GetAGrip is not just skateboards. The company today launched two new Garbage Pail Kids themed neon signs. The first is a neon OS1 pack sign. The neon is around the frame of this 12” x 16” sign. The sign is limited to 100 copies and can be purchased for $189. The second sign is the Mike Air Neon sign. This sign features GPK artwork on Michael Jordan. The neon also surrounds this sign that measures 12” z 18”. The sign is also limited to 100 copies and can be purchased for $250. Both signs are available now from GetAGrips’ website. Collectors have even more options for their collector cave now!
GetAGrip threw out a surprise Wednesday launch today of their Garbage Pail Kids ANS 20th Anniversary Skateboard Deck. The company says the blind bagged deck contains artwork from Rory McQueen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of ANS Series 1. In a first, the company didn’t reveal the artwork on the deck. The package comes with a signed triptych card, and an Adam Bomb Discraft disc with John Pound’s artwork. The decks are limited to /120. Decks can be purchased from GetAGrip’s website for $150. The company also launched a separate Discraft Adam Bomb golf disc. Discs are limited to 300, and cost $29.99. The company says decks and discs will begin shipping in early August. Come celebrate the ANS years with GetAGrip!
GetAGrip is more than just skateboards. The company today launched a Garbage Pail Kids Peel Here Neon Sign. This is the third neon sign launched by the company. The sign measures 16” x 16” and is a recreation of the peel here logo from GPK cards. The sign will be limited to 50 copies made. Cost for the sign is $199.99. Collectors can place their order now at GetAGrip’s website. Signs are made to order, so expect 3-4 weeks for delivery. Time to expand on your GPK cave!
In the GPK shocker of the year, GetAGrip Skateboards revealed John Pound as the last mystery artist as part of their Artist Signature Series Blind Bag skateboard decks. There are five total decks, limited to /50 each from five different artists. Each deck features past artwork from these artists, along with a matching autographed card from that artists. I’m not sure how the folks at GetAGrip got it done, but they somehow were able to get original GPK artist to sign 50 autos. Pound has refused to do any GPK work for years now. Pound’s last work for Topps was signing autos for the Chrome 2 set in 2014. Topps has since attempted to get him to sign autos for other Chrome sets to no avail. The skateboard decks went on sale at 1:00 PM EST for $189 each and quickly sold out. These are sure to be hot items on the secondary market once they ship.
GetAGrip Slateboards has been teasing all week their upcoming Artist Signature Series Blind Bag Skateboard decks. In total there will be five new decks all featuring past Adam Bomb artwork by various artists. So far boards with artwork by Tom Bunk, David Gross, Brent Engstrom, and Joe Simko have been revealed. The company says it will reveal the fifth board at 12:55 PM EST tomorrow, 4/28. There will be 50 copies of each board made. Each board also comes with an autographed card of the same artwork by that board’s artist. The board will be sold blind bag style, so collectors won’t know which one they receive. The board will go on sale at 1:00 PM EST tomorrow, 4/28, at GetAGrip’s website. Pricing have not been revealed yet. GetAGrip says there will be a 5 board limit per customer. These should go quick, collectors will want to be on time tomorrow to purchase!
What does every GPK collector’s display need? An Adam Bomb neon sign! Today GetAGrip launched the Adam Bomb Nuclear Neon Sign. The sign measures 24” x 22” and is made of acrylic. They are limiting the production to /85 units. There is a 3-4 week lead time for shipping as the signs are made to order. The sign will set collector’s back $299.00, but you’ll surely be the envy of your neighbors!
GetAGrip Slateboards is back with new shiny toys for the holiday season. Today the company launched two new Chrome Garbage Pail Kids Skateboard Decks, silver and gold. For $120 collectors will receive either a silver deck /90 or a gold deck /30. This time around there are no extras or cards with this sale, collectors only receive a deck.
The company also launched a neon Garbage Pail Kids sign. The sign measures 110cm x 21cm and is a replica of the sign used at this year’s NYCC by Topps. The sign is limited to /50 copies and comes with a hefty price tag of $499.99. You can bling out your GPK cave is style.
