Update: Here are images of the promo cards that collectors will receive with paid admission (while supplies last).
Garbage Pail Kids collectors can rejoice, the return to in person cons is back! Two years after the last in person event, the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is set to return October 16-17. The show had to cancel the past three events due to the Covid pandemic. The Philly show is the largest non-sports card show in the country. The show will feature a number of changes and adjustments to comply with local safety measures. The biggest change is the venue. The show will be held at The Greater Philadelphia Convention Center (Hall E) in Oaks, PA. Additionally, anyone over 12 years old attending the show, including dealers, must show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended, but not required.
The show will once again have a heavy GPK presence. GPK final card artists David Gross and Smokin’ Joe McWilliams highlight attending artists that also include Robert Jimenez and Lily Mercado, who have also done online and sketch card work for Garbage Pail Kids. Artist Ingrid Hardy will also be in attendance. GPK collectors also will find Mark Pingitore’s Magic Marker Art booth. Other companies attending are Sidekick Labs, Cryptozoic, Rittenhouse, and the Collector Connection. Collectors attending the show will also be given officially licensed GPK promo cards from artists David Gross and Smokin’ Joe. Kids and adults alike will even be able to take photos with Topps’ GPK Spokesperson, Adam Bomb!
Admission for the show is $10 per day, or $15 for a two day pass. The show will be open Saturday Oct. 16 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday Oct. 17 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. There will be no dinner this time, while a card talk session is still TBD. Everyone is sure to have a great time meeting their favorites artists and hanging out with their fellow collectors.