Congratulations for making it to the sixth and final week of the “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card Collection presented by GeePeeKay and Powered by hobbyDB.
Last week you became a contributor and earned the stylish Silver Border Adam Bomb. To complete the set, we’re asking you to reach gold level status by helping us out with our images.
This week’s task is to add five images to the GeePeeKay (perfect if you only collect GPK items) or hobbyDB database (awesome if you collect all sorts of things). You’ll have to work quickly, however. The final card comes with a rarity of just 50 produced.
The GeePeeKay and hobbyDB databases are already great resources for all-things related to Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards.
An excellent way to contribute is by adding the back images to cards already existing in the database. In many cases, you’ll find we have the front image of a card, but can use a little hand in adding the back images. See instructions below for further details.
Does your fandom extend outside of Garbage Pail Kids? The hobbyDB catalog is home to thousands of items from your favorite brands, franchises and characters. That means your five images don’t need to be reserved to Garbage Pail Kids.
How to add an image
Now that you’ve been approved as a contributor, the fun begins.
To add an image, first locate and click on the item within the hobbyDB database.
Underneath each item image you’ll find a pair of options to view and add photos. First click “View X Photos” to see which images for that item are currently in the hobbyDB system.
When you have a unique photo to add, simply click the Add Photos button. Please do not use images with watermarks.
From here you can choose the “Upload Photo” button to add an image, or simply drag an image — or multiple images — from your desktop directly onto any part of the page.
Made a mistake and added an image you decided you didn’t want? Click the red X in the upper right corner of the image to delete.
Click “Finish & View Item.”
When you’ve added five images, (and completed all other five tasks) you’ll be eligible to purchase the sixth and final card.
This week’s card is a regal Adam Bomb Gold Border Sticker Card that arrives with a rarity of just 50 produced.
To earn the unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia, we’re asking for your help in building a bigger and better database – in the form of fun weekly tasks to unlock the chance to purchase the officially-licensed version of Adam Bomb for $14.99.
How everything works
The six-card set will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. The officially licensed collection comes in six variants, ranging in rarity from 1,000 to 50 produced.
The back of the cards, with the exception of the white bordered cards, are individually numbered. Each Wednesday we’ll offer an opportunity to buy the next card in the series, along with another task to obtain it. As the challenges rise, so, too, does the rarity of the cards.
Cards are limited to one per user and sold via the GeePeeKay and hobbyDB marketplaces. Please note, to be fair to all collectors we will refund purchases of multiple cards. Cards will ship upon completion of each task.
Late to the game? Do not fear. You can make up weekly tasks provided cards remain. Find out how to here.
About the Archive
Our official Garbage Pail Kids archive is growing by the day. In addition to all base sets, we’re cataloging every variation of Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards, including different colored borders and languages. We believe this will allow all levels of GPK enthusiasts to accurately sync their collections.
Those variations will include all legitimate card changes — such as the controversial “Schizo Fran – Fran Fran” Original Series 2 card — and all error cards, think Original Series 9 #355b Semi Colin (no number), for example.
But the catalog goes further than just the sticker cards. Among the many items you’ll find in the archive are Final Artwork renderings of Adam Bomb and an assortment of other Garbage Pail Kids characters before they were immortalized in card form. The prints stand 5 x 7 feet and were created by original artists such as John Pound and David Gross using acrylic and airbrushed paint.
Gold (50 produced)
Level 6: Help showcase your collection with hobbyDB
Task: Add five images to the database
The Skinny: Your journey has brought you to the end. Help us expand our Garbage Pail Kids universe by adding five images to the hobbyDB database. Accomplish that and you’ll be one of 50 people in the world to own the regal gold border version.