Back in early 2008, I set out to create the definitive Top Ten list of the greatest Garbage Pail Kids cards of all-time. Knowing that my knowledge on the cult trading card set was limited, I set out to find an expert.
Wayne runs Garbage Pail Kids References and with his help we put together the best of the best. Since that time, it has been one of the most popular Wax Heaven articles in the site’s history thanks to Google traffic.
Well, Topps has brought back Garbage Pail Kids for a February 2010 release and I am proud to bring you some new, exclusive images and information on what is likely to be another great GPK release.
Garbage Pail Kids Flashback will include all the goodies that made the original release a pop culture classic but will also include elements of today’s trading card technology, like 1/1 sketch cards, printing plates, and parallels.
The sketch cards, with odds yet to be determined, will featured hand-drawn GPK artwork by all the familiar names. Printing plates will be “one of a kind” with different four colors, and there will be parallels; Gross Green, Punk Pink, Silver and Gold.
Perhaps the most exciting element of all will be the ‘Then and Now’ inserts which will dig up GPK favorites like Adam Bomb, Hot Marvin, and Nasty Nick and will update collectors on what they have been up to. There will also be ‘Loco Motion’ inserts which will feature lenticular technology.
Garbage Pail Kids Flashback will be available at Target, Shopko, Fred Meyer, and other retailers in February 2010. You can check out the official website, which will be updated periodically, HERE.