RELEASE PERIOD : DECEMBER 1987



The two print runs of the 11th Series Garbage Pail Kids (a/k/a OS11 GPK; Original Series) are the same except for their wrappers and a few minor variations caused by printing errors that are found in both print runs. The first print run wrapper has the '25¢ CHEAP' logo and the second print run wrapper has no logo.  This is the first set to inlude the 'Flick It!' section on the back of non-puzzle back cards completed by Richard Mcguire. With the GPK series in its final run from 1987-1988 and the popularity slowing down, product is harder to find raising the price per pack at certain retailers, increasing the demand for these cards by collectors years later.

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


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84 CARD SET : 84 CARDS + 0 VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS : NONE
90 TOTAL CARD SET : 84 CARDS + 2 'CHANGES' + 4 ERRORS
CHANGES : 2 CHECKLISTS + 4 ERRORS












DISPLAY BOX — 1 VARIATION : CODE 1-490-40-06-07
MAIN ARTWORK : TOM BUNK — SIDE ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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WRAPPER #1 — 1 VARIATION : CODE 0-490-21-09-7 w/ '25¢ CHEAP'
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #2 — 1 VARIATION : CODE 0-490-21-10-7 w/ NO STAR
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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RETAIL AD POSTER
POSTER 10 x 14 : NONE LOCATED


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WHOLESALER / DEALER SELL SHEET : 8 x 11 SIZE
NOTE: MOCK-UP DISPLAY BOX WITH UNKNOWN CHARACTER PACKS
ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
PRODUCT CODE # 490-11


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

CASE BOX 24/48 ct. : PRODUCT #490-11
CODE ? : UPC 0-41116-01490-1













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1. The third and last Original Series Garbage Pail Kids set with no reverse card back Variations.


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2. The only GPK release with twin cards containing different colored Nameplates; the first twin card having a red nameplate and the second twin card having a yellow nameplate for cards 448a Touch TONI and 448b Phoney JONI along with cards 451a Destroyed LLOYD and 451b Tinsel TIM.


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3. The Garbage Pail Kids set has two cards with the same Forename for cards 440a BERT Squirt and 449a BERT Food.


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4. The third GPK set found with production Printing Errors during the second print run for twin cards 458a Dental Hy GENE — with a green bar and card 458b RUDY Canal — with a green bar along with twin cards 459a VomiTED — with an orange mark and yellow blotch and card 459b Juicy JULES — with a yellow blotch only. Caveat: different variations exist, the images pictured are only samples.


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5. The only GPK set to have a Checklist that can be located with a dark yellow background and a OS1 pink GPK title due to the color saturation. A regular, light yellow checklist can also be found for both print runs for cards 459a VomiTED and 459b Juicy JULES.


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6. The fourth set to have a card showcasing GPK Characters from previous releases. The card images for 441a Loose LEIF and 441b Composition BOOKER pay tribute to several OS9 card images whose stickers are stuck to the loose leaf binder; 349a Polluted PERCY and 349b Barnacle BILL, 368a NAT Splat and 368b Jugglin' JUD and 354a CLARK Shark and 354b MANNY Eater.


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7. The seventh GPK set to contain cards with the GPK Acronym found within the artwork; the GPK acronym found on the baseball cap of the character in cards 437a Sliced BRAD and 437b Dead LEE and etched into the desktop of cards 441a Loose LEIF and 441b Composition BOOKER located above the hand.


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8. The completed Puzzles for the OS11 set are alphabetically sequential with the OS10 set which contained puzzles 'K' and 'L'. The puzzles have been reduced to 16 pieces and the set has two puzzles much like the OS2, OS3, OS5, OS9 and OS10 sets for card characters 458a Dental Hy GENE and 458b RUDY Canal for puzzle 'M' and 459a VomiTED and 459b Juicy JULES for puzzle 'N'.


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9. The only Garbage Pail Kids set with completed Puzzles containing only 16 pieces.


