In addition to the regular Garbage Pail sets Topps also produced two series of "giant" cards which were 5"x7" in size. The first series was released in 1986 and identical to the small first series. The second giant series was also released in 1986 but featured new original artwork. The giant series 2 is a little tougher to find and contains 15 cards. I remember seeing these near the grocery store checkouts during the height of G.P.K. craziness. I never took much interest in them back then because they were so large and different from the other cards. I like having these now for the additional artwork as a nice addition to the regular card series. Here are nice scans I made of the entire set.
#1 BAZOOKA JERK AND HIS GARBAGE
This card is an obvious spoof of the old Bazooka Joe wrapper comics and features "ROD WAD/ JOE BLOW" from card #84 of the 3rd series.
#2 BONY JOANIE...THIN LYNN...BONY JOANIE...
This card features "BONY JOANIE/THIN LYNN" from card #29 of the 1st series.
#3 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS RULE
This is the only one I remember seeing of the giant cards when I was a kid. I didn't really like the artwork and I thought it was kind of cheesy. There was a lot of Garbage Pail Kids rip-offs back then like Trash Can Tots ,and Gross-out kids, and generic stuff being sold with horrible artwork and I just kind of figured it was similar to that. The giant cards were sold in a clear package and I suppose this card was just the one I saw in the pack. Even back then I was a little picky about stuff.
#4 FOUL BILL (BASEBALL CARDS)
Later on in the 15th series they ended up coming out with a card #603 "FOUL BILL" but he looks totally different.
#5 HAVE A NICE DAY
#6 HOOKED ON GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
I love the artwork on this one. I wish they included it in the regular series.
This idea was used again in the Garbage Pail Kids new series 2 #10 in 2004 "HOOKED BROOKE/KATE BAIT" and also on the Trash Can Trolls card #36 "LIVE BAIT KATE/HOOK LINE & CINDY".
#7 WHY FIGHT IT
#8 TAKE A GARBAGE PAIL KID TO LUNCH
#9 VISIT GARBAGE PAIL NATIONAL PARK
This one features "NEW WAVE DAVE/GRAFFITI PETEY" from 1st series card #30, "LEAKY LINDSAY/MESSY TESSY" from 2nd series card #45, and "ADAM BOMB/BLASTED BILLY" from 1st series card #8.
#10 GARBAGE PAIL CIRCUS
#11 HOW TO BE A GARBAGE PAIL KID
#12 IT TAKES GUTS TO BE A GARBAGE PAIL KID
Once again a great piece of artwork that would have looked nice in the regular card set.
#13 MISS GARBAGE PAIL KID
This is great because it's so true. During this time the schools were coming down hard on us for trading on the playground.
#15 SENIOR CLASS- GARBAGE PAIL SCHOOL
A lot of kids but the only recognizable ones are "GRAFFITI PETEY/NEW WAVE DAVE" once again, and "DEAD TED/JAY DECAY" from 1st series card #5.
There's also a bunch of extra artwork on the Garbage Pail Kids poster series which I've scanned and will post later.