It’s been a couple of years, but the largest gathering of Garbage Pail Kids collectors is set to return with a bang. Gross Card Con is back, and will once again be in Las Vegas. The show is set to take place Nov. 4-6 at the the World Market Center. The show is now part of the Unicon Las Vegas Collectibles Convention. While it’s not hosting the event, the show hotel is the Downtown Grand. What can collectors expect at this year’s show?
GCC Show Guests
GCC is officially advertising six artists that all have a long history with GPKs. Current retail final card artist Smokin’ Joe McWilliams will once again be at GCC. He will be joined by former GPK Art Director and the artist of the new GPK Origins comic series, Jeff Zapata. The artist on the Madballs vs. GPK comic, Jason Crosby, will be attending his first GCC show. Also attending his first show, all the way from the UK, is longtime GPK artist and the artist behind GetAGrip’s products, Rory McQueen. Former GPK artist and owner of Magic Marker Ink, Mark Pingitore, along with current GPK sketch and Wacky Packages artists Chad Scheres will also once again be attending GCC.
It’s not just artists at the show. Collectors can meet and take pictures with Adam Bomb himself! Sam Gras will be making an appearance throughout the show in his popular Adam Bomb cosplay outfit. In addition the masterminds behind the popular GPK Boys YouTube show will be making an appearance at the show.
While not officially part of the event, there will also be a number of current and former GPK sketch artists with tables at the show. Collectors can meet and shop from Barry Nygma, Jeff Cox, Shane Garvey, Michael Barnard, and Victor Moreno.
Vendors & Show Exclusives
GPK & Wacky Warehouse is once again sponsoring the GCC show. Clint Coleman and family will be setup selling everything GPK. His booth will also be selling the show exclusive merchandise.
There will be the usual GCC card set. McWilliams, Zapata, Pingitore, Scheres, McQueen, and Crosby have created an 11 card set for the show. A set can be purchased for $25 at the GPK & Wacky booth. Collectors will have the chance of pulling a B&W sketch card and merchandise coupons from the sets.
There is also a show exclusive skateboard produced by GetAGrip and sold at the GPK & Wacky booth. The board features the GCC cards on one side with the GCC logo on the other. Boards are $100, and are limited to 50.
There will also be two special Topps licensed promo cards at the show. Adam Bomb and Sam Kablam celebrate the cosplay of Sam Gras with artwork from Rory McQueen. The cards are available for free with each purchase of the GCC card set, or GCC skateboard.
GetAGrip Skateboards will also be in attendance at the show. They will be offering Mystery Boxes full of official Garbage Pail Kids Merchandise. Each box will cost $125 and are limited to 100 boxes.
Show Hours and Tickets
The show is open on Friday 11/4 from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 11/5 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday 11/6 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased from Unicon’s website. Friday’s ticket is $15, while Saturday and Sunday is $25. A 3-day pass is also available for $45. Collectors should do everything thing they can to get to the largest gathering of GPK artists and collectors this year!
The next set of skateboard wheels are here, and they are positively glowing. Today GetAGrip launched their Series 4 Garbage Pail Kids Skateboard Wheels. Once again there are 8 base and 1 chase wheel to collect based off of original series 4 characters. The base wheels also glow in the dark. Base wheels are also available in a black ink variant. Wheels can be purchased from GetAGrip’s website in single, 10 pack, or 50 pack cases. For the first time a 50 pack case guarantees a full master set with chase wheel.
GetAGrip Skateboards surprised collectors today with a new skateboard deck launch. The Garbage Pail Kids Mike Air deck features basketball legend Michael Jordon as a GPK. The deck package comes with a lot of extras. A Blue Boil size 7 basketball, featuring Adam Bomb, comes with each order. There are two licensed collector cards, one mystery grip tape, 1 special series 4 wheel preview, and a wall hanger as well. The boards and basketball are both limited to 150 copies. The package can be purchased for $150 from GetAGrip’s website. This one is sure to sell out soon.