RELEASE PERIOD : WINTER 1986


In 1986, during the OS2 release, Topps re-released the OS1 Garbage Pail Kids characters as a giant sticker set measuring slightly smaller than 5 X 7 inches that were packaged three cards per pack. Each pack cost 99¢ and came without twin cards, containing only the A-name cards, and with a checklist printed on the backside of the wrapper. There are two print runs of the Giant 1st Series where #8 ADAM Bomb can be found with two different card backs. Additional sets were requested by upper management during the regular GPK releases to capitalize on the successful sales of the cards during the hype of the parody card craze; including the Giant Series and GPK Poster sets.


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ARTISTS : JOHN POUND & TOM BUNK
WRITERS : MARK NEWGARDEN











40 CARD SET - 39 CARDS + 2 VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS : #8 + #30




DISPLAY BOX — NO VARIATION : CODE 1-468-70-01-6
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



WRAPPER NO VARIATION : CODE 0-468-15-01-6
NO ARTWORK



WHOLESALER SELL SHEET 8 x 11 INCHES : PRODUCT # 468
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
BOX DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER
CARD ARTWORK : JOHN POUND




CASE BOX 12/36 ct. : CODE 2-468-25-01-6
PRODUCT #468 : UPC 41116-00468












1. The only two sets of twin cards in the original series not included in the Giant 1st Series set are cards: 9a/b Boozin’ BRUCE and 9b Drunk KEN and 17a Wacky JACKIE and 17b Loony LENNY. OS1 card 40a Unstitched MITCH replaced card 9a Boozin' BRUCE, and OS1 card 41a Mean GENE replaced card 17a Wacky JACKIE in the card line-up, leaving the set at 39 cards.


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2. Only the A-Names are used in the set — no twin cards and/or B-names.


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3. Character #8 ADAM Bomb can be found with two different card backs found in two different print runs. Either the 'Most Unpopular Student Award' or the 'Most Unlikely To Succeed Award' can be located. The concept for the OS1 card backs came from the 1960's Nutty Postcards and Kooky Awards card sets and the artwork re-worked by artist Tom Bunk.


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4. The Ribbon Artwork on the backside of the card with number was created and drawn by Mark Newgarden.


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5. A Production Error can be found on the front side of card #29 Bony JOANIE; a large 'splat' or glob of red color is located under the left ponytail to the right side of the card.


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6. Character #30 New Wave DAVE can be found with its original card back titled 'Dirty Rat Award' or with the Giant Series card back for #11 'Living Death Certificate' caused by a production error.


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7. The Checklist mis-spells card #17 as 'Mean JEAN' instead of Mean GENE and card #32 as 'Frigid BRIDGIT' instead of Frigid BRIDGET.


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8. The Giant 1st Series Reverse Card Backs are NOT in the same order as the original 1st Series card backs — only card #1 has the same back for both sets.


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9. The Checklist is printed on the wrapper and not located on any card back.











1. The Topps Chewing Gum (T.C.G.) company released the Nutty Awards Postcards in 1964 which were completed by Jack Davies. In 1985, the Topps company rendered almost every idea from this set for the 1st Series Garbage Pail Kids card backs, 20 years later. Artist Tom Bunk reworked and created new art for the backsides and drew the spiral border while Mark Newgarden rendered the writing as well as creating new material including the ribbon artwork in the bottom right hand corner. Out of the 32 Nutty Awards card set, 31 of these concepts were used in the GPK release. Only four of the original names were changed (ex: Idiot Award to Zero Award) and the paragraphs and signiatures are the same, albeit, in a different style. The Nutty Awards title #12 not used: 'Dishonorable Discharge'. The nine new OS1 concepts: 'Allergy Prescription', 'Bad Taste Award', 'Big Stink Award', 'Grouch License','Clumsy Award', 'Foulmouth Award', 'Reform School Diploma', 'Whiners Award', 'Garbage Pail Award' and 'Busy Body License.


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2. The Ribbon Artwork character on the backside of the card was created and drawn by Mark Newgarden.


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3. In 1967, the Topps Chewing Gum company published the 44 card Kooky Awards Stickers set painted by Norman Saunders and five completed by Tom Sutton; several ideas were recycled from the 1964 Nutty Awards Postcards set which in turn were used on the majority of the card backs for the 1985 Garbage Pail Kids set. The following example for the 'Bull Throwers Award' which can be found in all three sets used the same tagline at the end "Cows may come and cows may go — but your bull goes on forever!"


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14. The Original Artwork For cards 18a Cranky FRANKIE and 18b Bad BRAD had the infamous red and blue Raggedy Ann doll being stuffed in the meat grinder; it was changed to a red and blue book instead for the final artwork and actual release.









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION

V = VARIATION

VARIATION & PRINT RUN INFORMATION LOCATED ON PRINTABLE CHECKLIST PAGE


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#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
1
Nasty NICK
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
2
Junkfood JOHN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
3
Up CHUCK
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
4
Fryin' BRIAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
5
Dead TED
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
6
ART Apart
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
7
Stormy HEATHER
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
8 ADAM Bomb : V
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
8
ADAM Bomb : V
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
9
Unstitched MITCH
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
10
Tee-Vee STEVIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
11
Itchy RICHIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
12
Furry FRAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
13
Ashcan ANDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
14
Potty SCOTTY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
15
Ailin' AL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
16
Weird WENDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
17
Mean GENE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
18
Cranky FRANKIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
19
Corroded CARL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
20
Swell MEL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
21
Virus IRIS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
22
Junky JEFF
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
23
Drippy DAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
24
Nervous REX
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
25
Creepy CAROL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
26
Slobby ROBBIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
27
Brainy JANIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
28
Oozy SUZY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
29
Bony JOANIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
30
New Wave DAVE : V
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
30
New Wave DAVE : V
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
31
Run Down RHODA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
32
Frigid BRIDGET
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
33
Mad MIKE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
34
KIM Kong
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
35
Wrinkly RANDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
36
Wrappin' RUTH
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
37
GuilloTINA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
38
Slimy SAM
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
39
Buggy BETTY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK



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