Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Themed Series Subset Numbering System for

Beginning with 2015 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2: 30th Anniversary set, a new numbering system was instituted that seems to have prevailed for over 4 consecutive set releases now:

*2015 Series 2: 30th Anniversary (12 subsets totalling 220 cards)
*2016 Series 1: American as Apple Pie in your Face (9 subsets totalling 220 cards)
*2016 Series 2: Prime Slime Trashy TV (16 subsets totalling 220 cards)
*2017 Series 1: Adam-geddon (9 subsets totalling 180 cards)

These 4 sets constitute what many are now calling the 'Themed Series', because they are being release with a themed title instead of a 'yearly' or 'series' designation.  I also like to refer to these sets as the 'Subset Series', because of how they're being numbered.  Originally, GPK sets were released beginning from the number after the last number of the previous set.  Afterward, GPK sets were numbered independently from the previous sets so that all new releases began with #1a and #1b. 
Now, GPK sets are being released as a combination of multiple subsets, meaning that there are as many #1a and #1b cards as there are subsets. 


2015 Series 2: '30th Anniversary' is a 220-card base set consisting of 12 subsets.  The subset names are:

*'80s Spoof (x50)
*Adam Bomb's Don't Push My Button (x20)
*Artistic Influence (x20)
*Artistic Interpretations (x10)
*Checklist Cards (x4)
*Comic Book Covers (x14)
*Cutting Room Floor (x10)
*Garbage Pail Kids' Kids (x20)
*Garbage Pail Kids Presidents (x20)
*Garbage Pail Pets (x20)
*Lost Alternate Art (x12)
*Zoom Out (x20)


2016 Series 1: 'American as Apple Pie in your Face' is a 220-card base set consisting of 9 subsets.  The subset names are:

*As American as Apple Pie (x84)
*Americana Swept under the Rug (x18)
*Americana Devolved (x18)
*2016 Presidential Candidates (x10)
*American Icons (x18)
*American Inventors (x18)
*U.S. Historical Event (x18)
*America's Pasttimes (x18)
*2016 U.S. Summer Olym-Picks (x18)


2016 Series 2: 'Prime Slime Trashy TV' is a 220-card base set consisting of 16 subsets.  The subset names are:

*Comic Book TV (x16)
*Horror TV (x16)
*Reboot TV (x16)
*Food TV (x16)
*Syndicated TV (x16)
*Reality TV (x24)
*Streaming TV (x10)
*Cartoon TV (x14)
*Crime TV (x12)
*News TV (x12)
*Comedy TV (x10)
*Game Show (x10)
*Drama TV (x10)
*Sci-Fi TV (x20)
*Daytime Talk Show (x10)
*Late Night TV (x10)


2017 Series 1: 'Adam-geddon' is a 180-card base set consisting of 9 subsets.  The subset names are:

*Alien Invasion (x10)
*Apocalypse (x24)
*Bio and Tech (x16)
*Dumb Deaths (x 20)
*Monsters (x10)
*Natural Disasters (x36)
*Nuclear (x36)
*The Plagues (x18)
*Pollution (x5)

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