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     • Garage Pale Kidz Pins
     • Garbage Pail Kids From Argentina
     • Garbage Pail Kids Artwork
     • Garbage Pail Kids Ashtrays
     • Garbage Pail Kids Binders
     • Garbage Pail Kids Buttons
     • Garbage Pail Kids Candles
     • Garbage Pail Kids Cards Engraved
         In Glass
     • Garbage Pail Kids Cigarette Cases
     • Garbage Pail Kids Clothing
     • Garbage Pail Kids Digital Wristwatches
     • Garbage Pail Kids Dolls
     • Garbage Pail Kids Drinking Glasses
     • Garbage Pail Kids Error Cards
          · Blank Back Cards
          · Faded Banner Cards
          · Miscut Cards
          · No 'Peel Here' Cards
          · Yellowed Cards
     • Garbage Pail Kids Factory and Promo
         Sets
     • Garbage Pail Kids Figurines
     • Garbage Pail Kids Flap Bags
     • Garbage Pail Kids Foil Balloons
     • Garbage Pail Kids Glass Plates
     • Garbage Pail Kids Guides
     • Garbage Pail Kids Guitars
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     • Garbage Pail Kids Iron-Ons
     • Garbage Pail Kids From Italy
     • Garbage Pail Kids Keychains
     • Garbage Pail Kids Lapel Pins
     • Garbage Pail Kids Lighters
     • Garbage Pail Kids Lunchboxes
     • Garbage Pail Kids Magnets
     • Garbage Pail Kids Patches
     • Garbage Pail Kids Pillows
     • Garbage Pail Kids Pins
     • Garbage Pail Kids Plastic Mugs
     • Garbage Pail Kids Postcards
     • Garbage Pail Kids Promo Posters
     • Garbage Pail Kids Shot Glasses
     • Garbage Pail Kids Skateboards
     • Garbage Pail Kids Snow Globes
     • Garbage Pail Kids Spiders
     • Garbage Pail Kids Switched Back Cards
     • Garbage Pail Kids Switchplates
     • Garbage Pail Kids Tile Coasters
     • Garbage Pail Kids Uncut Sheets
          · 2nd Series Copied Sheets
          · 3rd Series Copied Sheets
          · Made In Taiwan Sheets
          · Trimmed Sheets
     • Garbage Pail Kids US 16th Series Cards
 
Garbage Pail Kids Error Cards
     There were a variety of Garbage Pail Kids error cards.  Some error cards are common while there are a few that are very difficult to obtain.  I had listed some examples of Garbage Pail Kids error cards below.
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Blank Back Cards
Category:  Error
Uniqueness:  Very few known
Collectability:  Low interest
Value:  $1-$5 per blank back card
Description:       On rare occasion, the full Garbage Pail Kids card sheets did not make it through the entire printing process, and the back of the sheets did not get anything printed on them.  One collector reported finding several blank back cards in packs from the United States Garbage Pail Kids 5th Series, but it is not know which box variation these packs were found in.  Besides the pack-pulled blank back cards, it is also possible that blank back sheets were cut up by an individual or that someone took a pencil eraser to a regular card and erased the ink off of the card back.  Because Topps was producing very large volumes of cards for the original Garbage Pail Kids series, there often were manufacturing errors.  Sometimes, Topps caught these errors and threw out the uncut sheets with flaws.  Back in the 1980s, it was very common for people to take flawed items out from the garbage at Topps, so it is possible that someone took an uncut sheet with a blank back and cut it up on their own.  It is important to be cautious when buying some of the unusual error cards because they may not be genuine.
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Faded Banner Cards
Category:  Error
Uniqueness:  Very few known
Collectability:  Low interest
Value:  $1-$5 per faded banner card
Description:       This item is the United States Garbage Pail Kids 5th Series card 169a Dee Faced with a faded Garbage Pail Kids banner.  The "KIDS" portion of the banner is missing some of the ink.  It is uncommon to find cards that were not fully inked.
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Miscut Cards
     
 
Category:  Error
Uniqueness:  Low production
Collectability:  Low interest
Value:  $0.15-$5 per miscut card
Description:       These items are miscut cards.  Cards from the original Garbage Pail Kids series were often miscut because Topps was in a hurry to produce a large volume of cards.  The cards on the top row were so badly miscut that they each show half of two different cards.  The cards on the bottom row were cut at an angle and are almost diamond shaped.  Some of the miscut cards show the print markings from the borders of the uncut sheet.
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No 'Peel Here' Cards
Category:  Error
Uniqueness:  Very few known
Collectability:  Low interest
Value:  $5-$10 per no "peel here" card
Description:       This item is the United States Garbage Pail Kids 11th Series card 423a Hungry Ivan printed without the words "Peel Here" inside of the "Peel Here" arrow.  The text was missing from inside of the arrow because there was a lack of black ink in the top-left corner of the card.  It is uncommon to find cards that were not fully inked.
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Yellowed Cards
Category:  Error
Uniqueness:  Very few known
Collectability:  Low interest
Value:  $1-$5 per yellowed card
Description:       These items are yellowed cards from the United States Garbage Pail Kids 5th Series.  When Topps was manufacturing cards from the original series and found something wrong with an uncut sheet of cards, they would sometimes yellow the uncut sheet before discarding it.  It is possible that someone came across a discarded, yellowed, uncut sheet and had it cut up into individual cards in order to make a card set.
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Garbage Pail Kids Factory and Promo
     
