RELEASE PERIOD : JUNE 1987
     

The four print runs of the 9th Series Garbage Pail Kids set (a/k/a OS9 GPK; Original Series) are very similar. However, one of the print runs can be found with card 355b Semi COLIN with or without a card number. The black dye is completely absent in the corner where the number was present and is very faded in the GPK header, including the '®' (registered trademark) symbol on the right hand side. The first print run contains card 355b with a card number and the '25¢ CHEAP' logo on the wrapper. The second print run contains card 355b with and without a card number and the 'ALL NEW' logo on the wrapper. Because of this printing error, this is the rarest and most expensive card in the GPK collection to date for the Original Series. The third print run contains card 355b with a card number and the '25¢ CHEAP' logo on the wrapper. The fourth print run contains card 355b with a card number and the 'ALL NEW' logo on the wrapper. In the past, any series manufactured in Canada was always a last print run for that given series (ie: for the OS3, OS4 and OS5), but it is the first two print runs for the 9th Series. As the OS8 GPK set was being produced in the U.S., after the OAA court case, the OS9 set was being started in Canada, to complete both series for release considering any finished artwork of GPK could still be released before Topps had to make future releases have the character's appearcance look less like the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.

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


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88 CARD SET : 88 CARDS + 0 VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS : NONE
89 CARD SET : 88 CARDS + 1 ERROR (CARD NUMBER)












DISPLAY BOX — 2 VARIATIONS : CODE 1-490-40-02-7 + 1-490-40-04-7 CANADA
MAIN + SIDE ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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WRAPPER #1 — 3 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-03-7 : 25¢ CHEAP
NOTE: T-SHIRT, SWEATSHIRT OFFER or GPK MOVIE AD : CANADA
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #2 — 3 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-04-7 : ALL NEW
NOTE: T-SHIRT, SWEATSHIRT OFFER or GPK MOVIE AD : CANADA
NOTE: SEMI COLIN WITH OR WITHOUT A CARD NUMBER

RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #3 — 3 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-05-7 : 25¢ CHEAP
NOTE: T-SHIRT, SWEATSHIRT OFFER or GPK MOVIE AD : U.S.
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER

WRAPPER #4 — 3 VARIATIONS : CODE 0-490-21-06-7 : ALL NEW
NOTE: T-SHIRT, SWEATSHIRT OFFER or GPK MOVIE AD : U.S.
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER


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DEALER AD POSTER 10 x 14 : CODE 4-490-08-03-7
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 OS9 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 4-490-05-0?-7

CASE BOX 24/48 ct. : PRODUCT #490-9
CODE ? : UPC 0-41116-09490-3













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1. The second Garbage Pail Kids set with NO reverse card back Variations.


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2. The last series to showcase the Garbage Pail Kids in the Cabbage Patch Kids style. It is interesting to note that the last two GPK characters of the set, painted my James Warhola and John Pound, are both 'hung up', as-in retiring, and are the last twins to have an extreme cloth doll appearance before the OS10 set: cards 377a Closet CLYDE and 377b Hooked HOWIE,up on a hook and in the closet, and cards 378a Empty EMMY and 378b Ragged AGGIE up on a nail in a garage, completely soiled.


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3. The only Garbage Pail Kids wrapper with an 'ALL NEW' logo in place of the '25¢ CHEAP' star. Also, the only series with a wrapper that always displays a star logo.


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4. The first set with a major printing press mistake; card 355b Semi COLIN found with a card number for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th print runs or without a card number for the 2nd print run only. Notice the absence of black ink from the border around the GPK header and the '®' registered trademark symbol.


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5. The GPK set has two cards with the same First Name; cards 343b AL Catraz and 367a Dent AL.


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6. The completed Puzzles for the OS9 set is sequential with the OS8 set which contained puzzle 'H'. The puzzles continue to contain 21 pieces and the series is back to having two puzzles like the OS2, OS3 and OS5 GPK sets for card characters 369a Scalped RALPH and 369b Bone-Head FRED for red border puzzle 'I' and 375a Trap DORA and 375b Rear View MYRA for blue border puzzle 'J'.


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7. The only GPK set to have a Checklist with an incorrect nomenclature; card 345b Soggy DOGGIE instead of 345b Soggy OGGIE.


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8. The first Garbage Pail Kids set to mention 'The Garbage Gang' logo on the card backs and on the Dealer Ad Poster. The comic title contains the TGG™ trademark symbol, much like the Garbage Pail Kids logo for the OS1 set.


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9. The fifth set to contain cards with the GPK Acronym found within the artwork. The GPK acronym found on the 'PlayToy' magazine of cards 352a HERMAN Hormone and 352b Turned-On RON, on the knife handle of cards 358a MAC The Knife and 358b WADE Blade, on the dog food can of cards 362a DOUG Food and 362b NICK Yick and on the sidewalk of cards 370a Cementin' QUENTIN and 370b Minus HANS — seen completely in the 'Artwork Gallery' section.


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10. The first OS Garbage Pail Kids sets with no PEEL HERE arrow for cards 373a DESI Island and 373b Marooned MAUREEN.


