Collector Box Odds for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight

Today is the official release day for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Food Fight. Sure enough Collector boxes begin arriving on the doorsteps of collectors. Thanks for GPK collector Jake Schaaf for sending along pictures of the odds. Just like with retail, it appears production is up for Food Fight, especially with collector boxes. The odds continue to be overstated by double on parallel cards. Blacks are one per pack, but show on the odds as 1:2. Red odds are an astronomical 1:30, even at double, some boxes will only contain 1 red. With sketch odds being higher than the 35th set, it’s clear production is up significantly for Collector boxes. These odds also answer the question where all the autos went, auto odds are very long in retail, but in Collector boxes only 1:40. The magnets are actually 2 magnets on one card, that is individually wrapped. Also in this collector’s case every tin was blue, so Collector tins might only come in one color.

2020S2 GPK 35th Anniversary Collector Pack Odds

  • Pepper Black 1:2
  • Saucy Red 1:30
  • Fool’s Gold 1:358
  • Printing Plate 1:796
  • Artist Autograph 1:40
  • GPK Wacky Packages 1:24
  • GPK Wacky Packages Parch Card 1:112
  • Shaped Sketch 1:182
  • Tryptych Sketch 1:1,201
  • Refrigerator Magnet Card 1:24


Info on Topps Digital Food Fight Redemption/Winter Con Releases

Topps Digital will be all about the Food Fight this week. To coordinate with Topps physical release, Topps Digital is making huge steps forward in luring collectors to digital GPKs. For the first time, boxes of 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight physical cards contain redemption cards for WAX Blockchain GPK Packs. Each boxed product, Blasters, Retail Display, and Collector Boxes contain one redemption card. Redemption cards can also be found 1:4 Fat Packs. Redemption cards feature the artwork of GPK artist Nik Castaneda, who previously did artwork for the digital OS 2 set and also did sketch cards in the physical set. The back of the card features a scratch off code and instructions for redeeming. Collectors who pull a redemption can redeem the code at https://play.toppsapps.com/redeem. New collectors to the WAX Blockchain can create a new account and WAX wallet at the site as well. There doesn’t appear to be an expiration date on the redemption card. The redemption website officially launches on 2/24.

Each redemption code can be redeemed for a 3 card pack of Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. The cards in the digital set are different from the physical cards. The digital set contains 11 new pieces of artwork all done by Nik Castaneda. Redemption packs contain 3 “a” cards from the all new digital set. The cards are available in five different rarities. Collectors have the chance to pull Base, Prism, Sketch, Artist Autograph, and Golden. Cards are on the Atomic Assets NFT standard and packs can be opened and cards viewed at the Atomic Hub website. The first 10,000 redemption packs will be pre-minted. This will enable more collectors to have the chance at pulling low minted cards. Any redemptions after 10,000 will be minted on demand.

You may be asking yourself, if I can get the “a” cards from redemption packs, how do I get the “b” names. The answer lies in this week’s Topps Digital Winter Con 2021. Winter Con is scheduled to take place 2/25-2/28, and is completely virtual. During those dates, Topps will be offering 3 card packs for sale. Packs will be on sale during the Con. Each day of the Con there will be 2,450 packs available for sale. The launch time varies each day, collectors will want to attend Topps Winter Con to find out the release times on a daily basis. The packs will only be able to be purchased via credit card. Packs purchased at Winter Con contain 3 “b” cards, with collectors having the same chance to pull five different versions; Base, Prism, Sketch, Artist Autograph, and Golden. Unlike the redemption packs, the Winter Con packs will not be pre-minted. The first packs opened will receive low mints.

 

Retail Odds for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight

2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight doesn’t officially release until 2/24, but that hasn’t stopped some stores from putting them out early. Thanks to collector gpkkilla for sending along the odds for the refrigerator tins he found at Walmart. Thanks for collector Jake Schaaf for sending the odd along for the Retail Display packs. Once again, in keeping with Topps “math”, the odds are overstated by double on the packs. Just like the 35th series, inexplicably, the odds for the green parallels are listed as 1:2 in packs, when each pack comes with 1 green. Yellows are also overstated by double as this collector pulled 2 in his tins. I imagine the odds will be double on all parallels, but we will need more breaks to confirm. Production appears to be very high, and near or even exceeding the 35th anniversary. Odds for plates and panoramic sketches are very long. Gold odds are actually harder than the 35th. One big disappointment is the odds for Loaded Sketches do not appear on the box like they usually do. GPKNews will reach out to Topps for confirmation the Loaded Sketches were inserted. Finally, the 1 per box redemption for a pack of digital GPKs on the WAX Blockchain features the artwork of Nik Castaneda, who did the art for the digital cards. As of press time the website to redeem the digital cards has not been activated by Topps. Odds for Fat Packs  will be added to this article once we get them.

