On January 5th, 2018, at the beginning of the New Year, the Topps company started to release another installment of their exclusive online brand of Garbage Pail Kids cards as specialized product. This marks their third consecutive year to offer a slew of unique online material to the masses inbetween their larger retail releases that tends to caters to a much smaller niche of collectors. Artist Joe Simko retired from online submissions in 2017, so his work will only be found within the retail releases going forward for the GPK brand.



SET
DATE
EVENT
PRICE OPTIONS
CARD NUMBER (#s PRINTED)
CARD PARODY
1
Jan 5th - Jan 12th
The Golden Groan Awards
$29.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 6a/b; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-GG (147 ea)
The Golden Globes
2
Jan 29th - Feb 5th
The Shammys 2018
$27.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 5a/b; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-SHAM (120 ea)
The Grammys
3
Feb 14th - Feb 21st
Valentine's Day 2018
$34.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 3a/b; WP 4-6; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-VAL (170 ea)
Holiday of Love
4
Mar 5th - Mar 12th
Not-Scars 2018
$34.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 3a/b; WP 4+5; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-NO (172 ea)
The Oscars
5
Mar 29th - Apr 5th
Easter 2018
$29.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b + 2a/b; WP 3-5; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-EAS (195 ea)
Easter Sunday
6
Apr 11th - Apr 18th
R&R Hall of Lame 2018
$29.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 5a/b; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-RHOF (171 ea)
R&R Hall of Fame
7
Apr 17th - Apr 24th
Topps 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art
$7.99, $19.99 or $99.99
GPK OS1 Card #23 (969 ea), Poster #23, Gold Poster #23 (1/1)
1985 GPK OS1
8
July 3rd - July 10th
4th of July
$29.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 3a/b; WP 4-5; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-4JULY (168 ea)
4th of July
9
July 19th - July 26th
2018 Summer Comic Convention
$49.99 Bundle
GPK 1a/b - 10a/b; SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-18GPK-COMC (131 ea)
SDCC














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Garbage Pail Kids Holiday Greeting Cards : Topps Online (A box; B box: 20 card set) - November
Garbage Pail Kids U.S. Mini Stickers : Topps Online (BNS1-BNS3 base cards ; inserts) - November


Garbage Pail Kids Valentine Greeting Cards : Topps Online (A box; B box: 20 card set) - February
2014 Series 1 Set U.S./Japanese Bukimi Kun : Topps Online (1-66a/b card set; inserts) - May
Comic-Con Series 1 Jumbo Cards : Topps Online "B" Edition (CC1b-CC6b) - July
Comic-Con Series 2 Jumbo Cards : Topps Online "B" Edition (CC7b-CC12b)- November


Presidential Candidates : Iowa Caucus Special Edition (10 cards; Topps Online) - February
Presidential Candidates : New Hampshire Caucus Special Edition (18 cards; Topps Online) - February
Campaign Poster Sets : 5x7, 5x7 Gold, 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (6 posters each set; Topps Online) - February
The Shammys (18 cards; Topps Online) - February
Presidential Candidates : NH Caucus Posters 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (18 posters each set; Topps Online) - February
The Shammys Posters: 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (18 posters each set; Topps Online) - February
The Not-Scars (10 cards; Topps Online) - February
The Not-Scars Posters: 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (10 posters per set; Topps Online) - February
Presidential Candidates : Super Tuesday (10 cards; Topps Online) - March
Presidential Candidates : Super Tuesday Posters: 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (10 posters each set; Topps Online) - March
Presidential Candidates : Mega Tuesday (16 cards; Topps Online) - March
Presidential Candidates : Mega Tuesday Posters: 10x14 and 10x14 Gold
(16 posters each set; Topps Online) - March
Presidential Candidates : Rock & Roll Hall of Shame & Hall of Lame (20 cards; Topps Online) - April
Presidential Candidates : Rock & Roll Hall of Shame & Lame Posters: 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (20 posters each set; Topps Online) - April
Presidential Candidates : April Primaries (10 cards; Topps Online) - April
Presidential Candidates : April Primaries Posters: 10x14 and 10x14 Gold (10 posters each set; Topps Online) - April
'Prime Slime Trashy TV' Summer Preview (10 cards; Topps Online) - May
Presidential Candidates : Losers (20 cards; Topps Online) - June
Presidential '4th of July' Founding Fathers (8 cards; Topps Online) - June
Presidential 'Republican National Convention' (10 cards; Topps Online) - July
Presidential 'Democratic National Convention' (10 cards; Topps Online) - July
'Best of the Fest' (20 cards; Topps Online) - August
Prime Slime Trashy TV : 'Fall preview' set (10 cards; Topps Online) - September
Prime Slime Trashy TV : 'PrimeSlime Awards' set (20 cards; Topps Online) - September
'Presidential Election' card set (152 cards; 40 releases; Topps Online) - September to Janaury 2017
GPK Halloween (16 cards; Topps Online) - October
GPK Thanksgiving set (11 cards; Topps Online) - November
GPK Christmas set (13 cards; Topps Online) - December


