In an interesting unexpected move Topps decided to jump their own release date and begin offering 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late to School online. Value Boxes, Retail Display boxes (label as “Hobby”), and Collector boxes are all for sale on topps.com. That’s not all! Topps is overlong 5×7 “giant” sized sets of Late to School. Collectors can purchase 100 card base sets /49 for $199.99. Gold 5×7 sets are numbered /10 and cost $399.99. The sets only contain the “a” cards from the series. Topps is also selling individual 10×14 posters for each “a” card from the series. Base posters are $24.99, while 1/1 Gold posters are $99.99 each. Rainbow collectors have a lot more to chase now!
Eagled eyed collectors this morning saw a deal that was too good to be true. Topps briefly had a listing on their website this morning for the corrected reprint version of card #20 form the Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst set. The website was allowing customers to order single copies of the card for the low price of $0.00. A couple hours after word got out about the listing, Topps removed it from their website. Sure enough collectors won’t be getting free cards anytime soon. Later this afternoon Topps sent out emails to collectors canceling the order and informing them the listing was an error.
Collectors who ordered card #20, Announcing Adam, got a surprise this morning as they begin receiving emails for a new order from Topps for a reprint of the card. The first version of the card was sent out with just 2019 Was The Worst on the back instead of the checklist as advertised. Topps is correcting these errors and shipping a new version of the card with the checklist on the back. Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that everyone who ordered #20 will be getting the updated card with the checklist. This isn’t the first card from the set Topps has had to fix. Card #7 was printed initially with the incorrect image and name. Topps also sent out replacements for those cards.
What better to go with you Christmas evening than some print runs? Sometime over the last couple of days, Topps finally posted the final print run numbers for Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst cards #17-#20. After a couple of days with lower numbers, the final four cards rebounded with card #20 doing really well. The results of the last four are:
- #17 Wrinkled Rita 543
- #18 Skip Trip 530
- #19 Lost Lunch Landy 587
- #20 Announcing Adam 802
#17-#19 results bounced back to those of many of the cards from the set, solidly in the mid-500’s. While card #20 doing just over 800 sold made it the second best selling card of the set. Topps’ first online daily GPK set in years proved to be very successful. Topps will surely revisit daily sets in 2020 now, the question is will they burn out collectors by going overboard?
Today marks the completion of Topps first and only online daily GPK set of 2019. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst #19 & #20. Card #19, Lost Lunch Landy, was painted by artist Joe McWilliams. Card #20, Announcing Adam, was painted by artist David Gross. As with the others each card can be purchased for $7.99 or in lots of 5 for $27.99, 10 for $44.99, or 20 for $74.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. Cards will be for sale for 24 hours on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale.
Update: According to Topps they will be sending everyone affected the correct card. Customers will receive an order confirmation email.
Collector gpkonline posted on the GPKUG forums that he received his card #7 in the Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst set. Card #7 was sold as Jet Set Jeff, the card based off of Amazon drones. However, the collector received #7, but the card is actually the Bottle Cap Chad card. Chad was sold as card #16. GPKNews has reached out to Topps for comment on the error, This article will be updated if they respond. In the meantime collectors receiving this error should contact Topps customer service to discuss replacement options.
Earlier Thursday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst #13-#16. The cards launched on Tues/Wed of this week continued to see sales drop, with two down into the 400’s. The results of the four were:
- #13 – Outer Ace 487
- #14 – Mobile Mark 555
- #15 – Big House Becky 533
- #16 – Bottle Cap Chad 486
All four cards are in the bottom 5 in sales for the set, with Chad now being the lowest. Sales have clearly dropped as the week has gone one. The question is why? Is it two cards being offered per day? Are collectors tiring of the daily GPKs? Its probably a good idea Topps is stopping the set at 20 cards.
Only two days left in the initial run for the latest online GPK set from Topps. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst #17 & #18. While Topps hasn’t officially announced the number of cards in the set, they ordered four cards from each of the five artists. This means just today and tomorrow’s cards should finished up the set. Card #17, Wrinkled Rita, was painted by artist, Brent Engstrom. Card #18, Skip Trip, was painted by artist, Neil Camera. As usual, each card can be purchased for $7.99 or in lots of 5 for $27,99, 10 for $44.99, or 20 for $74.99. Shipping is free with the SmartPost option. The cards will be for sale on topps.com for 24 hours. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale.
Today gives us two more cards in Topps online daily GPK set. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2019 Was the Worst #15 & #16. Card #15, Big House Becky, was painted by artist David Gross. Card #16, Bottlecap Chad, was painted by artist Joe Simko. As with the previous cards, each one can be purchased for $7.99, or in lots of 5 for $27.99, 10 for $44.99, or 20 for $74.99. Shipping is free with the SmartPost option. The cards will be on sale for 24 hours on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale.
The past couple of days Topps has revealed the print runs for some recent daily GPK. Last weeks final card, #10 Annie Vax, sold 628 copies. That puts it right in line with most of the sales from last week. This week saw Topps launch two cards each day. That decision may have hurt sales slightly. Card #11, Alright Arya, sold 590 copies, while #12, Grade A Fay, sold 559 copies. Card #12 is the second lowest selling card so far in the new set. While sales are down a bit, they still remain very strong overall.