After the sale clock officially ended today, Topps revealed the print run for 2021 Topps On Demand #9 Garbage Pail Kids Krashers Series 2. According to Topps, they sold a total of 2,504 sets. This set is the third highest selling online GPK set to date, and top selling On Demand set. It took six days to sell out, but despite longer sketch odds and previous On Demand collation issues, collectors still showed up to purchase. Based on the odds and print runs released for the foil parallels, the sketch odds appear to be slightly better than 1:3. Gold Foils /50, mean there are 1000 total gold foils, while rainbow foils /25, mean there are 500 total rainbow foil cards. If the sketches fall 1:3 sets that should mean 750 sketches and 2250 total sets. Unless Topps adds an unannounced parallel, based on the actually print run, there will be 1004 sketches total inserted. This puts the actual sketch odds at 1:2.5, which should make collectors happy. It looks like Topps will be back to offering various online sets the rest of the year after taking many months off.
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.
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.
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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.
Ermsy is at it again, incorporating another Garbage Paul Kids iconic character in a baseball card. Today Topps launched Project 70 Card #539 1985 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. by Ermsy. This is the second card in the online only set to include a GPK character. Back in July Ermsy also painted a Adam Bomb x Mike Trout card. The card features Vlad Guerrero Jr. seemingly busting out as Bad Vlad, spilting Nasty Nick in two. The card is based off the popular 1985 Topps baseball card layout. There are different versions to collect. In addition to the regular base version, Rainbow Foil /70 and Gold 1/1 will be randomly inserted into the print run. Collectors can order the base version of the card for $19.99 each, in a lot of 5 for $82.49, or a lot of 10 for $144.99. Free shipping is available when choosing the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 3 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run of the base card after sales end.
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?
Adam Bomb gets to play with a major baseball star in Topps latest mashup of properties. Today Topps Launched Project 70 Card #357 Mike Trout by Ermsy. Project 70 is an online only project where numerous artists are creating original pieces depicting baseball players in various forms. The artist Ermsy created today’s Mike Trout card which includes Garbage Pail Kids character Adam Bomb on the card. There are various versions of the card for sale. Collectors can order the base version of the card for $19.99 each, in a lot of 5 for $82.49, or a lot of 10 for $144.99. When ordering collectors have the chance of receiving the Rainbow Foil version of the card which is numbered to /70 or a Gold 1/1 version. The listing also advertises Foil numbered /27 will be given away. There is also a silver bordered Artist Proof version handed numbered to /51 available for $199. There is a version autographed by Mike Trout /70 is available for $399. Finally someone was able to purchase the 1/1 autographed by Mike Trout for $2999. Free shipping is available when choosing the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 3 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run of the base card after sales end.
Topps today dropped a surprise with the launch of Garbage Pail Kids Trashy Treasures Series 3. There are five new figures in the series; Nasty Nick, Bony Tony, Sewer Sue, Michael Mutant, and Guillo Tina. Each figure measures between 3 1/4” and 3 1/2” tall. In addition to the base figures, collectors who order can receive one of the colored parallels; red (most common), green (common), black (rare), silver (very rare), gold 1/1. Each figure also comes with a card. The figures are available for $19.99 on Topps.com, while supplies last. Shipping is not free on these. Here are pictures of the figures and cards.
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.
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.