2021S1 GPK Food Fight Value (Blaster) Pack/Box Odds

  • Booger Green 1:2
  • Mustard Yellow 1:10
  • Fool’s Gold 1:358
  • Printing Plate 1:13,196
  • Artist Autograph 1:646
  • Sketch Card 1:410
  • Panoramic Sketch 1:9,897
  • Loaded Sketch Not Listed (Boxes)

2020S2 GPK 35th Anniversary Retail Display Odds

  • Green 1:2
  • Spit In Your Food Blue 1:36
  • Fool’s Gold 1:358
  • Printing Plate 1:13,049
  • Artist Autograph 1:646
  • You Are What You Eat 1:3
  • Regular Sketch 1:410

 

Topps Digital to Launch WAX Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight Packs During Winter Con

During today’s Topps Digital Digicast on Twitch, it was announced there will be a new Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight digital set with packs for sale on WAX during next week’s Topps Winter Con 21. Not a lot of details were shared about the upcoming set. Packs will be available and sold on the WAX Blockchain during every day of the Winter Con, scheduled for 2/25-2/28. These packs are separate from the redemption codes that will be inserted into boxes and packs of physical GPK Food Fight Packs. There is sure to be much more information in the coming days.

In other news, Topps Digital tweeted out the picture above this morning showing some of the various card types that can be pulled via the redemption codes that can be found in physical GPK Food Fight boxes and packs. There appears to be prism, gold, and artist autographs. No other details have been revealed about the redemption program yet.

Topps Releases 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight Checklist

Update: Topps shared with GPKNews the official sketch artist list for the set. In total there are 60 artists, with 9 being first time GPK artists. The artist checklist can be found here.

We are just one week away from the release of the first retail GPK set of 2021. Today Topps released the checklist for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. The base set contains 200 cards, 100 new paintings in a/b versions. Numbering for the set continues the recent trend of 1-100a/b.

As is always the case, there are a number of insert sets all exclusive to different pack types. All four final card artists did work on each insert set for this series. This time Tops has changed up the set size on some of the insert sets. The You Are What You Ear insert set, can be found in Retail Display packs and contains 10 cards. Celebrity Chef insert cards can be found 3 per Refrigerator Tin, with the set having a total of 16 cards. The Cereal Aisle insert cards, which show GPKs as cereal mascots, come 2 per Fat Pack and have a total of 24 cards in the set. Collector boxes will feature a number of exclusive insert sets. GPK Food Wacky Packages come one per Collector box with a total of 10 cards in the set. Each Collector box will also contain a separate pack with 2 mini magnets. The magnets look to be reprints of past food related GPKs, there are a total of 24 magnets to collect. Finally, patches return with the Wacky Packages Patch Card 10 card set.

The four final card artists, Joe Simko, Brent Emgstrom, David Gross, and Smokin Joe McWilliams did all the cards in the set, and their autographs can be found in packs numbered to /80. For the first time in a while Topps did not include the official sketch artist checklist. So far GPK News has confirmed 59 artists, including nine first time GPK artists, but those numbers could change with the release. So far this is an increase of seven from the 35th set. You can find the official checklist for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight in PDF form here.

2021S1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight to Include Redemptions for WAX Digital Collectibles

Update: After talking to Topps they have confirmed with GPKNews that all product SKUs will contain NFT codes, 1 per box (Fat Packs will be 1:4.)

Topps Digital continues to get serious about getting collectors involved in the digital NFTs on the WAX Blockchain. Today, via their Twitter account, they announced there will be codes inserted into Blasters of 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight that can be redeemed for exclusive GPK WAX Blockchain collectibles. The included picture shows artwork done by GPK artist Nik Castaneda. No other details around the promotion has been released yet. More info to come! 2021S1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight is scheduled to be released on 2/24/21.

More 2021S1 GPK Food Fight Packaging Images

Toywiz joined the packaging release party by adding images of the refrigerator tins for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. to their sales listings. The tins come in four colors; green, red, orange, and blue. The tins all feature the Garbage Pail Kids banner, 2021 Food Fight, and various refrigerator themed artwork. Unlike previous series, this time around the tins are in place of what collectors usually call “Blaster” or “Value” boxes. Each tin contains 10 retail packs, and 3 Celebrity Chef stickers, with. MSRP of $19.99. Topps did not originally announce the tins when sell sheets were first released. The first retail sell sheet advertised the regular Blaster type of box. However, shortly after release of the sell sheet, Topps sent information to distributors changing to the refrigerator tins. No word yet if any of the tin colors will be rarer than the others. Collectors will be able to find these in Targets and Walmart when the set is released on 2/24/21.

Topps Shares Images of 2021S1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight Packaging

With the release of 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight just over a month away, images for the packaging have begun appearing online. Steel City Collectibles has updated some of their sales listings with images of the retail packaging. Both the Retail Display box and Fat Pack packaging are shown. This set’s mascot is New Wave Dave who is using his yellow spray paint on the hot dogs. The boxes themselves advertise the expected parallels to search for inside, Blue for Retail Display and Purple for Fat Packs. Collectors will be able to find 2021S1 GPK Food Fight in stores 2/24/21.

