Sapphire has become very popular in GPK collecting circles. Today’s release of 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire was a highlight for many collectors, and remains available to purchase from Topps website. Thanks to Fanatics/Topps, GPKNews was provided two boxes to bust live for collectors. Be sure to checkout the GPKNews Facebook page for the video of the box break! We now have the odds that are printed on the box for each parallel type:
As with S2 Sapphire, the odds don’t come out exact for each parallel. Based strictly on the odds, there are anywhere between 20,800 (Pad) and 22,275 (Yellow) boxes made for this release. Most of the parallels math out to right around 21,250 boxes, which would be 2 hits per box. This puts the box production right around the same as S2 Sapphire. However, because of the smaller set size, base card production is increased. There are right around 6,375 of each base card in 2022 Sapphire. Check out the chart below for a comparison of the Sapphire series.
Are GPK collectors ready to support another Sapphire release? We’re about to find out. After delaying the release for a week, today Topps launched 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire. This release comes just four months after the previous Sapphire set, and one month since the release of Chrome OS 5. Topps is still playing catch-up as this release was originally planned for 2022. This also explains why, for the first time, a GPK Sapphire set wasn’t available to Montgomery Club members first. Topps went straight to the general public for this one. Topps advertised Club members will have access to the 2023 GPK Sapphire release. Topps also for the first time, is focusing on one original series instead of two. This set contains 100 cards, all 80 original OS 5 cards in addition to the 20 new cards that were included in Chrome OS 5. Each box comes with 8 four card packs for a total of 32 cards. One consistent for this new set is the possible parallels that can be pulled. Topps has changed the parallels available for this release. Possible parallels include; Black /125, Yellow /99, Fuchsia /75, Green /50, Orange /25, Aqua /20, Gold /15, Purple /10, Red /5, and Pad 1/1. Also as with the previous release, there is no information on the sales listing or box that states the number parallels guaranteed per box. Both previous releases guarenteed two parallels per box. No odds are available yet to determine print run information. Boxes first went live on the Topps UK website for £120.00. Boxes are now live on Topps.com for $120 with a 10 box limit. There is no timer for the public sale. The sales listing states boxes will ship in 10-15 days. Time for collectors to get those shiny cards!
Update: Topps mentioned in today’s sales email that the release has been moved to next week.
According to a source at Topps, today’s 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire has been delayed. No reason was given for the delay. Topps is expected to announce the delay in today’s sales email to customers. It’s expected the release is being moved to next week. More info to come.
We are just two days away from the scheduled release of the next GPK Sapphire set. Today, Topps released the checklist for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire. This marks the second Sapphire release in the past four months, and allows Topps to continue to catch up on past planned sets. Topps is changing thIngs up with this new release. The checklist contains the same 100 cards from Chrome OS 5. The set features all original OS 5 cards plus the 10 new pieces (20 cards) done by current artists for the recently released Chrome OS 5 set. This is the first time a GPK Sapphire set is focused on one series. No other information has been released by Topps including pricing, parallels, or odds. Distribution could very well be changing for this release. Previously, Montgomery Club members received first crack at GPK Sapphire boxes. However, this time may be different. Topps is playing catch-up throughout January with multiple Sapphire brands. So far none have been offered to Montgomery Club members first. The 2022 Club has ended, and 2023 members were only promised 2023 labeled sets. So Topps has been going with just public releases so far this month with Sapphire sets. Collectors can view the checklist here. Expect a rush of buyers to be ready to go when 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire launches 1/27/23.
In what’s sure to be a shock to collectors, there is a new GPK Sapphire release coming in less than 3 weeks. In today’s release date email to distributors, Topps added a listing for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire. Much like Chrome, this will be the second Sapphire release in 4 months. Previously GPK Sapphire sets released towards the end of the year. With the set having the 2022 label, it appears this release was originally planned for last year. Last year’s Sapphire release had the 2021 label as it was scheduled for 2021. Topps Montgomery Club members should get first crack at purchasing, with a public sale shortly after. There is no information yet on what the set will consist of. Does Topps do OS 5 & OS 6? Just OS5? Something else? Let the speculation begin! 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire is scheduled for a 1/27/23 release date on Topps.com.
2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire are starting to show up on collector’s doorsteps. Thanks to Twitter user SpaceCityPulls for posting the box odds. While Topps didn’t promise two hits per box in the listing, it does appear they are sticking to that based on the odds. Sadly Topps’ odds are not all the same when running the numbers. That could be due to rounding of the odds before printing. Regardless, based on the odds there are anywhere from a high of 23,141 boxes, based on Teal odds, to a low of 21,292, based on Pad odds. So right around 22,000 boxes of 2021 GPK Sapphire out there. Almost all boxes should have 2 hits, with some having 3. The box busted by this collector had 3 hits. Here are the odds:
2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Odds
After launching yesterday to Topps Montgomery Club members, today the public sale began for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire. Boxes are available now at Topps.com. The price remains the same at $129.99 plus shipping. Surprisingly, the sales listing shows there is a cart limit of 2, and a customer limit of 4 boxes. The listing also states boxes will ship in 10-15 days. Boxes might go quick, so collectors shouldn’t wait before purchasing a box.
Everyone stop pressing F5! According to sources at Topps, the planned public sale of 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire has been pushed back to tomorrow. No reasons were giving as to why. As of 2:30 EST the Topps website has not been updated at all today, including the popular Topps Now daily baseball cards. GPK Collectors can take the rest of the day off. Let’s do this again tomorrow!
Garbage Pail Kids collecting changed forever with the release of GPK Sapphire at the end of 2020. Topps is back with the follow up set to the hugely successful initial release. Thanks to SPK for the pictures of the release. Today Topps launched 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire to Montgomery Club members. Montgomery Club is a yearly club Topps previously offered that allows for early prerelease purchase of exclusive online boxes. The 2021 label and box printing shows Topps had this set planned for a 2021 release, but was delayed like other GPK releases. The new set features all the original cards from OS 3 and OS 4. The additional four “B” name changes from OS 4 are also included, making the set a total of 170 cards. Each box contains 32 cards in eight 4-card packs. The lure of Sapphire are the various numbered parallels. While the first GPK Sapphire release advertised 2 parallels inside each box, the pictures of the new box do not show that same information. The new listing also does not promise any guaranteed parallels in each box. Topps does list the parallels available in the boxes, they added a new one numbered to /75. The parallels are; Blue /99, Fuchsia /75, Green /50, Orange /25, Gold /15, Purple /10, Red /5, and Pad 1/1. There are no odds listed to figure out possible print runs. Boxes are available for $129.99, plus shipping. The lists says boxes will ship in 15-25 days. Topps is limiting purchases to 1 box per account. While there have been no announcements from Topps, it’s expected there will be a public sale starting tomorrow, 9/21, to non Club members with similar order restrictions.
Topps Montgomery Club Members received an email today informing them that 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire will be available tomorrow, 9/20, for members. Thanks to SPK for a picture of the email sent to members. The box advertises 8 4-card packs for a total of 32 cards. Bony Tony is the cover character for this release. No pricing, parallel, or odds information has been released yet. The boxes are expected to go on sale to the public on Wednesday, 9/21.