Check your numbers, kids and collectors. The C variation is returns for 2013 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series 3. These rare variants add a third card to the traditional Garbage Pail Kids A-B numbering scheme.
Like the C variations found in Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series 2, long-time GPK collectors will notice something familiar about these. The names of the C variations are not new. They're based off of classic characters from the line's early days in the 1980s. In the base set, the A-name is one of the original names. The B-name is a new one. The rare C-name is also one that's been used before. Confused? Here's an example.
- 174a Cranky FRANKIE - used before
- 174b Terrible TERRENCE - new name
- 174c Bad BRAD - used before
There's a second bit of nostalgia at play with these cards. They all have a second classic GPK character on them.
Prices for the 2013 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series 3 C variations are high with most eBay sellers asking more than $100.
This is the third GPK set to include C variation. Beside BNS2, they can also be found in 2013 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome.
2013 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series 3 C Variations
Please note this list is a work in progress. If you spot a card that's not below, please feel free to email us so we can add it. Images are also appreciated.
174c Bad BRAD
176c Thin LYNN
178c JASON Basin
180c New Wave DAVE
182c Brainy BRIAN
184c Galloping GLEN
186c Berserk KIRK
192c Small SAUL
193c MANNY Heads
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS BNS3 SMALL SAUL 192C MAGENTA PRINTING PLATE AND C CARD
Garbage Pail Kids 2013 BNS3 #176c Thin Lynn "c" Card Variation PSA 9 MINT RARE