Everyone thought it would end with the election, Topps is proving us wrong. Since the end of the election, Topps has continued a steady stream of presidential election cards, now based solely on Trump and the aftermath of the election. Today Topps revealing print run information for Garbage Pail Kid Disg-Race to the White House cards #70-#71. Despite there being no buldle option this time, collectors continued to buy cards in droves. It seems the cards are even more popular with collectors since the end of the election. The Demonstration Donald card became the 3rd highest selling card from the set. Here is the final print run information.
#70 – Demonstration Donald – 622
#71 – Divided Donald – 417
With no end in sight, Topps keeps chugging right along the presidential election train. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #72-#74. Today’s cards feature Trump and his team with a little troll and Bevis & Butthead thrown in. As usual, 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 with one of each card can be purchased for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards.
Updated 1/26 to add Joe Simko. Updated 12/13 to add Brent Engstrom. Updated 11/15 to add Joe McWilliams.
The last six weeks have been very busy for Topps and the Garbage Pail Kids brand. Topps has been busy with the release of 2016 GPK Trashy TV and the online exclusive presidential election sets. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time from now until Jan. 20th to get 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon ready for release. Last week sketch cards artists for the set have begun to receive invitations to work on the set from Topps. With an early Dec. deadline to have sketches finished, artists will be drawing cards with their turkey this Thanksgiving. In fact artists have already received their blanks, and are hard at work on those sketches. The sketches feature a black back, with a pink autograph bubble on the regular sketch front. See below for pictures of all the blank sketches, thanks for artist Magnus for the pictures!
With the 2016 GPK Trashy TV set Topps expanded the artist lineup. 34 total artists completed sketch cards for the set. The majority of those artists have confirmed they will return for the first set of 2017, while some newcomers will also make their debut. The following is a list of artists who worked on the Trashy TV set, and will return for the Adam-Geddon set. Simone Arena, Michael Barnard, Neil Camera, Daniel Contois, Sobot Cortez, Jason Crosby, “GPK” Dave Dabila, Vincenzo “Chenduz” D’Ippolito, Patrick Giles, Dennis Gortakowski, Cecilia Granata, Jon Gregory, Kelly Greider, Jason Heil, Marisol Henriquez, Lowell Isaac, Robert Jimenez, Matthew Kirsch, Chris Meeks, Lily Mercado, Ryan Moffet, Rich Molinelli, JM Monserrat, Sean Norvet, Barry Nygma, Steve Potter, Cathy Razim, Chad Scheres, Denis St. John, Matt Steffens, Magnus Von Robotsoon, and Dan Burn Webster. Long time GPK artist Jeff Zapata has decided to take a break from GPK, and will not be completing sketch cards for the set. The mystery artist from last set, Yeldarb, as been confirmed as artist Brad Tabar. Brad will not be doing sketches on the Adam-Geddon set. Also of note, mainstay GPK artists Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko are returning to sketch cards after not doing them for the last few years. That makes 34 returning sketch cards artists.
Topps also decided to add on additional artists to the set who have all worked for Topps in the past. Joining on for the Adam-Geddon set is Jasmine Contois, Dustin Graham, Joe McWilliams and Anthony Skubis. Dustin Graham is a veteran GPK sketch artists who missed the Trashy TV set, but has worked on multiple sets in the past. The other new artists are all veteran Topps sketch artists. That brings the current total sketch artist count to 38 for the Adam-Geddon set. If anyone knows if any other artists confirmed for the set, please let me know!
Despite the large number of artists, Topps is cutting way back on the number of sketch cards each artist will complete. According to some of the sketch artists, their work load has been cut back 50% or more for the various sketch types. Its too early to tell, but this could have a huge effect on the set. If Topps prints the same amount of Adam-Geddon as they did Trashy TV, sketches will be very tough to find. Probably up to twice has hard or more on the odds. The only other possible explanation would be if the Adam-Geddon was severely under ordered by distributors for both retail and hobby. The bottom line is there will be far less Adam-Geddon sketches available this time around.
Topps has also made some changes to take note of with the sketch return card process. Once again artist’s return sketch cards need to be completed prior to the release of the set, and approved by Topps. This was a controversial change Topps started with the Trashy TV set, however this time the cards do not need to be mailed into Topps. The art director will be approving scans of the returns this time around, limiting the possibility of damage by the postal service. Another change is more additions to the “banned” character list. Previous, artists could not draw cards featuring Stan Lee, Gene Simmons, or the Hundreds set. This time around no Disney properties can be drawn, this includes Star Wars and Marvel. Also the recent music festival set cards from, Riot Fest, can not be sketched most likely due to license agreements. Finally, Topps also will no longer allow the artists to show teasers of their sketch cards prior to the release date. Personally this is disappointing, as GPKnews usually compiles all the previews right up until the release date. Let’s hope Topps backtracks from this, and realizes the previews is the best free PR Topps can get.
