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.
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!