New Garbage Pail Kids series inspired by cards of old

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

ALLENTOWN, Pa. | Topps is returning this year with a new series of Garbage Pail Kids.

The last original series came out in 2007, according to Topps Editor Colin Walton. Since then, Topps has produced Garbage Pail Kids Flashbacks, reliving some of the old cards we loved as children.

The new set is going to be fun and inspired by the cards of old.

“We’re trying to keep the art and type of jokes more similar to the original ’80s cards,” Walton said. “The Flashbacks do really well for us. I liked the old feel.”

The cards will be on sale in October and be released in retail and hobby shops.

Here’s a gallery of some of the drawings Walton brought to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show last weekend.

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.


  1. bill johnson
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    these were my favorite non sports cards back in the early 80’s. i believe i have the first 3 sets somewhere in my card collection.

  2. Posted April 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    So excited to see these. Susan, so these are not flashback series? Is the expected release datemof these?

  3. manny
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Must have!!! Can you tell me the release date for these? Are they going to be sold in Target or Walmart?
    Or only in non sports card stores?

  4. DK
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    October 2012

  5. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    I updated the story with the information. Cards will be sold in October and be in both hobby and retail.


  6. tom
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    The fans are not happy about these half worked ideas. There is an online petition to boycott Topps and this set at here:

  7. Mike
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I’am really looking forward to this new set. The petitioners are never going to be satisfied with anything so they are totally worth ignoring, if you are a true GPK fan then dont sign the petition. I hate unreasonable people.

  8. Core
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Here is the biggest mega-collection of Garbage Pail Kids cards!

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