Collectors who signed up last January for the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Collector’s Club are just starting to receive their last set and gift. Thanks to Uncle Louie from GPK Nation for the pictures. The club has seen a lot of controversy but most collectors should be satisfied with the final gift, a Collector’s Club binder. The binder was first teased as a gift when the club first went on sale on Topps UK site, but that information was quickly removed. The binder itself features the same picture and header on the front and back of the binder. Collectors also received the final 21 card set titled, I’m Always Cranky. This concludes the first year of the club. Topps has not announced if there will be another club offer in 2022.
Collectors who have subscribed to Topps’ GPK Collector’s Club began receiving the third set in the year long club. Thanks to Uncle Louie from GPKNation for the picture of his set. The set is called GPsKaters. The set, which is focuses on Joe Blow, includes 20 base cards and 1 header card. Artists David Gross, Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera each did 2 pieces of art for the set. The set depicts GPKs all doing their best skateboard moves with a Joe Blow theme. Topps informed club members recently that the included gift with this set is delayed at customs. Topps said they will be shipping the gift separately from the set. Here are a few pictures of some of the final art created by the artists for the set.
Collectors who are part of the year long Garbage Pail Kids Collectors Club begin receiving shipping notices today for set #3. Minutes after notices begin going out, Topps sent an email out to alert collectors of a shipping delay with the included third gift. The email states the gifts are stuck at customs. Topps says the gifts will now ship separately from the card sets, but once they arrive. See picture below for email from Topps.
It’s been three months since the first Garbage Pail Kids Collector’s Club set shipped, so it’s time for set two. Members of the Club started receiving shipping notices last week, and sets begin showing up in mail boxes today. Thanks to Chotckie Chuck from GPKNation for sending along pictures. The second set is titled The Brainy Bunch. Each card features Brainy Janie somewhere on the card interacting with her classmates. The set features 20 cards, 10 new pieces with a/b versions. Artwork was completed by artists Joe Simko, David Gross, Brent Engstrom, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. The quarterly gift included with the set are two GPK flower pots with seeds. Yes you read that right, club members get to grow their own flowers. The pot features the GPK Collector Club logo on them. See below for pictures of the cards and gifts. Members should expect the next release around September.
Members of Topps’ Garbage Paul Kids Collector’s Club have begun receiving shipping notices for the first set of the club. Topps has posted some information on their website. The GPK Collector Club now has its own page under the clubs section of the website. Within that section are details on the first set, Trash Can-Didates. The set appears to be cards of the characters that ran for election of the club. The checklist shows 20 cards and 1 header card. The description of the set reads:
Nat Nerd for a “Kinder, Gentler GPK Nation.” This was not an easy election for Nat to win, by any means. Even after they misspelled his name on the web he continued to show who should be club president. Many classic characters came out to be a part of the election process but couldn’t overtake the biggest Nerd of all. Congratulations to Nat Nerd for winning the first ever GPK Collectors Club election. Here is a list of the losers who couldn’t cut it.
Sets should be arriving in members mailboxes any day. Here is a copy of the checklist in PDF form.
Update: After being on sale for a little over 30 mins, the club membership now shows as sold out. That went fast!
The Garbage Pail Kids brand made another giant leap forward with Topps push into an exclusive club. Today, Topps launched the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Collector’s Club. The club comes with an initial package of membership letter, club card, poster, and 4 card set of “charter members”. The cards are of Club President Nat Nerd, Vice President Joe Blow, Treasurer Cranky Frankie, and Administrative Assistant Brainy Janie. Collectors will then recurve four 20 card sets through the year, each coming with a bonus gift that shows TDB. The sets will arrive in March, June, September, and December. Each set will be themed around one of the “charter members”. The listing says memberships are limited to 3 per household. Collectors are able to purchase the membership on Topps website for $200. The cost of the membership covers one year. The membership is available on Topps.com for 7 days. However, it does says supplies are limited, so it might sell out. It’s not known if Topps will reveal the membership numbers.
The club details defer slightly from what appeared briefly last night on Topps UK website. There is no longer mention of a pin or binder as the bonus gifts are all TBD. While this club is similar to the 582 Montgomery Club, there is no mention of members getting first access to packed out products like GPK Sapphire.
According to the email sent to customers today, Topps teased the launch of the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Collector’s Club. No other information or hints are provided in the email. However, GPK collector Chris Basler found a link on the Topps’ UK website that appears to show some of the details. The club appears to be much like the 582 Montgomery Club that sold the GPK Sapphire product. Info on the page says members will get a pin, 2 sets, a binder, and the right to renew membership first. Interesting info indeed. Collectors will need to keep their eyes open on Topps.com tomorrow for this new endeavor.