Topps today began offering a 1980’s Wrapper Metal Card Set via their website topps.com. The set is comprised of 15 cards all made out of metal. Each card represents a wrapper from the Original Series released during the 1980’s. The cards are standard sized 2.5 x 3.5. The set is limited and numbered out of /99 and costs $99.99. Get your set now http://entertainment.topps.com/shop-brands/garbage-pail-kids/garbage-pail-kids-1980-s-wrapper-art-metal-card-set-to-99.html.
Topps announced Thursday that they would be selling 5 new jumbo character card sets at the New York Comic Con this weekend. Just like that collectors begin showing up to purchase, and found something odd with both the Mean Gene and Boozin Bruce sets. Card #1 and #2 in those character sets are both from The Garbage Gang series in Australia. The front of the cards are identical. What is odd is the backs. Besides being numbered differently they also represent different years; 1987 and 1988. Thanks to GPK collector Ke We for pictures of the error cards below.
Collectors who purchased sets Thursday only received the error cards. Fast forward to Friday, collectors who purchased those sets were handed separately the correct missing Basuritas card from Argentina. So those collectors received both the error variation, and the corrected variation. Thanks to geepeekay.com master Matt Oldweiler for the picture of the correct cards.
Customers at Topps booth were told they printed a total of 250 of each character set for the New York Comic Con. They also told customers that there were not that many corrected cards printed of Gene/Bruce so not all error sets would be able to receive the correct version. No word yet if customers that purchased on Thursday would be able to go back and claim the corrected cards. If you are going I would suggest to not delay if you want to get everything thats being offered.
Topps today announced they will be offering new Jumbo Promo cards at this weekend’s New York Comic Con. Similar to the cards offered at the San Diego Comic Con, Topps is offering 5 different characters. The 5 characters this time are Bonie Jonie, Dead Ted, Kim Kong, Boozing Bruce, and Mean Gene. Like before each character comes in a 10 card set with the cards redone in many different languages. Each character set will cost $20 at the Comic Con. No word yet on how limited these are or if they will be offered after the show online. The San Diego sets were limited to 400 sets, and only sold at the Comic Con. So who’s going to NYCC, and can hook me up?