Category:  Fake
Uniqueness:  One of a kind
Collectability:  Little to no interest
Value:  $5-$10 per factory set or promo set
Description:       These items were claimed to be promo card sets and factory card sets.  The cards shown on the left were from a United States Garbage Pail Kids 2nd Series uncut sheet that was cut up to make a card set.  The seller claimed the cards were a promo set because they had no die-cuts and had white card backs.  The cards shown on the right were from a United States Garbage Pail Kids 4th Series uncut sheet that was cut up to make a card set.  The seller claimed the cards were a promo set because they had no die-cuts.  Both card sets are fakes and have very little value.  There were no factory card sets and promo card sets from the original Garbage Pail Kids series.
 
     Due to a manufacturing problem, the United States Garbage Pail Kids 15th Series cards can be found with die-cuts and without die-cuts.  This is the only original United States Garbage Pail Kids series that was manufactured this way.
 
     The only United States Garbage Pail Kids promo cards were produced for the All-New Series, and you can find more information about them under the Cards and Stickers sections for those series.
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Garbage Pail Kids Figurines
Category:  Mislabeled
Uniqueness:  Low production
Collectability:  Little to no interest
Value:  $0.50-$4 per figurine
Description:       This item was claimed to be a figurine of the United States Garbage Pail Kids 1st Series character 1a Nasty Nick / 1b Evil Eddie.  This figurine is not of any Garbage Pail Kids character.  It is actually from a line of toys made by Spearhead Industries around 1985 called "Creepy Kids".
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Garbage Pail Kids Flap Bags
Category:  Homemade
Uniqueness:  Very few known
Collectability:  Little to no interest
Value:  $10-$20 per flap bag
Description:       This item is a flap bag with homemade Garbage Pail Kids iron-on transfers ironed on to it.  The flap bag measures 9-1/2" x 10-3/4", and the strap measures 53" long.  The three smaller Garbage Pail Kids images measure 3-1/2" x 2", and the larger Garbage Pail Kids image measures 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".
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Garbage Pail Kids Foil Balloons
Category:  Bootleg* (possibly licensed items)
Uniqueness:  Low production
Collectability:  Medium interest
Value:  $15-$30 per foil balloon
Description:       These items are foil Garbage Pail Kids balloons called "Puffaloons".  The characters featured on the foil balloons are: Double Heather, Live Mike, Split Kit, and Blasted Billy.  These items have Topps copyright information printed on them, but they may not have been licensed items.  It is possible that the manufacturer got permission from Topps to produce these items, but the items had a limited distribution or were regionally distributed.
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Garbage Pail Kids Glass Plates
     
Category:  Bootleg
Uniqueness:  Very few known
Collectability:  Low interest
Value:  $5-$25 per glass plate
Description:       These items are Garbage Pail Kids glass plates.  The four glass plates on the left did were not framed, but the two glass plates on the right had cardboard picture frames.  Each plate has six different characters from the United States Garbage Pail Kids 3rd Series.  The plates measure approximately 6" x 6" and are only 2 to 3 millimeters thick.  These plates were given out as prizes at county fairs.  The plates were poorly made and have sharp corners.  The Garbage Pail Kids images were copies of stickers that were laminated to the back of the glass plates.  The Garbage Pail Kids images were slightly cropped in order to fit on the glass plates.
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Garbage Pail Kids Guides
Category:  Homemade
Uniqueness:  Low production
Collectability:  Medium interest
Value:  $5-$40 per guide
Description:       These items are Garbage Pail Kids guides.  The five items pictured on the left were price guides from the 1980s.  They were made by dealers and collectors.  The two items on the left were from a series of Garbage Pail Kids price guides made by "Mikael".  The Garbage Pail Kids guide on the right was made by Brian Koskinen.  Brian referred to it as a handbook instead of a guide.  Brian's handbook discusses some of the United States and non-US Garbage Pail Kids cards and items.  Brian used some information from this website in his handbook.
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Garbage Pail Kids Guitars
Category:  Homemade
Uniqueness:  One of a kind
Collectability:  Little to no interest
Value:  $75-$250 per guitar
Description:       This item is a guitar that was covered with Garbage Pail Kids stickers and then was finished with clear coat.
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