2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Lets Original Series 4 Shine


2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome marks the fourth time the GPK gang has been given the chromium treatment. Adding continuity to the line, it repurposes 1986’s Original Series 4 and makes in shine in the process.

2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Checklist Overview

The base set is the core of the release. It consists of 100 total cards. The majority of that is the ‘A’ and ‘B’ versions of all 42 OS4 cards. However, that leaves a little extra space for new cards. According to Topps, these are new takes on existing GPK characters.

It’s Topps Chrome, so there’s a rainbow of parallels. Here’s what’s in hobby packs:

  • Refractors – (1:3 packs)
  • Green Refractors – /299
  • Green Wave Refractors – /299
  • Yellow Refractors – /275
  • Yellow Wave Refractors – /275
  • Purple Refractors – /250
  • Purple Wave Refractors – /250
  • Aqua Prism Refractors – /199
  • Prism Refractors – /199
  • X-Fractors – /150
  • Black Wave Refractors – /99
  • Orange Refractors – /75
  • Rose Gold Refractors – /25
  • Red Refractors – /5
  • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • Superfractors – 1/1
2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Superfractor

Black Wave, Orange and Red Refractors are all hobby-exclusives.

2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Black Wave Refractor Bony Tony

Characters get a third name with short print C Name Variations. These are 1:100 packs.

Artist Autographs (/50) are essentially another parallel level. Each has an on-card signature from either Tom Bunk or David Burke, the Original Series 4 artists.

2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome at a glance:

Release date (subject to change): December 31, 2021
Cards per pack: Hobby – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: 100 cards

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Refractors – 8


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