How Many 2022S1 GPK Book Worms Were Produced? Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two part series on the production of 2022S1 GPK Book Worms. If you missed Part 1 you can go here to catch up.

In the first post we looked at how many packs/boxes/cases were produced of 2022S1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms. Here’s a review of what we came up with.

  • Total Production – 3,635,000 Packs
  • Collector – 405,000 Collector Packs or about 16,875 Collector Boxes or about 2,109 Collector Cases
  • Retail Display – 564,000 Retail Display Packs or about 23,500 RD Boxes or about 2,937 RD Cases
  • Mega Box – 2,681,000 Mega Box packs or 157,705 Mega boxes

I’ll be using these numbers to try to come up with an idea how many of each type of parallel and insert were created for the set. This will give you a good idea how rare a set is and how quickly you need to snap up that card for your rainbow! I’ll also compare some of this info to the previous sets for reference. As a reminder, in addition to using the sell sheet and odds, we will also have to make some assumptions and flat out guesses when trying to figure some of these out.

So how many of each type of card was made? Topps actually helped us out with this set. By eliminating Fat Packs and cancelling Blasters, this set ends up being the cleanest one in a long time to figure out numbers for. This is a rare time where we are able to get usable data on nearly every card type. Like previous sets, Topps has continued to number many card types. This means we already know most of the parallel and insert numbers already! Makes this post a lot easier! We know Gray /199, Blue /99, Red /75, and Gold /50 for the parallels, and Patch Cards (/199, /99, /75, /50, 1/1). Like most sets there are changes with this one. Most notable artist autographs are no longer numbered. However we know artists were given 170 of each card to sign, (160 to be inserted + 10 for replacements).

First let’s figure out production for the two parallels that aren’t numbered.

  • Black Borders – 405,000 Collector packs / 1 Odds (doh) = 405,000 total Black borders / 200 cards in set = 2,025 per card.
  • Green Borders – 3,245,000 Retail packs / 1 Odds (doh) = 3,245,000 total Green borders / 200 cards in set = 16,225 per card.

Topps actually made this pretty straight forward to figure out. There are only 8 card retail packs in Retail Display and Mega boxes. Each one has 1 green border. With production being up over 100%, we see those results in the parallels. Both Black and Green per card numbers are higher than any previous GPK set. Lots of parallel sets to go around.

Now let’s take a look at the various insert sets.

  • Wacky Package Prose – 405,000 Collector packs / 24 odds = 16,875 total Wacky Package / 8 cards in set = 2,109 per card
  • Book Marked! – 405,000 Collector packs / 24 odds = 16,875 total Book Marked / 5 cards in set = 3,375 per card
  • Iron-On Patch – 405,000 Collector packs / 24 odds = 16,875 total Iron-Ons / 6 in set = 2,812 per patch
  • Author’s of Their Own Misfortune – 564,000 Retail Display Packs / 3 odds = 188,000 total Author’s / 10 cards in set = 18,800 per card
  • Gross Adaptations (#1-15) – 2,681,000 Mega Box Packs / 2 odds = 1,340,500 total GA / 15 cards in set = 89,366 per card

With the recent release of the Walmart Toy Aisle Mega Box, it throws a wrench into trying to figure out the numbers for all the Gross Adaptations cards. With the odds being exactly the same for cards 16-20 and 21-25, we can’t determine the print run for each. We can’t assume Topps printed 50% of both types of boxes. Without knowing the ratio of each type of Mega box, we can’t figure out the numbers. However, Gross Adaptations 1-15 being over 89k is more than base cards in Food Fight! That insert set alone is larger than any base set released in the last 12 years. Increases in the other inserts can also be easily seen. As with parallels, there are no inserts that are particularly rare.

With production being so high, collectors have noticed that the “hits” are few and far between. The odds listed for plates and artist autographs are much longer than collectors are used to. If you are hunting those, let’s take a look at the distribution of both plates and autos in each pack type.

