Topps closed out 2017 with their now customary Christmas themed set. It took a while, but Topps is finally getting around to revealing print run information. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Holiday Set. The set featured 10 GPK cards, (5 a/b versions), and 5 Wacky Packages cards. The GPKs in the set were painted by artists Brent Engstrom and David Gross. Despite pleas from collectors, for the last few online sets of 2017 Topps has reverted to including both GPKs and Wackys in the same set. The decision was sure to have an effect on total sales of the sets. This year’s set sold a total of 207 copies. This marks the end of a very busy year for GPKs from Topps. Topps has already hit the ground running with the first online cards of the year. 2018 is shaping up to be another big year for online GPK offers.
In what is now a yearly tradition, Topps started out 2018 online sets by jumping back into the awards pool. Today Topps launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Golden Groans Awards online set. The 12 card set features 6 new pieces of artworks, (in a/b versions), that is based off of this weekend’s Golden Globes award show. After going back to mixing the holiday online sets with Wacky Packages, today’s set features only GPK cards. The set is available for $29.99 as a complete set only. Shipping is free via the SmartPost option in the US, while international shipping is $10. It will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.
1a: Two Fisted Tommy/1b: Disaster Artemis (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
2a: Shape Of Walter/2b: Help Mia (Artist: David Gross)
3a: Confused Kyle/3b: Detached Dougie (Artist: JungHwa Im)
4a: Dwight Walker/4b: Icy Issac (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
5a: Terrible Tonya/5b: Knocked Out Nancy (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
6a: Gary Odd Man/6b: Unwrapped Winston (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
It’s beginning to look a lot like a GPK
Christmas Holiday! Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Holiday Set. Once again, Topps has decided to combine GPKs and Wacky Packages into the same set. The 15 card set contains five new pieces of GPK artwork in a/b versions, as well as five Wacky Packages. The Christmas themed GPK cards were completed by artists Brent Engstrom and David Gross. The set is available as a set only for $34.99. Shipping is free in the US, or $10 internationally. The set will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.
1a: Christmas TORY/1b: ELLA-Tric – Artist: Brent Engstrom
2a: KRIS Kringe L./2b: Old Satan NICK – Artist: Brent Engstrom
3a: BECK the Halls/3b: JESS the Tree – Artist: David Gross
4a: RUD-Off/4b: Red Light Dist-RICK – Artist: David Gross
5a: Flatulent Frost TY/5b: Deli-KATE Snowflake – Artist: David Gross
7. The Shelf on the Elf
9. Noëlco Beard Trimmer
Did collectors show up to purchase all the turkey and trimmings they could handle? Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Thanksgiving online set. For the first time in months the set consisted of both GPKs and Wacky Packages. Collectors decided that didn’t matter as much, and still showed up for the holiday set. The set sold a total of 188 copies. While being much less than it’s Halloween counterpart, it’s still a lot higher than previous awards related online sets. Look for Topps to continue the holiday theme later in Dec. with a Christmas themed set.
As the holidays approach, Topps is continuing with its tradition of online holiday sets. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Thanksgiving online set. After spitting the brands for the past few months, Topps decided to return to offering GPK and Wacky Packages together. The set consists of 15 cards, 5 New GPK pieces (a/b versions) and 5 Wacky Packages. Artwork in the set was created by artists Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Neil Camera, Joe McWilliams, Robert Jimenez, and JungHwa Im. The set is available for $34.99. There is no bundle discount available this time. Shipping is free in the US, or $10 internationally. The cards are available on Topps.com for 7 Days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures of the cards.
- 1a: SAMMY SNOOD/1b: DIRK Dangler – Artist: Brent Engstrom
- 2a: ANDY Corn/2b: Corny CANDICE – Artist David Gross
- 3a: Turkey CAL/3b: Hapless HUNTER – Artist: Neil Camera
- 4a: Basting BART/4b: Leggy LENNY – Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams
- 5a: GARY Gravy/5b: Poured POLLY – Artist: Robert Jimenez
- 6. Butterbrawl – Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams
- 7. McSnoremick Turky Gravy – Artist: David Gross
- 8. Bruised Yams – Artist: Brent Engstrom
- 9. Lippy’s Punk In Pie Mix – Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams
- 10. Turkey Taffy – Artist: JungHwa Im
Topps was in a revealing mood today as they have now caught up on Print Run reveals for all their online sets. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Halloween online set. The 20 card set was based on characters from popular horror movies. The artwork proved to be right in the line with what collectors were looking for. Despite the larger set and higher price point, the set sold 272 copies. Those numbers are higher than any other online set in months. GPK collectors have shown that if the artwork and content are good they will spend the money.
Almost a month after the set was sold online Topps finally released the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Fall Comic Convention online set. The 12 card set was sold during the week of this year’s New York Comic Con. The set ended up doing much better than previous online sets, even beating the GPK Classic set. The final print run for the whole set was announced as 187 copies sold. GPK collectors have shown over the years that cards based on comic characters are popular.
