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¢ 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¢ 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 3rd, 4th and 5th Series), but it is the first two print runs for the 9th Series. As the 8th Series GPK was being produced in the U.S., after the OAA court case, the 9th Series was being started in Canada, to complete both series for release since any finished artwork of GPK could still be released before Topps had to make future releases look less like the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.











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



BOX

2 VARIATIONS (CODE 1-490-40-02-7; CODE 1-490-40-7 : CANADA)
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAME
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WRAPPERS

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



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

RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



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



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


RETAIL AD POSTER


10 x 14 POSTER (CODE 4-490-08-03-7)
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



DEALER ORDER SHEET

8 x 11 RED SHEET (CODE 4-999-40-04-7; PRODUCT # 490) APRIL 1987
NOTE : NO SPECIFIC 9TH SERIES SELL SHEET KNOWN
OS1 BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND


WHOLESALER SELL SHEET

8 x 11 BAZOOKA SHEET (NO CODE) SAME AS OS3 THRU OS9 WRAPPER OFFER
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK



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


CASE BOX
24/48 ct. (PRODUCT #490-9)
 








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

2.
The last series to Display 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", like retiring, and are the last twins to have the cloth doll appearance before the 10th Series set: cards 377a Closet CLYDE and 377b Hooked HOWIE up on a hook in the closet and cards 378a Empty EMMY and 378b Ragged AGGIE up on a nail (in a garage).



3.
The only wrapper with an 'ALL NEW' Logo in place of the 25¢ star. Also, the only series with a wrapper that always has a star logo.

4. The first set with a major Printing press Mistake. Card 355b Semi COLIN found with a card number (first, second, third or fourth print run) or without a card number (second print run only). Notice black ink absent from the border around the GPK header and the '®' registered trademark symbol.


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


6. The Completed Puzzles for the 9th Series is sequential with the 8th Series set which contained puzzle 'H'. The puzzles continue to contain 21 pieces and is back to having two puzzles like the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Series sets for card characters 369a Scalped RALPH and 369b Bone-Head FRED for puzzle 'I' and 375a Trap DORA and 375b Rear View MYRA for puzzle 'J'.


7. The only GPK set to have a Checklist With an Incorrect Name; card 345b Soggy DOGGIE instead of 345b Soggy OGGIE.

8. The first Garbage Pail Kids set to mention 'The Garbage Gang' Logo on the card backs. The comic title contains the TGG™ trademark symbol, much like the Garbage Pail Kids logo for the 1st Series set; including on the Retail Ad Poster.


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, the acronym found on the knife handle of cards 358a MAC The Knife and 358b WADE Blade, t he GPK acronym found on the dog food can of cards 362a DOUG Food and 362b NICK Yick and the GPK acronym found on the sidewalk of cards 370a Cementin' QUENTIN and 370b Minus HANS (seen completely in the Artwork Gallery section above).

10. A first for the U.S. Garbage Pail Kids sets; the set has a set of twin cards with No PEEL HERE Arrow; cards 373a DESI Island and 373b Marooned MAUREEN.


11.
The only series to have the same character on both the top and sides of the Display Box; sets 1 thru 8 and 10 thru 16 have two two different Characters for the box images, and sometimes a third character for the wrapper image.

12. The only GPK set to have a Green Garbage Pail Kids Logo on the box. The wrapper has a blue GPK logo; pictured above in Product Overview.

13. This Garbage Pail Kids set contains the Light Blue Name Bar; but not the light pink name bar.








ANNOTATED NAMES

Explanatory Notations and Definitions
of the GPK Names



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1
. Tom Bunk's potentially 9th and 10th Series Unpublished Box artwork. The artwork was completed before the new model sheets came into affect but ended up not being used for either the 9th or 10th series GPK sets. The characters still have the Cabbage Patch look with a very, violent last depiction of the pre-lawsuit Garbage Pail Kids. The 10th series design was eventually changed because of the new look that the Kids took on. The cards later released in the U.K. and internationally were translated to 'The Garbage Gang'; the new title can be found on the backs of the 9th series cards and the retail ad posters. Below are two different sketch designs, one with the Cabbage Patch Kid head being chopped off wth two 10th Series box artwork color concepts; the other without the CPK head being chopped off and the final artwork.



