Thursday, January 14, 2021

CARDBOARD REVIEW:2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Original Series 3

The new Garbage Pail Kids release is out and it appears it was a hot product for 2020 looking at the reaction from fans. And the fact that a lot of collectors couldn't find it in retail but who could honestly find anything in retail in 2020.

I must have been out of the loop on these when I was a kid but have since grabbed some of the chrome cards over the past few years and HAD TO HAVE the set dedicated to The Goldbergs cast.

Today marks a new era for me as I have the fortunate chance of breaking my first box of Garbage Pail Kids which happens to be the latest release.

So let's take a dive in and see what we can find,
Every 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Original Series 3 comes with 24 packs of 4 cards. Just like Topps Chrome for the sport releases. Each box comes with 8 regular refractors along with some of the colorful assortment as well.  Each box is roughly just over $100 around $105 or so.


The base set it built off from the GPK Original Series 3 from 1986, which includes sticker cards #84 to #124 with both A and B names, and chromes it.

Overall, the set has 100 cards which features both the A and B versions.

Here are some of my favorite names from the checklist,

You can take note that in the top right corner is the card number and associated letter A or B so you know which name variation you have and how to cross off what you need still for a set chase on a checklist.


There is a wide variety of shiny finds in this product which honestly is what all chromed products are all about.

Offerings are, Refractor, Atomic, Green /299, Green Wave /299, Purple /250, Purple Wave /250, Prism /199, X-Fractor /150, Black /99, Orange /75, Gold /50, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

Here is what I found,

Base Refractors fall 1:3 packs

Purple Wave falls 1:34 packs

Purple falls 1:34 packs

Green falls 1:29 packs

Green Wave falls 1:29

Prism falls 1:58

and gold /50. Tough pull at 1:112 packs.

This was a really fun break solely based on the fact the refractors against this artwork was a lot of fun to see. I kept hoping to pull rare refractors just to see if I could and the gold fell into my lap at 1:112 packs.

The collector inside of me was really itching to build a rainbow of one of these but the other part of me is why put yourself through the pain again. In the end, not sure which side of me in that argument wins quite yet.

Design ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Inserts N/A
Parallels ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hits N/A
Value  ⭐⭐ 1/2


  1. I was really into GPK cards back in the 80's. Back in 2012 I picked up a collection containing a run from Series 2 to Series 10 (my Series 4 set is missing 5 cards). Best part about the purchase was it cost me less than one of these Chrome boxes.

  2. I don't have much to add here, but did want to say that it's nice to see that Topps is sending out boxes again, or at least a box.