  • Collector packs 405,000 / 35 auto odds = 11,571 autos in Collector packs
  • Retail Display packs 564,000 / 228 auto odds = 2,473 autos in Retail Display packs
  • Mega Box packs 2,681,000 / 1,055 auto odds = 2,541 autos in Mega Box packs
  • Collector packs 405,000 / 1,480 Plate odds = 273 plates in collector packs
  • Retail Display packs 564,000 / 16,834 Plate odds = 33 plates in Retail Display packs
  • Mega Box packs 2,681,000 / 29,166 Plate odds = 91 plates in Mega Box packs

The auto distribution flipped from Food Fight. The majority of autos are now in Collector boxes. This isn’t surprising, we know the artists signed 160 autos to be inserted into packs. We also see the increased print run for Collector boxes, with one guaranteed hit per collector box all these additional autos had to go in Collector boxes. Plate distribution is roughly the same compared to Food Fight. Another note on these numbers. If you add up all the autos and divide by 100 (auto cards in the set), it’s comes to an average of 165 per auto. Which is very close to the 160 Topps had the artists sign for the set. Total plates in all three pack types add up to 397 plates. Oh so close to the 400 plates Topps inserts into the product. This reinforces we are on the right track with our production numbers.

Now let’s take a look at how many of each sketch card is inserted into the product.

  • Regular Sketch – 564,000 Retail Display packs / 186 odds = 3,032 regular sketches in Retail Display packs
  • Shaped Sketch – 405,000 Collector packs / 356 odds = 1,137 Shaped Sketches in Collector packs
  • Triptych Sketch – 405,000 Collector packs / 2,654 odds = 153 Triptych Sketches in Collector packs

This is one of the few times we are able to run numbers on sketches. On average the total sketches inserted match up to what Topps assigned the 59 artists GPKNews identified for the set.

It’s hard to wrap my head around just how much 2022S1 Book Worms was printed. None of the parallels or inserts are rare, there is a lot of everything to go around as long as boxes of the product are busted. Are there enough new GPK collectors to support this high of print run? That remains to be seen. What will also be  interesting in the future is what will production numbers look like for upcoming sets. Will the increases continue?

Finally, can we figure out how many base cards were produced? Not really, but we can use what we know and give it our best guess! We know Collector and Retail Display packs have 6 or 7 base cards per pack. We will go with 7 for those packs. Mega boxes also have 6 or 7, but of the 17 packs in a box, 10 or 11 have 6 cards, so let’s use 6.5 for Mega box packs.

Base Cards – 404,000 Collector packs + 564,000 Retail Display packs = 969,000 packs * 7 cards per pack = 6,783,000 base cards + 2,681,000 Mega packs * 6.5 cards per packs = 24,209,500 total base cards / 200 cards in set = 121,047 per base card

Wow! Over 24 million base cards! 121k base sets available!!! GPK isn’t a little tiny niche anymore. These numbers approach some sports card sets. While we can’t figure out ANS print runs, I’m thinking these numbers might exceed those sets. Time to reach for the heights of OS!

This is Part 2 of a two part series on the production of 2022S1 GPK Book WormsIf you missed Part 1 you can go here to catch up.

How Many 2022S1 GPK Book Worms Were Produced? Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series on the production of 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms. Part 2 will be posting soon.

Collectors have had to wait a long 17 months for a new retail GPK set from Topps. With that long of a wait and reported sticker stock shortages, collectors wondered just how much Topps would print of 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms. Any thoughts of a limited print run were thrown out quickly after odds started coming out. After running the numbers its clear this is the largest printed GPK set since at least 2010, and it’s not even close. So just how much of this set was produced? Read on to find out!

