Topps Reveals Print Run for 2017 GPK Shammys Set

The results are in for the Shammys, and Ziggy Stardust came out on top. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie The Shammys set. Bucking a trend from the recent political sets, the GPKs all sold in the mid 200’s. The Wackys once again led the way, however with only 20-30 more copies than their GPK counterparts. Cards featuring David Bowie and Prince individually were top sellers, although numbers were close across the board. With the Oscars coming this weekend, can expect another awards based set next week from Topps? Here are the final numbers for the Shammys.

  • 1A: Decorated DAVID/1B: Backstair BOWIE – 258
  • 2A: Purple PRINCE/2B: Noble NELSON – 248
  • 3A: Glorious GEORGE/3B: Majestic MICHAEL – 241
  • 4A: Guileful GAGA/4B: Huffy HETFIELD – 244
  • 5A: Angry ADELE/5B: Agitated ADKINS – 239
  • 6A: Beautiful BEYONCE/6B: Noticeable KNOWLES – 242
  • 7A: Cuckoo CEE-LO/7B: Golden GREEN – 239
  • 8A: Ailing ALEX/8B: Declining Health DREW – 240
  • 9: David Bowie Knife – 278
  • 10: Purple Crayons – 285
  • 11: Chance The Wrapper Wrapping Paper – 262
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Topps Launches 2017 GPK The Shammys Online Set

David Bowie, George Michael, and Prince all highlight today’s exclusive online offer from Topps. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie – The Shammys set. This is the second year in a row Topps has done a set based off of the Gammy awards. This large 19 card set, features eight new GPK and three new Wacky Packages cards. Each GPK card comes as an a/b pair for $9.99, each Wacky card can also be purchased for $9.99. The entire set can also be purchased for $49.99. The set will be available on topps.co for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale on their blog. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the new cards.

  • 1A: Decorated DAVID
  • 1B: Blackstar BOWIE
  • 2A: Purple PRINCE
  • 2B: Noble NELSON
  • 3A: Glorious GEORGE
  • 3B: Majestic MICHAEL
  • 4A: Guileful GAGA
  • 4B: Huffy HETFIELD
  • 5A: Angry ADELE
  • 5B: Agitated ADKINS
  • 6A: Beautiful BEYONCE
  • 6B: Noticeable KNOWLES
  • 7A: Cuckoo CEE-LO
  • 7B: Golden GREEN
  • 8A: Ailing ALEX
  • 8B: Declining Health DREW
  • 9: David Bowie Knife
  • 10: Purple Crayons
  • 11: Chance The Wrapper Wrapping Paper
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Topps Launches GPK Golden Groans Online Set

When Topps starting the GPK Topps Now cards last year a mainstay was the awards season sets. Topps is back at it again in 2017, this time parodying the Golden Globe Awards. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie Golden Groans set. The ten card set features five new pieces of artwork based off of last night’s awards show. The artists were burning the midnight oil for this one last night. Thanks to Meryl Streep’s speech, that ensured we get another card featuring Donald Trump. In an interesting note, Topps is continuing to use the Apple Pie name for this set, even though the initial release was almost a year ago. Each card can be purchased as a a/b set for $9.99, the complete set is available to purchase for $29.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The set will be up for sale on topps.com for 7 days. Topps said they will reveal the print run at the end of the sale on their blog. Here is the checklist and pictures of the new cards.

  • 1a: Mashing MERYL
  • 1b: STREEP’s Speech
  • 2a: EMMA Error
  • 2b: Snafu STONE
  • 3a: JIMMY Failure
  • 3b: Flubbin’ FALLON
  • 4a: COLIN Crustacean
  • 4b: Filleted FARRELL
  • 5a: On the Throne TYRION
  • 5b: DINKLAGE Dump
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Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids Christmas Online Set

Its beginning to look a lot like a GPK Christmas! Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie GPK Christmas set. After launching a Halloween and Thanksgiving sets early this year, Topps is finishing out the year by offering a Christmas themed holiday set. The set features six new pieces of GPK artwork each with a/b name versions. In addition there is also a Wacky Packages card, making the complete set 13 cards. Each GPK a/b set or the Wacky card can be purchased for $9.99, or the entire 13 card set is $34.99. Free shipping is available with the SmartPost option. As with the last holiday sets, the set will be for sale for seven days on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run after the sale ends via their Topps Blog. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.

