May 2020 marked the beginning of a new chapter in collecting GPK as collectors were introduced to GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ON THE BLOCKCHAIN! Met with equal parts excitement and confusion, this new partnership between Topps x WAX certainly shook up the hobby!


The future is here, and thanks to Topps x WAX collectors can now collect Garbage Pail Kids on the Blockchain! Blockchain technology allows collectors to enter a marketplace where they can purchase digital Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, propose and execute trades, showcase their inventory on social media, and search wishlists of other traders.

From their website:

By interacting with digital Garbage Pail Kids trading cards on the WAX Blockchain, anyone can see the details of the cards’ information and trading history. This enables everyone involved to make informed purchases, and trades, with anyone else in the world - instantly. The blockchain records every aspect of every card’s transaction and stores it forever. These blockchain records can’t be changed by anyone, and can be seen by everyone. Therefore, since the blockchain removes all uncertainty, there’s no need to blindly trust another trader.

There is A LOT to learn about digital trading cards...this page will not cover everything, rather is intended to be a high-level introduction to the release including pics, info, links, videos, and more!


DIGITAL PACK EXAMPLES

Digital Garbage Pail Kids were available in two pack options: Standard, and Mega. The 'Standard' pack included 5 cards and sold for $4.99, and the 'Mega' came with 30 cards and sold for $24.99

10,000 Standard Packs and 2000 Mega Packs were created for the launch. ALL PACKS SOLD OUT within two days!

Below are images of the 'Wrappers', as well as a breakdown of the odds for each pack option:


Since many were unable to 'open' a pack, I created this video that shows the process from start to finish. From scrolling to select a pack, to watching the cards 'drop', to viewing them in inventory after opening...it's all here!



DIGITAL CARD EXAMPLES

The GPK on WAX card series features all 41 characters from Original Series 1, each with an “A” name and a “B” name. The digital cards feature a new GPK banner that is a mix between the 'arched' banner of the 80s, and the 'straight' banner (post-lawsuit).

Below are pictures and information for each of the five rarities from Series 1:


HELPFUL VIDEOS

Because the idea of Garbage Pail Kids on the Blockchain is new to most collectors I am creating a section dedicated to helpful videos. I will update this section frequently to eventually include videos that range from general 'what is the blockchain?', to 'how to purchase wax?', and more! Bookmark this page and keep checking back!

INTRODUCING WAX x TOPPS


WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?


LINKS

In addition to the videos above, the following list of links is intended to provide assistance to collectors trying to improve their understanding of digital Garbage Pail Kids. In no way is this list complete, rather it's just a high-level introduction to sites that deal with GPK on the Blockchain:


All-in-all this is a crazy new release from Topps! It has brought a lot of controversy, as many 'traditional' collectors refuse to adapt to a new way of collecting. But consequently it has introduced a number of new people to the hobby who never collected GPK before. Regardless of whether it's for everyone or not, the instant-popularity means it's here to stay, and GeePeeKay will continue to update this site as the digital landscape grows!