New GPK Promo Card Live from Topps Mars Attacks Set

A new Garbage Pail Kids Promo card is now live thanks to the release of Topps Mars Attacks Occupation. This set is the first time Topps launched a brand on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. Originally set to release in Dec., 2015 a handful of production issues has led to first cards being shipped last week. The first 500 backers of the Kickstarter campaign that paid enough to receive a physical award received a copy of the GPK Promo card. There ended up being 525 total backers. So at least 500 copies of the promo card were made. However, Topps allowed collectors to add on additional copies of the promo card for $5 to their order. So there is no telling how large the print run was for this promo card.

The front of the card features Leaky Lindsay and Alien Ian in new artwork from GPK artist Joe Simko.

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The back of the card features a comic with promotional information for the IDW GPK Graphic Novel Collection.

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If you were part of this campaign expect your order to be arriving in the mail any day if it already hasn’t. If you didn’t participate in the campaign keep you eyes on eBay as copies should start showing up soon.

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New GPK Promo Card in Mars Attacks Set

Topps did something they have never done before. They started a Kickstarter campaign for a non-sports set, Mars Attacks. They have already blown by their goal with just a couple of weeks left in the campaign. It was just announced through GPKUG and on Joe Simko’s Facebook page that the first 500 backers that are getting something mailed to them will receive the promo card. Be on the lookout for this promo card to hit the market towards the end of the year.

Want to back their project and ensure you get a card? Mars Attacks Kickstarter

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One of the most popular Mars Attacks trading cards from the 1960’s on the left, painted by the late Great Norm Saunders….

Posted by Joe Simko on Thursday, May 14, 2015

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