RELEASE PERIOD : NOVEMBER 1986
  

The print runs of the 6th Series Garbage Pail Kids (a/k/a OS6 GPK; Original Series) are exactly the same except for their wrappers. There are no card variations within the set and the is the first GPK set with 44 different character images that fills the whole sheet with no repeats. The first print run wrapper has the 25¢ logo with a yellow star within the yellow moon background; the 25¢ logo is changed to a white star, so it would stand out against the background, at some point during the print run and contains the -09- wrapper code. The second print run, possibly intended for hobby stores, has a wrapper without the 25¢ logo and contains the -10- wrapper code.

ARTISTS : JOHN POUND, TOM BUNK, JAMES WARHOLA & JAY LYNCH
WRITERS : MARK NEWGARDEN & ART SPIEGELMAN


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88 CARD SET : 88 BASE + 0 VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS : NONE












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


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WRAPPER #1 — 4 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-09-6 : YELLOW OR WHITE '25¢ CHEAP' STAR
NOTE: T-SHIRT or SWEATSHIRT OFFER VARIATION
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #2 — 2 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-10-6 : NO '25¢ CHEAP' STAR
NOTE: T-SHIRT or SWEATSHIRT OFFER VARIATION
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER AD POSTER 10 x 14 : CODE 4-490-08-03-6
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER ORDER SHEET 8 x 11 : CODE 4-999-40-01-6
FEBRUARY 1986 — GREEN SHEET : PRODUCT # 494; OS1
NOTE : NO SPECIFIC OS6 SELL SHEET KNOWN
OS1 BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND

WHOLESALER ORDER SHEET 8 x 11 (NO DEAL CODE)
WRAPPER OFFER — BAZOOKA : OS3 THRU OS9
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK


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UNCUT SHEET
CODE 4-490-05-04-6 — 'GPK HISTORY' SECTION

CASE BOX 24/48 ct. : PRODUCT #490-6
CODE ? : UPC 0-41116-06490-6





























1. The only GPK wrapper to have a '25¢ CHEAP' star color change; in the first print run the '25¢ CHEAP' star is yellow as part of the background and then changed to a white '25¢ CHEAP' star logo to have the price stand out. After five previous wrappers having a yellow explosion background, this is the first of three with a new yellow, circle moon-shaped backdrop.


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2. The completed Puzzle for the OS6 is sequential with the OS5 set which contained puzzles 'D' and 'E'. The puzzles continue to contain 21 pieces and the set is back to having just one puzzle like the OS4 set for card characters 250a Newly-Dead ED and 250b Dyna MIKE for puzzle 'F'.


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3. The second set with a light pink Nameplate; the set contains a dark blue, dark pink, yellow, red and light pink nameplate ... no light blue nameplate in this release.


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4. The series has two cards with the Same First Name; cards 208b Teed-Off TOM and 218a TOM Thumb.


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5. The only series with an object as the Nameplate; cards 210a Intense PAYNE and 210b First ADA contains a Band-Aid as the unprecedented nameplate. The Band-Aid is part of the final artwork and, as seen on Pound's pencil art, was part of the original tight pencil as well; the only thing removed was the creased forehead wrinkle.


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6. The first set not to depict ADAM Bomb on the Wrapper or box front but instead a different OS1 Kid; the character for cards 14a Potty SCOTTY and 14b JASON Basin, seen above within Product Overview section.


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7. The character nomenclature is printed with the first name 'Todd' on the Nameplate in bold but the font is smaller than the large in size word 'totaled' for card 237a Totaled TODD.


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8. The first set to have a card showcasing Nomenclature from previous releases; cards 246a JOHN John and 246b Flushing FLOYD that pay tribute to two older GPK characters whose names are written on the bathroom wall. The OS3 character 220b Jelly KELLY with a hand print above her name and the OS1 character 14a Potty SCOTTY with the words 'Wuz Here' below his name, whom coincidentally finds himself on the packaging for this release.


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9. The only veritical or horizontal card with the 'PEEL HERE' arrow in a different corner for cards 241a Old GLORIA and 241b JOSE Can You See; the arrow is placed in the lower right hand corner as to not interfere with the artwork or die-cut. The 'PEEL HERE' arrow has been switched from facing the right direction to facing the left direction.


