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Comic, Would We Lie To You?,
and Flick It! Backs
Comic back #1 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #2 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #3 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #4 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #5 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #6 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #7 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
Comic back #8 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #9 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #10 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Comic back #11 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #1 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #2 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #3 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
Would We Lie To You? back #4 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #5 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #6 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #7 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #8 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Would We Lie To You? back #9 of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Flick It! animation of the the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
     For the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3, Topps decided to go back to putting something else on the card backs besides puzzles and checklists.  It was unusual for Topps to also include both comic backs and Would We Lie To You? backs for the series because the each of the original Garbage Pail Kids series did not mix the different types of backs.
 
     Jay Lynch created all of the artwork for the comic backs and Would We Lie To You? backs, and you can see some of the original sketches in the Artwork - Comic and Would We Lie To You? Backs section on page 4.
 
     I provided images of all of the different comic backs and Would We Lie To You? backs.  Each back was used for two cards.  There were 11 different comics and 9 different Would We Lie To You?'s, and this filled the content of the backs for 40 cards.  The puzzle pieces took up 27 card backs, the completed puzzle previews took up 3 card backs, the checklists took up 8 card backs, and the Garbage Pail Kids World Build-A-Kid contest winner artwork took up 2 card backs.  I created a listing of the card numbers that corresponded with each of the comic backs and Would We Lie To You? backs.  The numbers for the items (e.g., Comic Back #1, Comic Back #2, etc.) are arbitrary, and I based the order on the card that had the lowest number in the Flick It! animation.
 
     I had also provided a listing of the card numbers that corresponded with the Flick It! animation.  The Flick It! was comprised of 40 animation cells.  You can also view the animated gif of the Flick It!, which will save you from damaging your cards by bending them to see the animation.  I did the best I could to align everything up for the animated gif of the Flick It! animation.  Most viewers using Microsoft Internet Explorer will notice that the animated gif does not play smoothly.  This is because Microsoft Internet Explorer does not process the frames of animated gifs properly, which results in a jumpy animation.  The stills of the Flick It! were taken from Topps' Garbage Pail Kids World Flash animation from the Downtown section (the website is no longer up) and is of 24a Gutsy Gabriel / 24b Disgustin' Dustin from the All-New Series 1.  The artist who created the Flash animation was Efrain Cintron.  The Garbage Pail Kids World website was developed by Apt5A Design Group, and they contracted Efrain to work on the Flash animations.
 
Packaging and Contents
Front, back, left side, right side, left inside flap, and right inside flap of the box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Top and bottom of the box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Unopened pack without 99¢ and unopened pack with 99¢ of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Back of pack of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Box insert poster of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Scratch 'n stink insert slip found in packs of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 White insert slip found in packs of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Top side of shrink wrapped box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
Print sides of the 8-box case of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Print sides of the 16-box case of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Wal-Mart pack display of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Wal-Mart pack display items of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Wal-Mart pack display box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Left side, front, right side, back, top, and bottom of the B3 bonus box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Left side, front, right side, back, top, and bottom of the B4 bonus box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Left side, front, right side, back, top, and bottom of the B5 bonus box of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Shrink wrapped B3 bonus card of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
Shrink wrapped B4 and B5 bonus cards of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Damaged B4 bonus card of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Front side of shrink wrapped B3 bonus box and price stickers of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Front of shrink wrapped B4 and B5 bonus boxes of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 K B Toys 3-pack rack pack of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Wal-Mart 3-pack rack pack (version 1) of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Wal-Mart 3-pack rack pack (version 2) of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Wal-Mart 6-pack rack pack of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Vintage Sports Cards 2-pack rack pack of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
     All of the printings of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 had boxes that contained 36 packs.  This was no different than the boxes for the All-New Series 2.  All of the All-New Series 3 boxes came shrink-wrapped in plastic (see image above), and the shrink-wrap had Topps printed all over it in blue.  Stamped on the inside of the lid of each box was a 7-digit number, which was used for tracking and quality control.
 
     The boxes were supposed to be displayed with the lids folded inside so that the character pops out.  This design was exactly like the original United States Garbage Pail Kids wax boxes.  You can see an image of how the box was supposed to look when displayed properly under the Promotions section on page 3.  The character featured on top of the box was the All-New Series 3 character 23a Snotty Scotty / 23b Bubble Juan.
 
