RELEASE PERIOD : SEPTEMBER 1988

The two print runs of the 14th Series Garbage Pail Kids (a/k/a OS14 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 forth series 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.









88 CARD SET : 80 CARDS + 8 VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS : 541a, 541b, 548a, 548b, 562a, 562b, 573a, 573b



BOX

1 VARIATION (CODE 1-490-40-01-8)
MAIN ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX SIDES ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER






WRAPPERS

WRAPPER #1 (CODE 0-490-21-01-8) 25¢ CHEAP
ORIGINAL ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



WRAPPER #2 (CODE 0-490-21-02-8) NO 25¢ CHEAP
ORIGINAL ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



RETAIL AD POSTER


10" x 14" POSTER (CODE 4-490-08-01-8)
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



WHOLESALER SELL SHEET

8 x 11 PROTOTYPE SHEET (# 490-14)
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND



DEALER ORDER SHEET

8 x 11 BLUE SHEET (NO CODE; PRODUCT # 490) OCTOBER 1988
OS1 BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND



UNCUT SHEET
(CODE 4-490-05-0?-8)



CASE BOX

24/48 ct. (PRODUCT #490-14; UPC 0-41116-04490-8)










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1. The first GPK set with Different Packaging colors; a purple box and a blue wrapper.

2. The second set with a GPK Wrapper Character that is different from its box character.
The remaining Garbage Pail Kids sets, 15th Series and the unpublished 16th Series, will follow this new marketing design.

3. The only set where the whole card back isn't the Puzzle Preview, but also contains the 'FLICK IT!' section. The Completed Puzzles for the 14th Series are alphabetically sequential with the 13th Series set which contained puzzles 'Q' and 'R'. The puzzles are back to 21 pieces and the set has two puzzles much like the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Series sets for card characters 541a ROCCO Socko and 573a Snotwich SANDRA for puzzle 'T' and 541b Destroyed BOYD and 573b HEDDA Spreader for puzzle 'S'. This is the first set where the 'a' twin is one puzzle preview and the 'b' twin is the other puzzle preview.


4. The fifth and last GPK set Without a Light Blue or Light Pink nameplate.

5. The nineth set to contain cards with The GPK Acronym found within the artwork. The GPK acronym found on the cheerleader's shirt of cards 551a Rah Rah RONI and 551b Sis Boom BONNIE, t he GPK acronym found on the root beer can of cards 557a STU Brew and 557b Empty KEN and the GPK's RULE! acronym found on the school desk (by the character's hand) of cards 575a Brain Drain BRIAN and 575b Pick A WINNIE.

6. The second GPK set to have exactly the Same Name as another series; the character for cards 558a HANS Off and for the 13th Series character 514b HANS Off.


7. The set contains a product parody poking fun at Topps' own Bazooka gum property. Besides previous GPK characters like JOE Blow and Bazooka JOANNE parodying the Bazooka Joe character mascot for the BAZOOKA gum comics, cards 563a Potato CHIP and 563b DICK Tater have a character watching a television news program with a can of cola called Bazooka next to the TV set.

8. The GPK set has two cards with the Same First Name; the character for cards 551b Sis Boom BONNIE and 565a Easter BONNIE.







ANNOTATED NAMES
Explanatory Notations and Definitions
of the GPK Names


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Artist Tom Bunk often had several 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 551a Rah Rah RONI and 551b Sis Boom BONNIE in a kneeling position and different colored clothing and 552a Half WHIT and 552b Lead-Head NED
with two different colored pencil sharpeners and yellow shavings.


2. Per John Pound's Notes and references, cards 555a Alien ED and 555b Phone HOMER were 1st Series (OS1) artwork where the eyes were reworked to match the new eye shape of the later sets. The piece definitely matches the aesthetic feel of the OS1 set and the pencil sketch, color rough and final artwork may have a #2 referencing the 2nd Series depending on when it was completed. I speculate that the E.T. (the Extra-Terestrial film by Stephen Spielburg) character may have caused some pushback from Universal, and it was safer to print at a later date. It's interesting to note that Mars, who produces the M&M's candies, said no to Universal, so the candies Elliot uses to lead E.T. out of his room are Reese's Pieces produced by The Hershey Company; Topps was pressured to change the OS4 series name REESE Pieces.

3. The GPK character on cards 556a Mothy MARTHA and 556b Nailed NATALIE, minus the 'new' style of ears, looks to be as close to the old CPK-Style Of GPK as possible, including the five fingers and yarn-like hair; this piece was also an earlier piece of artwork used in a later set.


