CHROME EDITION









RELEASE PERIOD : JULY 2014



The Chrome Series 2 GPK set was released in the summer of 2014 by Topps, Inc. and distributed in July of that year — six months after the 2014 Series 1 GPK set released in January of 2014 and eleven months after the last OS1 Chrome set that hit store shelves in August of 2013. The set mainly consists of a reprint of the 1985 OS2 GPK artwork by veteran GPK artist John Pound and Tom Bunk combined with chrome technology; no stickers or die-cuts in the set. The release also contains 'Returning' artwork pieces previously found in the Flashback sets by various artists. The overseeing art director is Colin Walton and the brand managers for GPK among other products are Jared Moran and Jordan Greenstein. For the first print run each pack, with a suggested retail price of $2.99, contains four cards on heavy card stock, three base card singles and a chance to come across a base card parallel: Refractor card (inserted 1:3 packs), a Prism Refractor (inserted 1:24), a SuperFractor (inserted 1:4,666), a Black Refractor card (1:7; Hobby box exclusive), a Gold Refractor(1:3; Hobby box exclusive), a Printing Plate (inserted 1:1,160), a GPK Redemption card (inserted 1:10,000; for uncut sheets, refractors, etc.), a Chrome Concept Sketch card (inserted 1:3), and a Artist Autograph Base Parallel card (inserted 1:305; approx. 2,200 in total). There are also rare C-Name short-print cards inserted 1:100 with no parallel chase cards.


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110 CARD SET : 84 BASE + 26 RETURNING CARDS
214 TOTAL SET : 84 BASE + 26 LOST + 82 SKETCH + 20 C-NAME
*NOT INCLUDING: PRINTING PLATES, PARALLELS, REFRACTORS, ETC.*


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MOCK-UP
BOX IMAGES












HOBBY BOX : PKG002353 : UPC 8-87521-02206-9 — 24 PACK, 'H' ON BOX, $72.99 SRP
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? — 24 PACK / 8 BOX
WRAPPER : PKG002343 : UPC 8-87521-02205-2 — 'H' ON BOX, $2.99 SRP
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND — WRAPPER ARTWORK : TOM BUNK


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RETAIL BOX : PKG000932 : UPC 8-87521-00512-3 '24 PACK', ONLINE
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? 24 PACK / 8 BOX
FOIL WRAPPER : PKG000928 : UPC 8-87521-00511-6
$2.99 SRP
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND — WRAPPER ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
 
RETAIL BOX : PKG00? : UPC 8-87521-? '24 PACK'; $72.99 SRP
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? — 24 PACK / 8 BOX
FOIL WRAPPER : PKG002344 : UPC 8-87521-? — $2.99 SRP
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND — WRAPPER ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
BOX : PKG002356 : UPC 8-87521-02209-0 — '16 PACK'; $48.99 SRP
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC — 24 PACK / 8 BOX
FOIL WRAPPER : PKG002345 : UPC ? — $2.99 SRP; PEGHOOK
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND — WRAPPER ARTWORK : TOM BUNK


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MOCK-UP BOX IMAGE : RELEASE BOX READS '7 PACKS PLUS 1 BONUS PACK'
*NO X-FRACTOR PACK FOR THIS RELEASE*
 
BONUS BOX : PCK002369 : UPC 8-87521-02221-2 — $19.99 SRP
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? — PACK / BOX
FOIL WRAPPER : PKG002351 : UPC 8-87521-02220-5
BONUS FOIL WRAPPER : PKG002342
BONUS BOX : PCK002355 : UPC 8-87521-? — $19.99 SRP
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? — PACK / BOX
FOIL WRAPPER : PKG002351 : UPC 8-87521-02220-5
BONUS FOIL WRAPPER : PKG00?


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RETAIL GRAVITY FEED BOX : PCK002357 : UPC 8-87521-02215-1 — TARGET / 4 CARDS
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? — PACK / BOX
PLASTIC WRAPPER : PCK002346 : UPC 8-87521-02214-4 — $2.99 SRP


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RETAIL VALUE PACK : PKG002349 : UPC 8-87521-02232-8 — 3 PACKS, 4 BONUS REFRACTORS, SRP $9.99
RETAIL VALUE PACK : PKG002350 : UPC 8-87521-02226-7— 3 PACKS, 4 BONUS REFRACTORS, SRP $9.99
CARDBOARD CASE BOX : UPC ? — PACK / BOX
FOIL WRAPPER : PCK002344 : UPC 8-87521-0211-3


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1. There are Two Puzzles within the set, much like the Australia and New Zealand OS2 international releases the set contains both the 0S2 first print run puzzle 'Messy TESSIE' and the second and third print run puzzle 'Live MIKE'; together in one set for the first time in the U.S.


