* NOT INCLUDING 'BIZARRE HOLIDAYS' — SEPARATE PAGE *










At the beginning of the new year, the Topps company continued to release another installment of their exclusive online brand of Garbage Pail Kids cards and product as specialized and limited items. This marks their sixth consecutive year offering a slew of unique online material to the masses, in between their larger retail releases that tends to cater to a much smaller niche of hardcore collectors. The Bizarre Holidays sets, found on their own page, started dropping on January 5th, and the first non-observance offering was the GPK Collectors Club, that dropped on January 21st, 2021 and sold out under forty minutes.

"The Topps Company, with a stable of legendary underground cartoonists created Garbage Pail Kids in 1985. The gross-out humor and subversive attitude appealed to the kids of the time and quickly became a massive success. As the Garbage Pail Kids’ notoriety grew, so too did their popularity on the playground. School administrators banning Garbage Pail Kids from school grounds further fueled their demand for more than a dozen additional card series.
This pop-culture phenomenon inspired plenty of tie-in items as toy and novelty stores experienced a wave of merchandise that included t-shirts, school folders, sticker albums, jewelry, key chains, and yes actual garbage pails. Today, that list of GPK merchandise has expanded to partnerships with Funko, FYE, Santa Cruz, Chalk Line, Geeki Tikis, WWE, Netflix, and more! With over three decades of gross fun, Garbage Pail Kids is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2020. Look for more outrageous fun with card sets in hobby and retail stores, exclusive Topps.com sticker card sets, new video content, and even more fun collaborations!" — Topps









NOTE: * A 10-CARD SET BUNDLE PRICE OF WAS AVAILABLE FOR $179.99

ITEM
DATE
PRODUCT
PRICING
SET INFORMATION
PRINTED
1
Jan 21—Jan 28
2021 GPK Collectors Club
$200.00
Membership Benefits: Exclusive Material + 4 Sets
1,000
2
Jan 26—Feb 05
GPK GameStonk
$19.99*
GameStop / Stock Market — Included 12 Stickers
13,075
3
Feb 11—Feb 18
GPK Funny Valentines
$40.00
On-Demand Set #1 — 26 Stickers + 1:2 Sketch
1700
4
Feb 12—Feb 19
GPK Zoom Mishaps
$19.99*
Zoom Meetings — Included 12 Stickers
776
5
March 11
2021 GPK Collectors Club
$0.00
Collector's Club Membership — Set 1
1,000
6
Mar 16—Mar 23
GPK The Shammy Awards
$19.99*
The Music Awards Set — Included 10 Stickers
1,426
7
March 2021
Topps Future Stars Club
$24.99
Monthly, Year-long Subscription Box
UNK











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1. Topps' first major online Garbage Pail Kids release dropped on January 21st, 2021, an inaugural Collectors Club membership for GPK; the first for a non-sport card brand. The other two sports card clubs include '582 Montgomery', established in 2018, and offers exclusive releases inspired by the Topps Company's early days in Brooklyn, NY, and 'Future Stars Club', established in late 2020, a monthly subscription that delivers exclusive content. The aforemntioned 582 Montgomery club offered its members first dibs on the GPK Sapphire boxes released in December. The website posting mistakingly stated product was available "from Jan 22, 2021 and expires on Jan 28, 2021", instead of starting on Jan 21; however, the $200 'Limited Membership Availability!' SOLD OUT in under 40 minutes on the very first day.



*Max 3 memberships per household *This price is for a 1 year membership. *While supplies last
Description: Welcome to Garbage Pail Kids Collectors Club, an exclusive online membership program established in 2021. The GPK Collectors Club offers its members exclusive sets and some fun items. Throughout the year each member will receive 4 exclusive 20 card sets plus a bonus gift. Each set will be curated by one of the 2021 charter members. Membership is limited so dont miss out!
2021 Membership Benefits • Gift with the Purchase of a Membership: Membership Welcome Letter, Club Membership Card, Poster, 4 Card Sticker Set of the 2021 Charter Members • March (1) 20-Sticker Set - Bonus Gift TBD • June (1) 20-Sticker Set - Bonus Gift TBD • September (1) 20-Sticker Set - Bonus Gift TBD • December (1) 20-Sticker Set - Bonus Gift TBD


The artwork for the membership card was completed by artist JOE Simko the first week in December, 2020, vectorization and circle burst designed by JUNE Gonzales. The poster artwork by JOE Simko was finished by the last week of December, 2020. Artist NEIL Camera designed the membership letter and special 4-card set, logo artwork by JOE Simko and character artwork by JOHN Pound, respectively. The membership card border artwork is by HOWARD Cruse, and taken from the 1986 GIANT Series set; this artwork can also be found on a 2019 GPK lanyard released by the Creepy Co. The Topps 'Clubs & Memberships' page became active the last week in March and stated: "2021 Membership — Welcome to Garbage Pail Kids Collectors Club, an exclusive online membership program established in 2021. The GPK Collectors Club offers its members exclusive sets and some fun non card items."