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11. The only set to have the same character on both the top and sides of the Display Box; sets OS1 thru OS8 and OS10 thru OS16 have two two different characters for the box images, and sometimes a third character for the wrapper image.


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12. The only set to have a green Garbage Pail Kids Header on the box packaging; the wrapper has a blue GPK logo — seen above in 'Production' section.


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13. This Garbage Pail Kids set contains the light blue Nameplate; but not the light pink nameplate.










ANNOTATED NAMES

Explanatory Notations and Definitions of the GPK Nomenclature


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1. 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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2. The unpublished Poster sketch artwork and poster layout from 1987 as sold on eBay via The Topps Vault. The final artwork pictured above would have been used for the poster and packaging for the OS9 Series GPK release. The OS9 set may have introduced the new The Garbage Gang title in case the Garbage Pail Kids logo could no longer be used after the lawsuit; the OS8 and OS9 sets were in production prior to the lawsuit coming to a close during the OS7 release.


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3. In the summer of 1987, the Garbage Pail Kids Movie was released to extremely poor reviews. Shot on a small budget, a union strike mid-production and with a poor story line the movie was set to bomb prior to it eventually becoming a cult classic. The GPK characters themselves, seven in all, were very odd looking; due to the lawsuit, the characters could not have a CPK-like appearance. The international name for the movie was The Garbage Gang as seen on the collector's magazine pictured below. A VHS format was released for consumer home viewing along with the competing Betamax version (unsure if it made it on Laserdisc). The MGM movie was released on DVD for the first time in the Fall of 2005, and re-packaged for a Canadian release in the Fall of 2012. In December of 2015, the Shout Factory released the movie in hi-definition on Blu-ray format containing newly created key artwork by Nathan Thomas Milliner with a reversible cover containing the original VHS and theatrical poster key art painted by Craig Nelson — who also painted movie portraits for The Monster Squad, Homeward Bound, Slapshot, Police Academy 4, et cerera.


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4. Atlantic Releasing Corporation printed off 'special collectors edition' Movie Postcards that measure 4x6 during the Garbage Pail Kids and The Garbage Gang movie release; a character card was most likely printed for each of the seven characters in the movie, but for four of them for sure: NAT Nerd, VALERIE Vomit, Foul PHIL, ALI Gator, Greaser GREG, MESSY Tessie and Windy WINSTON. Paramount Pictures also sent out a GPK Movie flyer promoting sales for the beta and VHS versions of the movie for rentals with the backside giving a breakdown of 'selling tips' and 'in-store promotional ideas' for displays and giveaways; click the sheet back image for a larger view.


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5. Artist and writer Jay Lynch completed the gags for the 'Would We Lie To You?' card back comics finishing the color roughs as well as the final artwork. Gary Whitney assisted Lynch with inking and lettering on the card backs. Lynch also submitted gag roughs for the card fronts.


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6. Pictured below are two of artist Tom Bunk's early GPK color roughs that were finished in 1987 with the character for cards 347a Dam DAN and 347b MIKE Dike sporting a different, traditional female Dutch outfit and the character for cards 352a HERMAN Hormone and 352b Turned-On RON posing in a different position with the dirty magazine reading 'Play Trash' instead of 'Playtoy' — a name parody of 'Playboy'. Also pictured below is the pencil rough for cards 343a Con VIC and 343b AL Catraz based off of a concept by Jay Lynch who titled the work 'Jailhouse RICK' — meaning jailhouse rock.


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7. The following two Reworked GPK were completed in 1987 by Tom Bunk and are early idea color roughs for cards 359a Kerosene KERRY and 359b Blazin' BLAKE where the burnt edges were removed for the final image and cards 373a DESI Island and 373b Marooned MAUREEN taken over and painted by James Warhola where the palm tree was removed, paper added to the floor, pictures added to the cistern lid and the tile color changed.


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8. Artist Tom Bunk had drastically different Color Rough artwork renditions for several of his OS9 GPK characters. The character for cards 341a Juicy BRUCE and 341b Fruity RUDY was a lemon instead of an orange being pressed by a woman's hand and the background and tabletop color combinations were completely changed. The character for cards 349a Polluted PERCY and 349b Barnacle BILL stayed relatively the same but sporting a nautical outfit, more dead fish were added to the fishbowl and the background color changed for the final artwork.


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9. The John Pound color rough for cards 375a Trap DORA and 375b Rear View MYRA eventually was picked as one of the OS9 GPK puzzles, as seen in the uncut sheet further below. Since very few un-revised artwork pieces by Pound original thumbnail sketches are 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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10. Artist James Warhola completed the first final artwork piece for cards 346a Peeled PAUL and 346b Skin LES prior to the art director at Topps having John Pound paint a different, alternate version for the printed card. Per Mark Newgarden: "The consensus was, it just wasn't working. Compare it to John's and you can see why. Definitely a tough concept to solve. Even John's doesn't read if silhouetted. What's unusual is that we went this far and then started all over again with another artist." In previous sets, John Pound's tight pencil or final artwork was used for new GPK artists coming on board to mimic; this was a reversal, bringing in Pound to solve the concept. Newgarden has the number '14' circled on the artwork -- possibly for the fourteenth final artwork piece turned in for the OS9 set and the artist's initials circled 'JW' along with several potential card names including; Raw RON, CURT Shirt, Inside OTTO and Peeled PAYNE. Without the closet of skins in the background and nomenclature the concept wouldn't read with Warhola's finished product; the character is simply removing an 'outfit'. Compared to Pound's piece, with better footing and hand placement, John adds another layer of humor by making the character accidentally tearing his 'outfit' while removing it, thus, putting that closet of skins to good use.


