IMPERIAL TOYS STICKER ALBUM
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To assist collectors in the storage and display of their Garbage Pail Kids stickers, Imperial Toy Corp. released their 'Sticker Album'. The front of the album featured the iconic Adam Bomb image, while the back was made up of 72 different card images from Series 1 through Series 2. An interesting side note is that there are duplicates on the back of the album (Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, etc). What makes it even more interesting is that Imperial didn't even use both of the character name variations (Adam Bomb and Blasted Billy), rather they just put 2 Adam Bombs on the back. Obviously an oversight that they felt wasn't worth correcting.
w/ Cellophane & Display Card
A true 'MINT' condition album will come wrapped in cellophane. This cellophane features an adhesive flap that seals the album inside. The majority of the albums sold on sites like eBay do not include the original wrapping. Another sign of a truly mint condition album is the inclusion of a 4 x 6" card that is wrapped around the bottom of the album. The card features additional details about what is inside the album. This is almost NEVER included in the albums being sold today. Below are pictures of my album, in mint (complete) condition.
This binder-style album featured 12 full-color pages for peeling and sticking the stickers. Each page featured an airbrushed background and an oversized image of one of the Series 1 or Series 2 characters. This album was obviously not designed for collectors who wished to keep their cards in MINT condition since it required peeling the stickers from their backing. In addition to the sticker pages, each album also contained 1 pocket page with a small insert that stated the following:
"THESE POCKETS ARE FOR DUPLICATE STICKERS AND CARDS FOR TRADING. ONLY PUT IN STICKERS WITH BACKING STILL ON OR THEY CAN NOT BE REMOVED"
Showing 'Property Of' Page, Pocket Page, and Full-Color Page
On the inside of the front cover was a 'Property of:' page which was a fill-in-the-blank style sheet designed to 'personalize' the album. In addition to 5 1st Series card images, it included information such as Name, Address, Phone #, etc...as well as other GPK-related items such as how many stickers were in their collection or what their favorite sticker is, etc. There was also a warning on the page stating that any stickers stuck to it would not be able to be removed.