Continuing their recent trend of releasing checklists a week before release, today Topps released the checklist for 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s. As advertised the set will once again contain 180 cards, (90 with a/b versions). This time around Topps is making it simple. There are 10 subsets that each contain 18 cards, (9 a/b). One of the subsets included in the base set is the 80’s Sitcom subset based on the current TV show the Goldbergs. The base Subsets are:
- 80’s Toys Sticker
- 80’s Cartoons Sticker
- 80’s Video Games Sticker
- 80’s TV Shows & Ads Sticker
- 80’s Movies Sticker
- 80’s Celebrities Sticker
- 80’s Fashion & Fads Sticker
- 80’s Culture Sticker
- 80’s History Sticker
- 80’s Sitcom Sticker
The rest of the checklist is pretty much as expected. Bathroom Buddies and Gross Bears return once again to Blaster boxes. However this time around there are 8 Gross Bears cards, while Bathroom Buddies remains at 6. The Jumbo Bonus Classic 80’s stickers is 20 cards again. While the “bonus” 80’s Wax Pack Parodies cards found one per Collector box, once again is at 10 in the set. The patch cards found in Collector boxes remains at 20 cards, and just like Battle of the Bands appears to use the same cards as the Classic 80’s sticker Jumbo Insert Set. Finally, there will be autographs of the 80’s sitcom subset, as the members of the Goldbergs cast have signed cards. Joe Simko confirmed he also signed 80’s Sitcom cards for the standard artists autograph cards. Here is the official Topps checklist in PDF form.
Topps today released the checklist for 2017 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands retail set. Topps has been striving to release checklists earlier, and they came through for the next GPK set. Once again the base set contains 180 cards, (90 a/b versions), this time in 7 different subsets. The Base Subsets are:
- Pop Stickers (42 cards)
- Classic Rock Stickers (40 cards)
- Hard Rock Stickers (18 cards)
- Metal Stickers (20 cards)
- New Wave & Punk Stickers (20 cards)
- Alternative Stickers (20 cards)
- Rap & R&B Stickers (20 cards
The rest of the checklist doesn’t offer any other surprises, and falls in line with the previous series. Once again, there are 6 Gross Bears, and 6 Bathroom Buddies cards. The Album Covers Bonus Insert set has 10 cards. Not to be confused with the Classic Rock subset in the base set, but the Jumbo Bonus Classic Rock Insert Set contains 20 cards. Finally once again there are 20 patch cards found only in Collector boxes. Here is the official checklist in PDF form.
2017 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon has released to stores as of 1/18, and with it comes the latest checklist from Topps. As with the last few sets, Topps doesn’t included checklists on card backs anymore. However, they have been nice enough to provide collectors with the information. Topps has made some changes to the set configuration compared to previous sets, and even the sell sheets. The base set only contains 180 cards in 9 different subsets. A set size nearly 20% smaller should make it easier for collectors to put together. The Collector “bonus” set, (Best of the 2016 Presidential Election), is 10 cards this year, up from the usual 8. Also the Collector only Patch insert set is now 20 cards, (10a/b) all numbered to /50. Gross Bears, Bathroom Buddies, Classic Adamgeddon retail bonus sets also appears on the checklist. Here is the checklist in PDF format.
In a change from previous releases Topps did not include checklist card backs in the new 2016 GPK Apple Set. However, Topps has released a checklist of cards names that can be found in the set. Click here to see Topps 2016 GPK Apple Pie Checklist.