First my disclaimer! Production numbers are never an exact science, and Topps makes it tough on us. In order to attempt to solve this riddle we need to look very closely at the clues in both the odds and the sell sheets. Some things to keep in mind for this post. 1) Topps doesn’t want the public to know exactly how much of each card was made. Why? No idea really, I think its dumb, but historically Topps only provides enough information to get close. 2) We need to make some assumptions. Those assumptions will be based on the clues we have, but still some guessing has to happen. 3) The odds never quite seem to come out completely equal. However, we can round and get pretty close to how much was produced. 4) Topps changes what is printed from what the sell sheet says all the time. This will throw off all our numbers. 5) Keep in mind Topps historically holds back up to 5% of the print run to cover missing hits, damaged cards, and their No Purchase Necessary program. These numbers would include that 5%. With all that in mind let’s get started…(Warning lots of math coming up. If you don’t want to read about the process, skip to the bottom for the answer sheet!)

To begin we need to figure out how many packs were made for the entire print run. We need to use a card type that has the same odds across all various pack types, and where we know the number made. This time there are two types of cards that fit this description, Moby Dick Gray and Fool’s Gold parallels. First, a couple of notes.  As a Topps tradition, they have once again overstated the parallels by double. While Topps left off the 1 per pack parallels like Green and Black from the odds, the other parallels are falling at twice the rate they should based on actual case breaks. This isn’t surprising as just about every retail set has been this way since 2015. Come on Topps, change your methods! The one good thing with this release is because Topps eliminated Fat Packs and cancelled Blasters, with only three box types, it’s very easy to determine most numbers. We have more insight to this set than any other in recent memory.

Gold parallels are listed at 1:726/727 in Collector, Retail, and Mega packs. Since the odds are overstated by double, I’ll be using 1:363.5 as the actual gold odds. There are 200 base cards in the set. This release the Golds are /50 on the back. Therefore, 200 * 50 number of golds per card = 10,000 total gold parallels * 363.4 odds = 3,635,000 total packs made for this release! Holy crap, that can’t be right, is it!?! Ok let’s look at the Gray parallels. Printed odds are 1:183 in Collector, Retail, and Mega packs. Since odds are overstated by double, I will use 1:91.5 as the odds. So, 200 * 199 number of Grays per card = 39,800 total Gray parallels * 91.5 odds = 3,641,700 total packs made for this release! Sticker stock shortages my a$$!!! The print run for this set is  double that of Food Fight, which was already the highest set since we’ve had pack odds. It’s clear GPK is riding the same wave with the rest of the trading card industry, with demand skyrocketing over the last couple of years.

Now that we know total pack production, let’s try to break it down by pack type. Collector and Retail Display packs are easy to figure out because they have a couple of different numbered parallels or inserts exclusive to the pack. Let’s look at red parallels and patches for Collector first.

  • Patch Cards – 10 cards in set * 199 made per card = 1,990 total patches * 203 odds = 403,970 Collector packs made
  • Red Herring borders – 200 cards in set * 75 made per card = 15,000 total Red borders * 27 odds = 405,000 Collector packs made

Both of these numbers are very close, and gives us a great idea how many Collector packs were made. I’m going to use 405,000 as the pack number for Collector packs. Now let’s look at the Blue parallels for the Retail Display packs.

  • Sleep Drool Blue borders – 200 cards in set * 99 made per card = 19,800 total Blue borders * 28.5 odds = 564,300 Retail Display packs made

To make things easy I’ll use 564,000 as the Retail Display pack number. Looking at both the Collector and Retail Display pack numbers compared to the previous release, 2021S1 Food Fight, we can start seeing where the significant increases are. Collector packs are nearly double form Food Fight. Retail Display backs aren’t quite double, but show huge gains. So if Topps eliminated Fat Packs and cancelled Blasters, where are all the other packs? All at Walmart in their exclusive Mega boxes. We know there are 3,635,000 total packs – 405,000 Collector packs – 564,000 Retail Display packs = 2,681,000 total Mega packs! That puts total retail pack production at double of Food Fight. These numbers are really big!

