Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Disg-Race Cards #33-#35

img_0277Another round of Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards is over. Topps today revealed print run information for cards #33-#35 after the sale ended. Sales were up slightly from the last batch, hovering right around the 300 mark. With just over two weeks left in the presidential election it remains to be seen how many more Topps has planned. Here are the final totals:

#33 – Battlin’ Biden – 310
#34 – Hackin’ Hillary – 307
#35 – Dispensed Pence – 289

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Topps Launches GPK Apple Pie Halloween Online Set

artgpk-stic-16gpap-hcs-setWhile Topps has been all in with online presidential election GPK stickers, they are branching out for the holidays. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie GPK Halloween set. Available only in the Topps.com store, this 16 card set features 8 new Halloween themed artwork. Topps couldn’t get away from the presidents though, as there is one each featuring Trump and Clinton. Each of the 8 cards is available as an a/b pair for $9.99, or the entire set can be purchased for $39.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The sets will be for sale for one week only, ending on Nov. 1st. Topps will reveal the print run after the sale ends. Here is the checklist and images for the new cards.

1a TRUMP-kin Head
1b Trick or TRUMP
2a Halloween HILLARY
2b Costumed CLINTON
3a JAY Son of Voorhees
3b FRYE Day the 13th
4a Phantasm FREDDY
4b Night MARY
5a Screamin’ STEWIE
5b Ghost FAYE
6a VANNA Vamp
6b Succubus SUSAN
7a Bobbing BOBBY
7b Boiling WALTER
8a Masked MASON
8b HAL O. Ween

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Topps Launches GPK Election Stickers for iMessage in Apple App Store

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-4-26-55-pmJust after releasing the first digital GPK sticker pack for Apple devices last Friday, Topps Digital is at it again. Today they released Garbage Pail Kids GPK Election stickers. The stickers feature gags found in the exclusive online trading card sets released earlier in the year. The sticker pack contains 21 stickers, and can be purchased for $1.99 in the Apple App Store. The stickers will only work on iPhones and iPads via iMessage. See below for pictures of the new stickers.

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Topps Launches GPK Disg-Race to the Whitehouse Cards #33-#35

img_0280Topps continues with their presidential election cards today as they launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the Whitehouse cards #33-#35. This time current Vice President Joe Biden makes his triumphant and somewhat violent debut. Like the previous online cards, each one 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 with all cards can be purchased for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered with the SmartPost option. The cards will be on sale for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards.

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Topps Announces Print Run for GPK Disg-Race Cards #30-#32

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Back to back online sales of GPK Disg-Race cards proved to be a little too much for collectors. Topps today revealed print run information for Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the Whitehouse cards #30-#32. Just one day after a six card bundle ended, the new cards did right around 100 less in sales. All three cards sold in the mid-200’s. With two and a half weeks still until the election, Engstrom and Simko’s paint brushes are sure to stay busy. Here are the final numbers for each card, #30-#32:

#30 – Disastrous Donald – 259

#31 – Human Hillary – 258

#32 – Toddler Trump – 263

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Topps Announces Print Run for GPK Disg-Race Cards #24-#29

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Topps today released print run information for Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #24-#29. The cards continue to sell well, all doing numbers in the mid-300’s. With the next batch of cards posted, it will be interesting to see how the sales continue. Expect new cards to continue through the election next month. Here is the print run info:

#24 – Marionette Melee – 371
#25 – Travel Trouble Trump – 357
#26 – Hacked Hillary – 385
#27 – Discount Donald – 344
#28 – Rootin’ for Putin’ – 383
#29 – Toupee Trump – 398

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Topps Launches GPK Vol. 1 iMessage Stickers In Apple App Store

screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-2-29-08-pmTopps today launched Garbage Pail Kids GPK Vol. 1 iMessage Stickers. Released by the Topps Digital branch of the company, these digital stickers are designed to work with the iPhone and iPad using iMessage. The pack comes with 20 stickers comprised of OS 1 & 2 characters. The pack can be purchased for $1.99 via the Apple App Store. This is the first GPK digital offering by Topps, who also creates a number of very popular digital card collecting apps for mobile devices. As evident by the “vol. 1” designation, it looks like more packs will be forthcoming. In fact the information on the app store says they want to hear from collectors on what they want in future packs. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the stickers.