2. Topps released a parody of the GameStop / reddit scandal set called GPK GameStonk online for one week only from January 29 to February 05, 2021 and cost $19.99 per ten-card set, or $179.99 for ten bulk sets. Within their set 'Description' section, the Topps Shop stated: "Includes 12 Stickers! 2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Gamestonk. Did you get rich off gamestop? Why not commemorate your stock market victory with this great GPK set.", a social media post, "Did you invest? Commemorate your stock market victory with this great GPK set, featuring Reddit Remy, Electric Elon and more!", and a sponsored ad, "Riding the stock market frenzy? Check out the latest GPK sticker collection "Gamestonk"! Available for a limited time only." NOTE: Elon Musk had tweeted "Gamestonk!!" after the Reddit's GameStop battle with Wall Street. AMC theatre was another stock affected by the mania, hence, Bernie Sanders innocently sleeping through a movie.




NA. Topps released a Digital Version of GameStonk! via WAX Blockchain on February 9, 2021. The 4,950 packs sold out in seventeen minutes. Cards 5a/b and 6a/b from the physical release were replaced by all-new digital artwork by LARS Kommienzuspadt and ADAM Mathison-Sward titled 5a SAL Squeeze + 5b Holdin' HAROLD (seemingly misspelled) and 6a Long LENNY and 6b MARTY Moon. More information can be found on the GPK Licenses page, "YEAR : 2021"


3. Topps released their 2021 On-Demand set #1 GPK Funny Valentines online for one week only from February 11 to February 18, 2021 and cost $40.00 per twenty-six card set. The set SOLD OUT the same day, within several hours (roughly five hours). The set is composed of tribute artwork of the Original Series characters. Within their set 'Description' section, the Topps Shop stated: "Includes 26 Stickers! Why not give the love of your life something they will truly be sick over. We have the perfect Valentine Day stickers for all the people in your life." The pack configuration contained: a 21-card base set, 2 character Valentines cards, 3 parallel cards (2 red hearts + 1 black hearts), and a 1:2 chance at a sketch card. The set configuration contained: the 20-card base set, 1 header card, plus 10 Valentines greeting chase cards (trading card sized). The online checklist was numbered 1a-20b, but the printed cards have the traditional 1a-10b pattern.


4. Topps released a parody of remote meetings set called GPK Zoom Mishaps online for one week only from February 12 to February 19, 2021 and cost $19.99 per ten-card set, or $179.99 for ten bulk sets. Within their set 'Description' section, the Topps Shop stated: "Includes 12 Stickers! If you work from home you know how to use Zoom or maybe you don’t. The Garbage Pail Kids are learning how to use Zoom and let’s just say it’s not going well. Here are some of the more embarrassing moments in the history." NOTE: The Schnauzer dog within card #4 is a tribute to artist Engstrom's old dog Jackson.


5. Topps billed for the first GPK Club Membership — Set 1 , Trash Can-Didates, on March 11, 2021, and charged $0.00 for the twenty-card set and bonus item. Per their previous memebership write-up description: March (1) 20-Sticker Set - Bonus Gift TBD. Throughout the year each member will receive 4 exclusive 20 card sets plus a bonus gift. Each set will be curated by one of the 2021 charter members." The first set centers around the club president, NAT Nerd, his campaign election, and GPK character tribute artwork. The set was shipped around March 19, 2021 enclosed in a GPK box also contained a header/checklist card and a NAT Nerd enamel pin.

Per the Topps GPK Collector's Club website page set description:
• Set 1: Trash Can-Didates
• Nat Nerd for a "Kinder, Gentler GPK Nation." This was not an easy election for Nat to win, by any means. Even after they misspelled his name* on the web he continued to show who should be club president. Many classic characters came out to be a part of the election process but couldn’t overtake the biggest Nerd of all. Congratulations to Nat Nerd for winning the first ever GPK Collectors Club election. Here is a list of the losers who couldn’t cut it. • Includes 20 stickers *the mock-up image for NAT Nerd read NATE Nerd.


