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.
This year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions are over, but did fans show up to buy their GPKs? Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Rock & Roll Hall of Lame online set. After calling the set “Hall of Fame” during the week it was for sale it appears Topps has changed the name of the set back to the previously used “Hall of Lame”. Sales for the set continue to be strong compared to online sets from last year. Sales for the 9 card all GPK set came in at 171 total copies sold, almost the same as the recent Not-Scars set. There might be a lull in online sets, as award shows are over and we are holidayless for the next few weeks.
As part of Topps’ 80th anniversary celebration they are offering classic reprints of wrappers from the products they’ve offered throughout the years. Today Topps launched the 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art Card #23 – 1985 Garbage Pail Kids card and poster. The OS1 GPK wrapper reprint is the 23rd card so far in the set, as Topps offers 3 new card per week. The front of the card features the OS 1 wrapper, while the back has a writeup on OS 1 and the 80th wrapper set. In addition to the card, there are also two posters being offered. The regular 10 x 14 poster features the wrapper reprint along with a writeup along the bottom about the OS 1 GPK set. There is also a special 1/1 gold version of the poster. The card is available by itself for $7.99, or you can purchase 5 for $27.99 or 10 for $44.99. The card can also be purchased along with the other two cards being offered this week for $14.99. The regular poster is available for $19.99 each. Topps also offered the special 1/1 gold version of the poster for $99.99, but quickly sold out. Shipping on both the card and poster is free within the US when choosing the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The card is available for 7 days on topps.com, while the regular posters will be continue to be for sale. Topps will announce the print run of the cards at the end of the sale.
Topps today launched their annual ode to the music’s biggest acts. Today Topps Launches 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Rock & Roll Hall of Fame online set. This GPK only set consists of 5 new images and 11 total cards. Four cards come in the usual a/b versions, while one will have three names. All the art in the set was completed by David Gross and Brent Engstrom. The set can be purchased for $29.99. Shipping is free in the US via the SmartPost option, or $10 for international. The set will be available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is an unnumbered checklist and pictures of the cards.
- CANDY Oh No!/Cramped CARLA (Artist: David Gross)
- DARYL Straits/Money for NATHAN/Brothers in ARMIE (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- Nifty NINA/Styling SIMONE (Artist: David Gross)
- RUDY Blues/Moody BLUFORD (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- Jovial JON/BRAD Medicine (Artist: David Gross)
For the first time since putting out online cards Topps decided to add an Easter themed set to their lineup. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Easter online set. This set was smaller that most online sets, with just 7 total cards. With just 2 GPKs (with a/b versions) and 3 Wacky’s, collectors were vocal about the higher price per card than usual at $29.99. However, that didn’t stop them from purchasing the set. The set finished with selling 195 copies. The total is right up there with other holiday themed sets, and well above the awards sets. If history is any indication collectors can expect some musical and comic convention themed sets as the spring and summer months are upon us.
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)
Did Topps win any awards from customers for their latest online set? Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Not-Scars online set. The set with celebrated the recent Academy Awards show was a mix of both GPKs and Wacky Packages. In the past customers were not on board with award show sets. However this set bucked that trend with total sales of 172 copies. This handily beat the other awards sets and held its own with recent online holiday releases. The results are a little surprising considered customers only receive 8 cards with a $34.99 price tag. However, the art in the set has been well received by collectors, garnering much better reviews compared to the Valentine’s set. It shows that when the art and gags are done well, collectors are willing to purchase. With awards season coming to a close no word yet on the next online release.
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Fresh off of last night’s Academy Awards shows, Topps is at it with this year’s online set parodying the best movies of the year. Today Topps launches the 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Not-Scars online set. Unlike the previous awards sets from this year, this 8 card set is a mix of GPKs and Wacky Packages. There are 3 new GPK cards offered in (a/b) versions, as well as 2 Wacky Packages. The entire set can be purchased for $34.99. Shipping is free in the US via the SmartPost option, 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 a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
- 1a: Amphibian MANNY/1b: The SHANE of Water (Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams)
- 2a: Periled MERYL/2b: Stuck STREEP (Artist: Michael Barnard)
- 3a: Wacky WINSTON/3b: Goofy GARY (Artist: Simone Arena)
- 4: No Man’s Own Caesar! (Artist: David Gross)
- 5: Tonya To Go (Artist: Neil Camera)
Did collectors feel the love this past Valentine’s Day? Topps latest online holiday themed set went on sale last Wed. for one week. As has been the recent tradition, the set contained a mix of GPK and Wacky Packages. Newer artists completed the artwork this time, with Miran Kim doing all the GPKs, and Robert Jimenez doing the Wacky’s. Collectors showed they continue to like the holiday sets better than awards sets. Total sales for the set ended at 170. That total puts it slightly under the Thanksgiving set. Expect Topps to be back on the awards cards with a set based on the Oscars soon.
Do you feel the love in the air? Topps is getting into today’s Valentine’s fun with an online offering. Today Topps launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Valentines online set. The 9 card set features 3 new pieces of GPK artwork (a/b versions), and 3 Wacky Packages cards. All familiar characters are found on he GPK versions in the set. All three GPK cards were completed by artist Miran Kim. The set is available for $34.99 on Topps.com online store. Free shipping is available in the US via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The set will be available for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist, and pictures of the cards available.
- 1a: ADAM Bomb/1b: ADA Bomb
- 2a: Meltin’ MELISSA/2b: Glowing AMBER
- 3a: Double HEATHER/3b: FRAN FRAN
- 4. Cheathearts
- 5. Wimp Man’s
- 6. Her or She