CHROME EDITION





    
RELEASE DATE : AUGUST 2013


The Chrome Series 1 GPK set was released in the summer of 2013 by Topps, Inc. and distributed in August - only five months after the BNS2 set released in March of 2013. The set mainly consists of a reprint of the 1985 Original Series 1 GPK (OS1) artwork by veteran GPK artist John Pound combined with chromium card technology; no stickers or die-cuts in the set. The set also contains Lost artwork pieces previously found in the Flashback sets by various artists. No new artwork or next-generation GPK artists can be found within this releases. The art director is Colin Walton who has reinvigorated the franchise, and the brand manager at Topps for GPK among other products is Stephen Dumas. For the first print run each pack (with a suggested retail price of $2.99) contains four cards on heavy card stock (with a great chrome finish), three base card singles and a chance to come across a base card parallel: Refractor card (inserted 1:3 packs), a Prism Refractor (inserted 1:50), a SuperFractor (inserted 1:9,967; 1 of 1), a X-Fractor card (1:?; Retail value box exclusive), a Gold Refractor; 50 per subject (1:?; Hobby box exclusive), a Printing Plate (inserted 1:2,490), a GPK Redemption card (inserted 1:21,900), a Chrome Concept Sketch card (inserted 1:3), a Chrome Concept Sketch Printing Plate (inserted 1:3,340), and a Artist Autograph Base Parallel card (inserted 1:498). There are also extremely rare "C" name cards (no odds given; no parallels).









110 CARD SET : 82 BASE + 28 LOST CARDS
212 TOTAL SET : 82 BASE + 28 LOST + 82 SKETCH + 20 C-NAME
NOT INCLUDING: PRINTING PLATES, PARALLELS, REFRACTORS, ETC.



WRAPPER

RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
SEVERAL VARIATIONS





DISPLAY BOXES

ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
SEVERAL VARIATIONS



HOBBY
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RETAIL BONUS
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FOIL WRAPPER (PKG000947)(UPC 8-87521-00529-1)
BONUS FOIL WRAPPER (PKG000958)




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RETAIL VALUE PACK
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CASE BOX (UPC ?)
FOIL WRAPPER (PCK000928)(UPC 8-87521-00511-6)




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1. The rare cards for the Chrome OS1 set, the 20 infamous 'C-Name' Cards, which first appeared in the BNS2 GPK set were produced as 'short prints' (often found in Topps' sports card releases and some entertainment products). These inserts are, in general, are unannounced, have no pack odds, do not have a published quantity, and meant as a surprise for collectors to find; this release the odds are 1:24 packs. Unlike the BNS2 GPK set where the 'b'-name were the new names (where the 'c'-name cards were the old 'b'-name cards), the 'c'-name cards for OS1 Chrome have the new names.

2. Both veteran GPK artists, John Pound and Tom Bunk, contributed Autograph Artist Cards for the Chrome OS1 set.


3. No Puzzles in this release; much like with the OS1 set (it sort of would've been cool to see a OS1 set with a puzzle or two)

4. Out of the 15 Lost Cards released for the FB1 thr FB3 sets, fourteen appear within the OS1 Chrome set. The only Lost GPK that does not appear are the FB2 70a Idol IRA and 70b KEN Tiki cards. White-border, specialty-store, 'error' card image pictured.


5. Although the OS1 Chrome Set is a replica of the OS1 1985 set release, it is not identical. The base set contains 82 cards rather than 88; the three variation cards do not appear in this set -- there is only one set of checklist cards. The GPK headers are also banner-style rather than the curved-style. Cards 12a and 12b still faithfully have the pink GPK header; and cards 18a and 18b still faithfully have the red and yellow GPK header.

6. An OS1 Kid has an Incorrect Name; Card 41b Joltin' JOEL should be named Joltin' JOE like the original series 1 Kid; this name is more reminiscent of OS2 character name Jolted JOEL.

7. The original card release for 1st series 9a Boozin' BRUCE and 9b Drunk KEN had the Artwork mistakingly Reversed; the baby bottle reads 'LO TOR TUG. The image has been faithfully restored to its original position for this release, where the baby bottle now correctly reads OL' ROT GUT. The first correction of this can be found within the Abrams GPK book released in 2012.


