Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Cards That Didn't Make It

As some of you may or may not know, the original slew of Garbage Pail Kid cards in the 1980s lasted fifteen series. There was a 16th series made; the images had all been drawn and painted and the cards were ready to go. But Topps decided that GPKs were no longer profitable and the 16th series was never released.

In 2003, Topps decided to bring Garbage Pail Kids back with new cards and artwork. They started the series off with the "lost" 16th series. But some of the original 16th series cards were not released, possibly due to political correctness, violence, or abstract or out-of-date jokes. Here are the cards from the 16th series that did not make it:

Also See: Garbage Pail Kids Giant Stickers

1 comment:

Freckled Derelict said...

At Last!!!
I love GPK and have a full collection of 1-15 but always wondered about the missing 16th series. thanks for the post and shedding some light on the mystery.
I'm surprised Scrawled Saul didn't make it in the reprint.