Collectors begin receiving their eBay x Garbage Pail Kids sets in the mail this weekend. One collector, Christopher Lanberg, was surprised to see both the 2a and 2b cards have the same name, Messy Tessi. However, later another collector, James Westley, posted his set and his 2a card had the correct name, Leaky Lindsay. It’s still early, so it’s not known yet how wide spread the error card is. Topps has seen numerous printing issues with online sets the last year. They’ve had to reprint and ship a number of corrected cards. Topps tells GPKNews anyone who has the error and wants to request a replacement should contact the Topps Vault store via eBay. Thanks to Christopher and James for the pictures!
The partnership between Topps and eBay looks to be very successful. Earlier today the week long sales of the exclusive eBay x Topps Garbage Pail Kids set ended. According to the sales counter on the ebay listing, the set sold a total of 1,937 copies. These are huge numbers for a GPK online set. The sales total puts this set as the second best selling online set after the first Tiger King set from earlier this year. (Untold Stories sold more units, but not complete sets.) Any way you look at it, this was a very successful venture for Topps. With sales this high, could we see Topps begin to offer online exclusives via eBay more in the future?
Seems like a natural fit. For the first time, eBay is working with Topps to launch an officially licensed exclusive card set. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids eBay set. The set features 10 cards, 5 new paintings with a/b versions. All the gags are parodies of all things eBay and trading cards. All artwork for the set was created by artist Joe Simko. The set is available for $19.99. Shipping is free. The set can only be purchased on eBay’s website via the Topps Vault page. The set will be available for 7 days. There is no word if Topps will reveal the print run from the sales. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
According to a magazine article in Den of Geek there will be an exclusive Garbage Pail Kids x eBay online set coming in August. Thanks to GPK collector Avo Jeknavorian for the pictures from the magazine he received in the mail. The magazine appears to be a special edition between Den of Geek and eBay. According the the magazine, the set celebrates buying and selling on eBay. All the artwork in the set was created by artist Joe Simko. The 10 card set will sell for $19.99 on eBay. The set will be for sale for one week starting the week of Aug. 10.