     Each box contained packs with 4 or 5 cards and 1 foil card.  Every 1 out of 6 packs contained a scratch 'n stink card, and every 1 out of 6 packs contained a pop-up card.  Each pack that contained a scratch 'n stink card only contained 4 regular cards.  From a box, you should get 174 to 176 cards, 36 foil cards, 6 scratch 'n stink cards, and 6 pop-up cards.  Even thought it was mathematically possible to make two complete card sets from one box, that did not always happen.  It was not mathematically possible to complete the foil card set of 50, scratch 'n stink card set of 24, or pop-up card set of 10 from one box.  The collation of foil cards was usually good, and you may not find any duplicates if you went through a full box.  To make a foil card set and a pop-up card set, you would most likely have to go through at least 2 or 3 boxes.  But to make a scratch 'n stink card set, you will need to go through at least 4 boxes, which could end up being very costly.  The front of the pack wrappers had "Gross Stickers" and "5 Stickers & 1 Foil Sticker" printed on them.  The back of the pack wrappers had information on how to enter a drawing to win a scratch 'n stink card or a pop-up card, information on the foil card code number, the link to Topps' Garbage Pail Kids World website, and the link to the Topps Vault website.  In order for anyone from Canada to be eligible to win a scratch 'n stink card or pop-up card, they had to answer a simple mathematical skill-testing question, which was necessary because of Canadian laws regarding to drawings.
 
     Here is a little more information about the Canadian law regarding contests.  From TheFreeDictionary website, "The Canadian Competition Act bans games of chance, with the exception of provincial lotteries, and licensed casinos and charity events.  Many stores, radio stations, and other groups still wish to hold contests to encourage more purchases or increase consumer interest.  These organizations take advantage of the fact that the law does allow prizes to be given for games of skill.  In order to make the luck based contests legal the company thus adds a supposedly skill testing question.  The most common form for these questions to take is a mathematical equation.  A court decision ruled that the equations must contain at least three operations to actually be skill testing.  Thus a common question might be 2 4 + 10 3. (Answer: 38.)  For contests held in the United States or other countries that are open to Canadians the questions must also be asked of any Canadian winner.  Enforcement of these rules is not very stringent, however, and, especially for small prizes they will not be asked.  Getting the question wrong is also often not an obstacle to receiving the reward.".
 
     Even though the contents were slightly different, the size of the All-New Series 3 boxes were exactly the same as the All-New Series 2 boxes.
 
     There were 8-box cases and 16-box cases.  The 8-box hobby cases (see image above) roughly measure 9.825" x 8.375" x 5.825", and the 16-box cases (see image above) roughly measure 11.25" x 9.875" x 8.375".  The code 2-757-40-02-4, the code #757-3H, and the bar code 041116747571 were printed on the 8-box hobby cases.  The 16-box cases have the code 2-758-40-01-4 printed on them along with two sets of codes: code #757-3 (bar code 041116647574) and codes #758-3 and #758-3E (bar code 041116747588).  The case boxes with the code #757-3H or #757-3 contained the boxes that had the "On Sale Here!" posters and unpriced packs.  The case boxes with the code #758-3 contained the boxes that had the priced packs, and the posters were not included in the boxes.  The case boxes with the code #758-3E contained the boxes with the unpriced packs, and the posters were not included in the boxes.  Each 8-box case and 16-box case had a 5-digit number stamped on it, which was used for tracking and quality control.
 
     There were three different box codes and pack codes (see images above).  The hobby shops received boxes with the 1-757-30-01-4 code (041116547577 bar code), which contained packs with the 0-757-89-01-4 code (041116447570 bar code).  These packs were unpriced.  Each hobby box contained a 10.5" x 17" "On Sale Here!" poster featuring 23a Snotty Scotty / 23b Bubble Juan (see image above).  The posters were placed at the top of the boxes.  The code on the posters was 4-757-08-01-4.
 
     The boxes sold at Wal-Mart and similar chain stores had the box code 1-758-30-01-4 (041116647581 bar code).  The boxes did not come with insert posters.  The packs had the 0-758-89-01-4 code (041116547584 bar code) and were pre-priced 99¢.
 
     The boxes sold at K B Toys and similar chain stores had the box code 1-758-30-02-4 (041116947582 bar code).  The boxes did not come with insert posters.  The packs had the 0-758-89-02-4 code (041116847585 bar code) and were unpriced.
 
     The packs in the boxes came in 2 horizontal stacks of 18.  Numbering each stack of packs from 1 to 18, you would be able to tell exactly where all of the scratch 'n stink cards and pop-up cards were just by opening a few packs.  At pack numbers 1, 2, or 3; there should be a scratch 'n stink card or pop-up card.  The scratch 'n stink cards and pop-up cards alternate every three packs.  If you went three packs down from the number you are at in the stack where you found an item, you should find the opposite item (e.g., if there was a scratch 'n stink card in pack number 1, then there should be a pop-up card in pack number 4).
 
