Topps Releases Checklist for International Trading Card Day

This Saturday, 8/6/22, is the Topps International Trading Card Day. For the first time, Garbage Pail Kids will be part of the festivities. Collectors visiting a participating hobby shop this Saturday can choose a free 5-card pack of either baseball, soccer, or GPK.
Topps today released the checklist, and there is a wide variety of GPK cards in the set. The base set features 30 cards. There are 15 cards using artwork from 2022S1 GPK Book Worms, and 15 cards featuring artwork from OS 1. Additionally, collectors can find random artist autographs of the same 15 cards from 2022S1 Book Worms. The autos will not be on the card, as the artists signed sticker autos for the promotion. See below for the GPK portion of the checklist, the entire checklist can be found here. A list of participating hobby shops can be found here. Get out there this weekend and visit your local hobby store!

GPKB-1 Researching Ralph
GPKB-2 Spammed Sam
GPKB-3 Book Mark
GPKB-4 Angry Ahab
GPKB-5 Abner Underpants
GPKB-6 Whittled Woody
GPKB-7 Hexing Hermione
GPKB-8 Flattened Frank
GPKB-9 Slappy Sly
GPKB-10 Split Kit
GPKB-11 Stacked Jack
GPKB-12 Cheshire Pat
GPKB-13 Story Book Bastian
GPKB-14 Too-Hot Tom

GPKOS1-1 Nasty Nick
GPKOS1-2 Junkfood John
GPKOS1-3 Up Chuck
GPKOS1-4 Dead Ted
GPKOS1-5 Stormy Heather
GPKOS1-6 Adam Bomb
GPKOS1-7 Tee-Vee Stevie
GPKOS1-8 Potty Scotty
GPKOS1-9 Junky Jeff
GPKOS1-10 Drippy Dan
GPKOS1-11 Nervous Rex
GPKOS1-12 Creepy Carol
GPKOS1-13 New Wave Dave
GPKOS1-14 Slimy Sam
GPKOS1-15 Buggy Betty

GPKA-AA Angry Ahab
GPKA-AU Abner Underpants
GPKA-BM Book Mark
GPKA-CP Cheshire Pat
GPKA-FF Flattened Frank
GPKA-HH Hexing Hermione
GPKA-RR Researching Ralph
GPKA-SB Story Book Bastian
GPKA-SJ Stacked Jack
GPKA-SK Split Kit
GPKA-SS Spammed Sam
GPKA-SSL Slappy Sly
GPKA-TT Too-Hot Tom
GPKA-WW Whittled Woody

Garbage Pail Kids Part of Topps International Trading Card Day

Do you want a Mike Trout or Adam Bomb? Collectors get to make that choice during this year’s Topps International Trading Card Day. Previously called National Baseball Card Day, Topps is expanding the program this year to include different brands. Collectors that visit a participating hobby store on Aug. 6 can choose to receive a free pack of either MLB, UEFA soccer, or Garbage Pail Kids cards. Topps released information to distributors today on the promotion along with the first look at the cards. Each pack of cards contains 5 cards from the brand collectors choose and 1 marketing card. No checklist has been revealed yet for the program, so there is no information yet on the set size. Each 50 pack box stores buy, yes hobby shop have to purchase the packs, contain 30 MLB, 13 soccer, and 7 GPK packs. Topps did reveal a checklist and participating store list on last year’s promotion just prior to the date, so hopefully collectors will have the information again this year.

Garbage Pail Kids to be Part of Topps International Trading Card Day

Card shop owners from across the country are gathered this week in Arizona for the yearly Topps Industry Summit. This year’s conference has featured both Topps employees with Fanatics leadership discussing how the trading card industry moves forward. As usual, the discussions and news coming from the conference is focused on baseball and other sports properties that Topps manages. However, there’s always a nugget or two of Garbage Pail Kids information that comes from the show. Today, during one of Topps presentations, information was shared on Topps plans for this year’s International Trading Card Day. Previously, National Trading Card day, was only available in the US and focused on baseball cards. Topps is expanding the skope and presence of the event this year. On August 6th collectors in the US, UK, Japan, and Germany will be able to go into a participating hobby store and pick out a free pack of either MLB, UEFA, Star Wars, or Garbage Pail Kids cards. The cards for this type of event are usually specifically for the event, so collectors can expect something new. Mark your calendars and plan to get to your local hobby store on 8/6/22!