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2. The mock-up Value Box for OS1 Chrome stated '7 PACKS + 1 EXCLUSIVE BONUS PACK' but the release box was labeled "7 PACKS + 1 EXCLUSIVE X-FRACTOR PACK", well worth the purchase for the '4 BONUS X-FRACTOR CARDS' pack. However, the mock-up Value Box for the OS2 Chrome set stated "7 PACKS + 1 EXCLUSIVE X-FRACTOR PACK" but the release box was labeled "7 PACKS PLUS 1 BONUS PACK", only slightly worth the purchase for the additional four regular base cards.


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3. Instead of Lost Cards as released in the OS1 Chrome set, the OS2 Chrome set has Returning Cards found throughout, and reprinted from the Flashback sets. Due to the OS2 theme, and the few OS2 cards released within the Flashback sets, the MONA Loser and Phony LISA characters can be found a staggering number three times within the twenty-six card subset; on cards R7a/b, R10a/b and on cards R13a and R14b (mis-numbered). Technically, cards R10 predominantly displays an OS1 character.


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4. Although the OS2 Chrome Set is a replica of the OS2 1985 set release, it is not identical. The base set contains 84 cards rather than 86; the two variation cards do not appear in this set. There are several sets of checklist cards; four in total. The GPK headers are also banner-style rather than the older curved-style. The set, as mentioned above, contains two puzzles rather than one, encompassing the two different puzzles from all previous OS2 print runs. The card back layout is completely different due to both puzzles, both puzzle preview backs, and publishing three previousy unreleased card backs and images — see 'GPK History' section below.


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5. The infamous OS2 character for card 49b showcases the third print run name FRAN FRAN, the first character name change in the history of GPK; the first and second print run name Schizo FRAN, unfortunately, cannot be found within this release. This same phenomenon also occured within the Flashback release as well.


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6. The sketch chase card subset isn't technically a complete Pencil Art set; cards 46a Rappin' RON and 46b RAY Gun are the color rough renditions rather than the pencil drawing by John Pound. The original pencil artwork had the character holding two guns in his hands, the concept was later altered, and the hand weapons were later removed from the art process. This is the only tight pencil artwork card that has color rough printed on it.


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7. The rare cards for the Chrome OS2 set, the twenty infamous C-Name Cards, which first appeared in the BNS2 GPK set were produced as 'short prints' — often found in sport card releases by Topps and other entertainment products. These inserts are, in general, unannounced and have no pack odds, do not have a published quantity and meant as a surprise for collectors to find; this release the odds are 1:100 packs — actually announced on the wrapper for this release. Unlike the BNS2 and BNS3 GPK sets where the B-name were the new nomenclature and where the C-name cards were the old B-name cards, and, like the OS1 Chrome set, the C-name cards for OS2 Chrome have the new nomenclature; the names are different than the ones picked for the aforementioned releases if duplicated.


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8. Although the BEER Product label was removed and censored from cards 7a Disgustin' JUSTIN and 7b Vile KYLE for the Flashback 3 set, the BEER can is faithfully restored and remastered for this release on cards 47a and 47b, the backside of cards R1a and R1b — which predominately displays an OS1 central character, and for Sketch cards 47a and 47b.


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9. Due to the Sketch and Returning character cards bumped up against the regular release, there are several Same Names repeated, as much as three times for this release.


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10. Card 57a TOMMY Gun has the Font Reversed; the name 'Tommy' is in small print and the word 'gun' is in large print.


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11. Another sports card first for GPK, Chrome Technology; the second GPK release containing no stickers on cards and therefor, no die-cuts.










ANNOTATED NAMES
Explanatory Notations and Definitions of the GPK Nomenclature



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1. The OS2 Chrome Online Banners as seen up-to and through the GPK set release; the Topps Online banner from their official website and the GPK Facebook page banner from the official Topps Facebook page.