  • #1a: Disappointed DONALD
  • #1b: Terrible TRUMP
  • #2a: STEVEN Stocking
  • #2b: Stuffed STEFFANIE
  • #3a: Eerie EBENEZER
  • #3b: Spectral SCROOGE
  • #4a: ALF on the Shelf
  • #4b: Elfish EVAN
  • #5a: Granny GRETCHEN
  • #5b: Run Over RHONDA
  • #6a: Gifted GARY
  • #6b: Brainless BENNY
  • #7: How the Trump Stole America (Wacky Packages)
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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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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Halloween Set

artgpk-stic-16gpap-hjv-set_1Topps today revealed the print run for the Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie GPK Halloween online exclusive set. Collectors showed with their wallets they enjoy stickers based on Halloween. Overall the sales of the Halloween set make it the most successful selling non-political themed online exclusive set. While a couple of the musical cards did sell more, overall all cards fared well selling in the mid-400’s. What else will Topps have up their sleeve for online exclusives? I would expect at the very least a Christmas themed set. Here are the final numbers for each Halloween card.

JAY Son of Voorhees 473
TRUMP-kin Head 457
Halloween HILLARY 454
Phantasm FREDDY 454
Masked MASON 447
VANNA Vamp 445
Screamin’ Stewie 443
Bobbing BOBBY 443

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Topps Launches GPK Apple Pie Halloween Online Set

artgpk-stic-16gpap-hcs-setWhile Topps has been all in with online presidential election GPK stickers, they are branching out for the holidays. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie GPK Halloween set. Available only in the Topps.com store, this 16 card set features 8 new Halloween themed artwork. Topps couldn’t get away from the presidents though, as there is one each featuring Trump and Clinton. Each of the 8 cards is available as an a/b pair for $9.99, or the entire set can be purchased for $39.99. Free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The sets will be for sale for one week only, ending on Nov. 1st. Topps will reveal the print run after the sale ends. Here is the checklist and images for the new cards.

1a TRUMP-kin Head
1b Trick or TRUMP
2a Halloween HILLARY
2b Costumed CLINTON
3a JAY Son of Voorhees
3b FRYE Day the 13th
4a Phantasm FREDDY
4b Night MARY
5a Screamin’ STEWIE
5b Ghost FAYE
6a VANNA Vamp
6b Succubus SUSAN
7a Bobbing BOBBY
7b Boiling WALTER
8a Masked MASON
8b HAL O. Ween

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Prime Slime Awards

artgpk-16c2s-16gpap-pacs-setThe results are in, and it appears collectors did not vote in the Prime Slime Awards. Today Topps revealed the print run information for the Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Awards online set. The set, which was for sale a couple of weeks back, featured entertainment personalities to coincide with the Emmy awards show. The set did not fair well with collectors as it set a record for the lowest sold online exclusive. All but one card sold only 106 copies, besting the previous low by almost 100 copies. It will be interesting to see if fans just didn’t like the entertainment concept, or if fans are just tiring of the online sets. This so far was the last online set to be sold online, as Topps moved into the almost daily release of Disg-Race to the White House cards. Here is the print run info as revealed on Topps.com.

  • Absorbed Amy – 106
  • Lookalike Larry – 106
  • Ecstatic Ellie – 106
  • Torn Tina – 106
  • Kit’s Kingdom – 106
  • King Kevin – 106
  • John Revolta – 107
  • Cookie Monster – 106
  • Convicted Cuba – 106
  • Bombastic Bryan – 106
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