Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Launching Prices for Garbage Pail Kids Cards

garbage pail kids cards

The original Nintendo NES launched in 1985. That same year, Garbage Pail Kids launched too.

I was allowed to buy an NES, but Garbage Pail Cards were not allowed. I only got to see them at my friends' houses. Now that I'm an adult I can buy as many GPK cards as I want (and I can have Oreo's for breakfast).

PriceCharting has launched a price guide for GPK cards so I know how much to pay for my forbidden childhood memories. If you have cards in the original 1985 series you might have some valuable cards.

Who else wasn't allowed to buy GPK cards as a kid? And who still has their childhood collection? Let me know in the comments below.


Anonymous said...

Every week my father drove about a mile out the road to pick up the Sunday paper, which wasn't delivered at that time. The 'Little Store' as everyone referred to, was a child's dream. 15 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent confectionaries of all kinds, a true mini Wonka franchise. I came across these curious looking packs of 1st series cards for $.25, going home and immediately unwrapping every one and falling in GPK love. I looked forward to every Sunday for that early morning newspaper trip, taking my $3 or $4 from my piggy bank and purchasing 12-16 packs of cards. New series releases abound, and all of these trips make up the hundreds upon hundreds of cards and doubles that are still in my collection today-- As well as the most fondest memories of childhood that I have today.

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