Hobby Pack Odds for Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3

After retail packs started hitting store shelves over the weekend, Hobby packs are now starting to surface. Thanks to eBay seller mfeather2006 for sending over pictures of the pack odds. Like with retail, Topps added some new content not advertised on the sell sheets. The same parallels found in retail also are in Hobby packs. In addition, there are exclusive Gold, Black, and Black Wave Refractors. Like with Retail, odds on Hobby packs are also long. At first look, production for this set is higher than Chrome OS 1. Collectors should start seeing shipments soon for preorders, officially release day still stands at 12/2/20.

2020 GPK Chrome OS 3 Hobby Pack Odds

  • Refractor 1:3
  • Green Refractor 1:29
  • Green Wave Refractor 1:29
  • Purple Refractor 1:34
  • Purple Wave Refractor 1:34
  • Black Refractor 1:57
  • Black Wave Refractor 1:57
  • Prism Refractor 1:57
  • X-Fractor 1:58
  • Orange Refractor 1:113
  • Gold 1:112
  • Red Refractor 1:1,693
  • Superfractor 1:9,200
  • Printing Plate 1:3,543
  • Artist Autograph 1:2,432
  • C Name Variation 1:101

Topps Releases Checklist for Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3

Better late than never! Despite cards showing up on store shelves this past weekend, today Topps finally released the checklist for the set. The base set contains the original 82 cards from OS 3, (41 with a/b versions). In addition there are 18 new cards, (9 with a/b versions). David Gross, Joe Simko, and Joe McWilliams did two new chrome themed paintings for the set, while Brent Engstrom did three. The checklist also shows there are 50 “C” name variations, one for each card, that can randomly be found in packs. There are also artist autographs from Tom Bunk, Gross, Simko, Engstrom, and McWilliams. Topps previously said they were unable to get John Pound to sign cards for the set. You can check out the complete checklist here. GPK Chrome 3 is set to officially release 12/2/20.

Retail Pack Odds for Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3

While we are still a few days away from the official release date, and Topps has yet to release the checklist, Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 has started showing up on store shelves. Wal-Mart was first to post blaster boxes for sale late Thursday night on their website. Then this morning GPK collector Kurt Parriott found some in his local Target. Thanks to Kurt for sending over images of the pack wrappers! Perhaps the biggest surprise is the addition of numerous parallels not mentioned on the sell sheet. Green (Wave), Purple (Wave), Orange, and Red have all been added to the production. Odds seem to be long at first glance, but without more information like numbering on various parallels, it’s tough to tell. I will have articles in the coming days going over production numbers. For now here are the retail odds for GPK Chrome OS 3.

2020 GPK Chrome OS 3 Fat Pack Odds

  • Green Refractor 1:24
  • Green Wave Refractor 1:24
  • Purple Refractor 1:29
  • Purple Wave Refractor 1:29
  • Prism Refractor 1:48
  • X-Fractor 1:32
  • Orange Refractor 1:95
  • Red Refractor 1:1,419
  • Superfractor 1:7,335
  • Printing Plate 1:1,761
  • Artist Autograph 1:815
  • C Name Variation 1:101

2020 GPK Chrome OS 3 Value Pack (Blaster) Odds

  • Refractor 1:5
  • Green Refractor 1:71
  • Green Wave Refractor 1:71
  • Purple Refractor 1:85
  • Purple Wave Refractor 1:85
  • Prism Refractor 1:107
  • X-Fractor 1:142
  • Orange Refractor 1:282
  • Red Refractor 1:4,404
  • Superfractor 1:22,077
  • Printing Plate 1:5,315
  • Artist Autograph 1:2,453
  • C Name Variation 1:101

Topps Shares Box/Pack Images of Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3

The long six year wait is almost over for collectors. In just over two weeks they should have in their hands Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3. Today Topps shared with GPKNews images of the pack art and Hobby box. As expected, green is the primary color on the box. Adam Bomb is featured prominently on the packs and boxes, with Joe Blow making an appearance on the side of the box. The Hobby box also features this year’s 35th anniversary logo, and advertises exclusive Black and Gold parallel cards. GPK Chrome OS 3 was delayed by a week recently by Topps. Collectors can expect to get their hands on Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 on 12/2/20.

Topps Delays Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3

It appears Topps has delayed Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 by one week. Online retail sellers and distributors Blowout Cards, Steel City, and GTS all updated their release date for the upcoming set ton12/2/20. GPKNews has reached out to Topps for confirmation and will update this article if they respond. Previously the set was scheduled to release on 11/25, the day before Thanksgiving. After waiting 6 years, collectors will have to add another week to their anticipation.

2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 Retail Sell Sheet

Fresh off this morning’s release of the Hobby sell sheet, the retail sheet for 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 is out. Like its hobby counterpart the sell sheet advertises the base set will be comprised of OS 3 cards in addition to some “limited new art”. This set picks up where Chrome 2 left off, continuing the OS sets printed on shiny thicker chrome card stock.

