Vote Now for 2017 GPKNews.com Best in GPKs!

2017 was a full year for Garbage Pail Kids! From retail sets, dozens of online sets, sketch cards, and licensed products a collector had a lot of choices to make. So what were your favorite things GPK in 2017? Its your turn to help choose the Reader’s Choice awards! Click on the link below to visit GPKNews.com’s Facebook Page, and cast your ballot now!

https://poll.fbapp.io/2017-gpknews-com-best-of-gpks

Read on for an explanation about how the categories and nominees were chosen, along with the fine print of voting.

Here are the categories to be voted on this year:

  • 2017 Retail Set of the Year – Straight forward, pick which of the two retails sets you liked best in 2017.
  • 2017 Online Set of the Year – There were a lot to choose from, pick the best online set from the nominees chosen. Only sets released in 2017 are eligible.
  • 2017 Licensee of the Year – 2017 was a banner year for GPK merchandise. Which company did it best this year?
  • 2017 GPK Rookie Sketch Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artists first official Topps GPK sketch cards have had to appear in a set in 2017. Three sets contained sketch cards, Adam-Geddon, Battle of the Bands, and GPK Classic. A “rookie” might be someone new to Topps or a longtime Topps artist doing their first GPK cards. There were over 30 rookies in 2017! Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
  • 2017 GPK Sketch Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have had official Topps GPK sketch cards appear in a set in 2017. Three sets contained sketch cards, Adam-Geddon, Battle of the Bands, and GPK Classic. Sketch rookies are eligible in this category. There were nearly 70 sketch artists that did sketches in 2017! Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
  • 2017 GPK Artist of the Year – To be eligible an artist must have painted an official Topps GPK final published card in 2017. Retail and Online sets are eligible. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!
  • 2017 GPK Card of the Year – All GPKs published in 2017 are eligible. Retail and Online cards are eligible. For nomination purposes if a/b versions are available, only the “a” card is listed. There are hundreds to pick from! Don’t see your favorite on the list? Feel free to choose the write-in option and vote for them!

Categories and nominees were chosen by the Editor of GPKNews.com. Categories such as best artist, sketch artist, rookie sketch artist, and best card also contain a write-in option. Write-in votes will only be counted for a valid artist/card. Voting will be live from Friday 12/15 through Friday 12/22 @ 8:00 PM. Voting will only be done through Facebook. Participants can only vote once. Vote totals or individual votes cast will not be made public. Winners will be revealed in a future article that will appear on GPKNews.com right around the 1st of January.

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