2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Gives the Original Series 3 a Metallic Makeover


2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome brings the shine back to the gross-out line. It brings a shiny spin to 1986’s Original Series 3 while also adding some new content. Of course, with this set falling under the Topps Chrome banner, there are Refractors — lots of them.

2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Overview

The bulk of the base set takes the Original Series 3 cards and gives them a chromium makeover. That means 82 cards including both the A and B name variations. Topps is also promising some new art as well.

2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Joe Blow

Refractors make up a full parallel rainbow. These differ from regular card stock in its background. Base cards have a metallic finish. For Refractors, when you hold them under a bright light, they have a rainbow reflection. Regular Refractors are 1:3 hobby packs, or approximately eight per box. Other colors include Prism Refractors (/199), X-Fractors (/150), Black Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), Printing Plates (1/1) and Superfractors (1/1).

2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Gold Refractors

Artist Autograph versions of the base set are also available.

Topps hasn’t announced a lot in the form of other inserts. There are C Name Variations, though, giving characters a third moniker.

The last Garbage Pail Kids Chrome set, which covered Original Series 2, came out in 2014.

2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: TBA
Release date: November 25, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Refractors – 8

The full 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome checklist will be added as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set’s release.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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