Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition Released For Second Year In A Row

In 2020, Topps combined the iconic Garbage Pail Kids cards with its popular Chrome Sapphire technology. The result was the 2020 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition which was a massive hit with GBK fans.

Now Garbage Pail Kids fans can rejoice at the release of a new Garbage Pail Kids release: 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition.

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2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition releases September 20th, 2022

Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition offers a premium take on Garbage Pail Kids’ earliest characters. Like the 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition, Topps’ 582 Montgomery Club members would get early access.

Topps 582 Montgomery Club members could get Topps Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition boxes starting today, 9-20-2022.

After the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire’s 582 Montgomery Club exclusive launch, there was a public sale on September 22, 2022. Just two days after its release. Boxes were available at Topps.com for $129.99, the same price as the 582 Montgomery Club release. Topps unsurprisingly put a customer limit of 4 boxes and a cart limit of 2 boxes to ensure more people could get their hands on the boxes. Despite the price bump from $50 last year to $129.99, the 2021 GBK Sapphire boxes sold out in minutes.

History of the Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition

The Garbage Pail Kids continue their comeback to the top of today’s collectibles. 2020 saw Garbage Pail Kids’ popularity soar to insane heights. Topps produced over 1.3m total hobby boxes of the Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Series 3. That’s nearly double the number of GBK Chrome Series 2. Topps noticed a surge in demand for GBK products.
Topps introduced the Garbage Pail Kids cards to its Sapphire card technology in the 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition. While the concept is straightforward, it’s a popular one that’s yielded positive results. The main Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Series 1 and 2 get patterned background and blue borders.

The 2020 GBK Sapphire was presold for $50 to Topps exclusive club, marking the first non-sport brand to launch to the club. Topps’s 582 Montgomery club is a yearly membership club introduced in 2018. Memberships get sold out quickly, and few lucky collectors get a spot.
The 2020 GBK Sapphire edition was a fantastic success. Prices for boxes swiftly increased as interest in the collection soared. The perfect combination of modern technology on classic cards attracted several new collectors and even grabbed the attention of other types of collectors. After the 582 Montgomery launch, Topps offered the 2020 GBK Sapphire edition to the public at $50 a box. Each 2020 GBK Sapphire box had eight packs of four cards and delivered two parallels. These sold out even faster than the exclusive release, and prices for these boxes soared. A box of the 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire edition is currently valued at $1,374.

2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition

Topps Sapphire line is a collector’s favorite and has featured in several Topps top products over the years. It’s amongst their most coveted products. The 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition adds this exclusive blue finish and shard-pattern background to artworks from the GBK Original Series 3 and 4.
The 2021 printing and label show that Topps initially planned this set for a 2021 release. However, just like other Garbage Pail Kids released, this set was delayed until now.

Like the 2020 release, we expect multiple Sapphire parallels to fall at two per box. However, there’s been no official confirmation yet.

What’s so special about Topps Sapphire?

Topps Sapphire line is a collector’s favorite and has been featured in several Topps top products over the last few years including Topps base, Topps Chrome, Formula 1, UEFA Champions League and others.

Collectors have been flocking to Sapphire releases given its premium look and shine making it among their most coveted products. The 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition adds this exclusive blue finish and shard-pattern background to artworks from the GBK Original Series 3 and 4.

Like the 2020 release, we expect multiple Sapphire parallels to fall at two per box. However, there’s been no official confirmation yet.

2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire edition

This series has a 170-card base set that highlights 83 A-names and 87 B-names. The four additional B-names are the extra B-name variants for cards #125, #149, #158 and #164.

  • 125b Woody ALAN became Oak KAY
  • 149b REESE Pieces became Puzzled PAUL
  • 158b CRYSTAL Gale became Ig LOU
  • 164b SALVATORE Dolly became Battered BRAD

These four names were all changed back in 1986 without any official reason. However, seeing how all four names closely resemble famous people or product names, we can’t rule out the fear of lawsuits. Garbage Pail Kids were no strangers to lawsuits in its heydays. However, 36 years later, these variations have been included in the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition.

What’s in the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire hobby box?

When purchasing, Garbage Pail Kids collectors can get the following in each 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire hobby box.

  • 4 cards per pack
  • 8 packs per box

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2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition Checklist

Each 2021 Garbage Pail Kid Sapphire box contains 32 cards in eight 4-card packs. As collectors know, Sapphire’s attraction lies in its various numbered parallels. The first GBK Sapphire has two parallels per box, and we expect this to boost similar numbers. Topps also announced the brand new Fuchsia Sapphire parallel (#/75).
2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition Parallels Breakdown
According to Topps, the parallels available in the boxes are.

  • Aqua Sapphire – #/99
  • Fuchsia Sapphire – #/75
  • Green Sapphire – #/50
  • Orange Sapphire – #/25
  • Gold Sapphire – #/15
  • Purple Sapphire – #/10
  • Red Sapphire – #/5
  • Padparadscha Sapphire  – 1/1

Check out the official 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire checklist at the end of this article.

2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire value

Boxes of the 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition are worth $1,200 today. With singles of famous characters going for above $900. The 2020 GBK Sapphire Adam Bomb Padparadscha (1-of-1) was sold for $52,000.Topps sold them for $60 at release. That’s impressive profits for anyone who invested in this series in 2020.

If this performance is anything to go by (it is), we expect the 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire to be an excellent investment for collectors. This should run for as many Original Garbage Pail Kids Series Topps gives the Sapphire treatment.

The final word on the Topps Garbage Pail Kids

At one time, Garbage Pail Kids were one of Topps’s most popular card series. Giving it the Chrome Sapphire treatment has proven to be the right move and is striking the right nostalgic chords with a large set of collectors. The GBK series has an impressive history when it comes to value.

