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GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Introduce: Adam Bomb Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card – Week 2

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Welcome to Week 2 of the Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card Collection presented by GeePeeKay and hobbyDB.

Last week we debuted our officially-licensed Adam Bomb sticker card featuring a classic white border. Now we’re proud to introduce the second variant in the collection, Adam Bomb with a Bruised border.

The dark blue exclusive card comes with a rarity of just 400 produced and are individually numbered on the back.

The exclusive card is part of a collaboration between GeePeeKay and hobbyDB to celebrate the creation of our Garbage Pail Kids archive and marketplace. So to earn the unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia, we’re going to ask for your help in building a bigger and better database – in the form of fun weekly tasks.

Week 2 Task: Jump on the GeePeeKay Database Wagon!

Now that you’ve created an account, let’s start filling in your profile with the things you love. To be eligible for the Adam Bomb bruised border card, we’re asking you to add 10 items to your wishlist powered by hobbyDB. 

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Simply click the “+Wishlist” button to add to your collection!

The process is as fun as it is simple and the best part is, the items you select don’t have to be GPK related. Peruse the hobbyDB website for your favorite characters and brands, such as Funko, Hot Wheels and Topps, as well as thousands of other collectibles from throughout the world.

When you find that must-have item, simply click the “+Wishlist” button located to the right of the item image. Add 10 items to your Wishlist and you’ll unlock the ability to purchase the Adam Bomb bruised border sticker card.

Remember, you must complete our first task to become eligible for the second card. See below for further instructions. Cards are limited to one per user.

Make sure to check back on Wednesday for the next card and task.

How Everything Works

GeePeeKayGeePeeKayWe’re gamifying the Garbage Pail Kids experience. To craft the most complete Garbage Pail Kids’ archive, we’re asking for your help and feedback about our features. In short, we’re going to ask you to be more of a Handy Andy than a Lazy Louie in order to obtain this exclusive set.

The six-card set will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. 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.

The Cards

Introducing the Adam Bomb Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker card. 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. The reverse side also details the history of the idea sketches that led to Adam Bomb becoming the face of Garbage Pail Kids.

GeePeeKay & hobbyDB

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB have paired up, like Split Kit and Mixed-Up Mitch, to offer a unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia.

Powered by collectors throughout the world, collectible ecosystem hobbyDB has partnered with GeePeeKay to create a complete Garbage Pail Kids archive! Centered around a detailed database of trading cards and merchandise, the archive aspires to be the most complete record of all GPK memorabilia.

The Archive

We’re working with GeePeeKay’s Matt Oldweiler and avid collector Andy Goodman, as well as other GPK specialists to create a database that includes every Garbage Pail Kids sticker card created by Topps.

The new archive will be home to stylish collection management and wishlist features, as well as a marketplace. In addition, we’ll be adding price values for cards to better maximize your collection.

Adam Bomb Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card

Ready to roll up your sleeves?

GeePeeKayWeek 2 – April 24

Bruised (400 produced)

Level 2: Jump on the hobbyDB Bandwagon

Price: $8.99

Task: Add 10 items to your hobbyDB wishlist

The Skinny: Now that you’re part of the GeePeeKay community powered by hobbyDB, it’s time to start daydreaming. To be eligible for the next GPK card, we’re asking you to peruse the site and add 10 items to your wishlist. Best part is, they don’t even have to be GPK related. Search our extensive database of Garbage Pail Kids, as well as Funko, Hot Wheels and much, much more. When you find your favorite characters or brands, simply click the “+Wishlist” button. Happy hunting!

 

Week 1 – April 17

GeePeeKayWhite Card (1,000 produced) 

Level 1: Welcome to the GeePeeKay Customized Database!

Price: $7.99

Task: Register for a hobbyDB account on the GeePeeKay Customized Database

The Skinny: Welcome to the GeePeeKay customized database powered by hobbyDB! Let’s get you started by setting up a user profile with us. Create an account at hobbyDB.com and you’ll earn the first card in the set, which offers a classic white border look.

Check back at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, to view the next card and task. Thank you for your help. Contact us by clicking the green “Contact Us” button on the right hand side of your screen with any questions or concerns.