• ADAM BOMB
• BUGGY BETTY
• CLOGGED DUANE
• CRACKED JACK
• CRANKY FRANKIE
• CRATER CHRIS
• DEAD TED
• DOUBLE HEATHER
• DRIPPY DAN
• GHASTLY ASHLEY
• HOT SCOTT
• JOLLY ROGER
• LEAKY LINDSAY
• NASTY NICK
• NEW WAVE DAVE
• POTTY SCOTTY
• SPLIT KIT
• TEE-VEE STEVIE
• WACKY JACKIE
• WEIRD WENDY

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Topps Launches GPK Disg-Race to the White House Cards #30-#32

img_0260Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko got a call at 11:30 AM this morning, and off to work he went. Along with Brent Engstrom they came up with the newest cards in record time this morning. In fact cards #24-#29 hadn’t ended yet, but Topps already has the next batch available on their website for sale. Topps today launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #30-#32. Once again, the cards feature timely gags based on the presidential election. Cards can be purchased individually for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. Additionally the 3 card bundle can be purchased for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. As usual cards will be available for 24 hours via Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run of the cards on their website at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the newest cards.

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Topps Launches GPK Disg-Race to the White House Cards #24-#29

artgpk-stic-16gpkrace-b-0024-0025-0026-0027-0028-0029After a week and a half break in offering new online GPK Disg-Race cards, Topps is back following the 3rd and final presidential debate. Topps today launched GPK Disg-Race to the WhiteHouse  cards #24-#29. The 6 new cards feature gags based on events of the last couple of weeks including last night’s debate. 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 6 card bundle featuring each card can be purchased for $39.99. Free shipping is being offered with the SmartPost option. As with previous sales, the cards are on sale for 24 hours. Topps will release the print run after the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards.

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How Many 2016 Prime Slime Trashy TV Cards Were Produced? Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two part series on the production of 2016 GPK Prime Slime Trashy TV. If you missed Part 1 you can go here to catch up.

packfrontIn the first post we looked at how many packs/boxes/cases were produced of 2016 Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV. Here’s a review of what we came up with.

  • Total Production – 638,000 Packs
  • Hobby – 52,000 Hobby Packs or 2167 Hobby boxes or 270 Hobby Cases
  • Collector – 35,000 Collector Packs or 1458 Hobby Boxes or 182 Collector Cases
  • Retail – 550,000 Retail Packs

I’ll be using these numbers to try to come up with an idea how many of each type of parallel and insert were created for the set. This will give you a good idea how rare a set is and how quickly you need to snap up that card for your rainbow! I’ll also compare some of this info to the previous sets for reference. As a reminder in addition to using the sell sheet and odds, we will also have to make some assumptions  and flat out guesses when trying to figure some of these out.

So how many of each type of card was made? We can’t figured it out for every type of insert or parallel. Some card types we don’t have enough information. Other times however, Topps is nice enough to tell us exactly how many of a card was produced. Like with the Apple Pie set, Topps decided to number many of the inserts and parallels. This means we already know most of the parallel and insert numbers already! Makes this post a lot easier! We know Spit /99, Bloody /75, and Fool’s Gold /50 for the parallels, and Relics /50, Patches /99, Autos /25 for the insert sets!

Still there are some things we just can’t determine. As mentioned previously, Topps has made it more difficult on us this time around. The sell sheets no longer reveal the number of each type of sketch inserted into each pack type. This means we can not figure out each different retail pack type. Therefore, there are many retail items that we are unable to determine the production on. For example, the Yellow Pee borders. Since there is no way to break out the number of gravity feed packs from the other retail packs, we can not determine how many Pee borders were made. This also true for the various retail bonus sets; Classic Re-runs, Gross Bears, Bathroom Buddies, and Adam Bomb Your TV. However with production up in retail 26% over Apple you can be assured there are many more of all of these compared to the Apple Pie release. The lack of retail breakdown also means we can not determine how many Loaded Sketches or Panoramic Sketches were inserted into packs.