Cards from the Original Garbage Pail series have held their value over several decades. Considering the current market sentiments, we expect these new Chrome Sapphire cards to do even more.

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Conclusion

Once, Garbage Pail Kids were one of Topps’s most popular card series. Giving it the Sapphire treatment has proven to be the right move and is striking the right nostalgic chords with a large set of collectors. The GBK series has an impressive history regarding its value, while Sapphire is amongst Topps’s most coveted products.

Collectors particularly love all things Topps Sapphire, and we expect this set to be the same. Already, there’ve been low-numbered parallels of less famous Garbage Pail Kids selling for double the price of these boxes.

Cards from the Original Garbage Pail series have held their value over several decades. Considering the current market sentiments, we expect these new Chrome Sapphire cards to do even more.

2021 GPK Chrome Sapphire Edition Checklist

84a JOE Blow
84b ROD Wad
85a Stuck CHUCK
85b Pinned LYNN
86a Horsey HENRY
86b Galloping GLEN
87a Hot Head HARVEY
87b ROY Bot
88a DINAH Saur
88b FARRAH Fossil
89a Hurt CURT
89b PAT Splat
90a Stoned SEAN
90b Thick VIC
91a BLAKE Flake
91b Hippie SKIPPY
92a MARVIN Gardens
92b Spittin’ SPENCER
93a DREW Blood
93b Bustin’ DUSTIN
94a Bruised LEE
94b Karate KATE
95a Grim JIM
95b BETH Death
96a Distorted DOT
96b Mirror IMOGENE
97a Punchy PERRY
97b Creamed KEITH
98a CHARLOTTE Web
98b DIDI T.
99a Beaky BECKY
99b Picky MICKEY
100a ALI Gator
100b Marshy MARSHALL
101a Mushy MARSHA
101b Basking ROBIN
102a Mugged MARCUS
102b Kayo’d CODY
103a Wriggley RENE
103b Curly CARLA
104a Silent SANDY
104b Barren AARON
105a Juicy JESSICA
105b Green DEAN
106a Fowl RAOUL
106b MACK Quack
107a Totem PAULA
107b TATUM Pole
108a Smelly SALLY
108b Fishy PHYLLIS
109a Toady TERRY
109b Croakin’ COLIN
110a Snooty SAM
110b U.S. ARNIE
111a Target MARGARET
111b Bullseye BARRY
112a FRANK N. Stein
112b Undead JED
113a ALICE Island
113b Liberty LIBBY
114a Starin’ DARREN
114b Peepin’ TOM
115a Warmin’ NORMAN
115b Well Done SHELDON
116a Eerie ERIC
116b Berserk KIRK
117a ROCKY N. Roll
117b LES Vegas
118a Half-NELSON
118b Glandular ANGELA
119a NED Head
119b Still JILL
120a Babbling BROOKE
120b Jelly KELLY
121a Apple CORY
121b DWIGHT Bite
122a Broad MAUD
122b Large MARGE
123a Glooey GABE
123b Sticky RICK
124a HUGH Mungos
124b King-Size KEVIN
125a HOLLY Wood
125b Woody ALAN
125b Oak KAY
126a Armpit BRITT
126b Shaggy AGGIE
127a Travelin’ TRAVIS
127b Flat TYLER
128a Sloshed JOSH
128b Low CAL
129a Second Hand ROSE
129b Trashed TRACY
130a NICKY Hickey
130b HANK E. Panky
131a Stuffed STEPHEN
131b RUTHERFORD B. Hay
132a Bony TONY
132b Unzipped ZACK
133a Furry MURRAY
133b Foxy FRANCIS
134a Hip KIP
134b WALT Witless
135a ROCK E. Horror
135b MARTY Gras
136a Swollen SUE ELLEN
136b Bloated BLAIR
137a MAX Axe
137b Deadly DUDLEY
138a Alien IAN
138b Outerspace CHASE
139a Double IRIS
139b 4-Eyed IDA
140a Mouth PHIL
140b Tooth LES
141a ASHLEY Cam
141b GRETA Garbage
142a BRUCE Moose
142b Hunted HUNTER
143a MELBA Toast
143b HY Rye
144a Horny HAL
144b RUDY Toot
145a DALE Snail
145b Crushed SHELLY
146a Baked JAKE
146b Dry GUY
147a Amazin’ GRACE
147b Muscular MOLLY
148a Turned-On TARA
148b TIFFANY Lamp
149a REESE Pieces
149a Puzzled PAUL
149b Incomplete PETE
150a Hairy HARRIET
150b BUSHY Bernice
151a Losing FAITH
151b Dyin’ DINAH
152a Whisperin’ WOODY
152b VAN Triloquist
153a JACK O. Lantern
153b DUNCAN Pumpkin
154a Basket CASEY
154b Dribblin’ DEREK
155a Spikey MIKEY
155b Nailed NEIL
156a Warrin’ WARREN
156b BRETT Vet
157a LARRY Lips
157b Distortin’ MORTON
158a Meltin’ ELTON
158b Ig LOU
158b CRYSTAL Gale
159a Catty KATHY
159b KITTY Litter
160a Decapitated HEDY
160b Formalde HEIDI
161a Shorned SEAN
161b Hy GENE
162a Yicchy MICKEY
162b Barfin’ BART
163a TRISH Squish
163b RUBY Cube
164a TEDDY Bear
164b SALVATORE Dolly
164b Battered BRAD
165a DANA Druff
165b Flakey FAY
166a Gored GORDON
166b No Way JOSÉ

John Bassey


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