On the day when all the monsters come out of hiding, Topps didn’t forget about the grossest ones of all. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Halloween online set. This 20 card set consists of 10 new pieces of artwork and with a/b versions. Artist David Gross painted eight cards, while Brent Engstrom did the other two. The set is available for $49.99
There is also a three set bundle available for $99.99. Topps has since removed the option to purchase multiple sets at a discount. Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping is $10. The set will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and the available pictures of the cards.
- 1a: FRYE Day (Artist: Gross)
- 1b: Jovial JASON
- 2a: Reanimate TOR (Artist: Gross)
- 2b: Hacked HERBERT
- 3a: THEO Thing (Artist: Gross)
- 3b: KURT Ruffled
- 4a: EVIE Dead (Artist: Gross)
- 4b: ANNIE of Darkness
- 5a: GILES Play (Artist: Gross)
- 5b: Yucky CHUCKY
- 6a: CHET Semetary (Artist: Gross)
- 6b: Gory GAGE
- 7a: BENNY Wise (Artist: Engstrom)
- 7b: TIM Fury
- 8a: Fiery FREDDY (Artist: Engstrom)
- 8b: Roasted ROBERT
- 9a: They LIV (Artist: Gross)
- 9b: FOSTER Imposter
- 10a: Day of the ED (Artist: Gross)
- 10b: Gory GEORGE
With the New York Comic Con taking place this weekend, Topps decided to offer an online set based on the show. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Comic Convention Online Set. The 12 card set features 6 new pieces of artwork in a/b versions. All artwork for the set was created by Brent Engstrom. The set is only available to buy as a complete set for $29.99. A 3 Set bundle is available for $79.99. Shipping is free in the US, international shipping is $10. The cards will be available on Topps.com for one week. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checking and images of some of the cards. (Right now Topps only shows 5 of the cards.)
- 1A) Ro Bo/1B) Wind Up Will
- 2A) Slimy Hymie/2B) Ectoplasm Eric
- 3A) Neverending Tory/3B) End Les
- 4A) Op Thomas/4B) Doyle Change
- 5A) Toxic Tom/5B) Wasted Wade
- 6A) Gary Skull/6B) Inhaled Herman
That mystery online set that Topps has been planning for a while now is finally out. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set. The 40 card set features 20 new cards with a/b variations. The set is being sold under the Topps On Demand banner which has had various sets from other non sport brands. Topps did not preview any additional cards as part of the set. (Update: Topps has now posted an image showing all cards.) All artwork for the set was completed by Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko. The set comes with one random sketch card. The set is available for purchase for $99.99. There is also a bundle version of 12 sets available for $1,149. Topps says the set will be on sale for 7 days or while supplies last. Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping is $10. Topps does not say they will release the print run numbers. The max numbers of sets available for purchase is 100 sets.
For the first time Topps released an official list of sketch card artists. The list is much larger than the 25 names first thought. A total of 32 artists completed sketches for the set. They are; K. GRiMM, Daniel Goodroad, Jamison King, Rickey Kipfer II, J. David Acevedo, Joey Fitchett, Matt Stewart, J. Hammond, Matt Maldonado, Neil Camera, Kecker, Wilson Ramos, Chad Scheres, Bobby Blakey, Magnus VonRobotsson, Michael Barnard, Matt Steffens, Pat Chaimuang, Kelly Greider, Lily Z. Mercado, Jasmine Contois, Cecilia Granata, John Monserrat, Jason Crosby, Patrick Giles, Chenduz, Rory McQueen, Simone Arena, Robert ‘el smetcho’ Garcia, Kevin Lea, Rich Molinelli, Brent Scotchmer.
Here is a checklist of the cards included in the set:
- 1 a) COMBOVER GROVER/1 b) NOSE HARRY
- 2 a) CLOTHESPIN WYNN/2 b) SOILED SCOTT
- 3 a) WIPEOUT WALLY/3 b) CRASHED NASH
- 4 a) BIRDIE BATH/4 b) STAGNANT STELLA
- 5 a) KAY KEYS/5 b) GRANT PIANO
- 6 a) WALTER FALL/6 b) BARREL BARRY
- 7 a) BRAINY BENNY/7 b) FROZEN FRED
- 8 a) JUMPING JACK/8 b) CANDLESTICK RICK
- 9 a) JAKE EYES/9 b) SNAKE IRA
- 10 a) RED JED/10 b) BABY’S GOT MACK
- 11 a) HANDY HANS/11 b) EYEBALL SAUL
- 12 a) VEGE T. ABEL/12 b) EATIN’ ETHAN
- 13 a) GNARLY CHARLIE/13 b) THE GOLD RUSS
- 14 a) LETTER MANNY/14 b) JACQUES JACKET
- 15 a) BLACKHEAD BETTY/15 b) SQUEEZE LOUISE
- 16 a) DAM SAM/16 b) TOOTH RUTH
- 17 a) GOOD & EVIN/17 b) BAD CHAD
- 18 a) DISPOSE AL/18 b) GARBAGE CANDY
- 19 a) CRUST A. SEAN/19 b) CRACKED ZACK
- 20 a) PEARL E. WHITES/20 b) DENNY- TURES