30th Anniversary Garbage Pail Kids Set Explained

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Thanks to GPK Collector Ke We for the Checkilist picture!

Last Updated 7/17/15 @ 23:20

Topps decided to throw everything and the kitchen sink at the 30th Anniversary set this time around. Not only is there a record number of insert and parallel sets, but Topps decided to completely change the numbering for the base set. The base set is basically made up of individually numbered subsets. So, when searching ebay for your favorite character don’t use just the number, 1a will get you every 1a card for each subset. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

  • Base Set – 220 total cards, made of up 12 different subsets.
    • Title Card/Checklist Subset (2a/b – 4 Total Cards)
    • Adam Bomb’s “Don’t Push My Button!” Subset (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • Artistic Influence Subset (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • Artistic Interpretations Subset (5a/b – 10 Total Cards)
    • Comic Book Covers Subset (7a/b – 14 Total Cards)
    • Cutting Room Floor Subset (5a/b – 10 Total Cards)
    • Lost Alternate Art Subset (6a/b – 12 Total Cards)
    • Zoom-Out Subset (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • 80s Spoof Subset (25a/b – 50 Total Cards)
    • Garbage Pail Pets Subset (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • Garbage Pail Presidents Subset (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • Garbage Pail Kids’ Kids Subset (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
  • Parallel Sets – Same exact cards from the Base set, except with a different color border or back.
    • Black Border – 1:4 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Silver Border – 1:48 – Hobby/Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Gold Border – 1:72 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Green Border – 1:2 – Retail (220 Total Cards)
    • Poop-allel (Brown) Border – 1:12 – Retail Gravity Feed (220 Total Cards)
    • Foil Card – 1:Wal-Mart Blister (2 Total Cards)
    • Blue Border – 1:Wal-Mart Blister (220 Total Cards)
    • Blue Border Blue Character Back – 1:21 Wal-Mart Blister (220 Total Cards)
    • Metallic Red Border – 1:2 – Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Character Back – 1:2 – Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Pink Border – 1:48 – Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Sepia Border – 1:48 – Collector (220 Total Cards)
    • Printing Plates – 1:1516 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (880 Total Cards – 4 Per Base Card)
  • Insert Sets – These are all the various subsets Topps created for the 30th Anniversary set.
    • Famous Movie Scene – 1:4 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (15 Total Cards)
    • Horror Film – 1:8 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (5 Total Cards)
    • Super Fan Tattoo – 1:12 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (5 Total Cards)
    • Foreign Legion – 1:24 – Hobby/Collector (10 Total Cards)
    • Blaster Box 1986 Poster Set Reprint – 1 Per Blaster Box (18 Total Cards)
    • Jumbo Pack 1986 Giant Series 2 Reprint – 1 per Jumbo Pack (15 Total Cards)
    • Sketch Card – 1:288 – Retail (21 Artists/Unknown Total Sketches)
    • Die-Cut Sketch – 1:237 Hobby 1:144 – Collector (21 Artists/500 Total Sketches)
    • Loaded Sketch – 1:831 – Collector (10 Artists/Unknown Total Sketches)
    • Panoramic Sketch Cards – ??:?? – Retail Blaster Box (11 Artists/Unknown Total Sketches)
    • Autograph Card – 1:288 Retail, 1:96 Collector, 1:244 Hobby (16 Total Artists/3000 Total Autos)
    • Duel Autograph – 1:1017 – Collector (4 Total Csrds)
    • Triple Autograph – 1:2712 – Collector (3 Total Cards)
    • Artist Relic – 1:28 – Collector (4 Total Cards)
    • Celebrity Relic – Unknown Odds – Collector (1 Total Card)
    • i Mitici Sgorbions Stamp Relic – 1:115 – Collector (384 Total 1/1 Cards)
    • Manufactured Medallion Card – 1:92 – Collector (6 Total Cards)
    • Autographed Pen Relic – 1:2543 – Collector (19 Total 1/1 Cards)
    • Barf Bags – 1:Collector Box – (10 Total Cards)
    • Stamped Buyback – 1:?? Retail 1:24 Hobby/Collector (Unknown # of Total Cards. None found in retail to date.)
    • C-Named Short Prints – 1:100 – Retail/Hobby/Collector (Sell Sheet says 10 Total Cards. None found to date.)

I’ll continue to update this post as information comes in including Hobby pack odds.

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