Sunday, May 30, 2010

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992

Had to blog about this wonderful set of trading cards. I've been meaning to buy a set of these for quite a while and I finally bought a box recently. These are trading-card-sized mini greeting cards that look pleasant enough from the outside and then open to some nasty joke. I had only seen scans online of the outside of the cards before but that was enough to get my interest. When the cards arrived in the mail I finally got a peek at the gags, and the best part the set.

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Gruesome Greetings Cards Box

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Wrapper Front/Back

There are 44 cards in the set and the first 14 are "Scratch and Stink". I had always thought that the first "Scratch and Stink" cards were created for the newer Garbage Pail Kids series but was surprised to find these were made over a decade before.

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992

Here are scans of each card, first the outside and then the inner joke. Since you can't experience the smell for yourself, I'll do my best to explain the odor.

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 1a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 1b (you scratch the pig butt and it smells like the inside of a new shoe mixed with an old gum wrapper)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 2a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 2b (scratch the puke and it smells like taco seasoning and melted rubber)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 3a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 3b (scratch the dead dog and cat and it smells like lime candy?)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 4a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 4b (scratch Dad's gross foot it smells like stale moldy bread)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 5a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 5b (scratch the flattened dog, a really faint grass/outdoorsy smell)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 6a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 6b (scratch the horsemeat and it smells like a dirty sock mixed with gross pond water. This one is the worst so far) love it.

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 7a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 7b (scratch the dead cat it smells like a girl's armpit sweat)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 8a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 8b (scratch the fart blast smells like a pickled egg)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 9a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 9b (scratch her rotten tooth it smells like strong garlic)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 10a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 10b (scratch the liver smells like the residue left on a barbecue grill)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 11a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 11b (scratch the puke smells like a grape car freshener)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 12a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 12b (scratch the snot smells like mowed grass?)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 13a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 13b (scratch the pig butt smells like cinnamon?)

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 14a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 14b (scratch the bad breath smells like a urinal mint)

This concludes the "scratch and stink" portion of the set. I enjoyed it about as much as I enjoy smelling my own farts. Each one tantalizing in it's own special way.

Now on to the last 30 cards...

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 15a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 15b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 16a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 16b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card17a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 17b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 18a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 18b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 19a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 19b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 20a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 20b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 21a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 21b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 22a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 22b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 23a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 23b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 24a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 24b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 25a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 25b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 26a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 26b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 27a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 27b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 28a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 28b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 29a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 29b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 30a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 30b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 31a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 31b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 32a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 32b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 33a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 33b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 34a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 34b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 35a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 35b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 36a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 36b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 37a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 37b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 38a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 38b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 39a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 39b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 40a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 40b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 41a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 41b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 42a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 42b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 43a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 43b

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 44a
TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992
Card 44b

The back of card #13 has all the artists and writers who worked on the series. This is great because some of the art I could clearly see who it was done by, but not all.

TOPPS GRUESOME GREETINGS CARDS 1992

1 comment:

Bonhomme said...

Wow, great set.

As much it's to Topps credits to have launched the grossout bandwagons, they kept it fresh with new ideas. I don't remember seing those as a kid but they sure pack some punch; it's fun to see Garbage Pail Kids style art alongside in another brand.

Just bid on a box over E-Bay - I'll sure keep some for friends at parties ;)