GPK Network Spews card ongoing set (94 cards; Topps Online) - January to June
The Golden Groans set (10 cards; Topps Online) - January
Presidential Inaug-Hurl Ceremony set (19 cards; Topps Oline) - January

Trumpocracy - The First 100 Days ongoing set (166 cards; Topps Online) - January to April
The Shammys (18 cards; Topps Online) - February
Jay Lynch Tribute Set (11 cards; Topps Online) - February
The Not-Scars 2017 set (18 cards; Topps Online) - February
Rocky & Roll Hall of Lame set (18 cards; Topps Online) - April
Trumpocracy 2017 (38 cards; Topps Online) - May to June
GPK/Wacky Lord of the Flyes Festiveal (6 cards; Topps Online) - May
GPK 'A Comedy of Comey' set (10 cards; Topps Online) - June

GPK 'Summer Time TV' set (10 cards; Topps Online) - June
4th of July set (9 cards; Topps Online) - June
Summer Comic Convention set (10 cards; Topps Online) - July
The Best of the Fest 2017 set (18 cards; Topps Online) - August

Empty-V Awards set (12 cards; Topps Online) - August
Prime Slime Awards set (12 cards; Topps Online) - September
Topps On-Demand (#8) GPK Classic set (41 cards; Topps Online) - September
Fall Comic Convention set (12 cards; Topps Online) - October
GPK Halloween set (20 cards; Topps Online) - October

GPK +WP Thanksgiving set (15 cards; Topps Online) - November
GPK + WP Holiday set (15 cards; Topps Online) - December


The Golden Groan Awards set (12 cards; Topps Online) - January
The Shammys Awards set (10 cards; Topps Online) - January
GPK + WP Valentine's Day set (9 cards; Topps Online) - February

The Not-Scars Academy Awards set (8 cards; Topps Online) - March
Easter set (7 cards; Topps Online) - March
Rock and Roll Hall of Lame set (10 cards; Topps Online) - April
Topps 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art : OS1 (1 card, 2 posters; Topps Online) - April

4th of July set (8 cards; Topps Online) - July
2018 Summer Comic Convention set (20 cards; Topps Online) - July











1. All ideas for the Golden Groan Awards set was conceptualized by the Topps NPD Dept. prior to the week of release, except for the Game of Thrones parody created by artist BRENT Engstrom. The Topps concepts, including his own, were all fleshed out by Engstrom three days prior to the release and the four characters he painted were completed the two days leading up to the Friday release date. The other two tight concepts were originally both supposed to be given to artist David Gross to execute for that same time period, but the Twin Peaks piece was, unfortunately, given to JUNGWHA Im to finish. The set includes tribute pieces to sets OS1, OS2 and OS4.


