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They’re back! Classic Garbage Pail Kids returning in 2010 by Chris Olds
November 25, 2009, 4:01 pm
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Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s trading card parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids toys (and really much, much more in pop culture), are returning with a new set from Topps that pays tribute to many of the memorable original cards from the 1980s.

Scheduled for a mid-February release, Garbage Pail Kids Flashback is a 160-card set (two named versions of 80 drawings)  that includes some of the most memorable kids from the past classic sets along with nine “lost” Kids that never made the cut back in the mid-1980s.

See more images (you just might recognize a few of these GPKs besides Rappin’ Ron) and read more about the new set after the jump.

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*** NOW CLOSED *** Bonus Free Stuff Friday contest No. 2: A 2002 Keith Olbermann Topps 206 baseball card by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED. Here’s another bonus contest since we’ve got plenty of you guys visiting today. And we’re going to let this one through the whole weekend and pick a winner on Monday morning…

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We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday with this item that can be yours right now

logoHow can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. Nobody else can see your comment, either. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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*** NOW CLOSED *** Free Stuff Friday (11-6): Contest No. 8 — Yep, another five-pack lot of 2009 SP Authentic baseball cards by Chris Olds

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NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE to see if the latest contest has been posted once you’re done here.

We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday with this item that can be yours right now … more wax!

logoHow can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. Nobody else can see your comment, either. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Upper Deck announces three baseball short-prints by Chris Olds

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Upper Deck announced on Friday that it has included three short-printed cards in its recently released 2009 baseball products.

They are:

SP1 – Mark Buehrle’s Perfect Game’ — 2009 Ballpark Collection

SP2 – 1st Pitch at All-Star Game between Barack Obama and Albert Pujols — in 2009 Ballpark Collection

SP3 – Derek Jeter – Yankees All-Time Hit King — in 2009 SP Authentic



Topps Honors Kennedy Brothers with ‘Camelot’ Card by Tracy Hackler

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Topps on Thursday morning announced that it will be adding a special “Camelot” memorabilia card honoring John, Robert and Ted Kennedy into packs of 2009 Triple Threads Baseball, due out in October.

The card, limited to just five copies, includes a piece of sweater worn by JFK as well as pieces of floor taken from the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

For more information on 2009 Topps Triple Threads Baseball, click here.

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Topps set to produce Ted Kennedy eTopps baseball card by Chris Olds

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Topps announced on Monday that the late Ted Kennedy will have an eTopps card as part of the company’s Allen & Ginter Moments set found on the online trading card platform.

A maximum of 999 cards will be made featuring the former Massachusetts Senator who died last week. He is shown throwing out the first pitch at a past Boston Red Sox game, wearing a Sox warmup jacket on the card.

The cards will be allocated after Sept. 7. Collectors who receive one of the cards styled after the 1880s tobacco cards of the same name (printed on holographic stock, though) in their eTopps account will be charged $7.50.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.



Preview Gallery: 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition by Chris Olds

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We’ve gotten our hands on some 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition cards a bit early so we could soak up the Americana and historic cards that are found only in this type of trading card set.

Mr. Rogers now has a Topps trading card. Erin Brockovich now has a card. Robert Jarvik now has a card. Barack Obama now has a bunch more trading cards.

And several of New York City’s Finest — police officers and more who responded to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 — now have cards.

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