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10. The fourth GPK set to have the PEEL HERE arrow pointing higher up compared to the previous 'PEEL HERE' arrows for OS1 through OS9. Beginning with the OS10 set through OS11, the remaining Garbage Pail Kids releases for OS14 through the unpublished OS16 sets will also have this new arrow position.


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11. The second GPK set that has a set of twin cards with no PEEL HERE arrows for cards 440a BERT Squirt and 440b FRITZIE Zits.


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12. The Garbage Pail Kids set has the light blue Nameplate but not the light pink nameplate for this release.


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13. The OS11 GPK set contains the longest Original Series Nomenclature for card 428b Garbage Mouth GILBERT which has 19 characters.










ANNOTATED NAMES
Explanatory Notations and Definitions of the GPK Nomenclature


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1. Pictured below are two of Tom Bunk's early GPK Color Roughs that were finished in 1987 with the character for cards 427a Ripped FLETCH and 427b Taped TATE where the shirt color has been changed, the diaper replaced for pants, the background color changed and the tape dispenser design switched along with the character for cards 434a HOLLY Daze and 434b Joyous NOEL where the image is mirror-flipped, the stocking colors changed and the clothing color changed.


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2. According to James Warhola's Case Study in dinosuars for cards 425a DENNY Saur and 425b RIP Tile a thumbnail sketch shows the Kid and a note by Warhola that the urine should be 'very green pee'. James would oftentimes meet up with Art Spiegelman, who also lived in New York, to go over concepts in person over food and drink. The character in the boat scenerio, riding the wave of pee, stayed in the scene from start to finish. Spiegelman questioned whether the urine should be green or blue; as the color rough demonstrates, the color blue was chosen and the dinasuar was initially the color green. Spiegelman also noted that one of the buildings should look like a fire hydrant (a canine gag) and the building does take this form for the final artwork. In the end, the dinasuar Kid became a brown and flesh-colored 'reptile' where the tail is not in view and the character's face became cheerful.


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3. The GPK Flick It! section artwork on the reverse card backs emulates a flipbook-style effect was completed by artist Richard McGuire. The Puzzle Puke artwork on the back of the cards was completed artist Jay Lynch who finished the written gags, color roughs and the final artwork assisted by artist and friend Gary Whitney.


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4. Pictured below is a John Pound Color Rough and sample for cards 419a MEG-A-Volt and 419b Charged MARGE. Since very few unrevised thumbnail sketches 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 over. Also pictured below is the Pencil Art for cards 458a Dental Hy GENE and 458b RUDY Canal; since John Pound uses a scan from the pencil artwork to use for the later color rough and final artwork, the pencil art can be seen with the title of the character backwards, and artwork reversed, before the revision. The new title can be seen re-written as Pulling Tooth + Skeleton, whereas the original title was Pulling Tooth, Skeleton.


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5. Newcomer Artist James Bennett joins the GPK ranks by completing the artwork for cards 426a Quenching QUINCY and 426b Squirtin' BURTON.


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6. The same café environment used within the 1986 GPK Poster Set, for poster #1 Drink Garbage Pail Kola, is found within the OS11 cards 422a SHERI Cola and 422b All-Night DINAH— both painted by John Pound picturing the same toilet-drink and contents, tablecloth, booth, window curtain and the girl's clothes and ribbon style. Only the corner of the 'HOUSE SPECIAL' sign is shown in the card background which now reads 'SODAS' instead.



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7. According to the Color Rough completed by artist James Warhola the type of Frisbee used for the artwork was in question, the notation — a 'razor sharp / maybe sawblade or just (a) regular Frisbee?' can be seen on the artwork as feedback from Topps. A normal Frisbee was chosen in the end, pretty much the same type as the color rough and the Kid's clothing changed a bit with a 'GPK' acronym added to the baseball cap. The nomenclature for cards 437a Sliced BRAD and 437b Dead LEE was used as suggested by the artist.