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10. The unused Nomenclature that artist John Pound had suggested on the tight pencil artwork for cards 240a Radar RAY and 240b EVE Droppin' was the name 'ERIC Canal'.


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11. The third set to have an image showcasing Card Characters from previous releases; card images for 248a HECTOR Collector and 248b G.P. KAY pay tribute to several older GPK card images whose stickers are stuck to the character's body. The following card images listed top to bottom: OS2 45a Leaky LINDSAY and 45b Messy TESSIE; OS4 132a Bony TONY and 132b Unzipped ZACK (?); OS1 28a Oozy SUZY and 28b Meltin' MELISSA; OS2 51a RUSSELL Muscle and 51b BRETT Sweat; OS2 66a MATT Ratt and 66b RACHEL Rodent; OS3 103a Wriggley RENE and 103b Curly CARLA (?); OS2 77a Ghastly ASHLEY and 77b Acne AMY; OS1 40a Unstitched MITCH and 40b Damaged DON and OS1 19a Corroded CARL and 19b Crater CHRIS.


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12. The only set with a Wrapper that does not have the UPC bar code in a white box.


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13. The GPK set contains ten Horizontal cards, one of the greatest number for any release, one-quarter of the set.


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14. The first GPK series with no reverse card back Variations.




























1. The Original final artwork piece for cards 248a HECTOR Collector and 248b G.P. KAY was completed by John Pound. The character was completed before the OS6 release and intended for the OS5 release, but was later tested out on newcomer artist James Warhola. Unlike the rendition completed by Warhola, with nine noticeable GPK card characters, there are no distinguishable GPK images from the previous sets that can be found on Pound's artwork containing a total of sixteen stickers. 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.


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2. 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 almost the same naming as the OS printed card; 214a Off-Color CLARA, and anagram of CARLA. Although still a paint-by-number theme, the two pieces are very different aesthetically.


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3. This OS6 Wrapper concept artwork was created for the release by Tom Bunk who rendered all the wrapper artwork for the sixteen original GPK sets. This wrapper concept mock-up is a tight line-drawing of John Pound's OS1 character featured on cards 14a Potty SCOTTY and 14b JASON Basin. Besides the new wrapper mascot the other big change is the 'ALL NEW' series announcement box replacing the jagged half-circle. The Topps changes position and a large, yellow, full moon-shaped backdrop added for the final wrapper image.


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4. The image from the GPK Poster set #18 BUSTED!, painted by artist John Pound, is used for the OS5 through OS8 retail ad posters with an enlarged, straight GPK banner at the bottom. The original poster contains a much smaller GPK banner. The 'NEW' yellow color of the OS5 retail poster seen within the 'Product' section has been changed to pink for the OS6 retail poster.



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5. The poster image can also be found as card #14 BUSTED! from the Giant GPK card set with the original curved GPK header rather than the straight GPK banner at the bottom. In both the posters and card, along with various award and license card backs, there are several OS1 and OS2 characters found throughout the image. As can be discerned from L-R from the 'SCHOOL' sign to the ground: 45a Leaky Lindsay and 45b Messy TESSIE, 27a Brainy JANIE and 27b JENNY Genius, 49a Double Heather, 49b Schizo FRAN/FRAN FRAN, 30a New Wave DAVE and 30b Graffiti PETEY, 8a ADAM Bomb and 8b Blasted BILLY, 73a Gorgeous GEORGE and 73b Dollar BILL, 3a Up CHUCK and 3b Heavin' STEVEN, 83a Ugh LEE and 83b Sumo SID, 77a Ghastley ASHLEY and 77b Acne AMY, 54a Fryin' RYAN and 54b Charred CHAD, 79a Sewer SUE and 79b MICHELLE Muck, 74a MARK Bark and 74b Kennel KENNY, 57a TOMMY Gun and 57b Dead FRED, 67a Phony LISA and 67b MONA Loser, 43a Smelly KELLY and 43b DOUG Plug, 44a SY CLOPS and 44b One-Eyed JACK, 66a MATT Ratt and 66b RACHEL Rodent, 62a Greaser GREG and 62b CHRIS Hiss, 5a Dead TED and 5b JAY Decay, 65a Shrunken ED and 65b Cheeky CHARLES, 42a PATTY Putty and 42b Muggin' MEGAN, 18a Cranky FRANKIE and 18b Bad BRAD, 75a Off-The-Wall PAUL and 75b ZACH Plaque, 46a Rappin' RON and 46b RAY Gun, 4a Fryin' BRIAN and 4b Electric BILL, 39a Buggy BETTY and 39b Green JEAN, 41a Mean GENE and 41b Joltin' JOE, and 40a Unstitched MITCH and 40b Damaged DON.