     Topps created three new Garbage Pail Kids bonus boxes for the All-New Series 3.  The bonus boxes could only be found at specific chain stores.  Two of the bonus boxes were pre-priced at $9.99, and the other bonus box was to be priced by the retailers.  Each bonus box contained 11 packs and a unique bonus card.  The All-New Series 3 bonus cards were not renumbered to start back at B1, which was unlike all of the other All-New Series items since they always began back to number 1.  Wal-Mart, K B Toys, Meijer stores carried the bonus boxes that contained bonus card B3 Gator Adrian, the price tags on the boxes were put on by the store (see image above of the various price tags), and they had the code 1-939-30-02-4 (bar code 041116749391).  You can see that K B Toys always prices their Garbage Pail Kids items higher than any of the other chain stores.  Target and Shopko stores carried the bonus boxes that contained bonus card B4 Hill Billy, the price tags on the boxes were yellow ovals, and they had the code 1-939-30-01-4 (bar code 041116549397).  Toys R Us and K-Mart stores carried the bonus boxes that contained bonus card B5 Cole Gate, the price tags on the boxes were yellow squares, and they had the code 1-939-30-03-4 (bar code 041116849398) along with the code 3659 in a separate yellow rectangle.  The designs of the three types of bonus boxes (see images above) were slightly different, so you could easily tell them apart.  The B3 and B4 bonus boxes had the items packaged at the bottom of the box, and the space at the top of the box was filled with one long piece of Styrofoam.  The B5 bonus boxes had items packaged in the middle of the box between two pieces of Styrofoam, and the boxes had a pull tab to make opening the box easier.  Unfortunately, the two pieces of Styrofoam made a significant difference when it came to protecting the bonus cards.  Between 10% and 25% of the B3 and B4 bonus boxes contained a damaged bonus card (see image above for example).  The bonus cards in the B3 and B4 bonus boxes would sometimes get caught between the regular packs and the piece Styrofoam, which could end up bending the card significantly.  The bonus boxes came shrink-wrapped in plastic (see image above), and the shrink-wrap had Topps printed all over it in blue.  The bonus cards were packaged in cellophane (see image above) and are probably worth slightly more if they are kept that way.  The bonus boxes measure approximately 7.00" x 4.25" x 2.75".  The lids at the top of the bonus boxes were sometimes glued on crooked, which would slightly distort the shape of the box.  Stamped on the inside of the lid of each bonus box was a 7-digit number, which was used for tracking and quality control.  Even though the bonus box packs were not supposed to be sold individually, they were pre-priced 99¢.  The packs that came in the bonus boxes had the code 0-939-89-01-4 (bar code 041116449390), which was different than all of the packs that came in the regular boxes.  However, the contents of the packs that came in bonus boxes were exactly the same as the packs that came in the regular boxes.
 
     There are instructions on page 2 of the All-New Series 1 section under Packaging and Contents if you are interested in trying to open up packs without tearing the wrappers.
 
     Just like in the All-New Series 2, Topps created pack displays called "power wings" for use in stores such as Wal-Mart and Meijer (see images above).  The distributor that carried these displays was Legends, L. P.  The pack display was used to sell packs individually.  It held a total of 144 packs.  Each pocket in the display would hold 14 packs.  The top center of the display held a header card.  The header card featured the All-New Series 3 character 23a Snotty Scotty / 23b Bubble Juan, and it had the code 2-737-24-01-4 printed on it, which can only be seen when the header card was unfolded.  The display could be setup a number of different ways.  There was a foldout support on the back that would allow the display to be placed on a shelf or counter, and there were two hooks that would allow the display to be hung up.  The main problem with the display was that it was too large, and it was sometimes not even brought out from the stockroom because it took up too much shelf space.  The All-New Series 3 displays were a little more attention-grabbing than the All-New Series 2 displays because the All-New Series 3 displays were bright orange and had characters from the series printed on the left and right sides.  It seemed that the displays were put out less often for the All-New Series 3 compared to the displays for the All-New Series 2.  If the display was not brought out, there would be no way you would know that the store had it nor would you be able to purchase any of the packs.  On the back of the display was a sticker that told the Wal-Mart employees where to place the display, how the packs should be scanned in when being sold, how to return the unsold packs, and how to order more packs.  Topps and Legends, L. P. refer to the item as a "power wing", but it seems much more straightforward to call it a display.  The sticker on the display can have the code 5-737-60-01-4 or 5-737-60-02-4 printed on it.
 
