Topps Removes Card From Upcoming Shammys Set

Update: Topps has contacted collectors who ordered the Shammy set and offered to refund collectors if they no longer want the set. If they decide to keep the set, it will be shipped with 10 cards now.

Topps decided this morning to remove a controversial card from its upcoming 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Shammys set. The card in question depicted the Korean K-Pop band BTS as bruised and beaten by a Grammy trophy as part of a whack-a-mole game. The card came under fire yesterday from people upset about the card depicting violence against Asians. The company received an overwhelming number of complaints via their social media and customer service channels. Topps has removed the image of the card from the listing for sale. The set is now being advertised as a 10 card set. Topps the released the following statement via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.