Sunday, September 13, 2015

Star Wars Illustrated: The Empire Strikes Back Trading Cards

Here's a description of the cards from --

See ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ drama like never before with Topps Star Wars Illustrated: The Empire Strikes Back. Each base card uses brand new artwork to re-tells the radio drama from unique and interesting vantage point. This set adds new background and expands on key scenes from the film. Insert cards include One Year Earlier, Movie Poster Reinterpretations, and The Mission: Capture Skywalker.

Hits Include:
  • Film Cel Relics from The Empire Strikes Back
  • Sketch Cards
  • Panorama Sketch Cards
  • Artist Autographs
  • Sketchagraphs
  • Printing Plates

I was buying packs of these cards a couple at a time from my local comic book shop (Kenmore Komics) for the past few months. I hadn't got any of the big hits until a couple of weeks ago when I bought the last three packs he had.

Sketch card of the Millennium Falcon in the asteroid field by Daniel Benitez and Arturo "JAR" Ramirez (not sure why it took two people to draw this).

Film Cel Relic #FR-2 Back at Echo Base. It's hard to see the film cel in my scan. It's real close to the picture of Han Solo I captured from an online video.

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