Posts Tagged '1985'

Garbage Pail Kid “Blasted Billy” PSA

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The card featured on this blog in my “Blasted Billy” PSA card. This card is from the 1st Series of Garbage Pail Kids, and was released in 1985 by Topps (click here to view my blog of my Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series complete set).

This is a very low-grade card considering the year of issue. The only reason I ended up purchasing it was because I was able to get it for dirt-cheap (and I love Garbage Pail Kids). I notice a lot of people go overboard with GPK PSA cards, paying rediculious prices for cards, that in all actuality, are not all-that rare, nor all-that valuable.

PSA population reports show that the market has been flooded with GPK cards by morons that are under the false impression that GPK’s are a super valuable and rare item, when it’s just their imagination. Fun to collect and look through, GPK’s are a great and unforgettable part of 80’s memorabilia. I will always enjoy Garbage Pail Kids cards, but there are definately a lot more valuable cards to collect out there.

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Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series Complete Set

Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series Wrapper

This is the wax pack wrapper for the Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series

Here is a sample of my complete set of the glossy-back Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series. It was released in 1985 by Topps.

This is the Complete Master-Set of the 2nd series. What I mean when I say  “Master-Set”, is that this series contains all the cards that make-up the complete base set (82 cards), as well as all the variation cards (variant puzzle piece backs to complete both the “Live Mike” and “Messy Tessie” puzzles, the “Award” variations on a few card backs and also the name change to card #49b from “Schizo Fran” to “Fran Fran”, as well as  the changes to the backs of cards that contained checklist that featured the name changes for card #49b) to bring the total number of cards in this set to staggering count of 131 cards.

Here are a few of my favorite cards from the 2nd series

Here are a few of my favorite cards from the 2nd series

The 2nd series is probably my favorite of all the Garbage Pail Kids series. The reason I say that it’s “probably”  my favorite because when I was a kid and first started collecting a few GPK’s, the 3rd and 4th series were the current series available.

I remember having a ton of 3rd and 4th series, and then one day, I actually ended up getting my hands on a pack or two of the 2nd series. As I open those cards and went through the five, or ten cards I had, I remember feeling as if I had just found some ancient scroll, some long-lost secret.

Even though the 2nd series would’ve been only about a year old at the time, I was only six, so I felt my small collection of the Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series, were infinitely better then my other GPKs. I think that

Card #49a "Double Heather" and the card #49b "Schizo Fran" and the name-change #49b "Fran Fran"

Card #49a "Double Heather" and the card #49b's name-changes "Schizo Fran" and "Fran Fran"

“2nd Series Pride” was branded deep in my brain, and still effect my appreciation of GPK’s to this very day.

I also love the Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series because of all the variant cards that make-up the series that I had mentioned earlier in this blog. Being a non-sports card collector I love the idea of sets that contain so many variant cards. It makes it alot more entertaining to collect and fulfilling when the set is finally completed.

The 2nd series of the Garbage Pail Kids is in high demand. I’m always surprised at how much money some people are willing to fork-out for Garbage Pail Kids. The cards may not be even a quarter of a century old yet, but these great examples of a phenominal pop-culture fad from the mid-80’s prove that sometimes you can’t really put a price on such great memories of our childhood.

To view my blog on my Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series set click here. If you are interested in Garbage Pail Kids, or any other collectible non-sports cards, please check back as I am frequently adding new cards and sets to my blog.

Here a two card backs showing the 2 puzzles from the 2nd Series

Shown here are two card backs showing what the 2 completed puzzles from the 2nd Series look like

Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series Complete Set

This is the wax pack wrapper for the Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series

This is the wax pack wrapper for the Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series

Here is a sample of my complete 1st Series Garbage Pail Kids base set. This is just the basic 82 card set without the variation cards. These cards were release by Topps, in 1985.

For only being a little over 20 years-old the Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series is a fairly “Hot Item” for Savage Nuns and Renegade Gyro Stand Employees everywhere.

The image below shows my favorite cards from this series. That is, with the exception of card 1a Nasty Nick. I decided to show this card, just because it is the “first card” , and one of the more popular in the series.

Card 24a is my personal favorite in this series. “Nervous Rex” (shown in sample below) depicts a baby; chain-smoking cigarettes and ingesting large amounts of caffeine via coffee and coca-cola. I doubt any cards marketed towards children would even dare to try to put this on a trading card nowadays.

The Following is a list of the Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series:
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1a Nasty Nick
1b Evil Eddie
2a Junkfood John
2b Ray Decay
3a Up Chuck
3b Heavin’ Steven
4a Fryin’ Brian
4b Electric Bill
5a Dead Tead
5b Jay Decay
6a Art Apart
6b Busted Bob
7a Stormy Heather
7b April Showers
8a Adam Bomb
8b Blasted Billy
9a Boozin’ Bruce
9b Drunk Ken
10a Tee-Vee Stevie
10b Geeky Gary
11a Itchy Richie
11b Bugged Bert
12a Furry Fran
12b Hairy Mary
13a Ashcan Andy
13b Spacey Stacy
14a Potty Scotty
14b Jason Basin
15a Ailin’ Al
15b Mauled Paul
16a Weird Wendy
16b Haggy Maggie
17a Wacky Jackie
17b Loony Lenny
18aCranky Frankie
18b Bad Brad
19a Corroded Carl
19b Crater Chris
20a Swell Mel
20b Dressy Jesse
21a Virus Iris
21b Sicky Vicky
22a Junky Jeff
22b Stinky Sam
23a Drippy Dan
23b Leaky Lou
24a Nervous Rex
24b Nerdy Norm
25a Creepy Carol
25b Scary Carrie
26a Slobby Robbie
26b Fat Matt
27a Brainy Janie
27b Jenny Genius
28a Oozy Suzie
28b Meltin’ Melissa
29a Bony Joanie
29b Thin Lynn
30a New Wave Dave
30b Graffiti Petey
31a Run Down Rhoda
31b Flat Pat
32a Frigid Bridget
32b Chilly Millie
33a Mad Mike
33b Savage Stuart
34a Kim Kong
34b Anna Banana
35a Wrinkly Randy
35b Rockin’ Robert
36a Wrappin’ Ruth
36b Tommy Tomb
37a Guillo Tina
37b Cindy Lopper
38a Slimy Sam
38b Lizard Liz
39a Buggy Betty
39b Green Jean
40a Unstitched Mitch
40b Damaged Don
41a Mean Gene
41b Joltin’ Joe