Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids x MLB Series 2

Topps is back with a mashup only they can do. Today the company launched Garbage Pail Kids x MLB Series 2. All artwork in this set was done by popular Topps artist, Alex Pardee. Since first teasing the product a week ago, Topps has gone all out with the marketing for this set. Pardee and Topps have done a complete social media marketing campaign unlike anything seen to date for a GPK product. This is the second GPK x MLB series from Topps. The first series, with artwork from Keith Shore, launched last October and has yet to ship to collectors. The complete base set contains 30 cards, 15 subject with a/b versions. Once again, the set is being offered in packs and boxes. Each pack contains 5 base cards and 1 chase card. The chase cards are numbered parallels (silver, rainbow /250, baseball stitching /199, pink /99, green /75, orange /50, blue /25, purple /10, red /5, and gold 1/1), C name insert 1:16, No Name insert 1:10, Wrapper Art 1:40, Baseball Guy pencil 1:100, Alex Pardee portrait (1:5), or Alex Pardee auto (1:120). The packs are going to cost collectors more this time around. Each individual pack can be purchased for $24.99, or an 8 pack box for $194.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/ SmartPost option. Like with the first series, there is no timer on the sale. Boxes sold out fast last time, with packs available a few days longer. Here is the checklist along with pictures of some cards.

Topps Teases GPK x MLB Series 2 Online Set

Topps today via their social media channels began teasing GPK x MLB Series 2 online set. This time the artwork will be done by Alex Pardee. The first series artwork was done by Keith Shore. Pardee has shown an affection for GPK before, even doing a card in the Beyond the Streets set. Topps has yet to ship the series 1 set that was sold back in October. The ad from Topps shows a box that says a pack of cards contains 5 base cards plus 1 chase card. Topps says the set will drop next Wednesday on

Topps Selling Player Autos for MLB x Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Set

Topps is making all they can out of their new MLB/GPK mashup. The company began today selling player autos individually on their website for the first two players in the set. On-card autos from Bobby Witt Jr. and Juilo Rodriguez are available for 7 days or until sold out. Each card is available in various parallel colors; Green /99, Blue /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Orange /5, and Gold 1/1. Topps is using dynamic pricing on these, meaning the cards are being priced based on player collectibility and perceived demand from Topps. Rodriguez cards are priced higher across the board compared to Witt for example. The cards are not cheap, prices range from the low of $199.99 for the Witt Green to a high of $1,499.99 for the Rodriguez Gold. Both Gold 1/1 cards sold out quickly, with the Orange Rodriguez soon after. All others remain available as of this writing. The initial pack sale for this set sold out after a few days, although print run information has not been released by Topps. Topps also sold artist proof versions of each card /49 over a number of days. Collectors should expect other autos to go up for sale in the coming days.