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8. 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 located at the bottom of the flowchart in case pieces could not be used. The OS11 set contained the following ideas which either replaced denied concept pieces within the set, were saved for a later series or never saw the light of day: bagpipe (OS15), justice and scales, Nancy Reagan, kid as mop (TCT), VCR (OS15), mace steele head (OS11), hand puppet pet (OS15), flexing muscle - head as muscle (unpublished Bill Wray concept), Jack-in-the-box assassin.









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION

C = CHANGE : E = ERROR


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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
418a
LUCY Lock-It
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
418b
Shut Up SHIRLEY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
419a
MEG-A-Volt
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
419b
Charged MARGE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
420a
Spanked HANK
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
420b
Spikey SONDRA
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
421a
Groovy GREG
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
421b
Combin' HARRY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
422a
SHERI Cola
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
422b
All Night DINAH
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
423a
Hungry IVAN
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
423b
SY Sty
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
424a
Rainy STORM
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
424b
Lightning LINDA
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
425a
DENNY Saur
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
425b
RIP Tile
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
426a
Quenching QUINCY
JAMES Bennett
JOHN Pound
(puzzle)
426b
Squirtin' BURTON
JAMES Bennett
JAMES Warhola
(puzzle)
427a
Ripped FLETCH
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
427b
Taped TATE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
428a
LOTTA Litter
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
428b
Garbage Mouch GILBERT
JOHN Pound
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
429a
Laundry MATT
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
429b
Drip-Dry DRU
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
430a
Taste BUD
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
430b
Salivatin' SAL
JOHN Pound
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
431a
Pollutin' NEWTON
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
431b
Empty Head JED
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
432a
Packed MAC
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
432b
SUE Case
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
433a
Porcelain LYNN
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
433b
ARLENE Latrine
JAMES Warhola
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
434a
HOLLY Daze
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
434b
Joyous NOEL
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
435a
London BRIDGET
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
435b
Toxic WES
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
436a
Scaldin' ALDEN
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
436b
Steamy MIMI
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
437a
Sliced BRAD
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
437b
Dead LEE
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
438a
HALLIE Ween
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
438b
Trick or TRICIA
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
439a
JACK Splat
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
439b
Abstract ART
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
440a
BERT Squirt
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
440b
FRITZIE Zits
JOHN Pound
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
441a
Loose LEIF
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
441b
Composition BOOKER
JAMES Warhola
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
442a
Rugged ROY
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
442b
Bare BARRY
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
443a
Wet WHIT
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
443b
Wee-Wee WILLIE
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
444a
Fairy Tale DALE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
444b
Nose Drip SKIP
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
445a
COLETTE Coldcut
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
445b
ELLIE Deli
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
446a
Mean MARLENE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
446b
Punk ROCKY
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
447a
Gushing GARFIELD
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
447b
Drained BLAINE
JAMES Warhola
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
448a
Touch TONI
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
448b
Phoney JONI
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
449a
BERT Food
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
449b
Gutsy GUS
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
450a
IKE Spike
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
450b
MASON Mace
JOHN Pound
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
451a
Destroyed LLOYD
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
451b
Tinsel TIM
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
452a
Impaled GAIL
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
452b
Magic WANDA
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
453a
Dead End KIT
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
453b
Slidin' CLYDE
JAMES Warhola
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
454a
Lynched LYNDON
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
454b
BRUCE Noose
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
455a
Charred COLE
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
455b
Deviled EGBERT
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
456a
Split CORD
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
456b
WILLIAM Won't Tell
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
457a
SALLY Suction
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
457b
Teethin' TRINA
TOM Bunk
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
458a
Dental Hy GENE : PULLING TOOTH, SKELETON
JOHN Pound : REV.
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
458a
Dental Hy GENE : E
JOHN Pound : REV.
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
458b
RUDY Canal : PULLING TOOTH, SKELETON
JOHN Pound
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
458b
RUDY Canal : E
JOHN Pound
JAMES Warhola
NA : PUZZLE
459a
Vomi-TED
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
459a
Vomi-TED : C
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
459a
Vomi-TED : E
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
459b
Juicy JULES
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
459b
Juicy JULES : C
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
459b
Juicy JULES : E
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
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