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2. The set includes the first tight-pencil artwork used as the final artwork on card for The Shammys online release with concept and drawing by artist BRENT Engstrom. A regular, tight-rough concept was produced for the piece along with a final card mock-up image. The artwork was due the morning of Janaury 26th, but not posted until the 29th, which would've given the aritsts three additional days to complete the artwork, non-rushed.


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3. Some big GPK hitters like DAVID Gross and BRENT Engstrom submitted Valentine's Day concepts into Topps too late in the game during the month of February and the entire set had been cohesively completed by artist Miran Kim using tribute pieces for the holiday release. Several of Gross' concepts not found within the set are displayed below for the following subjects and suggested nomenclature: Valentine's Card and pencil prize with the names Valentine's DANA, BEA Mine, Be MINA, KITTY Card and VALENTINA Day, Sweethearts Candy with the names Sour SAL, SANDY Candy and Bite MEL and Tinder App (swipe left) with the names TIM-der, Swipe LEIF and REESE-jected.


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4. Artist Smokin' JOE completed four of the five GPK characters and Wacky Packages products for the Easter set released the last week in March. McWilliams had this to say about the timeline: "Wrote gags (11 total Wacky and GPK) on the March 24 and 25 weekend... submitted for that Monday March 26. Received 4 approvals Monday afternoon... with a Thursday 8 am NY time delivery deadline. Painted like crazy until Wednesday night (March 28) and sent in my art scans so they would be waiting in Topps' email Thursday morning. They went Live on the Topps site that same day." The PAAS-esque bunny has a bit of blood added to the leg jaw-trap as seen in the social media card mock-up image. The Leaky LINDSAY-like dress of the Cadbury-esque head character had her hand turned for the final artwork.


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5. Topps celebrated the new R&R Hall of Fame inductees by releasing a Hall of Lame parody set in April of 2018. An email went out to all artists the last week in March for concepts to be turned in; Gross responded same-day and five of his concepts were approved, the three he painted were completed on March 29th before the weekend and, due to time restraints, two concepts were given to artist Brent Engstrom to complete which were finished on the 29th and 30th of that month. As seen with the card mock-up image by Gross of cards 1a CANDY Oh No! and 1b cramped CARLA who has overindulged, the 'Candy-O' album by The Cars also inspired artist Neil Camera to work on a tribute piece on a blank IDW GPK comic posted to social media on March 31st: "A little weekend GPK project I painted in honor of The Cars finally getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame", where the character dents the hood and flattens the tire. Also pictured is the tight pencil by artist Brent Engstrom for card #2 that shows the neck and headstock of the guitar not hidden by the GPK header; Engstrom extended the vibrato mechanism for the final artwork to humorously go up the character's nostril. The character was advertised with a rare C-name for card 2c Brothers In ARMIE but the card was never issued within the set once printed.


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6. At the end of February, 2018, Topps begain to release their '80th Anniversary Wrapper Art' online, three titles every Tuesday. The third week of April collectors had the opportunity to purchase either a #23 card at $7.99 (SKU: ART-CCKB16-18T80A-023), a small poster at $19.99 (SKU: ART-POSCCKB-18T80A-023), or the $99.99 gold edition 1/1 poster (SKU: ART-POSCCKB-18T80A-023G); all with a wonky re-created header. Sales pitch: "This year, Topps is excited to celebrate its 80th Anniversary with exclusive trading cards that takes collectors on a unique journey through history. As we celebrate generations worth of pop culture and sports, we are paying tribute to the first image people see of a product: the wrapper. More than packaging, the wax packs served to advertise the product as it sat on store counters and shelves around the country. The incredible artwork serves as a reminder of one’s childhood and a lasting memory of 80 incredible years of Topps!"


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7. For the 4th of July card 3a, the nomenclature was spelled 'LIEF Guard' on the website and 'LIEF Gaurd' on the card image, it should actually be spelled 'LEIF Guard'; this was corrected for the printed card. For some unknown reason, all of the artwork was completed by a Wacky Packages artist.


