Topps is bringing chrome to Garbage Pail Kids


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

The Garbage Pail Kids are going chrome.

Topps is bringing its technology to GPK this summer, but with a little twist. 2013 GPK Chrome will feature the entire 1985 Garbage Pail Kids reprinted with its special shine.

The base set will contain 151 cards: 82 original Series 1 characters (A and B names), 28 lost Garbage Pail Kids (14 A and B names) and 41 Chrome Concept Sketch Cards by original artist John Pound.

The mid-August release will have 24 packs in each hobby box with four cards in a pack. There will be refractors, autographs and redemptions for rare items as well.

Topps will include just four refractors in GPK Chrome. Regular Refractors will fall at a rate of one in three packs along with Prism (1 in 199), Superfractor (1/1) and Gold Refractors (numbered to 50, hobby only).

The redemption cards could make for interesting hits. Topps is giving away rare items such as a 1985 original uncut sheet of 1985 Garbage Pail Kids.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


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  1. Richard 11 April, 2013 at 06:40

    I collect the four major sports,mostly baseball…up until now.I collected a few of these packs in 85 and still love these to this day.And who does not love chrome.Will be buying at least 2 boxes of these….can’t wait.

  2. dean beckstein 11 April, 2013 at 07:21

    I love this concept! I never collected these as a kid, but I will be getting these! Nothing like chrome!!!

  3. James 12 August, 2013 at 14:56

    GPK is not my cup if tea but I like the fact that Topps is using the chrome on a non-sports release

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