Sales ended yesterday on Topps.com for the 5th online Presidential Candidates, and 8th American As Apple Pie online exclusive set, April Primaries. This time around Topps with with a 48 hour window for the five subject, ten card set. As promised Topps posted the print run information via their Topps Blog. Once again Donald Trump comes out on top.
Despite being on sale for 48 hours, this is the smallest of the print runs for the Presidential Candidate online sets Topps has offered. This is right in line with the entertainment themed sets. Topps has promised they will continue offering Presidential Candidates on through the election. Only a matter of time before the Vice President candidates get included.
Topps was busy with their Garbage Pail Kids today. After sending out information on the next retail GPK release, they launched their 5th Presidential Candidates online exclusive set. This time around Topps is calling the set, April Primaries. There are 5 subjects in this set each having a/b cards for a total of 10 cards in the set. As before you can purchase individual 2 card sets for $9.99 each or the entire 10 card set for $29.99. As an added bonus Topps is offering free shipping on the sets for a limited time.
This time around Topps says the cards will be on sale for 48 hours. They stated they would announce the print run on their Topps Blog after the end of the sale. The April Primaries set is being sold along side the Hall of Lame set which remains on sale until the Rock and Roll HOF special airs on HBO on 4/30. See below for checklist and images.
Yesterday Topps official Facebook page teased a GPK announcement for today. Many people were hoping for Chrome OS 3, and expecting the next full GPK set. However, Topps went in another direction and announced the online exclusive Rock and Roll Hall of Lame set. Like the previous Not-Scars and Shammys sets the cards are only available online. The 20 card set features GPK parodies of various music acts. The 10 different subjects are available in separate 2 card a/b sets for $9.99, while the entire 20 card set can be purchased for $49.99.
There is some confusion as to how long the cards will be offered. The cards for Rick Carlos state they will be on sale until May 2nd, while the remaining cards sate they will be on sale until the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special airs on HBO, which is scheduled for April 30th. This is a change from how Topps has previous been selling the Apple Pie online sets usually giving a 24 hour window. However like the previous sets Topps states the print run will be announced via their Topps Blog.
Here is the complete checklist along with pictures of the artwork.
Much like they did with the Shammy’s and New Hampshire Presidential Card sets, Topps today added to their online store 10 x 14 posters for both the Not-Scars and Super Tuesday Presidential Candidates sets. As with the previous posters you can purchase the base white border version for $19.99 each or they also have special 1 of 1 Gold Border versions available for $99.99. Many of the gold versions have already been snapped up by collectors.
Topps today launched a new online exclusive card set, the Garbage Pail Kids Not-Scars. This set is based off tonight’s Academy Of Motion Pictures awards ceremony, commonly referred to as the Oscars. Much like the Shammys set did with the Grammys, this set features 9 actors/actresses in brand new artwork. Each subject is offered in two card a/b sets for $9.99. Or you can purchased the entire 18 card set for $49.99. As with previous online sales this is a 24 hour only sale. Topps will announce the print run for the Not-Scars in their Blog tomorrow.
Here is the complete checklist, along with artwork of the cards.
Release day is upon us! 2016 Garbage Pail Kids As American as Apple Pie In Your Face finally releases 1/20/16. Collector and Hobby boxes have begun shipping out to collectors, and pack odds are below. Thanks to GPK collector Ke We for the Collector box odds, and Mikee Friesen for the Hobby odds! At first glance the odds for printing plates and sketches seems to be much lower than in year’s past. One other important note many parallels, autographs, patch, and relics are numbered for the first time in a regular GPK release. Previously, Topps only numbered parallels in the Chrome sets.
Collector Pack Odds
Bloddy Nose 1:3
Gold Dust 1:44
Printing Plate 1:241
Artist Autograph 1:65
Comic Cover 1:24
Horror Sticker 1:24
Shaped Sketch 1:144
Double Artist Panoramic Sketch 1:362
Patch Card 1:73
Artist Relic 1:61