Let’s discuss what we can figure out.

While we can’t figure out the Yellow Pee parallel, we can determine how many of the other two non-numbered parallels were made. We can also find out how many of the Wacky bonus inserts were made.

  • Bruised Borders – 35,000 Collector packs X 1 Odds (doh) = 35,000 total Bruised borders / 220 cards in set = 159 per card.
  • Puke Borders – 550,000 Retail packs X 1 Odds (doh) = 550,000 total Puke borders / 220 cards in set = 2,500 per card.
  • Wacky Packages – 35,000 Collector packs + 52,000 Hobby packs = 87,000 total packs / 24 Odds = 3625 total cards / 8 in set = 453 of each card made.

Compared to the Apple Pie set, Puke borders and Wacky’s have increased quite a bit due to production increases. Bruised borders is actually down just slightly.

One thing I always find interesting is where are all the plates hiding? Retail always had the majority of the plates because over 80% of the production is retail. We can also use plates to check our pack numbers to see if we are close. We know Topps inserted 440 plates into the production, so here is the breakdown of how many can be found in each pack type.

Collector Plates – 35,000 packs / 288 odds = 122 plates in Collector packs
Hobby Plates – 52,000 / 1792 odds = 29 plates in Hobby packs
Retail Plates – 550,000 / 1849 odds = 297 plates in Retail packs

The math looks close, that comes out to 448 total plates. There are only 180 or so Collector cases, so looking at the odds 2/3 of the cases will produce a plate. Hobby boxes continue to get the shaft. Topps has deemphasized the Hobby box the last few releases. The odds are just as long as retail, and there isn’t much extra content. Based on sell sheets for the next release, Adam-Geddon, Hobby boxes will make the complete transformation and will match Retail packs. We can also tell how many artist autos are in each pack type.

  • 35,000 Collector packs / 96 Odds = 365 autos in Collector packs
  • 52,000 Hobby packs / 245 Odds = 212 autos in Hobby packs
  • 2750 total autos – 365 Collector autos – 212 Hobby autos = 2173 autos in Retail packs

While Topps for the first time didn’t reveal sketch numbers on the sell sheet, we can figure out the number of Shaped and Regular sketches inserted into pack based on the odds.

  • Shaped Sketches
  • Collector – 35,000 Collector packs / 144 odds = 243 Shaped Sketches in Collectors packs
  • Hobby – 52,000 Hobby packs / 165 odds = 315 Shaped Sketches in Hobby packs
  • Dial Panos – 35,000 Collector packs / 352 odds = 100 Dual Artist Panoramic Sketches in Collector packs

Digging into the numbers for Prime Slime Trashy TV tells a familiar story. Topps has gone with the same set design now for three releases. So, the numbers look very similar to both the Apple Pie and 30th Anniversary sets. While Topps is stickling with the same set make-up for the next set, Adam-Geddon, they are drastically changing cards per pack and price point. It will be interesting to see how those changes affect production the next go around.

Finally, can we figure out how many base cards were produced? Not really, but we can use what we know and give it our best guess! We know Collector packs have 4 base cards per pack, except for patch and relic packs, but that number is so small we will go with 4. Hobby packs have 9 or 10 base cards per pack this time around. When you account for inserts and parallels, I think we can use 9.5 base cards per Hobby pack. Retail packs have 9 cards per pack, except for packs containing gold dust, autos, sketches, and plates, but again that number is so small I’m going to go with 9 per pack.

Base Cards – (35,000 Collector packs X 4 cards per pack) + (52,000 Hobby packs X 9.5 cards per pack) + (550,000 Retail packs X 9 cards per pack) = 5,584,000 Total Base Cards produced / 220 cards per set = 25,382 Total of each base card.

These are going to be around for a while!!!

This is Part 2 of a two part series on the production of 2016 GPK Prime Slime Trashy TV. If you missed Part 1 you can go here to catch up.

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