Star Wars Widevision
T H E O R I G I N A L TO P P S T R A D I N G C A R D S E R I E S , VO LU M E O N E TR A D I N G CA R D BO O K
■ ■ BY T H E TO P P S C O M PA N Y ■ I N T R O D U C T I O N BY G A RY G E R A N I ■ A F T E R W O R D BY S T E P H E N J . S A N S W E E T
The bestselling Star Wars Widevision trading card series from Topps is collected for the first time in one deluxe volume—just in time for the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie S E LLING POINTS ■■ Star Wars is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide, and has expanded beyond movies to animated TV series, video games, toys, apparel, New York Times bestsellers, graphic novels, and more ■■ Appeals to die-hard fans and collectors, as well as to the newest generation of Star Wars enthusiasts ■■ Includes four exclusive bonus Star Wars trading cards ■■ Includes the fronts and backs of all 120 cards, 10 chase chromium cards, 13 rare promotional cards, and 6 limited edition steel cards. COVER NOT FINAL
Also includes 60 cards from the 1997 Special Edition Widevision
set, based on the first movie ollowing the successful release of multi-series trading cards based on the original Star Wars film series (1977–83), Topps released the
first volume of its Widevision series in 1995. These special cards were just
■■ Distinct landscape format mimics the widescreen dimensions of the original motion picture
as tall as the standard Topps trading cards but twice as long—a format that better reflected the widescreen dimensions of the films. Now, for the first time, every card, as well as rare promotional cards and limited edition chase cards, are reprinted in one deluxe collection. This new volume includes the
fronts and backs of each card, showcasing original storyboards, fun facts,
More than 400 color images
filmmaker quotes, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive commentary by
432 pages, 7⅛ × 5½"
George Lucas. Also included are four bonus cards, rare promotional images,
Hardcover with foil jacket,
an introduction by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Star Wars Topps series, and an afterword by Star Wars collector Stephen J. Sansweet. 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. The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Stephen J. Sansweet is the president of Rancho Obi-Wan, a nonprofit museum comprising the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. He lives in Northern California.
4 trading cards RIGHTS: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ENTERTAINMENT • FILM • POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-2449-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2449-7 US $24.95 CAN $29.95 52495 9 781419 724497
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Published on Oct 10, 2016
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