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2. Although the OS2 Chrome set contains the Returning Cards, re-imagined GPK from BNS2 and BNS3 card sets, the previously Unpublished OS2 cards can be located within the OS1 Chrome card subset called Lost Cards; also located within various Flashback GPK sets. The OS2 GPK page also has information on the images.


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3. There are three previously unreleased OS2 Reverse Card Backs printed for the first time within the OS2 Chrome set, located on the card backs of cards 77a and 77b — License to Drive Your Parents Crazy, cards 78a and 78b — License to Pick Nose in Public and cards 79a and 79b — Practical Joke Permit. More information can be located within the OS2 'GPK History' page section; the backs were created by artist Tom Bunk and can finally be found on a card back. The test cards were printed by Topps and sold through the Topps Vault via eBay years ago; but due to the poorly scanned images, not all of the written word can/could be made out so the cards are fused with old and new material.


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4. During the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) in July of 2014, as the OS2 Chrome set was released, the Topps booth handed out a 2014 Series 2 Promo Card to collectors, GPK fans and potentially to newbies. Topps also had Comic-Con Series 1 'A' Edition Jumbo Cards available (limited to 500 sets?) and the following week Topps released the 'B' Edition Jumbo Comic-Con Series 1 Cards as an online exclusive through their Topps online shop (limited to 500 sets); more information can be found on the 'Cons & Fests' page within the GPK~Land section and the 2014S2 page of the site.



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5. The images used for the OS2 Chrome Pencil Art card subset were taken directly from John Pound's tight pencil artwork photocopies, created after the initial concepts were approved. These drawings are often called tight pencils and used by Pound to create the color roughs and then the final art that follows. The square box measured out is basically the available space for the card character image to fit below the GPK header and above the nameplate.


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6. Two GPK Veterans are back for the Chrome set, artists John Pound and Tom Bunk. Pound, who completed the artwork fronts for the OS2 set, and Bunk, who completed the artwork backs for the OS2 set. Both contribute Artist Autograph cards for the release.