     I was fortunate to obtain photos of the box that the Wal-Mart display came in (see image above).  On the front of the box, it says "GARBAGE PAIL KIDS SERIES 3 POWER WING - ATTN: DEPARTMENT 82 - VERY IMPORTANT - Wal-Mart personnel must read directions on the back of wing for September, October, November and December for toy aisle placement - Do not file a claim.  This product is from a POS vendor.  Do not pay until you sell it.".  On the side of the box it has the codes #737-3B (bar code 041116547379), #737-3L (bar code 041116647376), and #737-3M (bar code 041116747373); which possibly meant the display could hold the three different types of packs.  I am speculating that the box code #737-3B was for the packs with the code 0-757-89-01-4 (unpriced hobby), #737-3L was for the packs with the code 0-758-89-01-4 (priced retail), and #737-3M was for the packs with the code 0-758-89-02-4 (unpriced retail).
 
     On rare occasion a white insert slip trimmed from an uncut sheet could be found inside of a pack.  One collector found the white insert slip for that came from an uncut sheet of the scratch 'n stink stickers (see image above).  The insert slip measures approximately 1" ± 0.125" x 2.5" ± 0.125", and it is the same thickness as the regular cards.  The insert slip did not have a code printed on it, but it did have "GARBAGE PAIL KIDS - SCRATCH 'N STINK" printed on one side and "FORM 1 BACKS 4/C" printed on the other side.
 
          There was a 1.0" ± 0.125" x 2.5" ± 0.125" white insert slip (see image above) that could be found in approximately one out of three retail cases of 16.  It was the same thickness as the regular cards.  I believe the white insert slip came from a trimmed portion of an uncut card sheet because there was gloss on both sides of it.  The gloss only covered approximately 0.25" of one side and approximately 0.5" of the other side.  There was no text on the white insert slip, but there was a thin black bar that was printed on both sides of it.
 
     There were a variety of United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 rack packs, and they both could contain a mixture of packs from the previous All-New Series (see images above).  At K B Toys, you could find rack packs titled "Garbage Pail Kids" (bar code 009532015018) with 3 packs for $3.99 ($1.33 per pack) from Legends, L. P.  These rack packs had a red header card (same card that was used for the All-New Series 2 rack packs) and contained 3 All-New Series 3 packs, 2 All-New Series 3 packs and 1 All-New Series 2 pack, 2 All-New Series 3 packs and 1 All-New Series 1 pack (from the 1st print), 2 All-New Series 3 packs and 1 All-New Series 1 pack (from the 2nd print), or 2 All-New Series 3 packs and 1 All-New Series 1 pack (from the 3rd or 4th print).  At Wal-Mart, you could find rack packs titled "Garbage Pail Kids" (bar code 009532005026) with 3 packs for $2.91 ($0.97 per pack) from Legends, L. P.  These rack packs had the same green header card as the Wal-Mart 3-pack rack packs from the All-New Series 2.  There was another 3-pack rack pack from Wal-Mart that had the same bar code and price, but the header card was darker green, and the "3 Unopened Packs" text was at the top of the header card.  You also could find rack packs at Wal-Mart titled "Garbage Pail Kids" (bar code 009532005033) with 6 packs for $5.82 ($0.97 per pack) from Legends, L. P.  These rack packs used the same header cards as the rack packs for the All-New Series 1 and contained 6 All-New Series 3 packs, 5 All-New Series 3 packs and 1 All-New Series 2 pack, or 4 All-New Series 3 packs and 2 All-New Series 2 packs.  I was not impressed by any of these rack packs.  The packs that were from the All-New Series 1 or All-New Series 2 were sandwiched between two All-New Series 3 packs, so you could not easily see that you were getting packs from a previous series.  I felt this was sneaky.  Legends, L. P. was just reusing the same header cards and recycling their leftover All-New Series 1 and All-New Series 2 packs for use in the All-New Series 3 rack packs.  Long after the All-New Series 3 was released, Vintage Sports Cards put together rack packs that contained a mixture of All-New Series packs.  At Sears, you could find 2-pack rack packs (bar code 730828702854) for $1.59 (~$0.80 per pack).  These rack packs contained one All-New Series 2 pack and one All-New Series 3 pack.  The unique design of these rack packs had images from All-New Series 2 and All-New Series 3 cards.  The rack packs were designed very similarly to cardboard CD sleeves.
 
     I still felt there were severe distribution problems with the various rack packs, boxes, and bonus boxes for the All-New Series 3.  The items arrived in different stores as much as a month apart if they even arrived at all.  The items were poorly displayed in the stores, and many of the stores did not keep all of the items in stock.  The regular boxes were not easy to find in stores, and the bonus boxes and rack packs did not seem to get reordered when they were sold out.
 
