In addition to sports, I am also a HUGE Star Wars fan, and collect autographs from people associated with it. I started with cards, than created a custom photo signature card when I started sending to people who just didn't appear on a card. My custom card is designed to look like the packaging of the original Kenner Star Wars action figures.
(Photo courtesy of VintageActionFigures.com)
Topps has produced a series of cards called Star Wars Galaxy. The last set, which came out earlier this year, is the 7th set in the series. Each set has about 110-120 cards, and features the works of many different artists. I like to use these both for the characters pictures on the cards, but also the artists themselves.
|(Card signed by James Earl Jones -|
voice of Darth Vader)
|(Card signed by Tsuneo Sanda - artist)|
For live action shots Topps has issued a number of sets, including their Widevision sets. Cards in these sets are longer, 4 3/4" compared to the standard 3 1/2", and the photos are positioned horizontally. These are perfect for showing the dramatic wide angle shots in the Star Wars movies.
|(Card signed by Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti))|
Just in the last few days, Topps has announced a new set. This set will be for Star Wars 35th anniversary, and will cover all 6 episodes and will feature the movies characters, creatures, and vehicles. This will be a large 350 card set, the largest Star Wars set to date. It is currently scheduled for a September release.
|(Photos courtesy of Beckett.com)|
You can read more about this set at Beckett.com.
Once again, may your mailbox be filled with autographs and not bills!