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Topps trading cards arrive on the WAX blockchain

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Garbage Pail Kids launching 12th May!

The Topps Company is the most prestigious producer of trading cards and collectibles in the world. Since 1938, Topps trading cards have become synonymous with Major League Baseball, Star Wars, WWE, Garbage Pail Kids. As well as other major sports leagues and iconic entertainment properties.

And for the first time ever collectors can buy, sell, and trade Topps digital trading cards on the blockchain. Starting with the pop culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids.

The sale goes live on Tuesday 12th May 2020 and you can track the success of the launch on DappRadar.

Win an Ultra-Rare Golden Card!

For a limited time, buyers of GPK Card Packs on WAX will automatically be entered to win an Ultra-Rare Golden Card! Only 100 of these cards will ever be minted. Golden Cards come in 41 characters, each with an “A” name and a “B” name.

Keep an eye on your email to see if you won a Golden Card!  

Garbage Pail Kids history

Garbage Pail Kids is a series of sticker trading cards produced by the Topps Company. Originally released in 1985 and designed to parody the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which were popular at the time.

Each sticker card features a Garbage Pail Kid character having some comical abnormality, deformity, and/or suffering a terrible fate. With a humorous wordplay character name such as Adam Bomb or Blasted Billy.

Many of the card backs feature puzzle pieces that form giant murals. While other flip-side subjects vary greatly among the various series. From humorous licenses and awards to comic strips and, in more recent releases, humorous Facebook profiles.

Blockchain advantages

The use of blockchain technology will allow users to:

  • Trade collectibles instantly, with anyone, anywhere in the world
  • Trade with ease from a smartphone or computer – for free!
  • Trade with confidence that every collectible is certified authentic, unique, and can never be altered
  • View a collectible’s full ownership records and trading history

What can you do with the cards?

Collectors will be able to get their digital Garbage Pail Kids trading cards by purchasing them on the soon-to-be-released website. Users then choose to trade their digital cards to a friend. Sell them on an online marketplace. showcase their inventory on social media. Search wishlists of other traders and gift them their cards, or propose an exchange/trade.

Best of the rest

DappRadar has been tracking WAX dapps since mid-December 2019. Since that time the fledgling blockchain solution has been steadily rising through the ranks. Recently occupying the position of ‘best of the rest’ in our recent dapp ecosystem trends report.

When looking at the other eight blockchains tracked by DappRadar outside of Ethereum, TRON, and EOS. WAX is leading the pack in regards to daily activity. Holding 44% of total daily active wallets and gaining ground on EOS.

The introduction of Topps trading cards to WAX is possibly the most highly anticipated launch of 2020. A globally recognizable brand will now be available to the world on the WAX blockchain and it will be extremely interesting to see how it is received.

If brand recognition and awareness can push more and more users to adopt blockchain technology then DappRadar sees this as only a positive step forward for collectibles, dapp games, and WAX generally.

Furthermore, if physical cards’ popularity and re-sale values are anything to go by then this launch could prove to be a pivotal moment for the WAX blockchain.

We will be keeping a close eye on the WAX x Topps launch as it rolls out this week and will update our readers with card sale and user data as it arrives – Make sure you bookmark DappRadar and sign up to our newsletter below.

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