RELEASE PERIOD : SEPTEMBER 1987


The first Garbage Pail Kids release with the new face-lift artwork that includes popped eyes, hard cracked surfaces, doll joints, slick hair and four digits that followed the lawsuit settled during the OS7 release. The two print runs of the 10th Series Garbage Pail Kids (a/k/a OS10 GPK; Original Series) are almost the same except for their wrappers. The first print run wrapper can be found with the '25¢ CHEAP' logo with a regular black wrapper code or found with a unique green along with the black wrapper code together; a potential cosmetic change within the print run. There is no way to distinguish between these two wrappers when sealed. The second print run has no 25¢ logo on the wrapper and found with only the black wrapper code. It is uncomfirmed as to which print runs the 'white box' and 'die-cut' errors can be found; I have only located them in the second print run.

ARTISTS : JOHN POUND, TOM BUNK, JAMES WARHOLA & JAY LYNCH
WRITERS : JAY LYNCH


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86 CARD SET : 78 CARDS + 8 VARIATIONS
CARD VARIATIONS: 379a, 379a, 379b, 379b, 385a, 385b, 408a, 408b
92 TOTAL CARD SET : 86 CARDS + 6 ERRORS












DISPLAY BOX — 1VARIATION : CODE 1-490-40-05-7
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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WRAPPER #1 — 1 VARIATION : CODE 0-490-21-07-7 : 25¢ CHEAP
NOTE: BLACK AND GREEN WRAPPER CODES
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #2 — 1 VARIATION : CODE 0-490-21-07-7 : 25¢ CHEAP
NOTE: BLACK WRAPPER CODE ONLY
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #3 — 1 VARIATION : CODE 0-490-21-08-7 : NO PRICE
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER AD POSTER 10 x 14 : CODE 4-490-08-05-7
NOTE: OS9 GPK CHARACTER
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER ORDER SHEET 8 x 11 RED SHEET
CODE 4-999-40-04-7 : PRODUCT # 490 : APRIL 1987
NOTE : NO SPECIFIC OS10 SELL SHEET KNOWN
OS1 BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND


DEALER BOX INSERT 5 x 7 : CODE 4-999-40-02-7
NO GPK RELATED MERCHANDISE : SEPTEMBER 1987


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UNCUT SHEET
CODE 4-490-05-0?-7

CASE BOX 24/48 ct. : PRODUCT #490-10
CODE 2-490-39-05-7 : UPC 0-41116-00490-2













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1. The first set to display the Garbage Pail Kids with its New Look that is less Cabbage Patch Kids-like in appearance; going forward, the remaining GPK releases for OS11 through the unpublished OS16 sets, will also take on this new look and feel.


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2. The set contains four Die-Cut Errors that are flipped and upside down that can be located for cards 385a PHIL 'Er Up —with the red The Garbage Gang header on the backside and card 385b Chuckin' CHARLIE — with the red The Garbage Gang header on the backside and cards 402a Lunchpail GAIL along with cards 402b Lunchbox STU. The incorrect die-cut goes through the PEEL HERE arrow instead of correctly underneath it.


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3. The first GPK set to have the PEEL HERE arrow pointing higher up compared to the previous 'PEEL HERE' arrows for OS1 through OS9. Going forward, the remaining Garbage Pail Kids releases for OS11 through the unpublished OS16 sets, will also have this new arrow position.


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4. The only Garbage Pail Kids set to have only one Blue Header within the entire release for cards 404a Airy MARY and 404b Hissy MISSIE; possibly due to teh red hair ribbon. Peculiarly, the remaining card fronts in the set all have red Garbage Pail Kids header.


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5. The first GPK set to have the new Banner-style Header due to the lawsuit; Topps can no longer use the curved Garbage Pail Kids logo.


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6. The completed Puzzles for the OS10 set are sequential with the OS9 set which contained puzzles 'I' and 'J'. The puzzles continue to contain 21 pieces and the set has two puzzles much like the OS2, OS3, OS5 and OS9 sets for card characters 379a Locked DORIAN and 379b SIDNEY Kidney for puzzle 'K' and 397a Cleaned Up CLINT and 397b Sucked Up STEFAN for puzzle 'L'.


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7. The OS10 Retail Poster is the same character image as the OS9 retail poster, a new OS10 character is not used. The poster color has been simply changed from blue to pink with the red 'ALL NEW! 9TH SERIES' changed to the black 'ALL NEW! 10TH SERIES'. The movie was released in the month of August so the OS9 poster states 'Coming This Summer To A Theatre Near You!' since the set was released in June, whereas the OS10 poster simply states 'At A Theatre Near You' — without an exciting exclamation mark, since the set was released in September. The wax wrapper's movie ad remains unchanged.