Chrome Highlights Garbage Pail Kids Retail Releases for 2021

Of course Topps will continue Chrome Garbage Pail Kids in 2021. According to the yearly internal sales calendar for 2021, Topps is planning for their 4th GPK Chrome retail release. The calendar is the yearly production plan by Topps for 2021. While things can change, and there are no guarantees the set will be made, Topps has every intention of continuing with the GPK brand in Chrome form. After making Chrome OS 1 & OS 2 in 2013–14, Topps refused to make anymore GPK Chrome sets due to low demand. However, after intense collector support and a resurgence in the GPK brand, Topps came back with Chrome OS 3 in 2020. With production of Chrome OS 3 being the highest GPK set in more than a decade, the demand is there for Chrome to continue. Not much is revealed on the calendar for the set. It’s listed as “GPK Chrome” with a release date of 11/10/21. There is no reference to “OS 4”. So it’s not known if Topps will continue the yearly reprints or move in a different direction.

GPK Chrome isn’t the only thing on the calendar of interest to collectors. Garbage Pail Kids 2021 Series 1 Food Fight shows the planned release date of 2/24/21 remains in tact. “GPK Series 2” also appears on the calendar with a planned release date of 9/29/21. Again, no details of 2021S2, including theme, are shown on the calendar. However, artists are already in the planning stages of the set.  Once again, collectors won’t have much time between the second retail release and 2021 Chrome. Collectors however, will be excited that Chrome will remain for at least another year. Thanks to Jeff Pellegrino of Garbage Pail Kids Superstore at Hilltop Auctions for passing along the calendar. Be sure to check out their Facebook page!

Work Begins on 2021S1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight Sketches

Update 2/18: Removed Dustin Graham, added Neil Camera and Dave Dabila.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…sketches? Sketch artists for Topps will have a busy holiday season as they will see visions of GPKs dancing in their heads. Work has begun on the sketches for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. Not only has Topps increased sketches artists for the set, but sketches per artist have also increased. Deadlines are always tight, and this release is no exception with sketches due back to Topps by 1/15/21. With the popularity through the roof for GPKs, Topps has increased the number of sketches each artist is being asked to do. Each artist is being asked to complete 65 regular, 20 die-cut, 5 loaded puzzle, 4 panoramic, and 4 Tryptych sketches. This is an increase across the board, except for Loaded puzzle sketches.

Topps is going with a pink and green color scheme for the sketches with this release. The sketch fronts once again feature green banners. The nameplate on the regular sketch is white. The backs are all pink with various OS characters. Regular sketches feature Junkfood John, Panoramic sketches have Fat Matt, while the Triptych has Slimy Sam and Babbling Brooke. In addition to the traditional garbage can die-cut, is a egg shaped die-cut for the food themed set.

The total number of sketch artists for this set will be higher than 2020S2 35th Anniversary. 52 artists completed sketches for the 35th set. Topps has decided to add a number of new artists to the lineup for the new set. So far 50 of the 52 artists from the 35th set have confirmed they are doing sketches for the Food Fight set. Set to return are; David Acevedo, Simone Arena, Rö García Astorga, Quinton Baker, Bobby Blakey, Emma Burges, John Brewer, Neil Camera, Nik Castaneda, Pat Chaimuang, Daniel Contois, Jasmine Contois, Sobot Cortez, Jeff Cox, Jason Crosby, Vincenzo D’Ippolito, Dave Dabila, Joey Fitchett, Dave Gacey, Shane Garvey, Patrick Giles, Kelly Greider, Jason Heil, Lowell Isaac, Robert Jimenez, Karl Jones, Rickey Kipfer, Mike McHugh, Rory McQueen, Chris Meeks, Lily Mercado, Rich Molinelli, Victor Moreno, Barry Nygma, Jay O’leary, Darrin Pepe, Todd Rayner, Cathy Razim, Chad Scheres, Brent Scotchmer, Bekki Jane Sharp, Anthony Skubis, Brandhen Snyder, Matt Steffens, Mike Stephens, Gregory Tilson, Greg Treize, Magnus Von Robotsson, Gavin Williams, and Clinton Yeager. Two artists, Simon Jacobsohn and John Monserrat have declined the invite for the set. Topps is adding a number of returning or new artists to the lineup for this set. Fan favorite artists Floyd Sumner and John Cebollero are all returning to GPK sketches after taking a break. Topps is also adding Andrew Artz, Robert Ball, Slippa Chervascus, Adam Dobrzeniecki, Erik Muller, Nik Muggli, Justin Olson, and Mark Parisi, who will be making their GPK sketch debut. This brings the current confirmed sketch artist total to 60 so far. This article will be updated as any additional artists come forward.

After just a couple of months off collectors will be back busting packs again soon 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Food Fight is set to release on Feb. 24th, 2021.