Errors and Card Details
Cards 7a and 7b of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Cards 24a and 24b of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Cards 26a and 26b of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Cards 37a and 37b of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Cards 40a and 40b of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Error comparisons of card 24a fronts of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Print comparisons of foil card 5a fronts of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Error comparisons of scratch 'n stink card S9b fronts of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3 Enlargement of error on scratch 'n stink card S12a of the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3
     There were no error cards consistently found in the United States Garbage Pail Kids All-New Series 3.  None of the error cards from the All-New Series 3 are considered variations.  Most of the errors were just ink smudges or printing problems.  Some of the card, foil card, and scratch 'n stink card backgrounds had unusual details, and I will provide more information on them in this section, also.
 
     On cards 7a Donald Dump and 7b Trumped Trevor, there is a small picture of the United States president George W. Bush on the newspaper that the Garbage Pail Kids character is holding.  The picture was stenciled onto the actual painting.  What is interesting is that the newspaper has "The Trump Times - You're Fired!! - G. W. Bush" printed on it even though the next presidential election was not until November 2004, which was a couple months after the All-New Series 3 was originally released.  The newspaper reminded me of the infamous "Dewey Wins" headline, which was printed up by the Chicago Daily Tribune and was predicting the winner of the 1948 presidential election.  The newspaper prematurely printed Thomas Dewey as the winner, but Harry S. Truman actually won the election.  For the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat John Kerry.  Possibly, the Garbage Pail Kids artists were Democrats with high hopes of their candidate winning.  Another humorous detail in the background of the painting is that the painting on the wall is of "Dump Plaza", which is a parody of Donald Trump's Trump Plaza.
 
     On cards 24a Shredded Paige and 24b Heather Shredder, the text, "GPK Personal Shredder", was actually stenciled onto the painting.  However, there was a minor problem when using the stencil.  If you look closely at the text, you can see that all of the closed letters, A; D; O; P; and R, were filled with blue instead of matching the background of the shredder.
 
     On cards 26a Taggin' Tyler and 26b Popped Paul, Tom Bunk painted a few names in the background.  Tom painted his own name, Aaron (Aaron Booton of Barren Aaron's Garbage Pail Kids World), Anna (his daughter's first name), Ben (Tom's son's name), Gus, and Jeff (Jeff Zapata of Topps) on the wall in the background.
 
     On cards 37a Field Goal Joe and 37b Kicked Mick, Tom Bunk painted "Get your kicks - GPK - T. Bunk" on the front of the bleachers in the background.
 
     On cards 40a Janet Jackass and 40b Has-been Jasmine, Tom Bunk painted a couple humors details in the background, which are probably funnier than the Garbage Pail Kids character featured on the card.  He painted in a donkey that is infatuated with the Garbage Pail Kids character on stage.  He also painted in the creepy-looking Michael Jackson who has his arms around two frightened boys.
 
     On a few of the 24a Shredded Paige cards, you can find a small green smudge to the left of the Garbage Pail Kids banner.  The smudge is a very minor error, and it is not likely that there are many cards with that identical error.
 
     On the foil cards, the black on the banners, peel here arrows, name ovals, and card numbers was sometimes printed much darker, and it may be possible to collect two different foil card sets (i.e., one with regular black print and one with bold black print).  The foil cards were all supposed to be printed the same way, and the cards with dark print were done by mistake.  It is easiest to determine the type of card, regular or with black print, by looking at the peel here arrows and card numbers.  Some of the cards did not have black card numbers, so you would have to refer to the other objects (i.e., the banners, peel here arrows, etc.) in order to determine the type of card it was.
 
     A very unique error was found on scratch 'n stink card S9B Emptied Emily.  Either the card or what was used to print the colors on the card was partially covered up, which left a blank oval on the card.  If there was a piece of paper on the uncut sheet at the time of the printing, it is possible that the paper was inked instead of the uncut sheet, and then the paper peeled off of the uncut sheet.  If the printing proof was partially covered up, the printer would not print anything under the covered area.  Regardless of how the error occurred, it was probably one of a kind.
 
     On some of the scratch 'n stink S12a Ashy Ashton cards, there was a very subtle error that could be found on the border.  The words "SCRATCH 'N STINK" were stamped on the top border of the card in error.  The stamp was the same substance that was used for the scented circle on the card.  It was very difficult to capture an image of this error because it does not show up when you directly scan in the card.  In order to capture the error, I had to use a digital camera, use lighting shinning up the card, and photograph the card at an angle.  This error could be found approximately once per retail case of 16.  Collectors have also found the same error on some of the scratch 'n stink S6a Gaseous Clay cards.
 
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