Christmas isn’t the only thing that’s a week away. One week from today is the release date for the next Chrome GPK release. Today, Topps revealed the checklist for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5. This is the second GPK chrome release in the past four months. The set follows the familiar formula of reprinting an OS set, while adding some all new artwork. The base set consists of 100 cards, 80 from OS 5, (40 originals with a/b versions) and 20 new cards, (10 new pieces with a/b versions). Artists Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera all did two new cards for the set. In a strange move the checklist shows the new cards are not numbered “AN1a/b”, instead the numbering continues at 207a/b-216a/b. This will be super confusing if Topps releases Chrome OS 6 next year. There are also 50 “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.
The popular artist autographs are back again. There are a total of 22 autographs in the set. Original Series artist Tom Bunk signed all the “a” names for the 12 cards he painted in the set. Artist John Pound did not sign cards for the set. The 10 All New cards were also signed by their respective artists. Auto cards are numbered /50 for this release. There is also 50 No Blue Ink Short Prints listed on the checklist, one for each card in the set. You can check out the complete checklist here. 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 is set to be released 12/23/22.