Here’s what I believe the total production numbers to be for Book Worms:

  • Total Production – 3,635,000 Packs
  • Collector – 405,000 Collector Packs or about 16,875 Collector Boxes or about 2,109 Collector Cases
  • Retail Display – 564,000 Retail Display Packs or about 23,500 RD Boxes or about 2,937 RD Cases
  • Mega Box – 2,681,000 Mega Box packs or 157,705 Mega boxes

Production is up significantly over Food Fight. This is the fourth straight GPK release to set record release numbers. We aren’t in OS territory yet, but it’s been years since GPK has seen production like this. Take a look at how production compares to recent sets.

  • Total Pack Production
    • Late to School – 670,000
    • 35th Anniversary – 1,113,000
    • Food Fight – 1,790,000
    • Book Worms – 3,635,000 (103.1% increase in production vs. Food Fight)
  • Collector Pack Production
    • Late to School – 74,000
    • 35th Anniversary – 130,000
    • Food Fight – 225,000
    • Book Worms – 405,000 (80% increase in production vs. Food Fight)
  • Retail Pack Production
    • Late to School – 596,000
    • 35th Anniversary – 983,000
    • Food Fight – 1,565,000
    • Book Worms – 3,245,000 (107.3% increase in production vs. Food Fight)

After figuring out numbers on sets for 7 years now, i have never seen an over 100% increase, or double in production. I continue to be amazed by the production numbers over the last 3 years. The popularity of trading cards, including GPK, has exploded and it remains to be seen how long the increases will continue. The odds are so long on hits now, it’s takes 2 Collector cases to just hit 1 sketch card. Printing plates, that were fairly abundant in Collector cases, are now 1:7 cases. Topps has now had to increase auto print run to 160, and add patch card parallels just to get enough hits for Collector boxes. Perhaps most interesting is how this will play out the remainder of 2022 and into 2023. Does the Chrome OS 4 print run surpass Boom Worms? Will Topps find enough sticker stock to print 2021S2 Vacation, and how much gets printed? The coming months will be fascinating to see how Topps navigates the GPK landscape.

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series on the production of 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms. In Part 2 we will look at production numbers for all parallel and insert sets. Part 2 will be posted soon.

2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms Explained

It’s been 519 days between releases of a retail Garbage Pail Kids set. During Covid the popularity of trading cards exploded, causing printer and card stock shortages. After months and months of waiting, Collectors finally get a new set to bust, just not the one they were expecting. Perhaps GPK collectors wouldn’t even have a product to bust if it wasn’t for a contract Topps signed with Walmart for a new type of exclusive Mega Box. Topps had to hit the release date of Book Worms to meet the contract. This caused two sets, 2021S2 Vacation and 2021 Chrome 4, to be temporarily skipped for the first set of 2022. It also caused Topps to cancel the popular Value “Blaster” boxes due to what they said was a shortage of sticker stock. The set itself is the first under new GPK Brand Manager Mark Cruz. Returning are the familiar final card artists; David Gross, Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, and Joe McWilliams. The familiar 200 card base set formula returns, 100 new pieces with a/b names. In another Topps long tradition, is the return of “Topps math”. Once again the odds on the parallels are overstated by double. Despite reported sticker shortages by Topps, production has increased significantly over the previous 2021S1 Food Fight set. I’ll have articles in the coming days going over productions numbers.

There were of course plenty of changes in the newest set. Since Topps cancelled Blaster boxes, the GPK Gets Graphic insert set and yellow parallels were also cancelled. Also scraped were Loaded Puzzle and Panoramic sketches, that previously were only found in Blaster boxes. The new kid of the block is the Walmart exclusive Mega boxes. Based on the checklist Topps released for the set, there are two different types of Mega boxes, one found in the card section and one found in the toy aisle. Each contain different Gross Adaptations insert cards. Topps does have an error on Gross Adaptations cards #16-25, those were accidentally printed with an added “a” after the card number. “B” cards do not exist for the Gross Adaptations insert set. Sadly, the new 17 pack boxes are lacking sketches or exclusive parallels. Another big change is the increase in print run of some of the hits. Due to huge increases in production, Topps had to find a way to still have hits in the boxes. Autos are now unnumbered, and artists signed 160 of each card to be inserted into packs. Topps also included for the first time patch cards parallels.

