Have you ever wondered how well professional wrestling and Garbage Pail Kids would do if they were combined? Topps has revealed the print run for their 13 card GPK x WWE crossover set. The set featured only single cards, (no a/b names), and the artwork was also used on t-shirts sold at WWE.com and Spencer’s. The set struck a cord with collectors and had the highest online sales since 2016. The set ended up selling 1028 copies. This is the third highest online sales ever for a GPK product, just behind the first Disgrace to the White House card, and the initial Iowa Caucus online set. These sales numbers blow away any holiday or political sets Topps has done the last 4 years. 2019 has proven to be a very successful year so far for Topps GPK online. Between the coloring book, on demand sets, and the WWE set Topps is selling more GPK online than they ever have before. With numbers like these I would expect future GPK x WWE crossover sets.
So you thought GPK the Game would be the first place you could collect GPK cards digitally? Topps WWE Slam mobile app beat them to the punch. Today Topps debuted WWE X GPK cards in their mobile WWE Slam app. The WWE Slam app allows collectors to collect all types of digital trading cards of WWE superstars. The app is one of a number of card collecting apps available for Topps products. Much like other apps, it is available on iPhone and Android phones in their respective app stores. The app is free to download, collectors get a number of free base card packs, with the option to purchase diamonds that allow you to buy additional card packs. Collectors can also trade with each other via the app.
So how to do you get the WWE X GPK cards in the app? Right now it appears there are three possible options to pulling the GPK cards in the app. Within the Featured section of the WWE Spam store there are options to purchase Ultra GPK, Super GPK, and GPK packs. Each pack costs a varying amount of diamonds or coins. With the pack you will primarily received WWE Slam 2019 base cards, along with some inserts. However, randomly inserted within the pack will be the WWE X GPK cards. It looks like you can get 2-3 GPK cards per Ultra pack, with the lesser packs providing harder pull rates. While not for every collector, if you already have the WWE Slam app and are into wrestling, be sure to collecting all the WWE X GPK digital cards.
Fresh off the announcement by WWE this morning of shirts being available at wwe.com and Spencer’s gifts, Topps decided to launch their wrestling themed GPK set a day early. Today Topps launched WWE X GPK 13 sticker online set. The set features 13 cards of past and present WWE superstars turned into GPK characters. Joe Simko and Brent did all the artwork on the cards. The cards have numbers and the “peel here” arrow on the fronts. Unlike a traditional GPK set each character only has one card. The WWE announcement from today said the cards would launch on Mar. 12, but it looks like Topps decided to get the ball rolling a day early. The set is available for $24.99. Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping varies. It will be available for 29 days at topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures from Topps & WWE of the cards.
1. Gigantic ANDRE (Simko)
2. Breakin’ BECKY (Simko)
3. C-Thru CENA (Engstrom)
4. Savage RANDY (Simko)
5. Mixed-Up MICK (Engstrom)
6. Mouthy MIZ & Maryse (Simko)
7. Slick RICK (Engstrom)
8. Rowdy RONDA (Engstrom)
9. Brawlin’ ROLLINS (Engstrom)
10. Seething STEVE (Engstrom)
11. Chipped ROCK (Simko)
12. Unravelled WARRIOR (Simko)
13. Undead TAKER (Engstrom)
Update: It looks like there will be additional shirts sold at Spencer’s gifts, and a card set coming Mar. 12 to Topps.com. Here is a release WWE released today:
New WWE collaboration with the Garbage Pail Kids
WWE is teaming with ’80s icons, the Garbage Pail Kids, to give a new look to your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends. Superstars like Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey will get a GPK-style makeover for a new line of T-shirts and hats on WWEShop.com and Spencer’s.
WWE Shop will offer T-shirts for Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, John Cena, Seth Rollins and The Miz as “GPKs.”
WWE x GPK tees with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, The Ultimate Warrior and Andre the Giant will be available at Spencer’s starting March 21.
Collectible trading card packs will also be available for ordering on Topps.com, starting March 12.
Get your hands on “Breakin’ Becky,” “Brawlin’ Rollins” and more, available now!
Here are preview pictures of cards and some of the shirts from WWE.
Topps is expanding their licenses with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and Garbage Pail Kids. Today the WWE launched officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids shirts. The five new shirts feature artwork done by Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom. The shirts parody some of the biggest names in wrestling, Becky Lynch, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Rhonda Rousey, and the Miz. Each shirt is available for $27.99 and comes in sizes S-2XL. The shirts can be purchased on wweshop.com. No word yet if the shirts will be available at merchandise stands at shows.