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.
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.