8. Only 20 OS1 Kids were picked for C-Names for the set; all characters are different than the C-Names picked for the BNS2 re-imagined OS1 Kids.

9. Three Pete Names can be found just within the Lost GPK sub set; card L1a Pickled PETE, card L3a Prickly PETE, and card L12b PETER Meter.

10. Another sports card first for GPK, Chrome Technology; the first GPK release containing no stickers on cards (and therefor, no die-cuts).








ANNOTATED NAMES

Explanatory Notations and Definitions
of the GPK Names



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1.
This John Pound Unpublished Sketch would have been a nice inclusion as a subset idea; maybe as a backside, whereas a next generation artist's interpretated and completed artwork for the front side (although, these type of releases tend not to have any new artwork and are pure money-makers for Topps). John Pound's original Samurai Kid sketch is pcitured along with Brent Engstrom's tight pencil sketch and final artwork. The potential name ideas on Pound's reference notes are BILLY Boo-Boo, SAMMY Samurai, HARRY Kari ("Hara-kiri" = a ritual suicide by disembowelment practiced by the Japanese samurai or formerly decreed by a court in lieu of the death penalty.) and SAMMY Suicide. The character was presented next to the OS1 characters Unstitched MITCH and Damaged DON, in Pound's notes, who are also 'spilling their guts'; apparently, Topps went with the cotton stuffing concept rather than with the intenstines.


2. The Lost Card for L2b Missing LINC was also named Missing LINC for the OS3 and OS5 unpublished pieces back in 1986 (see OS3 and OS5 sections); however, the name was updated and changed to LINCOLN Park for the 2010 FB1 Lost card release.

3
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An Abrams 16-month GPK Wall Calendar for 2014 was released in August of 2013 along with four new LOST GPK bonus cards; more information can be located within the Abrams GPK book and calendar section on the front page under the GPK~Land section.

3. GPK 1985 Original Series Chrome cards -- A $1.50 off with purchase of two GPK Chrome packs Target Coupon.


4
. Two GPK Veterans are back for the Chrome set, artists John Pound and Tom Bunk. Pound, who completed the artwork fronts for the OS1 set, and Bunk, who completed the artwork backs for the OS1 set. Both contribute Artist Autograph cards for the release.






THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION



PRINT RUN INFORMATION LOCATED ON PRINTABLE CHECKLIST PAGE

#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
1a
Nasty NICK
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
1b
Evil EDDIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
2a
Junkfood JOHN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
2b
RAY Decay
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
2c
Toothache JAKE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
3a
Up CHUCK
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
3b
Heavin' STEVEN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
3c
MERLE Hurl
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
4a
Fryin' BRIAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
4b
Electric BILL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
5a
Dead TED
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
5b
JAY Decay
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
6a
ART Apart
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
6b
Busted BOB
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
6c
Pieced REECE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
7a
Stormy HEATHER
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
7b
APRIL Showers
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
8a
ADAM Bomb
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
8b
Blasted BILLY
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
9a
Boozin' BRUCE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
9b
Drunk KEN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
10a
Tee-Vee STEVIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
10b
Geeky GARY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
11a
Itchy RICHIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
11b
Bugged BERT
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
12a
Furry FRAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
12b
Hairy MARY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
12c
Wooly WHITNEY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
13a
Ashcan ANDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
13b
Spacey STACY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
13c
Starry ARI
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
14a
Potty SCOTTY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
14b
JASON Basin
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
15a
Ailin' AL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
15b
Mauled PAUL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
15c
Injured IRA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
16a
Weird WENDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
16b
Haggy MAGGIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
17a
Wacky JACKIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
17b
Loony LENNY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
18a
Cranky FRANKIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
18b
Bad BRAD
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
19a
Corroded CARL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
19b
Crater CHRIS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
19c
KIT Zit
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
20a
Swell MEL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
20b
Dressy JESSE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
21a
Virus IRIS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
21b
Sicky VICKY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
21c
Feverish PHYLLIS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
22a
Junky JEFF
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
22b
Stinky STAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
22c
Trashy TRAVIS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
23a
Drippy DAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
23b
Leaky LOU
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
24a
Nervous REX
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
24b
Nerdy NORM
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
25a
Creepy CAROL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
25b
Scary CARRIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
25c
Monstrous MICHELLE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
26a
Slobby ROBBIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
26b
Fat MATT
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
26c
Overweight NATE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
27a
Brainy JANIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
27b
JENNY Genius
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
28a
Oozy SUZY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
28b
Meltin' MELISSA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
28c
Waxy WYNONNA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
29a
Bony JOANIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
29b
Thin LYNN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
30a
New Wave DAVE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
30b
Graffiti PETEY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
31a
Run Down RHODA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
31b
Flat PAT
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
31c
Rolled Over RHONDA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
32a
Frigid BRIDGET
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
32b
Chilly MILLIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
32c
Icy INGRID
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
33a
Mad MIKE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
33b
Savage STUART
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
33c
Cruel CONAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
34a
KIM Kong
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
34b
ANNA Banana
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
35a
Wrinkly RANDY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
35b
Rockin' ROBERT
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
35c
Senile KYLE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
36a
Wrappin' RUTH
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
36b
TOMMY Tomb
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
36c
Pharaoh PHIL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
37a
GuilloTINA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
37b
CINDY Lopper
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
38a
Slimy SAM
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
38b
Lizard LIZ
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
38c
Scaly SCARLET
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
39a
Buggy BETTY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
39b
Green JEAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
40a
Unstitched MITCH
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
40b
Damaged DON
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
40c
Gutted GUS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
41a
Mean GENE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
41b
Joltin' JOE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
41c
Armed ARNOLD
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
ORIGINAL SERIES
AND CARD NUMBER
L1a Pickled PETE
John Pound
(none)
OS2 - unpublished; 65a - FB1
L1b Formaldehyde FRED
John Pound
(none)
OS2 - unpublished; 65b - FB1
L2a Baby ABIE
John Pound
(none)
OS3 / OS5 (199a) - unpub; 66a - FB1
L2b Missing LINC (aka LINCOLN Park)
John Pound
(none)
OS3 / OS5 - unpub; 66b - FB1
L3a Prickly PETE
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS3 - unpublished; 67a - FB3
L3b Thorny BARB
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS3 - unpublished; 67b - FB3
L4a Arach NED
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS4 - unpublished; 68a - FB3
L4b Web JEB
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS4 - unpublished; 68b - FB3
L5a Shadowy SHELIA
John Pound
(none)
OS4? - unpublished; 69a - FB3
L5b Vaporized VAL
John Pound
(none)
OS4? - unpublished; 69b - FB3
L6a Global WARREN
John Pound
(none)
OS5 - unpublished; 67a - FB1
L6b AL Pocalypse
John Pound
(none)
OS5 - unpublished; 67a - FB1
L7a Stitched STELLA
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (626b) - unpub; 68a - FB1
L7b Patchwork PAULA (fka Interracial RACHEL)
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (626a) - unpub; 68a - FB1
L8a Slammed SLOAN
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (636a) - unpub; 66a - FB2
L8b KEITH Out
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (636a) - unpub; 66b - FB2
L9a Raisin' ELLA
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (637a) - unpub; 69a - FB1
L9b Grape VI
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (637b) - unpub; 69b - FB1
L10a Finger-Paintin' FIFI
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS16 (640a) - unpub; 70a - FB1
L10b LIBBY Stick
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS16 (640b) - unpub; 70b - FB1
L11a Scrawled SAUL
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (642a) - unpub; 67a - FB2
L11b Bad ART
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (642b) - unpub; 67b - FB2
L12a NOAH Parking
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (644a) - unpub; 68a - FB2
L12b PETER Meter
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (644b) - unpub; 68b - FB2
L13a Dead FLORA
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS16 (650a) - unpub; 69a - FB2
L13b Fetid FERN
Tom Bunk
(none)
OS16 (650b) - unpub; 69b - FB2
L14a Dunkin' DUNCAN
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (651a) - unpub; 70a - FB3
L14b WILL Hung
John Pound
(none)
OS16 (651b) - unpub; 70b - FB3
#
CARD NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
ORIGINAL SERIES
AND CARD NUMBER

212 Cards = 82 OS1 Cards + 28 Lost Cards + 82 Sketch Cards + 20 C-Name Cards
NOT Including Chase Cards






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