Two weeks ago Topps posted their first online Garbage Pail Kids product of 2019. The ABC’s of GPK Coloring book features 26 pages of classic characters to color. In addition each book comes with one A is For Adam card, either with a green, pink, or gold border. The lure of an Adam Bomb themed card proved popular with collectors as the product sold out on topps.com a few days ago. Customers attempting to order the product the last few days were met with no, “add to cart” option on the product page. The new Topps website design made it difficult to tell if the product was sold out. Now that the sale is over Topps revealed that the print run of the coloring book is 1000 copies. There was no mention of a breakdown yet of how many green, pink, or gold A is for Adam cards were produced. However, Topps must have had a breakdown of each border available, as there would be no other reason to limit an “on demand” offering. Surely by selling out there will be a coloring book #2 in the future.
As part of their 80th anniversary, Topps has launched a year long online set focused on wrapper reprints of Topps sets through the year. Last week GPK made their first appearance with a wrapper based off of OS 1 from 1985. Today Topps revealed the print run for the 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art Card #23 1985 Garbage Pail Kids. In a bit of a surprise sales of the GPK card smashed sales records for the set. According to Topps the card sold 969 copies. With 24 cards so far released in the set, the card becomes the highest selling card to date. The previous highest card, was card #1, 1966 Batman, that sold 707 copies. What do these results tell Topps? Does it show there’s a large following for classic GPK stuff? Could it mean additional GPK wrapper cards will make an appearance later in the set? Would Topps use these results to change their minds on a product like Chrome OS 3? Lots of interesting questions for Topps with sales results such as these.
Will there be any GPKs in your Easter basket this weekend? Today Topps launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Easter online set. For the first time Topps is getting in on the Easter fun for a holiday themed set. The smaller 7 card set consists of 2 GPK with a/b versions and 3 Wacky Packages cards. The set is available for purchase for $29.99. The set was first listed by Topps for $19.99, but Topps changed the price at some point during the day. Shipping is free within the US when choosing the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The set will be available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run of the set at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
- 1a: LESTER Bunny/1b: Easter BARNEY (Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams)
- 2a: Smashed SHELLY/2b: Raw MEG (Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams)
- 3: Blecch’s Smelly Beans (Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams)
- 4: Madbury Meanie Eggs (Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams)
- 5: Paws Decorating Kit (Artist: Neil Camera)
Topps announced today they will begin selling Monday morning a special Iowa Caucus parallel. These cards will be limited to the total number sold within a 24 hour period. Topps will only make the amount sold during that time. An interesting twist for online sales. Check out this link on Topps website for more details. Be sure to check Topps online store Monday to purchase these special cards.