Thursday, January 19, 2017

Child of the 80's - A trade post

We interrupt the infrequent Super Bowl contest posts to bring you this trade post.

I'm a child of the 80's.  I grew up on the A-Team, He-Man, and Chuck Norris movies.  And of course a fond love of the Garbage Pail Kids. When John from Johnny's Trading Spot emailed me out of the blue if I was interested in trading for some GPK I was immediately interested, but hesitant.  I wasn't sure if I could pull a trade off now.  Most of my collection is currently sitting miles away in a heated storage unit.  As I thought about it, that sage advice that Winston gives Ray in Ghostbusters echoed in my head, "Ray when someone asks if you're a god you say YES!"  So when someone offers to trade you a big stack of Garbage Pail Kids, especially ones you need, you say YES!, So I said yes.  Fast forward to a week or so ago and a flat rate box showed up on my doorstep and inside, packed very neatly (I wish I'd have gotten a photo of it) and wrapped like little presents, was about 300 Garbage Pail Kids, all from my want list.

I was really impressed with how good of shape the card were in.  Johnny had said that he had picked this up with a larger purchase, but didn't elaborate too much.  But whoever had owned these before John stored them very well.  The cards ranged from Series 4 through I think Series 14.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

 So gross.
Pretty risque for 1986-87.

Currently my collection is housed in one two slot shoebox, but I'm hoping when we get a new house I might work these into a binder.  This is also a picture before I added all of John's cards.

I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the new GPK stuff Topps has been throwing out.  And I decided a couple years ago to stop going after any of the new stuff and concentrate on the original 15 series'.  That said when I went to update my need list the last time I had updated it was March 2013!  It's been awhile since I've thought about this collection.

Thanks John for putting some life back into it!


  1. Not my era but they look in great shape.

  2. That box is going to need to be full now. You have to put them into a binder now. Remember, I still have more LOL.