Once again Topps will offer two different retail configurations. Value Boxes and Fat Packs. The popular chrome parallels are set to return. Prism Refractors /99 (This is a difference from what is listed on the Hobby sell sheet /199, however GPKNews has confirmed with Topps that Prisims will be /199), X-Fractors /150, Superfractors 1/1, and Printing plates 1/1 can be found in all pack types. Artist autographs and C name variations are also scheduled to be in all pack types. Regular refractors can be found in all pack types as well. According to the sell sheet each Fat Pack will have 1 refractor, while each value box will have 2 refractors. Atomic Refractors will also return exclusively to Value boxes. Each Value box will come with 3 Atomic Refractors wrapped separately.

Each Value box will contain 5 packs plus the pack of Atomic refractors. Continuing a recent trend, Value Box cases will have 40 boxes. Each Value box carries a MSRP of $20. Each Fat Pack will come with 11 chrome cards, and carry a MSRP of $10. There will be 108 Fat Packs in a case.

To view the retail sell sheet in PDF click here, or you can check out the pictures below. GPK collectors will be gobbling up more than just turkey at Thanksgiving as 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 is set to release on 11/25/20.

Topps Announces 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3

Hell has frozen over, and yes, those are pigs flying. After years of being pestered by GPK collectors, Topps has finally made their dreams come true. Today Topps announced 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3. After two Chrome launches in 2013-14 Topps is back with the third set featuring GPKs on shiny chrome card stock. Topps has decided to continue on with the Chrome product picking up where it left off with OS 3. The base set will be comprised of the original series 3 cards. The sell sheet advertises some, “limited new art” in addition to the base set.

The popular parallels are scheduled to return. Refractors found 1:3 packs, Prisms Refractors /199, X-Fractor /150, Black Refractors /99, Gold Refractors /50, Superfractors 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1 are all set to be found in packs. Artists autographs and C Name variations are also set to return. Once again each pack will contain 4 cards, 24 packs to a box, and 12 packs to a case.

You can view the complete sell sheet here, or see pictures below. Collectors are being given a second chance by Topps to prove they can support a Chrome GPK product. They better start saving their money now, 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome is set to hit store shelves 11/25/20.

Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Lives, Set Planned for 2020

Topps has big things lined up for next year’s 35th anniversary of the GPK brand. According to a 2020 retail sales product release calendar, Garbage Pail Kids Chrome is being planned for a Sept. 2020 release. GPKNews has heard from multiple sources who have seen the calendar and confirmed it’s legitimate. GPKNews has reached out to Topps for comment, and will update this article if they respond. There are no other details on the set available. Collectors have been clamoring for Chrome to return after the last chrome set, Chrome OS2, was launched in 2014.

GPK Chrome OS 1 was launched in 2013 to excitement from collectors. Topps and their retail partners overshot on the demand for OS1 Chrome, and the set was vastly overprinted. This caused hits, like Gold Refractors and Pound Autos to be tough pulls. Chrome comes with a higher retail price point, and the lack of hits caused major frustration with collectors. When Topps launched GPK Chrome OS2 the following year, the set was severely under ordered. After being burned with a lot of leftover stock from Chrome OS1, retail and hobby partners didn’t order very much of Chrome OS2. This led to a much lower production run, and plentiful hits. Collectors were happy, but Topps lost money on the set. Chrome OS3 never saw the light of day, as any plans for future Chrome GPK sets were scrapped. Soon later, the extra stock of Chrome OS 1 begun hitting the clearance isles of various online and retail card dealers. GPK collectors enjoyed $30 Chrome OS 1 hobby boxes, and hugely discounted retail chrome product. This led to a renewed excitement among collectors for the GPK Chrome product. Since that time, collectors have been asking Topps repeatedly for another GPK Chrome set. Despite being told, “no”, over and over from Topps, collectors have continued their insistence for GPK Chrome, even hijacking various Topps social media posts through the years.

It appears GPK collectors will be getting their wish. There are still a lot of questions to be answered over the next few months. Will the set be Chrome OS3? Or will Topps move in a different direction for content? Will there be any new colored refractors? Will Pound autos return? Will Topps add sketches this time to the product? In the past Chrome has come as a 12 box Hobby case, with a premium price point. Will the demand be there at launch for a more expensive product than collectors are use to? How will the pre-order demand result in drop rates for hits? These are all things collectors will be thinking about as excitement grows for the upcoming set.

Of course things could change at Topps. Until a sell sheet is released, there is no promise a set is coming out. There are times where a planned product is cancelled and not released. If the set does release in Sept., it will affect the 2020 Series 2 retail set. The calendar also shows 2020 Series 2 GPK releasing in Nov. 2020. Buckle in GPK collectors, 2020 will be an exciting ride.