6. Topps released their annual GPK The Shammy Awards set for one week only from March 16 to March 23, 2021 and cost $19.99 per ten-card set, or $179.99 for ten bulk sets. Within their set 'Description' section, the Topps Shop stated, "Includes 10 Stickers! The GPK Shammy's are back in 2021!" and on social media mentioned, "The Garbage Pail Kids SHAMMY Awards are back for another year! Featuring your favorite musical talents like Tree-Swift, Stunning STALLION, Buoyant BILLIE and HARRY Boa. See the full lineup and collect them here for a limited time: ..." A new sentence was added to their set listing for this release that stated, "All sales are final. Print runs revealed after sales window expires. Art subject to change. Not responsible for typographical/printer errors."



Due to bad timing and recent violence against the Asian race surrounding COVID, et cetera, Topps was pressured to remove the sixth image in the set, for cards 6a and 6b, that showcased the BTS (Korean K-Pop boy) band with their heads sticking out of a game board, in Whack-a-Mole fashion, getting hit by a Grammy award. Topps shared an apology to social media on March 17, 2021.

7. Topps released an exclusive 5-card GPK set within their Future Stars Club monthly boxed subscription for March 2021. A partial, rehashed parody baseball set taken from the 2015 Series 1, heavily-themed baseball GPK release. Half of the original 10-card subset from 2015 was also reprinted images from previous Original Series releases, and the other half contained new images from the 2015 base set. Although the front of the Future Stars Club cards are the same, the backsides are completely new and include some fun facts and trivia.



FUN FACT for card back #4 references the 2020 R.L. Stine GPK book, as seen picture above, while card #1 TRIVIA asked "Can you name the year when the first GPK set was releaed? (1985), card #2 FUN FACT stated that "There was a GPK movie released back in 1987", card #3 TRIVIA asked "What is the name of the very first GPK? (1a Nasty Nick), and card #5 TRIVIA asked "When will the GPK celebrate their 40th Anniversary?" (2025). A pair of Topps headphones and a 2021S1 GPK Food Fight blaster tin rounded out the subscription box for March.









THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


2021 GPK COLLECTORS CLUB | SKU: 21GPK-MEMBERSHIP
Membership Welcome Letter
Designed by NEIL Camera / Logo by JOE Simko
Membership Card
JOE Simko / Border by HOWARD Cruse / Vectorized by JUNE Gonzales
Membership Poster
Artwork by Artist JOE Simko
4-Card Charter Members Set
Artwork by JOHN Pound / Designed by NEIL Camera
#ITEM / PRODUCT
ARTIST / CONCEPT

GPK GAMESTONK | ARTGPK-STIC-21GPK-GS01
1aBIG SCREEN BERNIE
NEIL Camera
GameStop / Reddit
1bSANDERS CINEMA
NEIL Camera
GameStop / Reddit
2aADAM BOMB
CHRIS Meeks
GameStop / Reddit
2bBUSTED BILLY
CHRIS Meeks
GameStop / Reddit
3aREDITT REMY
JOE Simko
GameStop / Reddit
3bSTOCK UPTON
JOE Simko
GameStop / Reddit
4aELECTRIC ELON
BRENT Engstrom
GameStop / Reddit
4bU. MUSK INVEST
BRENT Engstrom
GameStop / Reddit
5aCASH MACHINE CHAMATH
CHRIS Meeks
GameStop / Reddit
5bPAY DAY PAUL
CHRIS Meeks
GameStop / Reddit
6aINDESTRUCTIBLE IAN
NEIL Camera
GameStop / Reddit
6bFOR-CHEN 500
NEIL Camera
GameStop / Reddit
#NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