4. A few additional pieces by artist Tom Bunk showing Artwork Renditions for his color roughs with subtle various color and clothing variations for cards 542a Jugglin' JULIAN and 542b Up In The AARON without the green juggling balls and with a different colored hat and gloves, for cards 544a Zipped KIP and 544b JACK Tracks
with different colored hair, a fully zipped head (no brain matter) and no chest zipper, and for cards 553a Cold Sore LENORE and 553b Kissy MISSY with different colored hair and clothes and without a hair bow or the single tooth.

5. This 14th Series Wrapper concept artwork was created for the release by Tom Bunk who created the wrapper artwork for all 16 original series sets. This marks the second release where the wrapper artwork deviates from the box artwork.


6. These Tom Bunk Concept Pieces were finished in 1988 and intended for the 14th Series set but reworked, the character was changed from a male to a female gender with drastically changed backgrounds and abstract body parts, to become cards 546a Modern MARLISE and 546b Abstract ABBY; the piece was tamed down quite a bit for the final artwork with a teddy bear added and less abstraction to the character itself and the background cleaned up.



7. The 14th Series 'FLICK IT!' section artwork on the back of the cards which emulates a flipbook-type effect was completed By Richard McGuire. The 14th Series comic backs 'Would We Lie To You?', a parody of Ripley's Believe It, Or Not, on the back of the cards was completed by artist Tom Bunk. Jay Lynch and Mark Newgarden wrote the gags for the back sides. The creative force behind GPK listed on the eight tombstones within the artwork, from top to bottom, left to right, are Topps employees and freelance artists: 'Arthur' Shorin, 'Jay' Lynch, 'Stan' Hart, 'John' Pound, 'Tom' Bunk, 'Art' Spiegelman, 'Len' Brown and 'Mark' Newgarden; the creators went on to develop two more sets, the 15th Series and unpublished 16 Series.


8. Pictured below is one of artist John Pound's Color Rough samples for cards 580a Burnt-Out BRETT and 480b BURNE Toast. Since very few un-revised artwork pieces by Pound are available 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 (www.poundart.com). Notice the three GPK ears in the piece, and the crossed-eyes.


9. An Unpublished 14th series Card Back Area was realized by GPK collector Nate Lucius after purchasing the piece through the Topps Vault (around 22 years after the image was drawn) for cards 565a Easter BONNIE and 565b Hard-Boiled MEG; this particular bottom section was not smooth like the other areas and had paper pasted over it -- an overlay sheet with changed text cut out from construction paper and pasted on over the original; a last minute change before publication. Tom Bunk's rough sketch concept image for removing warts with gasoline:

Tom Bunk's final artwork measuring 10.5 x 7 inches with the original unpublished image for 'removing warts with gasoline' covered over by the 'removing pimples with a guillotine' piece; 'The G.P.K. Acne Removal System' text is missing from the image.


10. In June of 2015, Topps released their 30th Anniversary set that contained a Lost Alternate Art subset that included this John Pound artwork piece with the same naming as the OS printed card. Although still a paint-by-number theme; the vertical pieced was changed to a horizontal format and shows the character in more of a defecated posture; the cracked arm changed to a cracked leg.



11. A second Unpublished 14th Series Card Back Section was also realized by GPK collector Nate Lucius after purchasing the piece through the Topps Vault (around 22 years after the image was drawn) for cards 560a Lappin' LARRY and 560b Guzzlin' GUY; this piece was also unsmooth on a smaller scale and had artwork pasted over it. The published final artwork for 'Mathematical Symbol For - Vomit!!' and the unpublished piece 'Mathematical Symbol For - Egg-Salad On Rye!':


12. The following Unpublished Piece by James Warhola is rumored to have been intended for the OS14 set, but was most likely rejected prior to this release. Art that the higher-ups at Topps found questionable in taste were held back and often resubmitted in future sets to see if the paintings could be 'snuck' in for a later release. The last, largest contribution from Warhola for the 1988 GPK sets was for the OS12 set and three pieces for the OS13 set. Only one final artwork image made it into the OS14 and OS16 sets each and were most likely images held back and re-submitted by the NPD (new product development) Department. Warhola had this to say about the piece: "Yes it's one of my rare 'not in the mood' pieces, I think I was moving out of the city and was rushed, thus the slightly different style. [The painting] is oils and of course no one else used oils except me" (April 2016). The piece does feel 'off' and not one of Warhola's strongest offerings, but as mentioned, he was moving out of NYC physically, and possibly, mentally checking out of GPK. Mark Newgarden, one of the art directors for the set, mentioned no dates were located of when this piece was planned or completed but "the sketch notes call for a few of the coils and food splashes, but James really went overboard here. I'm guessing that 'Yes', it probably sat around for quite awhile."



