Friday, January 9, 2015

Garbage Pail Kids - Saturday Snapshots

Does anyone remember Garbage Pail Kids? These trading cards were originally released in 1985 and meant to parody the Cabbage Patch Dolls that were popular back then. Each one had a picture on the front (it's a removable sticker) and a "Wanted Poster" on the back. When I was looking for something in my storage closet the other day (okay, junk closet), I came across a photo album where my son kept his treasured Garbage Pail Kids. So, of course, I had to share a few of them with you! 

If the group decides to ban me from future Saturday Snapshots postings after seeing these, I'll understand. A little strange, aren't they? 


How sweet! A literary reference!

Inexplicably, this was on the back of
the Charlotte Web card!


And this was on the back of
Fishy Phyllis!


My son is 40 years old now, and I bet
he'll get a laugh out of these cards. Maybe
I'll wrap them up for him for Valentine's Day!
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19 comments:

Linda said...

I used to collect these too. Some of them were pretty dark.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OMG, I remember those! My kids had them...and some Cabbage Patch dolls, too...those I found in the attic when I was moving from my last house. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Louise said...

I don't think I remember those- they're pretty weird.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Haha, haven't seen those before but they look fun.
~Linking over from Saturday Snapshots Linky~

grammajudyb said...

I must have missed these back then. My kids were 22 and 18, so too old. My granddaughter then two had a Cabbage Patch doll, but a bit too young for trading cards. I don't quite get the back of the cards?? Hmmmm?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Just the sort of thing my 11-year-old son loved. A little bit gross.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers these! When I put together this post, I wondered if anyone else had seen them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

They sure are. One of those fads that faded quickly -- thank heavens!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I don't get the back of the cards either! But evidently their target consumers thought they were cool. Who knows what goes on in the minds of middle school kids?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

They were the latest thing back in the mid-1980s.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Don't remember these at all. Certainly a bit peculiar by today's standards.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. Very strange.

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, these take me back! I'd completely forgotten about them! Did these come with bubble gum or something? I can't remember now :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think they did come with a stiff slab of pink bubble gum. I'll have to ask my son. It's hard to believe I still had those silly cards.

Melinda Ott said...

I totally remember these! I don't think I had any--in fact, I don't think I was allowed to have any--but I remember them being traded at school!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I wondered if anyone would remember these. Glad you did!

Ginx Craft said...

They are hilarious. I don't think they ever made it to Britain.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think you share my sense of humor! Some of the cards are quite funny while others are just ... puzzling.

Julie said...

I remember hearing about these but I don't think I ever had any of my own. I guess my friends and I weren't into them. I would have been in middle school at that time. What a great find!