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8. The artwork for the Summer Comic Convention set was entirely painted by artist JungHwa Im; however, half of the concepts came from new concepts by Engstrom, Gross and Simko and the other half were based off of OS artwork by John Pound. Artist Brent Engstrom suggested the names Supper MARIO (used) and '16 Bit BRENT' ('MIT' used instead) for card #3, and artist David Gross recommended the nomenclature of Dreary DARIA (used), 'Dry DARIA', 'Acerbic ANGELA', and 'MORGAN Dorfer' ('Dorker' used instead) for card #4. Gross suggested the names CAMERON Planet (used), Earth DAYTON (used) and 'Litter BUD' for card #7, and Engstrom recommended the nomenclature of 'PAT Dog' and 'OWEN Worst Enemy' for card #9.
 
 


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9. Topps employees COLIN Walton is the editor, Art Director and writer for the retail and online releases and MARK Von Ohlen is the brand manager for the entertainment products.









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION



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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

THE GOLDEN GROAN AWARDS
1a TWO FISTED TOMMY
BRENT Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
1b DISASTER ARTEMIS
BRENT Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
2a SHAPE OF WALTER
DAVID Gross / Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
2b HELP MIA
DAVID Gross / Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
3a CONFUSED KYLE
JUNGHWA Im / Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
3b DETACHED DOUGIE
JUNGHWA Im / Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
4a DWIGHT WALKER
BRENT Engstrom
The Golden Globes
4b ICY ISAAC
BRENT Engstrom
The Golden Globes
5a TERRIBLE TONYA
BRENT Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
5b KNOCKED OUT NANCY
BRENT Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
6a GARY ODD MAN
BRENT Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes
6b UNWRAPPED WINSTON
BRENT Engstrom / Topps
The Golden Globes

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

THE SHAMMYS AWARDS
1a LIL DOOZY BERT
BRENT Engstrom
The Grammys
1b PIERCED IRA
BRENT Engstrom
The Grammys
2a TYLER CREATED
BRENT Engstrom
The Grammys
2b CREA-TOR
BRENT Engstrom
The Grammys
3a OVERKILL KENDRICK
DAVID Gross / Engstrom
The Grammys
3b OVERLOADED LAMAR
DAVID Gross / Engstrom
The Grammys
4a LADY SHAWL SHAWL
BRENT Engstrom
The Grammys
4b VAGATARI ANNE
BRENT Engstrom
The Grammys
5a BORN TO RON
DAVID Gross / Topps
The Grammys
5b E STREET RAND
DAVID Gross / Topps
The Grammys

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

VALENTINE'S DAY
1a ADAM BOMB
MIRAN Kim
Greeting Card Holiday
1b ADA BOMB
MIRAN Kim
Greeting Card Holiday
2a MELTIN' MELISSA
MIRAN Kim
Greeting Card Holiday
2b GLOWING AMBER
MIRAN Kim
Greeting Card Holiday
3a DOUBLE HEATHER
MIRAN Kim
Greeting Card Holiday
3b FRAN FRAN
MIRAN Kim
Greeting Card Holiday
#4 CHEATHEARTS (WP)
ROBERT Jimenez
Greeting Card Holiday
#5 WIMP MAN'S (WP)
ROBERT Jimenez
Greeting Card Holiday
#6 HER OR SHE (WP)
ROBERT Jimenez
Greeting Card Holiday

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

THE NOT-SCARS
1a AMPHIBIAN MANNY
JOE McWilliams
The Oscars
1b THE SHANE OF WATER
JOE McWilliams
The Oscars
2a PERILED MERYL
MICHAEL Barnard
The Oscars
2b STUCK STREEP
MICHAEL Barnard
The Oscars
3a WACKY WINSTON
SIMONE Arena
The Oscars
3b GOOFY GARY
SIMONE Arena
The Oscars
#4 NO MAN OWNS CAESAR! (WP)
DAVID Gross
The Oscars
#5 TONYA TO GO (WP)
NEIL Camera / PAUL Harris
The Oscars

