2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s Checklist Proves What’s Old Is New Again


Garbage Pail Kids were born in the 1980s. If you grew up during the decade of Just Say No, wore acid wash jeans and can name the two Coreys are, you know who Adam Bomb and New Wave Dave are. Even those who aren’t card collectors today probably had a few GPKs stuck to their Trapper Keeper or bedpost. 2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s comes full-circle, spoofing the very nostalgia that Goonies hold dear.

Base Set

As one would expect from a set with the title, “We Hate the ’80s,” the base set aims at retro gags. TV, movies, fashion, video games and major events are just some of the themes to expect. The full set has 180 total cards (90 gags with the traditional a/b name variations). Like other recent releases in the main GPK line, the checklist is broken down into several smaller subsets, each with a specific theme.

Parallels return, recognizable by their different border colors and patterns. Regular hobby and retail packs each have a Puke parallel while Hobby Collector packs have an exclusive Bruised parallel. Other Hobby Collector-only versions include Spit (/99) and Bloody Nose (/75). As for retail parallels, Pee Yellow are one per retail gravity feed pack. Fool’s Gold cards are numbered to 50 copies each but are not exclusive to a specific pack type. Printing Plates are also available.


Topps spoofs itself and some of its products from the decade in ’80s Wax Pack Parodies. Found only in Hobby Collector packs, these cards are based on the wrappers used in sets during the 1980s. Of course, there’s a GPK spin to them all, both in the visuals and the subject matter.

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s has some premium inserts as well. Artist Autographs, manufactured Patch cards, Shaped Sketch Cards, Dual Artist Panoramic Sketch Cards and Printing Plates all combine to land one per Hobby Collector box. All of these are exclusives to the premium packs other than the autographs and plates, which can be found in other pack types as well.

Regular hobby boxes don’t have any guaranteed hits but regular sketch cards are exclusive to those types of packs.

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s does have some retail exclusives spread across a couple of pack and box types. Twenty-card fat packs have a pair of Classic ’80s Stickers. These are reprints of original GPK cards that struck a particular pop culture chord when they were first released.

Gross Bears and Bathroom Buddies are both back in separate specially marked retail blaster boxes.

Premium inserts are available in retail packs as well. Besides randomly inserted plates and autographs, fat packs are the only place to find Panoramic Sketch Cards done by a single artist. A small number of retail blaster boxes have a set of Loaded Puzzle Sketch Cards. Find these and you don’t need to go chasing for the missing pieces.

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s at a glance:

Packs per box: Hobby – 24, Hobby Collector – 24
Cards per pack: Hobby – 8, Hobby Collector – 8
Boxes per case: Hobby – 8, Hobby Collector – 8
Set size: 180 cards
Release date: January 17, 2018

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Hobby/Retail Boxes
Hobby Collector Boxes
Blaster Boxes

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Puke Parallels – 24

What to expect in a Hobby Collector box:

• Sketch Cards, Patch Cards, Printing Plates or Artist Autographs – 1 Total
• Bruised Parallels – 24

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80s Hobby Collector Box

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s Checklist


Base Set Checklist

180 cards.


• Bruised – (1 per Hobby Collector pack)
• Pee Yellow – (1 per Retail Gravity Feed pack)
• Puke – (1 per Display and Hobby pack)
• Spit – /99 (Hobby Collector packs only)
• Bloody Nose – /75 (Hobby Collector packs only)
• Fool’s Gold – /50
• Printing Plates – 1/1 (each card has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

’80s Cartoons

1b Skele-TOR
2a She-RAE
2b Adored ADORA
3a OTTO Boot
3b Optimus FINE
4a Masked MATT
4b Trucked-Over TRAKKER
5a JEN Gem
5b JERRICA Jewel
6a Garga MEL
6b Papa MURPH
7a Strawberry JERI
7b Short KATE
8a Rainbow RAINE
8b Brite BRIDGIT
9a MONA-Chichi
9b PAT-Chitt