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Introduce: Adam Bomb Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker Card

GeePeeKay

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB are pairing up, like Split Kit and Mixed-Up Mitch, to offer a unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia.

Powered by collectors throughout the world, collectible ecosystem hobbyDB has partnered with GeePeeKay to create a complete Garbage Pail Kids archive! Centered around a detailed database of trading cards and merchandise, the archive aspires to be the most complete record of all GPK memorabilia

THE ARCHIVE

We’re working with GeePeeKay’s Matt Oldweiler and avid collector Andy Goodman, as well as other GPK specialists to create a database that includes every Garbage Pail Kids trading card created by Topps. Among the archive’s features are card values, collection management/wish list features, and a marketplace!

GeePeeKayTo celebrate the new archive, we’re thrilled to offer an opportunity to own a piece of Garbage Pail Kids history, while in turn asking for your expertise to help us to make an already extensive archive even bigger and better.

THE CARDS

Introducing the Adam Bomb Limited Edition “Art by John Pound” Sticker card. 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. The reverse side also details the history of the idea sketches that led to Adam Bomb becoming the face of Garbage Pail Kids.

HOW TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THEM

We’re gamifying the Garbage Pail Kids experience. To craft the most complete Garbage Pail Kids’ archive, we’re asking for your help and feedback about our features. In short, we’re going to ask you to be more of a Handy Andy than a Lazy Louie in order to obtain this exclusive set.

The six cards will be available by unlocking levels pertaining to the Garbage Pail Kids database. 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.

Time to roll up your sleeves. Here’s step No. 1 towards earning the complete six-card set.

GeePeeKayWeek 1 – April 17

White Card (1,000 produced) 

Level 1: Welcome to the GeePeeKay Customized Database!

Price: $7.99

Task: Register for a hobbyDB account on the GeePeeKay Customized Database

The Skinny:

Welcome to the GeePeeKay customized database powered by hobbyDB! Let’s get you started by setting up a user profile with us. Create an account at hobbyDB.com and you’ll earn the first card in the set, which offers a classic white border look.

Check back at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, to view the next card and task. Thank you for your help. Contact us by clicking the green “Contact Us” button on the right hand side of your screen with any questions or concerns.

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB Team Up for Garbage Pail Kids Exclusive

GPK Teaser

As hard as it is to keep a straight face while uttering the names Wrinkled Rita, Bad Breath Seth or Adam Bomb, we have to say that our latest collaboration with GeePeeKay is no laughing matter.

Garbage Pail Kids Exclusive

GeePeeKay and hobbyDB have teamed together to offer a piece of Garbage Pail Kids nostalgia.

Joining us in smiling from ear-to-ear, however, is permissible as we introduce the latest collaboration between hobbyDB and GeePeeKay. Later this week we’ll unveil a new Garbage Pail Kids item that will be available exclusively via the hobbyDB and the GeePeeKay marketplaces.

Although we would have loved to offer a statue, as originally planned, a cost explosion of Adam Bomb proportions would have run up the retail cost of the collectible to somewhere between $400 and $500. We haven’t given up on the idea, but we’re equally, if not more, excited to offer the opportunity to own a unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids’ nostalgia.

The new collectible is part of a partnership to provide the complete Garbage Pail Kids experience. Look for new collection management tools and upgrades, including personalized collection pages and customized displays, as well as a GPK-focused marketplace. All of which will be centered around a complete database of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards and merchandise.

The big reveal will happen at 8 a.m. MT on Wednesday, April 17! Stay tuned to the GeePeeKay Facebook page as well as the hobbyDB Facebook page to see what’s in store!

Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids and WWE Form Tag Team Collaboration

WWE Garbage Pail Kids

Think you have what it takes to climb in the ring with Savage Randy, the Unraveled Warrior or even C-Thru Cena?

WWE Garbage Pail KidsNow you can get rowdy with Ronda and other wrestling superstars-turned-Garbage Pail Kids as part of Topps’ new tag team duo with the WWE.