Topps is at it again, as the presidential election set continues. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #70-#71. One card features the recent anti-Trump demonstrations, while the other card parodies the movement for California to leave the union. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.00, or 20 for $79.99. There is no bundle offered this time. Free shipping is available via the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 24 hours via Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run information after the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards.
Collectors thought the GPK Disg-Race set might be finished after the election. Topps proved them otherwise as they released three new cards on Friday. Two of the cards featured alternate artwork showing different election results completed by artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom. Despite this being the 8th release in the last twelve days, sales remain brisk. The cards all did over 400 sales, with the highest going to the Obama/Trump meeting. The big mystery now is how much longer will Topps continue to release cards based on an election that has already ended? Here is the print run information for the latest three card release.
#67 – Begrudging Barack Nov 2016 – 554
#68 – Hamstrung Hillary Nov 2016 – 401
#69 – Tan Trump Nov 2016 – 401
Just when we thought it was over, Topps continues the Disg-Race. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #67-#69. Topps is taking advantage of the artwork that Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom already finished prior to the election. Today we get “What If?” cards of Trump and Clinton featuring the alternate election result. We also get one other card featuring Obama and Trump. As usual each cards can be purchased for $9.99 each or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. There is also a three card bundle available for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The card are available for 24 hours via topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run after the sale ends. Here are pictures of the newest cards.
If this is the end, Disg-Race went out with a bang! Today Topps revealed print run information for Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #64-#66. Collectors once again voted with their wallets on the winning/losing presidential election cards. As has been the case throughout the online exclusives, the Donald Trump cards lead the way with a whopping 729 and 566. Those two cards become the 2nd and 3rd highest selling cards of the series, right after the first card in the set. The card featuring Hillary Clinton moving to Canada came in with 496. There have been conflicting reports on wether the set is finished. While artist Joe Simko mentioned this was the last batch of Disg-Race cards, Topps has only hinted that the end was near for the set. Meanwhile artist Brent Engstrom was busy painted cards live on Facebook last night. At the very least I expect Topps to do something around inauguration day in January, which also just happens to be the release of the next retail set 2017 GPK Adam-Geddon. Here is the final print run information:
#64 – Towering Trump – 729
#65 – Refugee Rodham Clinton – 496
#66 – Deplorable Donald – 566
The run up to the presidential election certainly had collectors excited. Topps today revealed the final print run for Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #58-#63. This election day six card set continued to focus on current events leading up to the election, and including election day. While this was the 6th release in the last nine days, collectors still continued to purchase the cards. Sales for this release were higher than the previous releases in past couple of week. All cards were in the high 300’s, with a couple into the mid-400’s. It will be interesting to see how the post election release sales number come out. Here is the final print run information for the election day release.
#58 – Election Day Donald & Hillary – 460
#59 – Check Collectin’ Clinton – 391
#60 – Threatening Trump – 382
#61 – Cashed Clinton Nov – 381
#62 – Trump Television – 426
#63 – Kellyanne Accomplice – 375
Maybe GPK collectors had it right all along? Consistently throughout the release of exclusive online presidential election sets, the cards based on Donald Trump have outsold those based on Hillary Clinton. Now we have the sticker featuring a victorious President-Elect Donald Trump. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #64-66. GPK artists Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko pre-painted winning and losing cards for each candidate prior to election day. Today we see the winning Trump, and the losing Clinton versions. In addition we also get a Trump card featuring his supporters during the election. Joe Simko made reference yesterday on his Facebook page that today’s cards would mark the end of the Disg-Race series from Topps. While no official word has come from Topps yet, a break from these cards would be welcomed. Today marks the 7th release in the last ten days. I fully expect Topps to at the very least do something around inauguration day in January.
Each of today’s cards 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 every card can be purchased for $24.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards will be for sale via topps.com for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run of the cards at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of the new cards being offered today.
Election eve brought six new presidential themed cards to the exclusive online set. Today Topps revealed the print run for those six Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House cards #52-#57. Sales for the Disg-Race cards remain strong leading into election day. Despite this being the 5th release in the last eight days, collectors continue to vote with their wallets. All cards came in just under or right above 300, consistent with the previous sales. With another batch of cards already posted for sale for election day, will the cards continue to sell well? Here is the print run information as released by Topps.