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6. Pictured below is an Unpublished painting finished by artist John Pound titled PIZZA FACE, a concept was considered for the OS2 set and intended for the OS6 GPK set. The image was the fifth painting (6-5 R) completed by Pound for the OS6 set but was used within the GPK Poster set as #7 Eat My Face!, Garbage Pail Kids instead. The piece was later used placed into the OS16 unpublished set for cards 639a GUY Pie and 639b Pepperoni Toni to replace a rejected piece of artwork. The character was finally published in 2003 for the ANS1 as cards 9a Cheesy CHARLIE and 9b Pizza Face CHASE; notice the four fingers instead of three fingers of later OS sets. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork the pizza-face was originally conceptualized 'in (a) pizza pan' and was initially drawn that way.



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7. The artwork for cards 233a WES Mess and 233b Trash-Can KEN, painted by James Warhola, was based off of the Vertumnus piece created by Giuseppe Arcimboldo in 1590. Per Roman mythology, Vertumnus is the God of seasons, gardens, plant growth, fruit trees, etc. The Vertumnus painting itself was based on the Holy Roman Emperor (1576 - 1612) Rudolf II whom greatly appreciated the piece.


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8. Uncut OS6 Garbage Pail Kids Sheets were auctioned off of eBay through the Topps Vault in the Summer of 2006. Pictured is the front and back image for the OS6 GPK set uncut sheet which shows a section of 44 cards with no variations. Sheet production code # 4-490-05-04-6.


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9. The OS6 reverse comic artwork on the card backs were completed By artist Jay Lynch. The comics were a Topps spoof on themselves poking fun at their own popular Bazooka Joe comics that came wrapped in the Bazooka gum product. Jay Lynch finished both the art roughs and the final artwork for the comic backs. The print on the card backs were written by Mark Newgarden and Art Spiegelman.


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10. Large GPK Flowcharts were created for the series after the OS4 set which showed Mark Newgarden, the GPK editor how the work of the new set was going. It displayeed what artist was working on which concept piece and the stage in which the painting had been completed. Often, 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 OS6 contained the following ideas which either replaced denied concept pieces by Arthur Shorin within the set, were saved for a later series or never saw the light of day: kid as flag (6th), kid as welcome mat (6th), matchbook kid (12th), in water cooloer (6th), kangaroo (unpublished), cheerleader coming apart, squeezed face (8th), pumping self with bike-pump (8th), blowing bubblegum (9th), pilgrim in stocking, MadMax, trashcan belly (6th), exploding head (6th), ventriloquist hand (6th), wrecked car (6th), skeleton flasher, butcher block (6th), Mr. Dirt (Mr. Clean parody), beetle (unpublished).


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11. During the Garbage Pail Kids card reproduction a Blue-Lines process is used (a.k.a. whiteprint) within the correction process of the set. It is a
contact printing process which accurately reproduces the original in size of artwork. Below is one blue-line proof card example as auctioned off on eBay
through the Topps Vault in 2006; card 241b JOSE Can You See. A blue-line print is not permanent and will fade if exposed to light for weeks or months.











THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION




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NAME
+ CONCEPT TITLE
ARTIST
FRONT + ORDER CREATED (JP)
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
207a
Over FLO : DIAPER'S-FULL + LEAKY
JOHN Pound : 6-A
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
207b
Moist JOYCE : DIAPER'S-FULL + LEAKY
JOHN Pound : 6-A
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
208a
JOEL Hole : GOLFER, EYEBALL
JOHN Pound : 6-6
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
208b
Teed-Off TOM : GOLFER, EYEBALL
JOHN Pound : 6-6
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
209a
Whacked-Up WALLY : PADDLE-BALL / HEAD
JOHN Pound : 6-(X3) (R)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
209b
Paddlin' MADELINE : PADDLE-BALL / HEAD
JOHN Pound : 6-(X3) (R)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
210a
Intense PAYNE : PULLING OFF BIG BAND-AID
JOHN Pound : 6-32
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
210b
First ADA : PULLING OFF BIG BAND-AID
JOHN Pound : 6-32
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
211a
See More SEYMOUR : PANTS DOWN -
JOHN Pound : 6-X7 (R)
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
211b
Coy ROY : SKELETON LEGS -
JOHN Pound : 6-X7 (R)
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
212a
Upliftin' CLIFTON
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
212b
Air-Head JED
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
213a
OTTO Whack
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
213b
ELLIOT Mess
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
214a
Off-Color CLARA
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
214b
Brushed-Off BRENDA
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
215a
Gnawing NORA
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
215b
Nervous NELLIE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
216a
Tiny TIM
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
216b
Small SAUL
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
217a
Trashy TRUDY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
217b
ROSE Dispose
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
218a
TOM Thumb
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
218b
BRIDGET Digit
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
219a
GEORGE Washingdone
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
219b
Pressed PRESTON
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
220a
JOAN Clone
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
220b
Warty WARD
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
221a
Cracked CRYSTAL : BREAKIN' GLASS GPK
JOHN Pound : 6-22 (R)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
221b
Shrill JILL : BREAKIN' GLASS GPK
JOHN Pound : 6-22 (R)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
222a
TROY Toy : "SLINKY" GPK
JOHN Pound : 6-D
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
222b
Loose SPRING : "SLINKY" GPK
JOHN Pound : 6-D
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
223a
Lolly POPPY
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
223b
LILY Popped
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
224a
MONTE Zuma : PAGAN IDOL
JOHN Pound : 6-44
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
224b
Pagan MEGAN : PAGAN IDOL
JOHN Pound : 6-44
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
225a
Nasal HAZEL : NOSTRIL HAIRS
JOHN Pound : 6-43 (R)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
225b
Snotty LOTTIE : NOSTRIL HAIRS
JOHN Pound : 6-43 (R)
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
226a
Pierced PEARL
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
226b
Cheap JEWEL
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
227a
BEA Sting
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
227b
Screaming MIMI
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
228a
CASPER Gasper : GPK IN WATER COOLER
JOHN Pound : 6-(X2) (R)
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
228b
Uncool CARL : GPK IN WATER COOLER
JOHN Pound : 6-(X2) (R)
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
229a
CLAIRE Stare
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
229b
Bloodshot SCOTT
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
230a
MANUEL Labor
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
230b
Handy ANDY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
231a
ASHLEY Tray
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
231b
BERNIE Burns
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
232a
PAM Ham
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
232b
COLE Cut
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
233a
WES Mess
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
233b
Trash-Can KEN
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
234a
HARRY Canary
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
234b
BURT Cage
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
235a
Ugly HANS
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
235b
JAN Hand
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
236a
TRINA Cleaner
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
236b
Suckin' SYBIL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
237a
Totaled TODD
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
237b
Towin' OWEN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
238a
MARC Spark : JULY 4TH - FIREWORKS
JOHN Pound : 6-2
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
238b
CHERRY Bomb : JULY 4TH - FIREWORKS
JOHN Pound : 6-2
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
239a
JERRY Atric
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
239b
ABRAHAM Wrinklin'
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
240a
Radar RAY : GIANT EARS
John Pound : 6-4
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
240b
EVE Droppin' : GIANT EARS
John Pound : 6-4
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
241a
Old GLORIA
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
241b
JOSE Can You See
JAMES Warhola
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
242a
Clean MAUREEN
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
242b
Dryin' RYAN
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
243a
LEE Tree
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
243b
Sherwood FOREST
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
244a
Welcome MATT
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
244b
Muddy MAUD
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
245a
Shish K. BOB
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
245b
BARBIE Q.
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
MARK Newgarden : ART Spiegelman
246a
JOHN John
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
246b
Flushing FLOYD
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
247a
RUSTY Heap
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
247b
Rustin' JUSTIN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
248a
HECTOR Collector : KID PEELING STICKER
JAMES Warhola / Pound : 5-37 R
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
248b
G.P. KAY : KID PEELING STICKER
JAMES Warhola / Pound : 5-37 R
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
249a
Many LENNY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
249b
Lotta CARLOTTA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
250a
Newly-Dead ED : EXPLODING HEAD
JOHN Pound : 6-X8
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
250b
Dyna MIKE : EXPLODING HEAD
JOHN Pound : 6-X8
JOHN Pound
NA: PUZZLE
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
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