Topps is offering a 13-card set that pays homage to WWE superstars ranging from Andre the Giant (Gigantic Andre) and Ric Flair (Slick Ric) to Becky Lynch (Breakin’ Becky) and The Rock (Chipped Rock).

The set retails for $24.99 and is available on the Topps website through April 8.

The new collaboration also features new lines of T-shirts and hats available on WWEShop.com and at Spencer’s. Among the legends immortalized in WWE X GPK Tees form and found exclusively at Spencer’s are “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Ric Flair and Andre the Giant, as well as Randy Savage, The Undertaker and The Ultimate Warrior.

It’s best to act quickly. These deals will end faster than being pinned by Mick Foley (Mixed-Up Mick).

Garbage Time! The Original Garbage Pail Kids Live On At hobbyDB

garbage pail kids completeWe’ve been digging through piles of Garbage at hobbyDB headquarters, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Piles of Garbage Pail Kids collectibles, that is.

At hobbyDB, we want to be the go-to place to research and document anything and everything collectible. So even though we started with an emphasis on diecast vehicles (especially Hot Wheels), we’ve been able to dig deep into other areas. And to that end, we’ve finished documenting the GPK cards through OS15 (That’s Original Series 15). The OS cards go through 1988, but won’t be the end of it.

Matt Oldweiler, who runs the GeePeeKay.com website, is crucial to this project. hobbyDB was able to access his extensive (one could say darn near 100 percent complete) list of anything and everything related to the Kids. He has been collecting the cards since 1985 when they first came out. He’s a recent addition to the hobbyDB Advisory Council.

garbage pail kids allBy adding his archive to ours, collectors can cross reference between all kinds of collectibles that fall out of the range of GeePeeKay’s scope.

Andy Goodman has also been instrumental in the project. If his name sounds familiar in hobby circles, he is a big time collector of all kinds of diecast. Turns out he has a thing for Garbage Pail Kids as well. Like many of us, he collects collections.

Chris Wuensch, Data Team Manager at hobbyDB, leads the effort to get the entire GPK line into the database. As it turns out, he’s been an avid collector since he was a kid, too. “I can still remember sitting in the car in the Grand Union parking lot opening my first GPK packs as a kid,” he said. “We’re talking Original Series 1 in 1985. I still have about 75 to 100 cards from those early series. The appeal was through the roof back then, especially for a nine year old. Cabbage Patch Kids were all the rage, so the GPK cards were a nice counter-balance for boys who didn’t want a doll.”

The Garbage Pail Kids began in 1985, as a parody of the enormously popular Cabbage Patch Kids. Despite legal threats from the doll company, Topps was able to continue making the cards, and they have been in and out of production ever since. After a hiatus, the Garbage Pail Kids made a comeback in 2003, and hobbyDB is already at work adding those and the more recent ones to the database as well.

garbage pail kids allOne interesting thing about collecting GPK cards… there are at least two versions of each character card. Topps decided right from the start that there would be a pair of names attached to each illustration, each being an equally terrible pun on the misfortune being shown. So Adam Bomb, who became the brand’s unofficial mascot, is also known as Blasted Billy.  Or sad skateboarder Hurt Curt is also known as Pat Splat.

In most cases, it would seem that one name is no rarer than the other, but there are some unintended exceptions. Double Heather and Schizo Fran were released as part of OS2, a two-headed girl fighting with herself. Advocates for mental health took exception to the term “schizo,” so Topps agreed and changed that one to Fran Fran shortly after. Shizo Fran is one of the rarest of all GPK cards as a result, but since Fran Fran only got a partial print run, she is on the rare side as well.

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Even Garbage Pail Kids have reasonable limits on their sense of good taste.

Throw in the fact that some cards were available as glossy or flat, and the number of variants really start to add up. Also, the backs of the cards can differ as well, featuring certificates, puzzle pieces, or other fun bits. Some versions might have a checklist (as a kid, these were boring, but as an adult collector, they are valuable, especially if they haven’t bee unchecked).

garbage pail kids backsThe Garbage Pail Kids are a collectible phenomenon that won’t die. And if it did, they would probably make a card of a character commemorating it.

What are your favorite Garbage Pail Kids collectibles? Let us know in the comments!