Garbage Pail Kids Original Series 5

The Garbage Pail Kids Original Series 5 were the first series released that featured landscape or horizontally printed cards. An additional 78 cards labeled 167a-206a and 167b-206b were added to the GPK OS collection.

The total collection of the Original Series 5 included 8 variations bringing the total to 86 Original Series 5 cards. Those variations included different puzzle pieces on the back of the cards.

The GPK Original Series 5 had 1 print "flaw" or "error" that is considered by most collectors as rare or hard to find. The main reason why it is considered rare is because you can only find the mistake in a certain box release, with a certain wax pack wrapper print, in a certain print wave. The flaw shows up on card 174b Repaired Rex at the top right just under the card number where there is a green colored number "10". So collectors have deemed this the Garbage Pail Kids 174b error card. If you find this error card it sells for a nice premium compared to all common cards in the GPK OS 5 card set.

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 5th Series - US Original Series 5

  GPK Item   Description   Value  
Full Wax Box GPK Series 5 Wax Box of 48 Packs. Condition NM/MT. Unopened wax packs. Complete with 48 individual, unopened wax packs and box. $120.00
Unopened Wax Pack 5 GPK Sticker Cards & Gum: Original Series 5 Garbage Pail Wax Pack. Condition NM/MT. Unopened. Any variation of the pack. $2.00

78 Card Set

Complete 78 Set: Condition NM/MT. Cards 167 - 206, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 78 cards. Not including variation cards. $50.00

86 Card
Variation Set

Complete 86 Variation Set: Condition NM/MT. Cards 167 - 206, set "a" and "b". Complete card set of 78 cards, including all 8 variation cards. $65.00
Empty Wax Box Original Series 5 GPK Wax Box: Condition NM/MT. Black wax box with artwork. No wax packs included, empty box. $10.00
Card 194a Razzin' Roslyn: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Razzin' Roslyn. Condition NM/MT. $.65

Card 175a

Windy Winston: Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Windy Winston. Condition NM/MT. $.75
Card 174b
Error Card
Repaired Rex Error Card Green "10": Single Garbage Pail Kids sticker card featuring Repaired Rex with the green "10" error print. Condition NM/MT. $45.00

GPK OS 5
Common
Cards

All Common Cards: Condition NM/MT. Single GPK Original Series 5 sticker card. Common cards refer to all other cards that were not individually listed above. $.50
Professionally Graded - Score 10 Pro Graded 10 "Gem": All GPK Series 5 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 5 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 5 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%