I will have articles in the coming days looking at production numbers in more detail. To see the official Topps checklist click here. (Note: Topps left off B names, Iron-On patches, and sketch artists from the official checklist.) For now, here is what you can find, and where you can find it in 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms.

(Note: I will continue to update this post as new information comes to light and any new parallels/inserts are found.)

  • Base Set – 100a/b (200 Cards).
  • Parallel Sets – Same exact cards from the Base set, except with a different speckled color border. (Note: Odds on parallels are overstated by double.)
    • Inkwell Black Border (Collector) – 1:1 (200 Cards)
    • Sleep Drool Blue Border /99 (Retail Display) – 1:57 (200 Cards)
    • Red Herring Border /75 (Collector) – 1:54 (200 Cards)
    • Fool’s Gold Scratch n Sniff Border /50 – 1:726 (Collector), 1:727 (Retail Display/Mega) (200 Cards)
    • Booger Green Border (Retail) – 1:1 (200 Cards)
    • Moby Dick Gray (Collector/Retail/Mega) – 1:183 – (200 Cards)
    • Printing Plates – 1:1,480 (Collector), 1:16,834 (Retail Display), 1:29,166 (Mega) – (400 Total Plates – 4 per card artwork)
  • Insert Sets – All the various insert subsets that can be found in packs.
    • Wacky Packages Prose – 1:24 – Collector (8 cards)
    • Book Marked! – 1:24 – Collector (5 Cards)
    • Author’s of Their Own Misfortune – 1:3 – Retail Display (5a/b – 10 Cards))
    • Gross Adaptations – 1:2 – Mega Box (1-15 of 25)
    • Gross Adaptations Exclusive – 1:6 – Card Section Mega Box (16a-20a of 25)
    • Gross Adaptations Exclusive – 1:6 – Toy Aisle Mega Box (21a-25a of 25)
    • GPK Patch Card /199 – 1:203 – Collector (10 Total Cards)
    • Blue Patch Parallel /99 – 1:406 – Collector (10 Total Cards)
    • Red Patch Parallel /75 – 1:536 – Collector (10 Total Cards)
    • Gold Patch Parallel /50 – 1:804 – Collector (10 Total Cards)
    • FoilFractor Patch Parallel 1/1 – 1:38,475 (10 Total Cards)
    • Iron-On Patch – 1 Per Collector Box (6)
    • Artist Autograph – 1:35 Collector, 1:228 Retail Display, 1:1,055 Mega,  (100 Total Cards – 1 per card artwork)
    • Sketch Card – 1:186 Retail Display (59 Artists)
    • Shaped Sketch – 1:356 – Collector (59 Artists)
    • Triptych Sketch – 1:2,654 – Collector (59 Artists)

Retail Odds for 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms

It’s happening, Topps is releasing new GPKs! Fresh off of today’s checklist release from Topps, the first cards from 2022 Series 1 Book Worms have surfaced. Thanks to GPK breaker Scott Calvert for sending along pictures of the Retail Display odds. Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel Calvert’s Cards. The first bit of good news is there are “B” name cards. Topps left those off the checklist as an error. At fist glance the odds look to be all over the place. Odds for plates and especially the Gold parallels seem to be very long. However, auto and sketch odds are much better. Odds for Green parallels don’t appear on the pack, but do fall 1 per pack. Without seeing odds for all pack types it’s not known yet what print run numbers could be. It’s also not clear yet if parallel odds are overstated by double as is usual for GPK, more info to come. Odds for Mega Boxes will be added to this post once available.

