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.
Topps is back with a mashup only they can do. Today the company launched Garbage Pail Kids x MLB Series 2. All artwork in this set was done by popular Topps artist, Alex Pardee. Since first teasing the product a week ago, Topps has gone all out with the marketing for this set. Pardee and Topps have done a complete social media marketing campaign unlike anything seen to date for a GPK product. This is the second GPK x MLB series from Topps. The first series, with artwork from Keith Shore, launched last October and has yet to ship to collectors. The complete base set contains 30 cards, 15 subject with a/b versions. Once again, the set is being offered in packs and boxes. Each pack contains 5 base cards and 1 chase card. The chase cards are numbered parallels (silver, rainbow /250, baseball stitching /199, pink /99, green /75, orange /50, blue /25, purple /10, red /5, and gold 1/1), C name insert 1:16, No Name insert 1:10, Wrapper Art 1:40, Baseball Guy pencil 1:100, Alex Pardee portrait (1:5), or Alex Pardee auto (1:120). The packs are going to cost collectors more this time around. Each individual pack can be purchased for $24.99, or an 8 pack box for $194.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/ SmartPost option. Like with the first series, there is no timer on the sale. Boxes sold out fast last time, with packs available a few days longer. Here is the checklist along with pictures of some cards.
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.
Topps today via their social media channels began teasing GPK x MLB Series 2 online set. This time the artwork will be done by Alex Pardee. The first series artwork was done by Keith Shore. Pardee has shown an affection for GPK before, even doing a card in the Beyond the Streets set. Topps has yet to ship the series 1 set that was sold back in October. The ad from Topps shows a box that says a pack of cards contains 5 base cards plus 1 chase card. Topps says the set will drop next Wednesday on Topps.com.
Topps today revealed the remaining print runs for Garbage Pail Kids 2022 Was the Worst cards #7-#10. It appears Swifties showed up in full force, while sales for the remaining calls fizzled out. Card #7, Hammy Burgler, sold 1,108, card #8, Swift Revenge sold 1,791, card #9, Oinking Owen, sold 920, and card #10, Hooked Heidi sold 923 copies. The Swift card was the second best selling of the set. The final two cards were the only ones not to crack four digits, possibly due to sales being so close to Christmas. This does it for 2022 releases. Collectors might have to wait a few weeks for the next online release, as the first expansion set of 2023 won’t launch in early January as originally expected.
Sales of the GPK individual worst cards continue to stay strong. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 2022 Was the Worst cards #5-#6. Card #5, Protesting Patti sold 1,247 copies, while card #6, Treasure Hunter sold 1,265 copies. Those numbers are right in line with the previous day’s sales. It appears after the Elon card the sales have settles into a consistent number. Just four more cards to report sales one for this year’s set.
The worst is over! Today marks the final day of Garbage Pail Kids celebrating all the worst of 2022z Topps today launched 2022 Garbage Pail Kids: 2022 Was the Worst card #9-#10. Cards are being sold individually two per day for this set. Todays cards are #9, Oinking Owen, and #10, Hooked Heidi. Each order also has a 1:5 chance at an unhappy face parallel card. Each card can be purchased for $9.99, or in a lot of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/SmartPost option. The set will be available for 24 hours on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are the pictures of today’s cards.
After the second day, sales remain strong for Worst set of the year. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 2022 Was the Worst cards #3-#4. Sales for card #3, Yeet Pete, were 1,258. Sales of card #4, Artifcial Art, were 1,127. While sales were down considerably from the first two cards, those totals remain very strong for individual GPK sales. How will the rest of the week play out?
The best of the worst from 2022 continues. Topps today launched 2022 Garbage Pail Kids: 2022 Was the Worst card #7-#8. Cards are being sold individually two per day for this set. The entire set should feature 10 cards. Todays cards are #7, Hammy Burgled, and #8, Swift Revenge. Each order also has a 1:5 chance at an unhappy face parallel card. Each card can be purchased for $9.99, or in a lot of 5 for $29.99, 10 for $49.99, or 20 for $79.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/SmartPost option. The set will be available for 24 hours on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are the pictures of today’s cards.