Original Series 1 is all about nostalgia...and honestly there's nothing better than flipping through these familiar cards from 1985. Sure, they might show their age a bit, but that's what it's all about! This 'Scanned' Gallery captures the complete set in all their aged-glory:


...but wouldn't it be great to see the artwork as it was intended to look? Fresh...clean...bright...etc.? The cards below are part of a special 'Enhanced' Gallery, and have been cleaned up digitally to represent the absolute BEST possible version of the cards from the 80s. (Very special thanks and shout-out to Daniel Brother-Bear Barras for his tireless efforts helping bring this Enhanced Gallery to life!)

Enjoy the Gallery - and as a special bonus you can click on any image to download a hi-res version!

Series Information

  • RELEASE DATE: June, 1985
  • STICKER NUMBERS: 1a-41a and 1b-41b
  • BASE SET: 82 stickers
  • VARIATION SET: 88 stickers
  • BASE SET CHECKLIST: Click HERE to print a Base Set Checklist
  • VARIATION CHECKLIST: Click HERE to print a Variation Set Checklist
  • INFORMATION: All artwork (front and back) for the first series of Garbage Pail Kids was created by just two artists...John Pound (fronts) and Tom Bunk (backs)
    Original Series 1 is the only Garbage Pail Kids Series to not include puzzle-back cards
    The wrapper artwork was completed by Tom Bunk
    Gloss and Matte finish backs have been found in both pack variations (see below)
  • PACKAGING: There was a total of 1 BOX and 2 WRAPPERS produced for Original Series 1. Below is a comprehensive list of the specific codes and variation details, followed by an example of a wrapper and box top from OS1:
    - 1-494-40-01-5
    0-494-21-01-5 * WITH 25¢
    0-494-21-02-5 * WITHOUT 25¢


Let's face it, at this point NO ONE is peeling their Original Series 1 stickers off the cards, so this 'Peeled' Gallery exists to show what the characters looked like when we used to peel 'em and stick 'em as kids!