Update: Mega boxes have just started surfacing it appears. Thanks to GPK Collector Michael Zigon for sending the heads up to a listing on the Mercari marketplace. Not much is known yet on the contents, but the back of the box does have odds. The exclusive insert set Gross Adaptations does have two different odds, one for regular cards 1:2 and another for exclusive 1:6. The checklist supplied by Topps lists two different Gross Adaptations exclusives, one Mega Box and one Mega Box toy aisle. The box listed on Mercari doesn’t seem have any distinguishing characteristics. More info on GPKNews as it’s available. Odds for Mega Boxes is below.

2022S1 GPK Book Worms Mega Box Odds

  • Moby Dick Gray 1:183
  • Fool’s Gold Scratch n Sniff 1:727
  • Printing Plate 1:29,166
  • Artist Autograph 1:1055
  • Gross Adaptations Insert 1:2
  • Exclusive 1:6

2022S1 GPK Book Worms Retail Display Odds

  • Moby Dick Gray 1:183
  • Sleep Drool Blue 1:57
  • Fool’s Gold Scratch n Sniff 1:727
  • Printing Plate 1:16,834
  • Artist Autograph 1:228
  • Authors of Their Own Misfortune 1:3
  • Regular Sketch 1:186

Collector Box Odds for 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms

We are still a couple of days from the official release of 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms, but boxes are starting to show up in collector’s hands. Thanks to collector Kayla Caratachea for sending along the odds for the Collector pack. Despite reports of smaller production for this set, the odds say otherwise. Black borders do appear 1 per pack as advertised, and do not show on the odds. Odds for reds, golds, patch cards and shaped sketches are significantly higher than Food Fight. It’s too hard to tell yet if parallel odds are overstated by double as not enough boxes have been busted to tell trends. The advertised Iron On patches do come as one per Box Toppers, despite Topps leaving those off the checklist. Once Mega boxes odds are located I’ll have articles going over production numbers in the days ahead.

2022S1 GPK Book Worms Collector Pack Odds

  • Moby Dick Gray 1:183
  • Red Herring 1:54
  • Fool’s Gold Scratch n Sniff 1:726
  • Printing Plate 1:1,480
  • Artist Autograph 1:36
  • Wacky Packages Prose 1:24
  • GPK Patch Card 1:203
  • Blue Patch Parallel 1:406
  • Red Patch Parallel 1:536
  • Gold Patch Parallel 1:804
  • FoilFractor 1:38,475
  • Shaped Sketch 1:366
  • Tryptych Sketch 1:2,654
  • Iron-On Patch 1:24
  • Book Marked! 1:24

Topps Reveals 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms Checklist

We are one week away from the release of the first GPK retail set in 17 months. Today Topps revealed the checklist for 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms. GPK retail sets have been delayed due to printer and sticker/card stock shortages due to Covid and increased demand in the trading card industry. The base set is listed on the checklist as 1-100 with only one column of names. GPKNews is checking with Topps to see if the “B” names were left off in error, or if base set is only 100 cards. **Update: B cards exist based on an early box break this evening.** The checklist also shows a 32 piece puzzle, and 6 9-card character name puzzles. These are the puzzles for the back of the cards.

There are of course plenty of inserts that are exclusive to different pack types. Although due to sticker stock shortages, Topps cancelled Value Box (Blasters) from the series, eliminating the GPK Gets Graphic insert set. That artwork may find life in the future as part of a different offering. Retail Display packs are being made, and will be the place to find the 10 card Author’s of Their Own Misfortune insert set with artwork done by Tom Bunk. According to the checklist the Gross Adaptations insert set might be found in multiple pack types. The insert set is listed as 25 cards, 1-15 are separated from 16-20, which are labeled as a Walmart MB Exclusive, while 21-25 are labeled as a Walmart MB Toy Aisle exclusive. It appears there might be two different types of Mega Boxes offered at Walmart, while the first 15 cards of the set are available in multiple pack types. The ever popular Collector packs have a number of inserts; 8 card Wacky Package Prose (1 per box), 5 card Book Marked! (1 per box), and the 10 card GPK Patch Card insert set. The Iron-on patches advertised on the sell sheet do not appear in the checklist.

