The Philly Non-Sports Card Show returns to the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, Philadelphia, located on 1901 South 12th Street, during the weekend of May 4-5, 2019. The show is a premier event for non-sport and entertainment trading card collectors, continuously run since the 1980s.
Unlike sports card shows, cards depicting movies, television shows, comics, history, and more will be on display at the “Philly Show.” A special emphasis at the Spring show will pay tribute to parody trading card series Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages. Artists who have worked on both series will be exhibiting, including Tom Bunk, Neil Camera, Chenduz, Mark Pingitore, James Warhola, Fred Wheaton, and Jeff Zapata.
James Warhola is the nephew of famed pop artist Andy Warhol. Warhola has created artwork for more than 300 book jackets including Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein and Neuromancerby William Gibson, contributed to MAD magazine, and worked on Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids. In 2004, Warhola won the International Reading Association’s Award for Best Children’s Non-Fiction Picture Book for his book Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol, a recount of family trip to New York City to see his uncle and grandmother.
Artist Chenduz hails from Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has worked on both the Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids lines for Topps. His incredible artwork has also appeared in card series for other Topps, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and Dynamite Comics products on lines such as Star Wars, The Walking Dead, KISS, Marvel, and more.
Collectors will be treated to a host of free exclusive parody promotional cards created especially for the show. Attendees can look for cards from fan favorites Brent Engstrom, Mark Pingitore, and Neil Camera with paid admission. Many other promotional cards will be given away including cards from Cryptozoic Entertainment, Iron Dead Studios, and Zerostreet.
The Philly Show boasts everything from Ant-Man and Arrow to X-Files and X-Men. Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $8 daily. A two-day pass can be purchased for $14. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM.
Complete show details can be found on the Philly Show website.