A whole new group of GPKs are getting behind the wheel. Today Topps launched 2021 Topps On Demand #9 Garbage Pail Kids Krashers Series 2. Topps made a few changes to how the set is broken down compared to the first set. There are a total of 21 cards in the base set, 10 character names, 10 car names, and 1 header card. Like the first set, all the artwork was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. There are also inserts and parallels to collect. Each set purchased comes with 3 license plate back cards. Each set also comes with either a foil card or a sketch card. This time around sketches are a bit harder to pull at 1:3 sets. Foil parallels come in both Gold (/50) and Rainbow (/25). Sketch artists confirmed so far for the set by Topps are; Neil Camera, Chris Meeks, GPK Nik, Lowell Isaac Hildebrandt , Brandhen Snyder, Darrin Pepe, K. GRIMM, Robert Jimenez, Yoga Demon, Jason Crosby , Chenduz, Bekki Sharp, Simone Arena, Ziggy, Gregory Fages, Jasmine Contois, and Robert “El Smetcho” Garcia. Each set can be purchased for $40. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The sets are available on topps.com for 7 days or until sold out. Don’t wait on these, GPK On Demand sets often sell out within a matter of hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of some cards.
It appears online GPK sets are once again ramping up. Topps today via their GPK Facebook page begin teasing Garbage Pail Kids Krashers Series 2 online set coming tomorrow. The picture posted appears to be a header card similar to the first series. This time Mad Mike, Live Mike, and Buggy Betty are all featured on the card. Joe Simko once again did artwork for the cards in the set. Simko also mentioned on his Facebook account today that there will once again be sketch cards available as part of the offering. Collectors can expect this to be an On Demand type of offer that will be limited based on the number of available sketches. Collectors will find all the set details when it goes live on Topps.com tomorrow.
Last week, as part of their year long Project 70 set, Topps released a card that featured an iconic baseball player and an iconic Garbage Pail Kids character. Today they revealed the print run for Project 70 card 357 Mike Trout by Ermsy. The card sold a total of 10,687 copies. This marks the 6th highest selling Project 70 card to date. The combination of Mike Trout and Adam Bomb brought out collectors from both sides to push sales towards the top. There’s still a long way to go in the baseball season, could GPK’s make another appearance in the set?
After a nearly three break from selling GPKs online, collectors were ready to purchase the latest offering from Topps. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids x Complexland. The set sold a total of 1,071 copies. The set was created for last week’s Complexland Virtual Con. The sales results are solid for GPK and in line with online sales from earlier this year. Collectors now will wait to see if Topps finishes up the Bizarre Holidays series and what the next GPK offerings will be.
Update: Free shipping option is now available.
GPKs have returned to Topps’s online store. After months of “taking a break”, today Topps launched 2021 Garbage Pail Kids x Complexland. The set helps to commemorate the online virtual show going on this week. The set contains 10 cards, 5 new pieces available in a/b versions. Each set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a 10 set lot for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. This is according to the listing, however the free option isn’t available on checkout. The set will be for sale on Topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and images of the cards.
1. Sold Out Sam
2. All Gone Alan
3. Complex Colin
4. Beast Boyd
5. New Kicks Kitt
6. Lace Face Grace
7. Connected Connor
8. Know Someone Nick
9. NFT Tim
10. Crypto Chris
Better late than never. After ending over a week ago, Topps finally revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Mar. Week 3. The set sold 511 copies. That number is down slightly from the first two sets in March, but falls right in line with the majority of sets. So how about the March Week 4 set? After 51 weeks, the forth set from March was scheduled to be the final set in the Bizarre Holidays year long series. However, Topps has not launched the set. Artwork for the set was completed by the original planned release date of 3/23, but now two weeks have come and gone with no GPK releases. No one is willing to talk about why the set hasn’t been released. Topps has not responded to a request from GPKNews on a reason why the set wasn’t launched. Collectors are left to speculate on why the set hasn’t launch, and when/if it will.
Controversy sells. After ending yesterday, Topps revealed the print run of 2021 Garbage Pail Kids The Shammy Awards. The set sold a total of 1426 copies. The sales is nearly 1000 more than last year’s Shammy set. Despite Topps pulling the BTS cards from the set, and offering refunds to anyone wanted it, the set still pulled in great sales. Wether it was the controversy around the set, or just the recent surge in demand for GPK, Topps has to be happy with the sales results of this yearly set.
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.
The weekly holidays sets are almost complete, and collectors continue to make sure their sets are complete. After ending Tuesday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Mar. Week 2. The set sold a total of 547 copies. This is up slightly from the previous week, and right in line with what recent sets have been doing. We are almost finished! Only two sets remain!
Update: Topps has contacted collectors who ordered the Shammy set and offered to refund collectors if they no longer want the set. If they decide to keep the set, it will be shipped with 10 cards now.
Topps decided this morning to remove a controversial card from its upcoming 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Shammys set. The card in question depicted the Korean K-Pop band BTS as bruised and beaten by a Grammy trophy as part of a whack-a-mole game. The card came under fire yesterday from people upset about the card depicting violence against Asians. The company received an overwhelming number of complaints via their social media and customer service channels. Topps has removed the image of the card from the listing for sale. The set is now being advertised as a 10 card set. Topps the released the following statement via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.