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8. The second set with a major Printing Error, in this case, one that caused a white square space to be left under the GPK banner, to the right of the smoke where the picture wasn’t completely printed for cards 384a Flamin’ RAYMOND and 384b Hot TODDY.


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9. The only Garbage Pail Kids set with a Wrapper that can be found with two different wrapper production code colors.


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10. The set contains an unofficial Signature by the artist; the Topps company has never given any specific credit for the GPK artists, especially during the 80's. Cards 393a JESS Express and 393b Choo-Choo TRINA have the name 'Peeping TOM' graffitied on the subway train that stands for the OS3 character 114b Peepin' TOM and for artist Tom Bunk. Other GPK names found on the train include OS1 characters for cards 8a ADAM Bomb, 5b JAY Decay —written twice, 22a Junky JEFF, 33a Mad MIKE, OS3 character for card 116a Eerie ERIC, OS4 character for card 126a Armpit BRITT, OS5 character for card 205a Hot ROD and OS7 character for card 279a Short MORT, as well as containing his son's name, Ben.


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11. The only GPK set with a card containing three different reverse card Variations for cards 379a Locked DORIAN and 379b SIDNEY Kidney.


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12. The first Garbage Pail Kids set with a Slanted Header for cards 406a Shopping CARTER and 406b Super MARCUS that show the logo being smashed amongst the groceries in the shopping cart; the slanted header returns for a character in the OS16 set.


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13. The sixth set to contain the GPK Acronym found within the card artwork; the GPK acronym found on the front of the subway train — seen completely on the 'Artwork Gallery' page, of cards 393a JESS Express and 393b Choo-Choo TRINA and the GPK acronym found on the T-shirt of cards 408a Lickin' LEON and 408b Rat-Sucker RANDALL.


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14. The Garbage Pail Kids set contains the light blue Nameplate, but not the light pink namplate for this release.










ANNOTATED NAMES
Explanatory Notations and Definitions of the GPK Nomenclature



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1. In 1987, after the OAA vs. Topps lawsuit, Tom Bunk was instructed to create GPK Model Sheets to show the new changes which were sent out to the artists as guidelines for the remaining releases. "At some point we had to change the appearance of the Garbage Pail Kids because they looked too much like the Cabbage Patch Kids. So I had to make a model sheet showing the changes. Even the logo had to be changed, the eyes changed, the mouth, et cetera." -- Tom Bunk. Below are the original model sheet sketch artwork and the four final model sheet panels showcasing the many changes to the Garbage Pail Kids characters.


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2. The original Concept and pencil rough for the character on cards 410a Scratching Pole PAUL and 410b Clawed CLAUDE came from artist John Pound and later sold to James Warhola to complete.


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3. Pictured below are artist Tom Bunk's unpublished Display Box artwork that was created for the OS9 set and also tested for the OS10 set. The artwork was completed before the new model sheets came into affect but was pulled from either GPK release. The OS9 box characters still have the Cabbage Patch Kids look depicted in a very violent last scenario in response to the lawsuit outcome. The OS10 design was eventually changed slightly due to the new artwork guidelines; oval eyes, three fingers, et cetera. The cards later released in the UK and internationally post lawsuit were translated from the The Garbage Gang title; the new logo can be found on the backs of the OS9 cards and the dealer ad poster. Below are two different sketch designs, one with the Cabbage Patch Kids' head being chopped off wth two OS10 box artwork color concepts and the other without the CPK head being scissored along with the final artwork.


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4. In October of 2005, the Topps Vault auctioned off two unpublished Acetate Cards intended for the OS10 set through eBay. The first card was a name change for characters 385a PHIL 'Er Up and 385b Chuckin' CHARLIE whose name was changed from 385b LUKE Puke; this name had already been used in the OS5 set for card 170b LUKE Puke. The second piece was drawn and painted by John Pound for card 408a Hole In JUAN and 408b LOUIE Kablooey; but much like the OS16 unpublished Tom Bunk gun piece, it was pulled at the last minute for the sensitive topic of suicide and replaced with cards 408a Lickin' LEON and 408b Rat-Sucker RANDALL. The card for 408a Hole In JUAN was finally released in the Abrams 2012 Garbage Pail Kids book detailing the original series artwork for the first five GPK sets as bonus card 1 of 4.