GPK FUNNY VALENTINES | SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-21TOD-001
HLEAKY LINDSAY — HEADER CARD
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
1aGHASTLY ASHLEY
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
1bACNE AMY — KIT PUZZLE
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
2aTATTOO LOU — AMY PUZZLE
JOE McWilliams
Valentines Day
2bART GALLERY — KIT PUZZLE
JOE McWilliams
Valentines Day
3aPATTY PUTTY — AMY PUZZLE
NEIL Camera
Valentines Day
3bMUGGIN' MEGAN — KIT PUZZLE
NEIL Camera
Valentines Day
4aHOT SCOTT — AMY PUZZLE
JOE Simko
Valentines Day
4bLUKE WARM — KIT PUZZLE
JOE Simko
Valentines Day
5aGREASER GREG — AMY PUZZLE
DAVID Gross
Valentines Day
5bCARVED CHRIS — KIT PUZZLE
DAVID Gross
Valentines Day
6aBONNIE BUNNY — AMY PUZZLE
JOE McWilliams
Valentines Day
6bSTUFF SOFIA — KIT PUZZLE
JOE McWilliams
Valentines Day
7aLEAKY LINDSAY — AMY PUZZLE
NEIL Camera
Valentines Day
7bMESSY TESSIE — KIT PUZZLE
NEIL Camera
Valentines Day
8aHAIRY CARRIE — AMY PUZZLE
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
8bBRUTAL BRIDGET — KIT PUZZLE
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
9aMAD DONNA — AMY PUZZLE
JOE Simko
Valentines Day
9bNUTTY NICOLE — AMY PUZZLE
JOE Simko
Valentines Day
10aSPLIT KIT — KIT PUZZLE
DAVID Gross
Valentines Day
10bDISJOINED JAMES — KIT PUZZLE
DAVID Gross
Valentines Day
V1BRAINY BRIAN
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V2ONE-EYED JACK
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V3LEAKY LINDSAY
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V4CHRIS HISS
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V5ANCIENT ANNIE
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V6DOUBLE HEATHER
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V7CHARRED CHAD
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V8JANET PLANET
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V9ODD TODD
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
V10FRANK N. STEIN
BRENT Engstrom
Valentines Day
P1Red Hearts Parallel - 2:1 - 20 TOTAL
Various Artists
Valentine's Day
P2Black Hearts Parallel - 1:1 - 20 TOTAL
Various Artists
Valentine's Day
SSketch Card - 1:2 POSSIBLE RATIO
Various Artists
Valentines Day
#NOMENCLATURE / ITEM
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

GPK ZOOM MISHAPS | ARTGPK-STIC-21GPK-001
1aI'M NATE A CAT
DAVID Gross
Zoom Meetings
1bNEUTERED NED
DAVID Gross
Zoom Meetings
2aFOWL RAOUL
NEIL Camera
Zoom Meetings
2bWRINKLY RANDY
NEIL Camera
Zoom Meetings
3aPHIL TURD
JOE Simko
Zoom Meetings
3bPOOPY PAT
JOE Simko
Zoom Meetings
4aSCOTTY POTTY
JOE Simko
Zoom Meetings
4bJASON BASIN
JOE Simko
Zoom Meetings
5aDOUG FACE
BRENT Engstrom
Zoom Meetings
5bACE SWAP
BRENT Engstrom
Zoom Meetings
6aADAM BOMB
NEIL Camera
Zoom Meetings
6bBLASTED BILLY
NEIL Camera
Zoom Meetings
#NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

CLUB MEMBERSHIP SET 1 | 21GPK-MEMBERSHIP-SET01
PNAT Nerd enamel pin
LOUIS Gregory / JOE Simko
Campaign Elections
HNAT Nerd header card w/ checklist
JOHN Pound
Campaign Elections
1aDecided On DAVE — CARL puzzle
DAVID Gross
Campaign Elections
1bIRA Voted — TED puzzle
DAVID Gross
Campaign Elections
2aApathetic AL — CARL puzzle
DAVID Gross
Campaign Elections
2bDisinterested DARYL — TED puzzle
DAVID Gross
Campaign Elections
3aGorgeous GEORGE — CARL puzzle
NEIL Camera
Campaign Elections
3bChopping BROCK — TED puzzle
NEIL Camera
Campaign Elections
4aRappin' RON — CARL puzzle
NEIL Camera
Campaign Elections
4bRAY Gun — TED puzzle
NEIL Camera
Campaign Elections
5aCorrorded CARL — CARL puzzle
JOE Simko
Campaign Elections
5bCrator CHRIS — TED puzzle
JOE Simko
Campaign Elections
6aJunky JEFF — CARL puzzle
JOE Simko
Campaign Elections
6bStinky STAN — TED puzzle
JOE Simko
Campaign Elections
7aDead TED — CARL puzzle
JOE McWilliams
Campaign Elections
7bJAY Decay — TED puzzle
JOE McWilliams
Campaign Elections
8aDiaper DAN — CARL puzzle
JOE McWilliams
Campaign Elections
8bPinned PENNY — TED puzzle
JOE McWilliams
Campaign Elections
9aUnstitched MITCH — CARL puzzle
BRENT Engstrom
Campaign Elections
9bBallot Stuffing STEPHEN — TED puzzle
BRENT Engstrom
Campaign Elections
10aTattoo LOU — CARL puzzle
BRENT Engstrom
Campaign Elections
10bBILL Board — TED puzzle
BRENT Engstrom
Campaign Elections
#NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

