RELEASE PERIOD : JUNE 1988



The 13 Series Garbage Pail Kids set was due on March 7th, 1988 for a June release. The two print runs of the 13th Series (a/k/a OS13 GPK; Original Series) are the same except for their wrappers.  The first print run wrapper has the 25¢ logo and the second print run wrapper has no 25¢ logo. This is the third set to inlude the Flick It! section on the backs of various cards completed by GPK artist Richard Mcguire. With the GPK franchise in its final run from 1987-1988 and the popularity waning, product is harder to locate, often raising the price per pack at certain locations, increasing the demand for these cards by collectors years later.

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


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88 CARD SET : 80 CARDS + 8 VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS : 507a, 507b, 518a, 518b, 534a, 534b, 538a, 538b











DISPLAY BOX — 1 VARIATION : CODE 1-490-40-09-07
MAIN + SIDE ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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WRAPPER #1 — 1 VARIATION : CODE 0-490-21-13-7 w/ '25¢ CHEAP'
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #2 — 1 VARIATION — CODE 0-490-21-14-7 w/ NO STAR
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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RETAIL AD POSTER 10 x 14 : CODE 4-490-08-07-7
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND — DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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WHOLESALER / DEALER SELL SHEET — 8 x 11 SIZE : CODE # 490-13
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND — DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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

CASE BOX 24/48 ct. : PRODUCT #490-13
CODE ? : UPC 0-41116-03490-9













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1. The first GPK set where the Wrapper character is different from the display box character; the remaining Garbage Pail Kids releases, OS14 through the unpublished OS16 set, will follow this new production design. For this release, the box and wrapper colors are the same.


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2. The eighth set to contain characters with the GPK Acronym found within the artwork; the Garbage Pail Kids acronym is located on the fertilizer bag of cards 532a Fertile LIZA and 532b HORACE Manure.


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3. The set also contains the first partial GPK Acronym found within the artwork; the acronym is located on the license plate of cards 506a Tire JACK and 506b Crankin' FRANKLIN as 'GP*13'. The number thirteen, that can be seen within the 'Artwork Gallery' section, is associated with the 13th GPK release and could also related to the unlucky number itself, considering the subject matter. The original color sketch had the number zero — 'GP-0'.


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4. The only Garbage Pail Kids set with a sideways, or horizontal, Puzzle presentation.


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5. The completed Puzzles for the OS13 set are alphabetically sequential with the OS12 set which contained puzzles 'O' and 'P'. The puzzles are back to 21 pieces and the set has two puzzles much like the OS2, OS3, OS5, OS9, OS10, OS11 and OS12 sets for card characters 527a Toilet BO and 527b Butt-Bit BRANDON for puzzle 'Q' and 520a Sprinkling JOSE and 520b JAY Spray for puzzle 'R'.


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6. 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 OS13, the remaining Garbage Pail Kids releases for OS14 through the unpublished OS16 sets will also have this new arrow position.


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7. The only Garbage Pail Kids release to have the same sounding Nomenclature, just flipped, as another set for the OS6 card 246a JOHN John and the OS13 card 539a John JOHN.


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8. The fourth Garbage Pail Kids set without the light blue or the light pink traditional Nameplate.


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9. The Wrapper was produced in 1987 and the cards were manufactured in 1988; the product development such as advertising, boxes and wrappers are always printed well in advance of the card sheets being printed.










ANNOTATED NAMES
Explanatory Notations and Definitions of the GPK Nomenclature



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1. Artist Tom Bunk often creates different artwork renditions for his Color Roughs; below are samples of a few of these original versions with subtle various color and clothing variations for cards 506a Tire JACK and 506b Crankin' FRANKLIN where the car style, color and direction are changed and the hat positions or the absence thereof along with cards 516a Bubblin' LYNN and 516b Heavin' HEATHER where the character's race is changed and hair color.


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2. Artist Tom Bunk often creates Color Roughs with different perspectives; below are samples of a few of these versions that can be compared to the final artwork for cards 514a Ampu-TED and 514b HANS Off where the head is being sawed rather than the hand; cards 520a Sprinking JOSE and 520b JAY Spray showing a vertical version where the hose is positioned through the mouth; and cards 527a Toilet BO and 527b Butt-Bit BRANDON where several objects have been removed or added to the artwork (hat, toilet paper roll vs. comic book, hair color, tank eyes, seat over, et cetera).


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3. Pictured below is a John Pound Pencil Rough sample for cards 503a LOUISE Trapeze and 503b 3-Ring CYRIL and a color rough for cards 519a Paddlin' ADELINE and 519b RIKKI Racket. 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.


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4. This Tom Bunk final Artwork Variant was finished in 1988 and reworked for the set; the image was changed from a boy to a girl with a kitchen background added to become cards 536a Scrambled AGGIE and 536b SONNY Side Up. In June of 2015, Topps released their 30th Anniversary set that contained a 'Lost Alternate Art' that included the artwork piece with the same naming as the OS printed card except the 'b' name was changed from Scrambled AGGIE to Scrambled EGON due to the male gender.


