. As with every release so far we now have some confirmation that different color border parallels exists in the comics.

Thanks to Kevin Johnson over at Gotham City Comics we got our first look at the cards. In a small sample size Kevin opened 6 of the Deluxe versions of the comic. He pulled 3 white borders, and 3 yellow borders. Given the small sample size its not possible to determine the rarity of the different versions.

There is a huge change to the yellow border version of the card. In the previous two comic releases the yellow border card was numbered on the back /100. This time around the card is not numbered. Does this mean there are more than 100 yellows? Or is the card limited but just not numbered? Once more people start busting open the comics it should become clear how rare yellow is this time around.

Another change is to the cards backs. This time the 30th anniversary card set is being advertised. However, the card no longer contains a card number like previous releases. See below for pictures of the card front and back curtiosy of Kevin Johnson. As more versions of the card and info about rarity comes about this article will be updated.

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Update 6/24/15 @ 12:25 PM

As with previous releases the Black Border promo card has surfaced on eBay. So far there is white, black, and yellow borders available. White continues to look like the most common as many are posted to eBay and on Facebook.

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Update 6/30/15 @ 10:45

GPK collector DJ Spencer did the seemly impossible and pulled the Red Border version of Over Killian this evening. Just like the yellow borders the card is not numbered on the back. It is believed there are 10 copies of the red border. It does exist!

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IDW Releases 4th One Shot GPK Comic

IDW is set to release the 4th One Shot Garbage Pail Kids Comic on 6/24/15. The title of the comic is Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind. As with previous GPK comics there are multiple versions of the comic.

Regular version:

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Deluxe Version containing a GPK promo card:

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Blank Front version:

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Variant version:

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You should be able to find the new comic available at your local comic store or online.

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IDW GPK Micro Fun Packs Delayed Again

microfunpackGPK Collector Mikee Friesen heard from his distributor that the upcoming IDW Garbage Pail Kids Micro Fun Packs has been delayed yet again. Originally these were to be released last April. Just prior to release IDW pushed back until June. Now that we are two weeks away from the 2nd release date these have been delayed again until October, 2015.

The Micro Fun Packs are set to contain mini versions of previous GPK comics, a Poster, Pop-up Standee, and an exclusive GPK card. No reason as of yet for the newest delay. When these were delayed the first time word on the street was these had not been widely ordered and IDW wanted to give more time to see if they could sell more. Are these being delayed to give more time for additional sales? Maybe more content will be added? Or is IDW going to cancel this release entirely. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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