GPK THE SHAMMY AWARDS | ARTGPK-STIC-21GPK-002
1aTREE-SWIFT
DAVID Gross
Grammy Awards
1bTAYLOR TURF
DAVID Gross
Grammy Awards
2aU.F. BRUNO
BRENT Engstrom
Grammy Awards
2bLARS MARS
BRENT Engstrom
Grammy Awards
3aBUOYANT BILLIE
JOE Simko
Grammy Awards
3bISLAND EILISH
JOE Simko
Grammy Awards
4aMEDALLING MEGAN
NEIL Camera
Grammy Awards
4bSTUNNING STALLION
NEIL Camera
Grammy Awards
5aHARRY BOA
BRENT Engstrom
Grammy Awards
5bWILD STYLES
BRENT Engstrom
Grammy Awards
6aBTS BRUISERS — REMOVED
CHRIS Meeks
Grammy Awards
6bBOPPING K-POP — REMOVED
CHRIS Meeks
Grammy Awards
#NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT

TOPPS FUTURE STARS CLUB GPK SET | UNK SKU
1SNOT-BALL SAUL — 2015S1 #4
JOHN Pound
Baseball
2BUSTED WALLY — 2015S1 #7 + 59a
DAVID Gross
Baseball
3STITCHED STEVE — 2015S1 #8 + 60b
BRENT Engstrom
Baseball
4MOUTH PHIL — 2015S1 #2
JOHN Pound
Baseball
5HOMER RUNT — 2015S1 #3
JAMES Warhola
Baseball
#NOMENCLATURE
ARTIST / CONCEPT
PARODY SUBJECT









* SEE PREVIOUS ONLINE PAGES FOR PREVIOUS HISTORY *



GPK Bizarre Holidays: January - Week #1 (11 cards) - Dec
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January Wall Art - Week #1 (10 Posters) - Dec
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January - Week #2 (11 cards) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January Wall Art - Week #2 (10 Posters) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January - Week #3 (11 cards) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January Wall Art - Week #3 (10 Posters) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January - Week #4 (11 cards) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January Wall Art - Week #4 (10 Posters) - Jan
GPK Collectors Club: Annual Membership (misc. benefits) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January - Week #5 (11 cards) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: January Wall Art - Week #5 (10 Posters) - Jan
GPK Gamestonk Online Set (12 cards) - Jan
GPK Bizarre Holidays: February - Week #1 (11 cards) - Feb
GPK Bizarre Holidays: February Wall Art - Week #1 (10 Posters) - Feb
GPK Bizarre Holidays: February - Week #2 (11 cards) - Feb
GPK Bizarre Holidays: February Wall Art - Week #2 (10 Posters) - Feb
On-Demand Set #1 GPK Funny Valentines (26 cards) - Feb
GPK Zoom Mishaps Online Set (12 cards) - Feb

GPK Bizarre Holidays: February - Week #3 (11 cards) - Feb
GPK Bizarre Holidays: February Wall Art - Week #3 (10 Posters) - Feb

GPK Bizarre Holidays: February - Week #4 (11 cards) - Feb
GPK Bizarre Holidays: February Wall Art - Week #4 (10 Posters) - Feb

GPK Bizarre Holidays: March - Week #1 (11 cards) - Mar
GPK Bizarre Holidays: March Wall Art - Week #1 (10 Posters) - Mar

GPK Collectors Club: Membership Set 1 (? cards + ?) - Mar
GPK Bizarre Holidays: March - Week #2 (11 cards) - Mar
GPK Bizarre Holidays: March Wall Art - Week #2 (10 Posters) - Mar

GPK Bizarre Holidays: March - Week #3 (11 cards) - Mar
GPK Bizarre Holidays: March Wall Art - Week #3 (10 Posters) - Mar

GPK The Shammy Awards Online Set (10 cards) - Mar
Topps Future Stars Club GPK Set (5 cards) - Mar
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