Garbage Pail Kids Original Series 3

Topps Inc. released the 3rd Series Garbage Pail Kids with new sticker card character names in 1986. The 3rd Original series Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards featured 82 cards labeled 84a-124a and 84b-124b. 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 84a is Joe Blow, whereas 84b was Rod Wad.

The total collection of the Original Series 3 included 46 variations bringing the total to 128 Original Series 3 cards. Those variation included changes to the front of the card, however featured the same character artwork on the front. Variation cards featured cards that were printed with and without copyright dates at the bottom of the cards. Other variations featured wanted posters on the back of the card such as Wanted For Brain Washing, Running a Clip Joint, Metal Cruelty, Blocking Traffic, and Creating A Public Nuisance.

The GPK Original Series 3 had at least 3 known print releases. Most collectors refer to the print release as a run or wave. With the release of each wave there were different variation backs. Collecting a full Original Series 3 variation set would require you to collect all variations on each of the released print waves.

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.

 

1986 3rd Series - US Original Series 3

  GPK Item   Description   Value  
Full Wax Box GPK Series 3 Wax Box of 48 Packs. Condition NM/MT. Unopened wax packs. Complete with 48 individual, unopened wax packs and box. $240.00
Unopened Wax Pack 5 GPK Sticker Cards & Gum: Original Series 3 Garbage Pail Wax Pack. Condition NM/MT. Unopened. Any variation of the pack. $5.00

82 Card Set

Complete 82 Set: Condition NM/MT. Cards 84 - 124, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 82 cards. Not including variation cards. $70.00

128 Card
Variation Set

Complete 128 Variation Set: Condition NM/MT. Cards 84 - 124, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 82 cards, including all 46 variation cards. $120.00
Empty Wax Box Original Series 3 GPK Wax Box: Condition NM/MT. Green wax box with artwork. No wax packs included, empty box. $15.00
Card 112a Frank N. Stein: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Frank N. Stein. Condition NM/MT. $1.00

Card 112b

Undead Jed: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Undead Jed. Condition NM/MT. $1.00
Card 117a Rocky N. Roll: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuringRocky N. Roll. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card. $1.00
Card 117a
Les Vegas: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Les Vegas. Condition NM/MT. $1.00
Card 84a Joe Blow: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Joe Blow. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card. $1.00
Card 84b
Rod Wad: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Rod Wad. Condition NM/MT. Any variation of the card. $1.00
Card 113a Alice Island: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Alice Island. Any variation of the card. Condition NM/MT. $1.00
Card 113b Liberty Libby: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Liberty Libby. Any variation of the card. Condition NM/MT. $1.00

GPK OS 3
Common
Cards

All Common Cards: Condition NM/MT. Single GPK Original Series 3 sticker card. Common cards refer to all other cards that were not individually listed above. $.85
Professionally Graded - Score 10 Pro Graded 10 "Gem": All GPK Series 3 Sticker Cards that have been professionally graded with a score of "10" will have an increased value of a 155%, along with the cost of grading the card. Card Price
+ Grading Cost
+ 155%
Professionally Graded - Score 9 Pro Graded 9: All GPK Series 3 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 3 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%