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11. The character for cards 356a Momma MIA and 356b Electric SHARI also had 'MICHELLE Shocked' as potential GPK Nomenclature. The name comes from the music singer of the same name who became popular in the late 1980's.


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12. The front and back Uncut Sheet images for the OS9 GPK set as auctioned off of eBay through the Topps Vault in the Summer of 2006.


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13. GPK Flowcharts were created for the later GPK sets which showed the art director how the progress of the new set was going. It displayed what each 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 OS9 set contained the following gags which either replaced denied concept pieces within the series, were saved for a later sets or never saw the light of day: rolling dough (OS9), hot air balloons (OS9), piggy bank, hanging on coat hook (OS9), fat girl with girdle - eyes and zits popping (OS10), shark out of sink biting hand with toothpaste, generic Eric - UPC (TCT), filmstrip, manequin, lightbulb (OS15), middle finger (unpublished), kid in jar (unpublished), butterfly pinned (OS14), VC Artie - VCR (OS15).









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


E = ERROR


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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
335a
Cute TIPPI
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
335b
Waxy WENDY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
336a
Laser RAY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
336b
Sizzlin' SID
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
337a
Early BERT
TOM Bunk
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
337b
Rotten ROBIN
TOM Bunk
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
338a
See-SAWYER
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
338b
Teeter TODD
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
339a
Snot Rope HOPE
TOM Bunk
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
339b
Drippy DEBBIE
TOM Bunk
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
340a
Half-Baked BETTY
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
340b
Rollin' ROLANDA
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
341a
Juicy BRUCE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
341b
Fruity RUDY
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
342a
JIM Equipment
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
342b
BUDDY Builder
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
343a
Con VIC
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
343b
AL Catraz
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
344a
PERRY Chute
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
344b
Rip CORD
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
345a
CYRIL Bowl
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
345b
Soggy OGGIE
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
346a
Peeled PAUL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
346b
Skin LES
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
347a
Dam DAN
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
347b
MIKE Dike
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
348a
Plane JANE
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
348b
WOODY Shop
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
349a
Polluted PERCY
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
349b
Barnacle BILL
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
350a
MISTY Suds
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
350b
AMELIA Airhead
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
351a
CHERYL Peril
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
351b
Deflatin' NATHAN
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
352a
HERMAN Hormone
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
352b
Turned-On RON
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
353a
Bazooka JOANNE : BIG BUBBLE BURST
JOHN Pound : 9-JP-17 (Rev.)
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
353b
Bubbly BABS : BIG BUBBLE BURST
JOHN Pound : 9-JP-17 (Rev.)
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
354a
CLARK Shark
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
354b
MANNY Eater
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
355a
Beasty BOYD
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
355b
Semi COLIN : E
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
355b
Semi COLIN : E
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
356a
Momma MIA
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
356b
Electric SHARI
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
357a
3-DEE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
357b
Blurry BLAIR
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
358a
MAC The Knife
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
358b
WADE Blade
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
359a
Kerosene KERRY
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
359b
Blazin' BLAKE
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
360a
MARCUS Mucus
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
360b
Gun BERYL
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
361a
Diced BRICE
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
361b
Chopped CHET
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
362a
DOUG Food
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
362b
NICK Yick
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
363a
Slidin' SLOAN
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
363b
Flamin' DAMON
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
364a
Sticky RICKY
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
364b
Gooey LOUIE
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
365a
Shrap NELL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
365b
HANNA Granade
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
366a
Low-Life LOLA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
366b
SIS Pool
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
367a
Dent AL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
367b
Fluoride IDA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
368a
NAT Splat
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
368b
Jugglin' JUD
TOM Bunk
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
369a
Scalped RALPH
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
369b
Bone-Head FRED
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
370a
Cementin' QUENTIN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
370b
Minus HANS
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
371a
Grippin' GRIFFIN
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
371b
REN Wrench
TOM Bunk
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
372a
JACK Frost
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
372b
Window PAYNE
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
373a
DESI Island
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
373b
Marooned MAUREEN
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
374a
Swiss KRIS
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
374b
Cheesy CHANDRA
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
375a
Trap DORA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
375b
Rear View MYRA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
376a
Retchin' GRETCHEN
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
376b
ill JILL
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
377a
Closet CLYDE
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
377b
Hooked Howie
JAMES Warhola
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
378a
Empty EMMY
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
378b
Ragged AGGIE
JOHN Pound
JAY Lynch
JAY Lynch
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
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