Series Information

  • RELEASE DATE: Scheduled for 1989, yet NEVER RELEASED
  • STICKER NUMBERS: 621a-661a and 621b-661b
  • BASE SET: 82 stickers
  • BASE SET CHECKLIST: Click HERE to print a Base Set Checklist
  • INFORMATION: Garbage Pail Kids Series 16 was planned...and even printed...yet never released. The images above are from a black & white printing sheet that was rescued from a dumpster behind the Topps headquarters back in 1989. Furthermore, in the early 2000s Topps auctioned off a number of Original Series 16 items including full sheets of both the finished card fronts and card backs. Below are images that show the intended layout, as well as a look at the comic backs and puzzle characters
  • Over the years Topps has ultimately released every Original Series 16 character as its own unique card. Most were released as part of All New Series 1, and others were included in the Flashback releases, Chrome Series, and even as Bonus Cards inside the Abrams GPK book.

    Below is a 'REIMAGINED GALLERY' that has been assembled using all of the re-issued cards, giving collectors a glimpse of how the set would have looked had it been released back in 1989. I have included a note below each card stating where it can be 'found'. Using this info - AND the printable CHECKLIST above - collectors can assemble their own 'Original Series 16' set!