Topps Apologizes for GPK Thanksgiving Shipping Errors

Collectors began receiving their Garbage Pail Kids Thanskgiving sets in the mail this week. Much to their surprise the package only included cards 5a/b, instead of the entire set. After receiving a number of calls and emails from collectors, Topps addressed the error in an email sent today to those that purchased the set. Topps acknowledged that customers were only shipped those two cards. Topps said they would expediate shipping out the remaining cards to customers. Here is a copy of the email sent by Topps earlier today.

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Thanksgiving Set

img_0336Black Friday has come and gone, but did customers spend their money on the GPK Thanksgiving online exclusive set? Today Topps released print run information for the GPK Thanksgiving set. Topps had the set offered for one week in their online store only during Thanksgiving and the Black Friday weekend. Collectors showed they weren’t quite as excited for Turkey. The set sold in the mid-200’s doing quite a bit less sales than the Halloween counterpart offered a month earlier. Leading the way was the Wacky Packs card at 285 copies. This time however the GPK cards didn’t finish that far behind. I’m guessing we will be seeing a Christmas set very soon. Here is the print run information as revealed on the Topps Blog.

  • Duck and Hide Flinging Mix – Wacky Packages – 285
  • Dismissed Donald – 267
  • Trypto Fran – 252
  • Food Fight Earl – 249
  • Pardoned Parker – 249
  • Black Frye Day – 249

 

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Topps Launches GPK Thanksgiving Set

img_0330After a very successful Halloween set, Topps is continuing with the holiday themed sets. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie GPK Thanksgiving set. The set consists of 11 total cards. There are five new pieces of GPK artwork with a/b versions. There is also one Wacky Packages Thanksgiving card. Each GPK card can be purchased as an a/b pair for $9.99 each. The Wacky Packs card is also $9.99. The entire 11 card set can be purchased for $29.99. Free shipping is available with the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on topps.com. Topps said they will reveal the print run after the end of the sale. It will be interesting to see how the Wacky Packs cards sells as part of the set. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.

1A: Dismissed DONALD
1B: Turned Back TRUMP
2A: Pardoned PARKER
2B: SAL Monella
3A: Food Fight EARL
3B: DEE Bate
4A: Trypto FRAN
4B: Stuffed STEPHANIE
5A: Black FRYE DAY
5B: Last Box BOBBY
6: Duck and Hide Pie Flinging Mix

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