Update 4/24/19 – Week 2 is here and HobbyDB along with GeePeeKay have launched card #2. This week’s card is a Bruised parallel. This dark blue bordered card is numbered out of 400 on the back. In order to be eligible to purchase this week card, collectors must add 10 items to their wishlist on their HobbyDB account. Complete details can be found at their blog. Once the task is complete the card can be purchased fro $8.99, shipping is free. Collector’s who didn’t get last week’s card still have a chance as the website shows there is still some available.
HobbyDB and GeePeeKay today announced they have launched an exclusive Art by John Pound sticker card collection. The first card is available for sale today at HobbyDB’s website. The officially licensed Topps card features the Adam Bomb concept artwork by John Pound. The company is planning on launching one card per week over the next six weeks. The first card is called the White Border Variant and is limited to 1000 copies. Every Wednesday through May 22 a new card will be made available for purchase. Each week the print runs get smaller, with the last card only having a print run of 50. While the first card won’t be numbered, the remaining cards will all be limited and numbered on the backs.
In order to obtain each weekly card, collectors must first complete a task on the HobbyDB website. The first task is simple enough, signup and register on the HobbyDB website. After signing up, collectors can then purchase the first card through the website’s marketplace. The cards are limited to one per user, with the first card costing $7.99, with free shipping. The promotion is a way to get collectors familiar with the HobbyDB services they will be offering. HobbyDB is trying to create a number of databases for collectors of all types of collectibles to help manage their collections. GeePeeKay.com has partnered with HobbyDB to help create the database and launch this product. (Full disclosure, GPKNews has a working relationship with GeePeeKay, but is not involved in the launch of the product.)
This is the first officially licensed Topps product from HobbyDB. If you recall a few months back, the company asked for input on a possible high end licensed Adam Bomb statue they were working on developing. On Monday in a release on their website the company stated that plans for the statue were on hold. They said, “Although we would have loved to offer a statue, as originally planned, a cost explosion of Adam Bomb proportions would have run up the retail cost of the collectible to somewhere between $400 and $500. We haven’t given up on the idea, but we’re equally, if not more, excited to offer the opportunity to own a unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids’ nostalgia.” If the Art by John Pound sticker collection is successful the company has other ideas they want to explore with collectors.
Head on over to HobbyDB’s website to get all the details and links to signup and purchase the cards.