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5. Artist and writer Jay Lynch Completed the gags for the reverse card Comic Backs artwork, finishing the color roughs and the final art; Gary Whitney assisted with working on the final artwork. The comic title now contains the TGG® registered trademark symbol, much like the Garbage Pail Kids logo for the OS1 set, but the retail ad poster still contains the TGG™ trademark symbol.


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6. For the OS10 set, artist Bill Wray, who later went on to do incredible work with Ren and Stimpy, was asked to draw a GPK by Art Spiegelman. "I was heavily art directed so it's hard to tell if the piece was touched up or not. I can tell that it's my painting, one of the giveaways it's mine is how the color is kind of normal, Topps wanted garish color." — Bill Wray. Besides the one GPK piece that was created and published for cards 403a HUNTER Punter and 403b Fractured FRANCIS another rough sketch was turned in several times but never used which was the idea of a body builder's arm with the Kid's head as a bicep muscle. Because Art was so busy he was unable to art direct Bill so no other work was completed or commissioned. The backside, with art approved by Mark Newgarden 'Okay by Mark', is numbered 403 for the set and has been stamped in the lower right hand corner with an interesting face. When Bill was questioned about this peculiar stamp, Mr. Wray had this to say: "The stamp was bought at a stamp shop (and) just used for fun. I was excited to work for Mark and Art, but Art had a baby — just after that and I could not make him happy with my next sketch and he was very busy; so that was it". For anyone growing up on the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" program, this image might look somewhat familiar, J.T. Saylors' (aka Rubber Face) mug was used as their logo for their odditoriums. Thanks to collector Jason Alexander for the additional investigation and information.


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7. Pictured below are two of artist Tom Bunk's early Color Roughs that were finished in 1987 with the character for cards 383a Itchy MITCH and 383b Raked JAKE where the pacifier was removed, the blonde hair replaced by a brown tuft of hair, a crack added to the cranium and joints added to the arm along with the character for cards 408a Lickin' LEON and 408b Rat-Sucker RANDALL where the character is placed on the beach front with an amusement park added to the background, the clothes replaced with a G.P.K. t-shirt, the eyes closed, the hair turned to black and the half-rat replaced with a whole rat.


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8. The following two Reworked Pieces were completed in 1987 by artist Tom Bunk and are early idea color roughs for cards 396a Creamed GENE and 396b Clobbered BOB where Tom was art directed to added a stake to the character's head and to add green grass to the ground section; a horseshoe was added around the stake, the T-shirt changed to blue, the facial features and wounds changed along with the color rough for cards 413a Barnyard BARNEY and 413b DICK Hick where Tom was directed to make the woman's head smaller and mouth slightly open and to make the dog cute; the apron color was changed, hair color and snot added to nose.


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9. The following Color Rough by artist Tom Bunk was a reworked concept most likely intended for an earlier GPK set due to the Cabbage Patch Kids-like appearance and five fingers on the character. The angle was changed for the final image for cards 417a Hangin' HARRIET and 417b Swingin' SOPHIE; the character happy face was replaced with a distressed face, the clothes colors completely changed and the day setting replaced with a night scene.


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10. There are several Unpublished Garbage Pail Kids paintings from 1987 intended for the OS10 set by artist John Pound — who completed a Kid in a wheelchair 'jumping' off of a diving board, by artist James Warhola who completed two pieces, a kid being branded and a brick being tossed through a stained glass window and by artist Tom Bunk who finished work on a Kid in an oven. Artwork pulled from the release for various reasons and remain unpublished; larger images could not be located for later releases.


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11. Pictured below is a John Pound Color Rough sample for cards 386a Snotty DOTTY and 386b Frozen FLO. Since very few thumbnail sketch artwork pieces by Pound have been available to the public there are very few changes, if any, that can be found between the tight pencil, color rough and final artwork since they are photocopied and colored and painted directly over.


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12. The following Tom Bunk Color Roughs were finished in 1987 and were intended for the OS10 release or for a later set. A Kid in an oven; the final artwork can be seen above where arms and hands with cooking mitts were added, a baby Kid kangaroo (joey) in its mother's pouch being bow 'n' arrowed and a Kid using his long tongue to run snot down to water the flowers. In July of 2015, Topps released their 30th Anniversary set that contained a Cutting Room Floor subset with two of the images for the kangaroo-kid and snot-slide concepts re-envisioned by artist Tom Bunk; as cards 3a Green JEAN and 3b Runny RON and cards 4a Jokester JOEY and 4b PETER Pouch.