2. The 9th Series 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 9th Series GPK release. The 9th Series set may have introduced the Garbage Gang in case the Garbage Pail Kids title could no longer be used after the lawsuit; the 8th and 9th Series sets were in production prior to the lawsuit coming to a close during the 7th Series release.


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 before it became a cult classic. The GPK characters themselves, seven in all, were very odd looking; due to the lawsuit, the characters could not even look like GPK characters. 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 (not sure if it made it on Laserdisc). The MGM movie was released on DVD for the first time in the Fall of 2005, and repackaged 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.



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: 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 picture for a larger image.


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5. Artist and writer Jay Lynch Completed the gags for the 'Would We Lie To You?' Comic Backs finishing the color roughs as well as the final art. Gary Whitney assisted Lynch with inking and lettering the card backs. Lynch also submitted gag roughs for the card fronts.

6. Pictured below are two of 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 concept by Jay Lynch who titled the work Jailhouse RICK (= jailhouse rock).



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.


8. Artist Tom Bunk had drastically different Color Rough Renditions for several of his 9th Series GPK artwork. 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.


9. The John Pound Color Rough for cards 375a Trap DORA and 375b Rear View MYRA eventually was picked as one of the 9th Series GPK puzzles, as seen in the uncut sheet further below. 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).


10. Artist James Warhola completed the first Final artwork piece for cards 346a Peeled PAUL and 346b Skin LES prior to the NPD team 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 9th Series 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.


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

12. The front and back Uncut Sheet images for the 9th Series Garbage Pail Kids set as auctioned off of eBay through the Topps Vault in the Summer of 2006.


13. Flowcharts were created For the later GPK sets which showed the art director how the work 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. 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 9th series 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: rolling dough (9th), hot air balloons (9th), piggy bank, hanging on coat hook (9th), fat girl with girdle - eyes and zits popping (10th), shark out of sink biting hand with toothpaste, generic Eric - UPC (TCT), filmstrip, manequin, lightbulb (15th), middle finger (unpublished), kid in jar (unpublished), butterfly pinned (14th), VC Artie - VCR (15th).






THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


E = ERROR

#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
335a
Cute TIPPI
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
335b
Waxy WENDY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
336a
Laser RAY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
336b
Sizzlin' SID
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
337a
Early BERT
Tom Bunk
(checklist)
(checklist)
337b
Rotten ROBIN
Tom Bunk
(checklist)
(checklist)
338a
See-SAWYER
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
338b
Teeter TODD
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
339a
Snot Rope HOPE
Tom Bunk
(checklist)
(checklist)
339b
Drippy DEBBIE
Tom Bunk
(checklist)
(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
(puzzle)
342b
BUDDY Builder
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
344b
Rip CORD
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
345a
CYRIL Bowl
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
345b
Soggy OGGIE
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
346a
Peeled PAUL
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
346b
Skin LES
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
347a
Dam DAN
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
347b
MIKE Dike
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
348a
Plane JANE
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
348b
WOODY Shop
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
351b
Deflatin' NATHAN
James Warhola
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
354b
MANNY Eater
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
355a
Beasty BOYD
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
355b
Semi COLIN (e)
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
355b
Semi COLIN (e)
John Pound
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
357b
Blurry BLAIR
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
358a
MAC The Knife
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
358b
WADE Blade
John Pound
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
361b
Chopped CHET
James Warhola
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
363b
Flamin' DAMON
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
365b
HANNA Granade
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
366a
Low-Life LOLA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
366b
SIS Pool
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
367a
Dent AL
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
367b
Fluoride IDA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
368a
NAT Splat
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
368b
Jugglin' JUD
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
370b
Minus HANS
John Pound
John Pound
(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
(puzzle)
375b
Rear View MYRA
John Pound
John Pound
(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
#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK

89 Total Cards = 88 Cards + 1 Error Card