|The cover and a page from the hardcover book Star Wars: The Empire |
Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two.
|My collection of the original Empire Strikes Back Topps Picture Card Series Two.|
Here are just a few representative cards (with caption comment) from my collection:
|Straight from 1980... the "title" card for my set of The Empire Strikes Back |
Topps Picture Card Series 2.
|Card 138: Back before any mystery was blown up by the prequel trilogy, |
all things related to Boba Fett, like his ship Slave 1, were super cool!
|Card 164: A suitably Eighties caption to this standard Vader shot.|
|Card 174: This one is interesting as it pre-dates the current practice of |
referring to our robot friend by his government name R2-D2 rather than the
much more humanizing Artoo.
|Card 207: Clearly the Star Quiz questions were intended to make young fanboys |
like myself feel really confident in their Star Wars trivia knowledge.
|Card 261: Prior to the Internet, these special cards, complete with |
alliterative caption, were the best way to see any behind the
scenes shots. I still love looking at this sub-series.
|Card 263: As a kid, I hated getting these cards (they lacked cool pics!) but now |
appreciated knowing what cards I am trying to get when you get down to
only a few left for a complete set.
|The original packs came with a single sticker so it was not so easy to get a complete set. |
Sadly, I have very few of these as I used most of them spelling out cool things with
the letters, such as the word "Awesome": ah, childhood!