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13. GPK Flowcharts were created for the later sets which showed the art director how the progress of the new set was going. It displayed what artist was working on which concept piece and the stage in which the painting had been completed. Oftentimes, concept pieces were denied and the department tried to work them into later sets. A list of additional concept pieces was found at the bottom of the flowchart in case pieces could not be used. The OS10 set contained the following ideas which either replaced any denied concept pieces within the set, were saved for a later release or never saw the light of day: buzzsaw (reworked for OS13), VCR (OS15), dental flossing, head out of butt - boxer (OS14), pencils through eyes, as a sneaker (OS15), bag of GG with UPC, tape dispenser (OS11), roach motel, trash can kid, jester cutting off foot in guillotine - laughs, bagpipe (OS15), head in subway door (ANS4), maneating fish (TCT), wind up - key in eye, wrung out kid - like towel (OS11).









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


V = VARIATIONS : E = ERROR


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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
379a
Locked DORIAN : V
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
379a
Locked DORIAN : V
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
379a
Locked DORIAN : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
379b
SIDNEY Kidney : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
379b
SIDNEY Kidney : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
379b
SIDNEY Kidney : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
380a
Vermin HERMAN
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
380b
Gullivered TRAVIS
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
381a
Ground CHUCK
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
381b
Lean JEAN
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
382a
Good-Bye HY
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
382b
Farewell MEL
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
383a
Itchy MITCH
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
383b
Raked JAKE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
384a
Flamin' RAYMOND
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
384a
Flamin' RAYMOND : E
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
384b
Hot TODDY
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
384b
Hot TODDY : E
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
385a
PHIL'Er Up : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
385a
PHIL'Er Up : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
385a
PHIL'Er Up : E
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
385b
Chuckin' CHARLIE : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
385b
Chuckin' CHARLIE : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
385b
Chuckin' CHARLIE : E
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
386a
Snotty DOTTY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
386b
Frozen FLO
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
387a
Fatty MADDIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
387b
CORA Corset
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
388a
Facey TRACIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
388b
Heads UPTON
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
389a
Dire RITA
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
389b
Overflow JOE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
390a
Connecting DOTS : SIAMESE TWINS, SNOT
JOHN Pound : 10-28
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
390b
Twinny VINNIE : SIAMESE TWINS, SNOT
JOHN Pound : 10-28
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
391a
Glass ISAAC
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
391b
False IRIS
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
392a
ANN Chovie
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
392b
Sardine CANDICE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
393a
JESS Express
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
393b
Choo-Choo TRINA
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
394a
BARB Wire
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
394b
Play PENNY
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
395a
Paved DAVE
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
395b
Run-Over GROVER
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
396a
Creamed GENE
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
396b
Clobbered BOB
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
397a
Cleaned Up CLINT
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
397b
Sucked Up STEFAN
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
398a
Skiin' IAN
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
398b
Sheared SHERWOOD
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
399a
Dirty FLORA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
399b
GINA Cleaner
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
400a
Varicose WAYNE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
400b
ELAINE Vein
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
401a
VIV E. Section
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
401b
Disect ED
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
402a
Lunchpail GAIL
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
402a
Lunchpail GAIL : E
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
402b
Lunchbox STU
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
402b
Lunchbox STU : E
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
403a
HUNTER Punter
BILL Wray
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
403b
Fractured FRANCIS
BILL Wray
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
404a
Airy MARY
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
404b
Hissy MISSIE
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
405a
Over-Ripe MELANIE
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
405b
WALTER Melon
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
406a
Shopping CARTER
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
406b
Super MARCUS
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
407a
Cracked SHELDON
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
407b
WALLY Walnut
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
408a
Lickin' LEON : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
408a
Lickin' LEON : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
408b
Rat-Sucker RANDALL : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
408b
Rat-Sucker RANDALL : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
409a
Tiltin' MILTON : MOVEABLE MAZE-FACE
JOHN Pound : 10-40 (Rev.)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
409b
Amazing MASON : EYE-BALLS
JOHN Pound : 10-40 (Rev.)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
410a
Scratching Pole PAUL
JAMES Warhola / Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
410b
Clawed CLAUDE
JAMES Warhola / Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
411a
VAN Pire
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
411b
BUD Sucker
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
412a
Mixed-Up TRIXIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
412b
Doughy CHLOE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
413a
Barnyard BARNEY
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
413b
DICK Hick
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
414a
Umbilical COURTNEY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
414b
Yo Yolanda
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
415a
Erased ERICA
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
415b
Wiped Out WINNIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
416a
Shootin' NEWTON
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
416b
SHERMAN Tank
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
417a
Hangin' HARRIET
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
417b
Swingin' SOPHIE
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK



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