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5. The Color Rough for James Warhola's artwork for cards 504a COOPER Scooper and 504b JESS Desserts went through several changes from start to finish. Besides a drastic change in clothing and a hat added, the character's tongue has been removed, the left arm/hand does not show up on card and the left eye is missing (instead of the right eye). The layout of the picture became horizontal with a neighborhood and ice cream truck added to the artwork. It is interesting to point out that part of The Eyescream Boy title shows up in the final artwork as the name of the ice cream truck.


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6. For the pencil and Color Rough of Tom Bunk's artwork for cards 507a Target PRENTICE and 507b Blow HARDY, he was asked to place the GPK banner within the final artwork for the dripping snot placement; the final artwork can be seen within the 'Artwork Gallery' section.


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7. The OS13 FLICK IT! section artwork on the reverse card backs emulates a flipbook-type effect was completed by artist Richard McGuire. The Puzzle Puke backs were completed by artist Jay Lynch who completed the color roughs and final artwork assisted by artist and friend Gary Whitney.


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8. Certain Topps Super Star baseball cards from 1988 can be found with Garbage Pail Kids card backs. These 'mule' cards are basically a printer's waste product where some preparatory or 'work-up' sheets are created by running through sheets to locate any ink issues or find any faults that might be present on either side of the once blank sheets. These type of 'forced' card issues are quite interesting and curious how they find their way on the market. These Canadian baseball cards, much like many older UK and European trading cards, are the smaller 'cigarette card'-sized cards; the larger GPK card size will never be found lined-up properly with the smaller baseball cards.


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9. GPK Flowcharts were created for the later releases 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 OS13 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: Johnson Smith suicide (Johnson Smith Catalog), kid with dog on hand and arm, bugs swarming head (OS16), cigarette lighter, kangaroo killer (unpublished).









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


V = VARIATION


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#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
501a
Missing MARCIA
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
501b
Hidden HEIDI
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
502a
Gory LAURIE
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
502b
Undead NED
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
503a
LOUISE Trapeze
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
503b
3-Ring CYRIL
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
504a
COOPER Scooper
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
504b
JESS Desserts
JAMES Warhola
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
505a
Sucked CHUCK
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
505b
Unsani-TERRY
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
506a
Tire JACK
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
506b
Crankin' FRANKLIN
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
507a
Target PRENTICE : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
507a
Target PRENTICE : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
507b
Blow HARDY : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
NA : PUZZLE
507b
Blow HARDY : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
508a
BARRY Bomber
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
508b
Hi-Flyin' BRYAN
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
509a
Misfortune COOKIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
509b
Chow MAYNARD
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
510a
Grim KIM
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
510b
TAFFY Pull
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
511a
Puffy BUFFY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
511b
Busty DUSTY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
512a
SEYMOUR Barf
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
512b
KENT Stand It
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
513a
Repeatin' PETE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
513b
Round ROBYNS
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
514a
Ampu-TED
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
514b
HANS Off
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
515a
Wretched RICHARD
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
515b
BILLY Ache
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
516a
Bubblin' LYNN
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
516b
Heavin' HEATHER
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
517a
CHESTER Drawers
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
517b
NATTY Dresser
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
518a
Barfin' MARVIN : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
518a
Barfin' MARVIN : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
518b
Over ETAN : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
518b
Over ETAN : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
519a
Paddlin' ADELINE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
519b
RIKKI Racket
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
520a
Sprinkling JOSE
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
520b
JAY Spray
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
521a
DEE Odorant
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
521b
STAN Can
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
522a
Bloody MURRAY
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
522b
JUAN For The Road
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
523a
Meltdown MERYL
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
523b
Steamed PIPER
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
524a
Pop CONNIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
524b
POPPY Corn
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
525a
Cocktail DALE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
525b
Party-Pooper PATTY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
526a
Ripped KIP
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
526b
Torn SHAUN
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
527a
Toilet BO
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
527b
Butt-Bit BRANDON
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
528a
DANIEL Prune
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
528b
Dried-Fruit NEWT
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
529a
Corkscrewed DREW
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
529b
Champ-Pain DWAYNE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
530a
Fun GUS
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
530b
Warty MORTY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
531a
Stormy SKYE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
531b
CLAUDE Burst
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
532a
Fertile LIZA
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
532b
HORACE Manure
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
533a
Jiggley JENNIFER
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
533b
Spooned JUNE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
534a
JAYNE Drain : V
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
534a
JAYNE Drain : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
534b
EDA Mouthful : V
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
534b
EDA Mouthful : V
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
535a
HOWIE Hanging
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
535b
Rush Hour RUSS
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
536a
Scrambled AGGIE
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
536b
SONNY Side Up
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
537a
MIRIAM Migraine
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
537b
Head BUSTER
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
538a
Cat-Cradle CATHY : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
538a
Cat-Cradle CATHY : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
538b
Gooey GWEN : V
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
538b
Gooey GWEN : V
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch : RICHARD McGuire
JAY Lynch
539a
John JOHN
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
539b
All Wet WALT
TOM Bunk
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
540a
ill WINDSOR
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
540b
HORATIO Hornblower
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
NA : PUZZLE
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK




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