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


PRINT RUN INFORMATION LOCATED ON PRINTABLE CHECKLIST PAGE : * RARE


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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
42a
PATTY Putty
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
42b
Muggin' MEGAN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
43a
Smelly KELLY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
43b
DOUG Plug
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
44a
SY Clops
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
44b
One-Eyed JACK
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
44c*
Giant GILES
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
45a
Leaky LINDSAY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
45b
Messy TESSIE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
45c*
Booger BETTY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
46a
Rappin' RON
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
46b
RAY Gun
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
47a
Disgustin' JUSTIN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
47b
Vile KYLE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
48a
Tongue Tied TIM
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
48b
MARTY Mouthful
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
48c*
Tonguey TEDDY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
49a
Double HEATHER
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
49b
FRAN FRAN : SCHIZO FRAN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
50a
Mad DONNA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
50b
Nutty NICOLE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
50c*
Geek SHONA
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
51a
RUSSELL Muscle
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
51b
BRETT Sweat
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
51c*
Brawny JOHNNY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
52a
Dirty HARRY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
52b
ROB Slob
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
52c*
PEG Sty
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
53a
Jolted JOEL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
53b
Live MIKE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
54a
Fryin' RYAN
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
54b
Charred CHAD
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
55a
Hairy GARY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
55b
Brutal BRAD
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
55c*
Cave MANNY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
56a
Hairy CARRIE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
56b
Brutal BRIDGET
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
56c*
Cave MINNY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
57a
TOMMY Gun
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
57b
Dead FRED
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
57c*
Scar FABE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
58a
Cracked JACK
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
58b
Soft Boiled SAM
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
58c*
Eggy ERROL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
59a
Clogged DUANE
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
59b
Bye Bye BOBBY
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
59c*
Flushed FRANK
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
60a
Prickly RICK
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
60b
Cactus CAROL
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
60c*
Thorny THEO
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
61a
Jolly ROGER
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
61b
Pegleg PETER
JOHN Pound
JOHN Pound
NA : PUZZLE
62a
Greaser GREG
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
62b
CHRIS Hiss
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
63a
Spacey STACY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
63b
JANET Planet
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
63c*
Alien ALICE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
64a
Hot SCOTT
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
64b
LUKE Warm
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
64c*
Demon DAMON
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
65a
Shrunken ED
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
65b
Cheeky CHARLES
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
65c*
Face LES
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
66a
MATT Ratt
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
66b
RACHEL Rodent
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
66c*
Trapped TRAVIS
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
67a
Phony LISA
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
67b
MONA Loser
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
68a
OLIVER Twisted
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
68b
Dizzy DAVE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
69a
JENNY Jelly
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
69b
SARA Slime
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
69c*
Melted MELLODY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
70a
Bad Breath SETH
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
70b
Foul PHIL
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
70c*
HAL Itosis
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
71a
Odd TODD
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
71b
Bent BEN
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
71c*
LON Chimey
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
72a
Mad MAX
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
72b
Brainy BRIAN
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
73a
Gorgeous GEORGE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
73b
Dollar BILL
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
73c*
Gener AL
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
74a
MARK Bark
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
74b
Kennel KENNY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
75a
Off-The-Wall PAUL
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
75b
ZACH Plaque
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
76a
BONNIE Bunny
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
76b
Pourin' LAUREN
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
77a
Ghastly ASHLEY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
77b
Acne AMY
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
78a
Wrinkled RITA
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
78b
Ancient ANNIE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
79a
Sewer SUE
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
79b
MICHELLE Muck
JOHN Pound
TOM Bunk
MARK Newgarden
80a
Tattoo LOU
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
80b
ART Gallery
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
81a
Split KIT
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
81b
Mixed-Up MITCH
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
82a
Slain WAYNE
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
82b
Ventilated VINNIE
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
83a
Ugh LEE
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
83b
Sumo SID
JOHN Pound
NA : CHECKLIST
NA : CHECKLIST
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
ORIGINAL SET
AND CARD NUMBER
R1a Disgustin' JUSTIN : RENAMED
BRENT Engstrom
JOHN Pound
WATN? 73a - FB1
R1b Vile KYLE : RENAMED
BRENT Engstrom
JOHN Pound
WATN? 73b - FB1
R2a Split KIT
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
WATN? 77a - FB1
R2b Mixed-Up MITCH
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
WATN? 77b - FB1
R3a Ghastly ASHLEY
MARK Pingitore
JOHN Pound
WATN? 72a - FB2
R3b Acne AMY
MARK Pingitore
JOHN Pound
WATN? 72b - FB2
R4a Jolly ROGER
MARK Pingitore
JOHN Pound
WATN? 73a - FB2
R4b Pegleg PETER
MARK Pingitore
JOHN Pound
WATN? 73b - FB2
R5a Greaser GREG
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
WATN? 74a - FB2
R5b CHRIS Hiss
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
WATN? 74b - FB2
R6a Jolted JOEL
MARK Pingitore
JOHN Pound
WATN? 72a - FB3
R6b Live MIKE
MARK Pingitore
JOHN Pound
WATN? 72b - FB3
R7a Phony LISA
JASON Edmiston
JOHN Pound
WATN? 73a - FB3
R7b MONA Loser
JASON Edmiston
JOHN Pound
WATN? 73b - FB3
R8a Smelly KELLY : TREY SPRAY
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
110b ** & 110c - BNS2
R8b DOUG Plug
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
110a - BNS2
R9a OLIVER Twisted
JOHN Cebollero
JOHN Pound
107a - BNS2
R9b Dizzy DAVE : BRETT TOWEL
JOHN Cebollero
JOHN Pound
107b ** & 107c - BNS2
R10a Phony LISA
JUNGHWA Im
JOHN Pound
180a - BNS3
R10b MONA Loser
JUNGHWA Im
JOHN Pound
180b & 180c - BNS3
R11a Mad MAX
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
182a - BNS3
R11b Brainy BRIAN : BRAIN-DEAD JED
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
182b ** & 182c - BNS3
R12a Fryin' RYAN
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
190a - BNS3
R12b Charred CHAD
JOE Simko
JOHN Pound
190b & 190c - BNS3
R13a Phony LISA
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
ADAM Bombing 5 of 10 - BNS3
R14b MONA Loser
JAMES Warhola
JOHN Pound
ADAM Bombing 5 of 10 - BNS3
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CARD NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
ORIGINAL SET
AND CARD NUMBER



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