Creator of TV's The Goldbergs Gets Own Garbage Pail Kids Card, Autograph

Creator of TV’s The Goldbergs Gets Own Garbage Pail Kids Card, Autograph

If you're not watching The Goldbergs on ABC, you should be. It's like an updated version of The Wonder Years only set in 1980-something. Based loosely on the life of series creator Adam Goldberg (not this Adam Goldberg), it revolves around coming of age in a world filled with Star Wars, Transformers, Ghostbusters and Goonies. Oh, yeah, and Garbage Pail Kids too. So it's only natural that The Goldbergs get honored with cards in 2015 Topps Garbage Pail Kids 30th Anniversary.

For months, Adam Goldberg has been using a GPK-ed version of his television family as his Twitter avatar. Appropriately, it's a spin on the iconic Adam Bomb with caricatures of the Goldbergs appearing in the mushroom cloud.

That image, which was done by Joe Simko, has been used on card 2a in the checklist portion of the 30th Anniversary set. In addition to the base card, it also has several parallels.

2015 Topps GPK 30th Anniversary Base Adam Bomb Goldbergs 2015 Topps GPK 30th Anniversary Adam Bomb Goldbergs

But that's not all that Adam Goldberg has in the product.

The Fan Boys writer also has an autograph, relic card and one-of-one Autograph Pen Relic.

2015 Topps GPK 30th Anniversary Adam Goldberg Autograph 2015 Topps GPK 30th Anniversary Adam Goldberg Shirt Relic

Although several of the shirt relics have surfaced on eBay, only a couple of autographs did during its first week of release.

The third season of The Goldbergs kicks off in the fall.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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