Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Trumpocracy #101-#105 & Network Spews #20

The first online exclusive release of the week brought a spike in sales across the board. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #101-#105 & GPK Network Spews #20. Both GPK and Wackys saw a resurgence in sales with Tuesday’s release. The GPK Trumpocracy cards finished in the high 100’s, while the GPK Network Spews card topped them at 213 copies sold. The Wacky Packages were in the high 200’s, and even one just crossed the 300 mark in sales. These numbers represent a 50-60 card increase over what the cards have been selling for. For whatever reason these cards did much better with collectors. It will be interesting to see if Wednesday’s release will stay consistent with this one. Here are the final numbers.

GPK Trumpocracy
#101 – Drowning Donald – 191
#102 – Shanghaied Spicer – 179
#103 – Donopoly (Wacky) – 308
#104 – Bigly-Man Dinner (Wacky) – 264
#105 – Tales From the Script – 278

GPK Network Spews
#20 – Kid-Crashed Kelly – 213

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Topps Launches GPK Trumpocracy Cards #106-#111

For the second straight day this week, Topps is back with more political online exclusives. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trumopcracy – The First 100 Days cards #106-#111. Today’s cards feature three GPK and three Wacky Packages cards. Once again Trump and his political advisors are parodied with recent news events. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A six card bundle featuring one of each card can be purchased fro $39.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 24 hours on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.

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Topps Launches GPK Trumpocracy #101-#105 & Network Spews #20

Topps is back at it this week with their GPK and Wacky online exclusives. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #101-#105 & GPK Network Spews #20. Today’s political cards feature only two GPK and 3 Wacky cards. While the Network Spews card is a GPK card feature a parody of the crashed BBC interview from this past weekend. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A six card bundle featuring one of each card can be purchased for $39.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards will be available for 24 hours via topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Trumpocracy #93-#100

Topps went with two large political releases this week, and collectors stayed consistent in the purchases. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #93-#100. Thursday’s sales results were very similar to the day before. The GPK cards finished just slightly lower in the 140-150 range. The Wacky Packages stayed right in the 220-230 range. It looks like there is a set core of collectors and dealers purchasing these at the levels we’ve seen this week. Sales have not fluctuated too greatly in the past couple of week. At the half way point of the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, it looks like we are headed for a 200 card set. Here are the final numbers for Thursday’s cards.

#93 – Hair-Tonic Trump – 143
#94 – Uninsured-Ed – 153
#95 – Silly Rabbit Spicer – 143
#96 – Trample Trump – 154
#97 – Twisted (Wacky) – 237
#98 – Obama-Ear Spy Gear (Wacky) – 233
#99 – Old Spicey Deodorant (Wacky) – 224
#100 – Gadzooks (Wacky) – 232

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Trumpocracy #84-#92

How would collectors respond to the largest single day offering of Trumpocracy cards? Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #84-92. It didn’t appear the larger offering and higher cost outlay for cards yesterday affected the sales at all. Overall sales remained the same compared to recent releases. The GPK cards all stayed in the 150-160 range, except for the Obama card which led the way with 184 cards sold. Wacky’s continue to trend downward all in the 220 range for cards sold. With another large launch on Thursday it will be interesting to see if sales remain the same. Here are the final print run numbers for Wednesday’s cards.

#84 – Theorizin Trump – 167
#85 – IN the Dark Donald – 158
#86 – Bread Crumb Barack – 184
#87 – Private E-mail Pence – 167
#88 – Sad Sessions – 167
#89 – Tom Thanks – 183
#90 – Trump Bar-Red (Wacky) 221
#91 – Spicey Bungle Gum (Wacky) – 227
#92 – Slick Right’s Out (Wacky) – 231

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Topps Launches GPK Trumporcacy Cards #93-#100

Today is day 49 of Donald Trump’s presidency, and Topps has already hit card #100 on the Trumpocracy set. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy cards #93-#100. After an extra large ten card offering yesterday, today Topps hits everyone with a large eight cards for sale. today’s cards feature four GPKs and four Wacky Packages. Again recent political headlines are the focus for all the cards. Each of today’s cards can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A eight card bundle featuring one of each card is available to purchased for $49.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards will be for sale for 24 hours on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.

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Topps Launches GPK Trumpocracy Cards #84-#92

Topps is back in a big way today with the political cards. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy – The First 100 Days cards #84-#92. The nine cards launched is a new high for a single day political release. Today’s cards feature six GPK and three Wacky Packages cards. The cards cover the entire spectrum of political news from the last few days. Topps also released another card in the Twister series today. Each card can be purchased for $9.99 or in lots of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. A ten card bundle featuring one of each card can be purchased for $59.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards will be for sale for 24 hours on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of today’s cards.

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Topps Launches Topps Comics GPK #4 What Iz? Alternate Endings

The one online exclusive that sales has stayed strong on  sales has been the Topps Comics line. Today Topps launched Topps Comics GPK #4 What Iz? The Garbage Pail Kids Alternate Endings. This edition is filled with different scenarios on what would have if things ended differently, La La Land winning the Oscar, Hillary Clinton winning the presidency, etc. The 8 page comic, like previous issues, has been written by Pat Barrett. Artwork for the comic was completed by Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, Fred Weaton, and Pat Barrett. The comic ships with two GPK stickers, 4a – Al-cademy Comedy and 4b – Oscar La Vista. You can purchase the comic for $19.99 each or in lots of 5 for $89.99. There is no free shipping being offered, so expect at least $7+ added on for shipping. The comic will be for sale on topps.com for seven days. Topps will reveal the print run of the comic at the end of the sale. Here are some pictures of the new comic and cards.