’80s Celebrities

1a Pint-Size PRINCE
1b Purple RAYNE
2a Mole DONNA
2b Material GAL
3a BROCK of Seagulls
3b MIKE Soar
4a Gruesome GALLAGHER
4b WALTER Melon
5a MARY Merch
5b Licensed LOU
6a Rapid RICHARD
6b Sweatin’ SIMMONS
7a BOB Gross
7b Happy TRE
8a Footy FRED
8b Rotten ROGER
9a El-VERA
9b MISSIE-tress of the Dark

’80s Culture

1a NEWT Cola
1b Back L. ASH
2a Neon ART
2b Futuristic RIC
3a Loathsome LISA
4a Trapped TRACY
4b Kept KATE
5a Floppy DIRK
5b Diskette YVETTE
6a SAL Phone
6b Motor NOLA
7a Blocked BUSTER
7b V.H. ESSA
8a Walk MANNIE
8b CASS-ette
9a Mixed TATE
9b REESE-Wind

’80s Fashions and Fads

1a Big Hair SHER
1b Hairy GERI
2a Shoulder PAT
2b Puffy PAULA
3a PEG Warmers
3b Dancewear TERE
4a Slappy STEPHIE
4b Bracelet JANETTE
5a HARRY Metal
5b Glam Met-AL
6a Flattop AESOP
6b Flat MATT
7a Break-LANCE
7b Headspin FINN
8a KIRK Cardigan
8b Popped COLE R.
9a Fashion ABEL
9b Watchin’ WALLY

’80s History

1a BURL N. Wall
1b Wrecked RONALD
2a No-No NANCY
2b Rippin’ REAGAN
3a Messy MIKHAIL
4a Obstructin’ OLLIE
4b Know-Nothin’ NORTH
5a Cold WARREN
5b Nuclear Escala-SEAN
6a HANS Across America
6b Handy ANDY
7b Have You Seen MIA
8a Oily OLIVER
8b Spilled SPENCE
9a Ozone HOLLY
9b OZ Zone Depletion

’80s Movies

1a Batty MANNY
1b Bonkers BRUCE
2a PARKER-Geist
2b ANNE Apparition
3a Karate KIT
3b RALPH “Macho”
4a Breakfast BENDER
4b Club CLAIRE
5a Old Time Rock & ROLAND
5b TOM Cruisin’
6a Dirty DANA C.
6b PATRICK Sprayzy
7a Flashy DENICE
7b Barfed-On BEALS
8a SAWYER Anything
8b Jolted JOHN
9a Sixteen CANDICE
9b Meltin MOLLY

’80s Sitcom

1a A.V. ADAM
2a Adolescent ADAM
2b Still-Growing GOLDBERG
3a Adult/Child ADAM
3b Groaning GOLDBERG
4a Berserk BARRY
4b Galled GOLDBERG
5a Eighties ERICA
7b Garrulous GOLDBERG
6a Big-Hearted BEVERLY
6b Generous GOLDBERG
7a Manly MURRAY
8a Avoidance ALBERT
8b Slipping-Away SOLOMON
9a Rebound RICK
9b Mid-Range MELLOR

’80s Toys

1a Muscle MANNY
1b Rub-BERT
2a Mad PAUL
2b MATT Ball
3a DEE & D
3b DON-geon Master
4a Pet Monster
4b My Pet MONROE
5a Mutila-TED
5b Rux-FINN
6a FLO Worm
6b Glowing GLORIA
7a Wacky WENDY
7b Wall WANDA
8a SY-Mon
8b LEO Lights
9b Ankle ANGEL

’80s TV Shows and Ads

1a FRAN-ggle Rocked
1b Rumpled ROCKY
2a Axed MAX
2b Head LES
3a PEE WEE Hurtin’
3b Harmed HERMAN
4a Double DARREN
4b MARC Bummers
5a Blissful BALKI
5b Livid LARRY
6a TRE Is Company
7b Smacked JACK
7a CLAIRE S. the Beef
7b Cow PATTY
8a Crime DOUG
8b Bite-Outta OTTO
9a DOMINIC Pizza
9b Annoy-ED

