We are just one week away from the next chrome GPK release. Today, Topps revealed the checklist for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4. The set was originally suppose to launch in Nov. 2021, but was delayed like many other Topps sets the last two years. Like previous Chrome releases, this set reprints the OS 4 set in shiny thicker card stock. The base checklist consists of 100 cards, 88 from OS 4 (42 originals with a/b versions) and 12 new cards (6 new pieces with a/b versions). Artists Joe Simko, David Gross, and Brent Engstrom each did two new paintings for the set. In a bit of a surprise cards 125b, 149a, 158b, and 164b, are listed twice on the checklist. Both the original “famous” name, and the changed name versions will be in the set. There are also 48 “C” name cards, one for each painting in the set, that will be randomly inserted into packs. These feature brand new names for the existing artwork.
Chrome sets are primarily known for their numerous parallel cards of the base sets instead of insert sets. This release is no exception as there are no new insert sets to collect. However, the popular artist autographs return. There are a total of 23 autographs in the set. Original series artists Tom Bunk signed all the “a” and “b” names for the 9 cards he painted for the set (158b has autos for both name versions). Artists John Pound and David Burke did not sign cards for the set. Due to a printing error by Topps, the only new cards have autos are the two pieces by Brent Engstrom. You can check out the complete checklist here. 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4 is set to be released 8/24/22.