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

EASTER
1a LESTER BUNNY
JOE McWilliams
Easter Sunday
1b EASTER BARNEY
JOE McWilliams
Easter Sunday
2a SMASHED SHELLY
JOE McWilliams
Easter Sunday
2b RAW MEG
JOE McWilliams
Easter Sunday
#3 BLECCH'S SMELLY BEANS (WP)
JOE McWilliams
Easter Sunday
#4 MADBURY MEANIE EGGS (WP)
JOE McWilliams
Easter Sunday
#5 PAWS DECORATING KIT (WP)
NEIL Camera
Easter Sunday

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

R&R HALL OF LAME
1a CANDY OH NO!
DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
1b CRAMPED CARLA
DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
2a DARYL STRAITS
BRENT Engstrom / DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
2b MONEY FOR NATHAN
BRENT Engstrom / DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
2c BROTHERS IN ARMIE : NOT ISSUED
BRENT Engstrom / DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
3a NIFTY NINA
DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
3b STYLING SIMONE
DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
4a RUDY BLUES
BRENT Engstrom / DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
4b MOODY BLUFORD
BRENT Engstrom / DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
5a JOVIAL JON
DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame
5b BRAD MEDICINE
DAVID Gross
Hall of Fame

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'NO'MENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

80TH ANNIVERSARY WRAPPER ART
#23 ADAM BOMB : CARD
TOM Bunk / ?
GPK OS1 Wrapper
#23 ADAM BOMB : POSTER
TOM Bunk / ?
GPK OS1 Wrapper
#23 ADAM BOMB : GOLD POSTER
TOM Bunk / ?
GPK OS1 Wrapper

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

4TH OF JULY
1a CHARLES COAL
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
1b GUS GRILL
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
2a EMMET-80
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
2b EMMA-80
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
3a LEIF GUARD
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
3b COPPER TONY
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
#4 FIRECRACKER EYES POPS (WP)
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies
#5 STALE FARE SCORNED DOGS (WP)
ROBERT Jimenez
4th of July Festivies

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NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

SUMMER COMIC CONVENTION
1a SUPER MANUEL
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound OS11
SDCC Weekend
1b CHARGED CLARK
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound OS11
SDCC Weekend
2a SUPPER MARIO
JUNGHWA Im / BRENT Engstrom
SDCC Weekend
2b 16-BIT MIT
JUNGHWA Im / BRENT Engstrom
SDCC Weekend
3a BATTLE TOD
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound OS3
SDCC Weekend
3b RASH ASH
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound OS3
SDCC Weekend
4a DREARY DARIA
JUNGHWA Im / DAVID Gross
SDCC Weekend
4b MORGAN DORKER
JUNGHWA Im / DAVID Gross
SDCC Weekend
5a BAT EMMANUEL
JUNGHWA Im / COLIN Walton
SDCC Weekend
5b GRIM TIM
JUNGHWA Im / COLIN Walton
SDCC Weekend
6a RUNTY ROSS
JUNGHWA Im / JOE Simko
SDCC Weekend
6b PUNY PEROT
JUNGHWA Im / JOE Simko
SDCC Weekend
7a CAMERON PLANET
JUNGHWA Im / DAVID Gross
SDCC Weekend
7b EARTH DAYTON
JUNGHWA Im / DAVID Gross
SDCC Weekend
8a BOOGER MANNY
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound OS2
SDCC Weekend
8b BOOGY BOGART
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound OS2
SDCC Weekend
9a KAT DOG
JUNGHWA Im / BRENT Engstrom
SDCC Weekend
9b CAT DOUG
JUNGHWA Im / BRENT Engstrom
SDCC Weekend
10a EARL WORM
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound GIANT
SDCC Weekend
10b JUICY JIM
JUNGHWA Im / Walton / Pound GIANT
SDCC Weekend