Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1986 GPK Giant Series 1 (GS1): #1 Nasty Nick & #8 Adam Bomb

If you collect GPK, you should consider adding Giant Series 1 (GS1) to your collection.  Originally released in January 1986, GS1 is basically just an extra large version of all the A-names from the Original Series 1 (OS1) set.  Actually, only 39 of the 41 A-name characters were included in GS1.  #9a Boozin' Bruce was replaced with #40a Unstitched Mitch, while #17a Wacky Jackie was replaced with #41a Mean Gene.


These 5"x 7" sticker cards are almost a large as an adult-sized hand, and fit comfortably into 2-pocket pages as shown below.  Packs of GS1 originally contained 3 different sticker cards with the set checklist located on the back of the pack wrapper.    


The major variation that I'm aware of for this set is with it's greatest Hall-of-Fame character, Adam Bomb, which has 2 different back variations.  Adding the Adam Bomb back variation to you set turns it into a 40 card set that will completely fill 20 pages.  If you want to add a wrapper to the front and back of the set, it will fill 21 pages.


This set is a larger-than-life version of one of the most famous GPK sets of all-time.  Almost 4 regular-sized cards could fit inside one of these.  Why wouldn't you want to include this monster into your collection?


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