13. For The Lay-Out of the GPK set, Tom Bunk completed the artwork for the first half of the set, cards 541-553, James Warhola completed the middle artwork piece for card 554 and John Pound completed the remaining last half of the set, cards 555-580.





THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


V = VARIATION

#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
541a
ROCCO Socko (v)
Tom Bunk
John Pound : Richard McGuire
(puzzle / flick it!)
541a
ROCCO Socko (v)
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
541b
Destroyed BOYD (v)
Tom Bunk
John Pound : Richard McGuire
(puzzle / flick it!)
541b
Destroyed BOYD (v)
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
542a
Jugglin' JULIAN
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
542b
Up In The AARON
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
543a
Undersea LEE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
543b
Sailin' WAYLON
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
544a
Zipped KIP
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
544b
JACK Tracks
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
545a
ARTIE Party
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
545b
Driftin' CLIFTON
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
546a
Modern MARLISE
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
546b
Abstract ABBY
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
547a
Cuckoo CLARK
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
547b
Bile LYLE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
548a
WALT To Wall (v)
Tom Bunk
(checklist)
(checklist)
548a
WALT To Wall (v)
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
548b
Nailed NOEL (v)
Tom Bunk
(checklist)
(checklist)
548b
Nailed NOEL (v)
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
549a
SHANNON Cannon
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
549b
Bomb SHELLY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
550a
Violent VIOLA
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
550b
Sawin' SUSAN
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
551a
Rah Rah RONI
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
551b
Sis Boom BONNIE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
552a
Half WHIT
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
552b
Lead-Head NED
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
553a
Cold Sore LENORE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
553b
Kissy MISSY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
554a
RUFUS Refuse
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
554b
Cleaned Up PARKER
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
555a
Alien ED
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
555b
Phone HOMER
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
556a
Mothy MARTHA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
556b
Nailed NATALIE
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
557a
STU Brew
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
557b
Empty KEN
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
558a
HANS Off
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
558b
Numb NATE
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
559a
DWAYNE Stain
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
559b
Spilled GIL
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
560a
Lappin' LARRY : DOG DROOL IN BEER
John Pound : 14-13 (Rev.)
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
560b
Guzzlin' GUY : DOG DROOL IN BEER
John Pound : 14-13 (Rev.)
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
561a
MARSH Room
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
561b
TODD Stool
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
562a
Post No BILL (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
562a
Post No BILL (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
562b
Bulletin BORIS (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
562b
Bulletin BORIS (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
563a
Potato CHIP
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
563b
DICK Tater
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
564a
MILLIE Meter
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
564b
ASA Rule
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
565a
Easter BONNIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
565b
Hard-Boiled MEG
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
566a
Swarmin' ARMIN
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
566b
Infested LESTER
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
567a
Doomsday DOM : AMOK COMPUTER
John Pound : 14-8 (Rev.)
John Pound
(puzzle)
567b
A-Bomb TOM : AMOK COMPUTER
John Pound : 14-8 (Rev.)
John Pound
(puzzle)
568a
Glut TONY
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
568b
PHIL Swill
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
569a
Cut CURT
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
569b
Electric FANNY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
570a
AVA Shaver
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
570b
HOLLY Hormone
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
571a
Rubber ROBERT
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
571b
Inside OTTO
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
572a
Fake JAKE
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
572b
Sham SAM
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
573a
Snotwich SANDRA (v)
John Pound
John Pound : Richard McGuire
(puzzle / flick it!)
573a
Snotwich SANDRA (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
573b
HEDDA Spreader (v)
John Pound
John Pound : Richard McGuire
(puzzle / flick it!)
573b
HEDDA Spreader (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
574a
Shattered SHELL
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
574b
Fractured FRANK
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
575a
Brain Drain BRIAN
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
575b
Pick A WINNIE
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
576a
Croaked KAYE
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
576b
Sporty MORTY
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
577a
Sown SONYA
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
577b
Stitchin' TYNE
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
578a
Dial-A-TWYLA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
578b
Phone BELLA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
579a
JUDD Cud
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
579b
Spearmint MINDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk : Richard McGuire
Jay Lynch
580a
Burnt-Out BRETT
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
580b
BURNE Toast
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK

88 Total Cards = 80 Cards + 8 Variations