Topps had the four final card artists; Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, David Gross, and Joe McWilliams sign autos once again for the set. However, the number of autos signed increased tremendously. Each artist signed 170 autos per card(!), 160 for pack insertion, and 10 for replacements. In a change, the autos were not numbered on the card when received by the artists. It’s not known if Topps decided to insert all the autos into the product, given Value boxes were cancelled. Topps did not include an official sketch card artist checklist. GPKNews is working to try to obtain the official list. In the meantime, GPKNews has confirmed 59 sketch artists, with one being new to GPK. Those numbers could change with the release of the product. You can find the official checklist for 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms in PDF form here.

Garbage Pail Kids Release Date Updates

Topps today sent out their regular email to update distributors on release dates for sets through October of this year. There are plenty of GPK updates to share!

First, updates on what didn’t change. 2022S1 Book Worms and 2021 Chrome OS 4, remain with their current set release dates. Book Worms should be shipping from Topps, and remains with a 7/27/22 release date. Chrome OS 4 also remains with the 8/24/22 release date. Now for what did change. 2021S2 GPK Vacation has been updated to “TBD Sept.” Sticker stock shortages have continuing to cause future retail releases to slip.

The big news from this week’s email was the addition of 2022S2 GPK. That set has not officially been announced by Topps yet. The set is listed with a release date of 10/26/22. Artists have recently completed artwork for the set. So more GPK sets are on the horizon as Topps tried to get back on the regular release schedule.

First Look: Pack & Box Art for 2022S1 Garbage Pail Kids Bookworms

We are just over two weeks away from the release of the first retail set in months, 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Bookworms. It looks like the release is on schedule, as Topps has shared with GPKNews the Pack and Box art for the upcoming set. All the art on both packs and boxes features a new character from the upcoming set having quite the vomit portal issue. Box art is below for the Collector, Retail Display, and the brand new Walmart exclusive Mega Box. The Mega box advertises on the box that there are 136 cards included in the box. Interestingly the number of packs isn’t displayed, although 136 cards equates to 17 8-card packs. The Mega box also advertises randomly inserted Gross Adaptations insert cards, as expected. GPK collectors should finally have packs to bust soon! 2022S1 GPK Bookworms is scheduled to be released 7/27/22.

Topps Delays Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4

Two weeks ago Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4 finally got a release date from Topps after months of being “TBD”. Today however, Topps has delayed the set by a couple of weeks. The set still has a release date, but now is scheduled for 8/24/22. Collectors will need a little more patience until they get their Chrome fix.

In other release date news 2022S1 GPK Book Worms remains with a 7/27/22 release date. In this week’s update Topps also moved 2021S2 GPK Vacation to “Aug. TBD”. It’s expected to be a few months still until Vacation releases.

2021 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4 Gets Release Date from Topps

GPK Chrome collectors rejoice, we now have a release date. In today’s email to distributors, Topps has given 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4 a release date of 8/5/22. GPK Chrome has been listed as TBD for months after being originally scheduled for a Nov. 2021 release. The product was delayed as printer and card shortages shortages have ravaged the trading card industry.

2022S1 GPK Book Worms remains with a 7/27/22 release date on the calendar. Word begin coming down yesterday that distributors were informed of Book Worms impending release and the cancellation of Blasters. GPKNews has heard from additional sources today that have confirmed the same information being shared with them as well. It would appear collectors will be getting two sets  very close together.

Meanwhile, 2021S2 GPK Vacation remains July TBD on the calendar. GPKNews has heard from multiple sources that the set will continue to be delayed due to shortage of sticker card stock, with delays anticipated for months.

As always, collectors shouldn’t trust release date updates on online sellers websites as they generally use placeholder dates until official updates from Topps are released.