Thursday, June 21, 2012

Autographs From a Galaxy Far Far Away

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

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

You can read more about this set at

Once again, may your mailbox be filled with autographs and not bills!

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