Garbage Pail Kids Original Series 1

In 1985 Topps Inc. released the 1st Series Garbage Pail Kids as a wax pack that included 5 sticker cards and a piece of gum. Often referred to as the Original Series, the collection grew to include 15 total series. The 1st Original series Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards featured 82 cards labeled 1a-41a and 1b-41b. Cards labeled with a number and the letter "a" had a counterpart labeled with the letter "b". The counter parts from "a" to "b" featured the same character artwork with different names. For example card 1a is Nasty Nick, whereas 1b was Evil Eddie.

The total collection of the Original Series 1 actually included 88 cards due to variations released to some cards. Those variation included changes to the back of the card, however featured the same character artwork on the front (total of 6 variation back cards).

The Original Series 1 cards featured matte and glossy finishes on the back of the cards. There was a full set of 88 cards released in the matte finish, and another 88 cards that featured a glossy finish. A Full Wax Box, which is the original pink box with artwork, that was sent to retail locations for display included a total of 48 wax packs.

As stated on the home page, the prices below reflect cards, wax packs, or full wax boxes that are in mint or near mint conditions. We've also included pricing for cards that have been professionally graded. Cards that have been graded by a professional will have a score that is standardized, which in turn will increase the perceived value of a card.

 

1985 1st Series - US Original Series

  GPK Item   Description   Value  
Full Wax Box GPK Series 1 Wax Box of 48 Packs. Condition NM/MT. Unopened wax packs. Can be glossy or matte back finish. Complete with 48 individual, unopened wax packs and box. $2750.00
Unopened Wax Pack 5 GPK Sticker Cards & Gum: Original Series 1 Garbage Pail Wax Pack. Condition NM/MT. Unopened. Glossy or Matte Back Card Finish. $49.00

82 Card Set Glossy Back

Complete 82 Set Glossy: Condition NM/MT. Cards 1 - 41, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 82 cards. Not including variation cards. All cards Glossy Back finish. $725.00
82 Card Set Matte Back Complete 82 Set Matte: Condition NM/MT. Cards 1 - 41, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 82 cards. Not including variation cards. All cards Matte Back finish. $590.00
88 Card Variation Set Glossy Back Complete 88 Set Glossy Back: Condition NM/MT. Cards 1 - 41, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 88 cards. Including all 6 variation cards. All cards Glossy Back finish. $790.00
88 Card Variation Set Matte Back Complete 88 Set Matte Back: Condition NM/MT. Cards 1 - 41, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 88 cards. Including all 6 variation cards. All cards Matte Back finish. $625.00
Empty Wax Box Original Series 1 GPK Wax Box: Condition NM/MT. Pink wax box with artwork. No wax packs included, empty box. $95.00
Card 1a Glossy Back Nasty Nick: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Nasty Nick. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $75.00

Card 1a
Matte Back

Nasty Nick: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Nasty Nick. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $70.00
Card 1b Glossy Back Evil Eddie: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Evil Eddie. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $25.00
Card 1b
Matte Back
Evil Eddie: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Evil Eddie. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $20.00
Card 8a Glossy Back Adam Bomb: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Adam Bomb. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card $70.00
Card 8a
Matte Back
Adam Bomb: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Adam Bomb. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card $65.00
Card 8b Glossy Back Blasted Billy: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Blasted Billy. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card. $25.00
Card 8b
Matte Back
Blasted Billy: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Blasted Billy. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card. $20.00
Card 13a Glossy Back Ashcan Andy: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Ashcan Andy. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $16.00
Card 13a Matte Back Ashcan Andy: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Ashcan Andy. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $12.00
Card 15b Glossy Back Mauled Paul: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Mauled Paul. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $12.00
Card 15b Matte Back Mauled Paul: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Mauled Paul. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $8.00
Card 32a Glossy Back Frigid Bridget: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Frigid Bridget. Glossy Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $12.00
Card 32a Matte Back Frigid Bridget: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Frigid Bridget. Matte Back finish. Condition NM/MT. $9.00
Common Cards Glossy Back All Glossy Back - Common Cards: Condition NM/MT. Single GPK Original Series 1 sticker card with the glossy back finish. Common cards refer to all other cards that were not individually listed above. $8.00
Common Cards Matte Back All Matte Back - Common Cards: Condition NM/MT. Single GPK Original Series 1 sticker card with the matte back finish. Common cards refer to all other cards that were not individually listed above. $6.50
Professionally Graded - Score 10 Pro Graded 10 "Gem": All GPK Series 1 Sticker Cards that have been professionally graded with a score of "10" will have an increased value of a 230%, along with the cost of grading the card. Card Price
+ Grading Cost + 230%
Professionally Graded - Score 9 Pro Graded 9: All GPK Series 1 Sticker Cards that have been professionally graded with a score of "9" will have an increased value of a 125%, along with the cost of grading the card. Card Price
+ Grading Cost
+ 125%
Professionally Graded - Score 8 Pro Graded 8: All GPK Series 1 Sticker Cards that have been professionally graded with a score of "8" will have an increased value of a 85%, along with the cost of grading the card. Card Price
+ Grading Cost
+ 85%