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Topps Reveals Print Run for 2017 GPK The Not-Scars

After an much publicized and controversial ending to the Oscars, would that help out sales of the GPK Not-Scars set? Topps has revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 2017 The Not-Scars set. This 18 card set featured eight GPK, (offered in a/b sets), and two Wacky Packages cards. The set was on sale for seven days following the end of the Oscars. Collectors were not willing to give any awards to this years set. The GPK cards all sold right around what the recent political GPK cards have been going for, in the 140-150 range. The Wackys meanwhile saw a sharp decrease compared to other sets, with both cards unable to break the 180 mark in sales. Historically entertainment sets have been tough sellers for Topps, and this set ended up being one of the lowest sales wise. Here are how the final print run numbers came in as revealed on topps.com.

1A: Warren Batty/1B: Baiting Beatty – 154
2A: Rhytmic Ryan/2B: Ensemble Emma – 144
3A: Losing Lin/3B: Missed Out Manuel – 154
4A: Hurting Harley/4B: Cracked Quinn – 148
5A: Eaten Eddie/5B: Ravaged Redmayne – 144
6A: Amy Arrived/6B: Alien Adams – 144
7A: Monster Michael/7B: Swipin’ Shannon – 144
8A: Viggo Mortified/8B: Misappropriatin’ Mortensen – 144
9: Oscar Mired Wieners (and Losers) – 177
10: Harlequin Pudding – 170

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Cartoonist Jay Lynch (1945-2017) Passes Away

Former GPK/Wacky artist Jay Lynch passed away Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. Jay Lynch, 72, was perhaps best known for his work as an Underground Comix cartoonist in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In 1968 working with Art Spiegelman and Len Brown, Jay became a internal part of the Wacky Packages line for Topps. His work with Topps on Wacky Packages led right into working on Garbage Pail Kids. He is responsible for writing many gags for GPK cards through the OS and ANS sets. Jay would submit roughs of gags on a regular basis to Topps Art Directors, who would have the finals painted by other artists. Jay also did dozens of GPK card backs in the OS and ANS sets. His work was not limited to just these sets, as Jay worked on a number of other non-sport sets for Topps through the years. Jay also wrote the Bazooka Joe Comics for decades. He worked for a time for Mad Magazine, and has even written a number of children’s books. His archives are housed at the The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at the campus of Ohio St. University.

As his health deteriorated and medicals bills started adding up, Topps released the Jay Lynch Tribute set on topps.com. The set is a reimagine of some of Jay’s GPK and Wacky gags painted by 11 different Topps artists. You still have time to purchase the set, as the sale is set to end on 3/14. Topps released a statement on the passing of Jay Monday morning via their GPK Facebook Page:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of artist Jay Lynch. Jay was one of the original artists on Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages, and many people at Topps developed strong and close relationships with him over the years. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and countless fans he touched with his unique artwork.”

Jay’s friends, fellow artists, and former colleagues posted on Facebook Sunday to share their thoughts on his passing. Jay was remembered as a great friend, inspiring mentor, legendary cartoonist, and all around nice guy. Longtime fellow GPK/Wacky artist David Gross has this to share about Jay, “Just got home tonight to find out my good friend, mentor and inspiration Jay Lynch passed away today. Jay is one of the creators of Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and was a key underground artist, Mad Magazine contributor and all around nice guy. He never turned away a fan for a drawing or a conversation. He is responsible for my favorite hobby as a kid, my inspiration to get into art and in later years for me working on those same childhood obsessions, Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. I thought we’d have him a lot longer than this. RIP Jay Lynch.” 

There are dozens of stories on how helpful Jay was to aspiring artists, and would be more than willing to mentor them. David Gross told a great story of how Jay helped him get started with Topps, “As a fan I would geek out and send him drawings and he would always write me an honest critique and helpful comments. When he learned Topps was bringing back Wacky Packages he contacted me and told me to whip up some samples and contacted Topps on my behalf. Even better than that I got to collaborate with him on the first four Wacky Packages Old School series and thanks to him they were, and still are, my favorite art projects. I’d stay up all night calling or emailing back and forth with him designing the roughs. running gags by each other and going off on tangents about strange inventions he would come up with, politics or just something that was eating at him that week especially concerning his house or his cats.”.

Another longtime Wacky/GPK artist Neil Camera shared his story with us on first working with Jay, “In 2002, I had the good fortune to collaborate with Jay on a my first project with Topps. I knew Jay from my many years as a collector, but this was the first time we would be working together. To my surprise, he was very approachable, in spite of the fact that I was the “newcomer” to Topps.  If he had any preconcieved expectations of me, he didn’t let on. Rather, he chose to enlighten me with his own irreverant brand of wit. He took time to teach me about all kinds of arcane matters, from rare art supplies (which he stockpiled and shared), to building DIY solar panels with vintage Zenith TV screens. In the course of that first project, I soon realized that there was nothing typical about Jay and any description I can offer here, wouldn’t do proper justice. But over the years, I’ve learned that at the heart of the artist, Jay was old world in every sense: inventor, philosopher, poet, technocrat, economist and teacher. Oh, and owner of many cats. His spirit will be sorely missed in this world.”

Here are some of the comments from around the Garbage Pail Kids community on Jay Lynch’s passing.

 

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