Star Wars—the original trading card series from Topps first published in 1977 and 1978—is reprinted here in its entirety for the first time, featuring all five sets of collectible cards and stickers. This deluxe compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers (originally sold one per pack), including movie facts, story summaries, actor profiles, and puzzle cards featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the very first Star Wars movie. Also features four bonus trading cards, as well as an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Star Wars Topps series. A special afterword by Robert V. Conte spotlights the rare Star Wars Wonder Bread trading cards, also reprinted for the first time.
Images courtesy of the Robert V. Conte Collection.
Also available from Topps: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Volume Three; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two; and Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series.
About the Author
The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Gary Gerani is the creator, editor, and writer of hundreds of Topps trading card sets and the author of multiple titles in our Topps trading card series. He lives in Los Angeles. Chip Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer, writer, and editor-at-large at Pantheon. His books on comics include Fantastic Four: Panel by Panel, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, and Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal. He lives in New York City.
Gary Gerani is the creator, editor, and writer of hundreds of Topps trading card sets and the author of Topps’s Star Wars series. He lives in Los Angeles.
“This book is easily the cheapest way to add all these cards to your Star Wars collection.” — Gizmodo
“This fat little book has high quality scans of the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers from the five series.” — Boing Boing