Collections Worth Building: Garbage Pail Kids

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I was nine years old when these gems hit the scene – looking back now, I can see why my family was reluctant to help fund my obsession. Some adults thought these trading cards meant that the end of civilization was near. Even so, I give Garbage Pail Kids sticker card collections an A+ for creativity with brilliant graphics and over the top satire. Each pack contained 5 cards and a stick of gum for a mere 25 cents. Luckily, there are a few avid collectors who have meticulously catalogued all of the cards online (15 original series in all) – use geepeekay’s name finder to see if your name made it into the GPK hall of fame.

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