’80s Video Games

1a Centi-PETE
1b Ar-CADE
2a At-ARI
2b Control JOEL
3a Coil LEE
3b Beaten BERT
4a DEEPAK-Man Fever
4b Pac-MANNY
5a Drunky KONRAD
5b KAY Kong
6a MARSH Room
6b TODD Stool
7a Duck HUNTER
7b Smug DOUG
8a Burger TIM
8b Jam-Packed PETER
9a Dig DOUG
9b Inflate TATE

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2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s Autographs Checklists

80s Sitcom Autographs Checklist

9 cards.
Signers are all from The Goldbergs.

Bryan Callen
Jeff Garlin
Troy Gentile
Sean Giambrone
Adam F. Goldberg
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Hayley Orrantia
Patton Oswalt
George Segal

Artist Autographs Checklist

List TBA.

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2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s Inserts Checklists

’80s Wax Pack Parodies Checklist

10 cards.

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80s Wax Pack Parodies

1 I.A. the Illegal Alien
2 The F-Team
3 Pastors of the Universe
4 Alpha Dog
5 Booger Flicks
6 Gross Blisters II
7 Fatman
8 Nintendumb Shame Pack
9 Teenage, Mutant, Ninja & Fertile
10 Hobocop

Bathroom Buddies Checklist

6 cards.
Specially marked retail blasters only.

13a BO-Wl
13b Swirl LEE
14a Invisible MANNY
14b Streaming STAN
15a Jugg-LIN
15b Drop a BRUCE

Classic ’80s Stickers Checklist

20 cards.
2 per retail fat pack.

1a New Wave DAVE
1b Graffitti PETEY
2a Rappin’ RON
2b RAY Gun
3a Hot Head HARVEY
3b ROY Bot
4a Warrin’ WARREN
4b BRETT Vet
5a Catty KATHY
5b KITTY Litter
6a Sprayed WADE
6b Tagged TAD
7a REUBEN Cube
7b Blockhead BLAKE
8a KIT Video
8b HAM Aactor
9a ALEC Gator
9b Croco-DALE
10a V.C. ARNIE
10b Cassette CASEY

Gross Bears Checklist

8 cards.
Specially marked retail blasters only.

21 Zit Bear
22 Melted Bear
23 Bony Bear
24 Trash Bear
25 Bat Bear
26 Bicep Bear
27 Butt Bear
28 Bare Bear

Patch Cards Checklist

20 cards.
Exclusive to Hobby Collector packs.

1a New Wave DAVE /50
1b Graffitti PETEY /50
2a Rappin’ RON /50
2b RAY Gun /50
3a Hot Head HARVEY /50
3b ROY Bot /50
4a Warrin’ WARREN /50
4b BRETT Vet /50
5a Catty KATHY /50
5b KITTY Litter /50
6a Sprayed WADE /50
6b Tagged TAD /50
7a REUBEN Cube /50
7b Blockhead BLAKE /50
8a KIT Video/50
8b HAM Aactor /50
9a ALEC Gator /50
9b Croco-DALE /50
10a V.C. ARNIE /50
10b Cassette CASEY /50

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Sketch Cards

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s Sketch Cards Checklists

Sketch Cards

Artists TBA.

Dual-Artist Panoramic Sketch Cards

Exclusive to Hobby Collector packs.
Artsists TBA.

Loaded Sketch Card Puzzles

Exclusive to retail blaster boxes.
Artsists TBA.

Shaped Sketch Cards

Exclusive to Hobby Collector packs.
Artsists TBA.

Single-Artist Panoramic Sketch Cards

Exclusive to retail fat packs.
Artsists TBA.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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