THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: THE TRADING CARD SERIES
released OUT NOW! 548 pages | Hardback Author Gary Gerani Publisher Abrams
Complete title: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – The Original Topps Trading Card Series.
Same format as 2015’ s book on the cards from the first film – including waxy wrapper- style dust jacket.
Collects all three Empire sets – 352 cards, 88 stickers and 30 Giant Photocards – and comes with four bonus cards.
Original Topps editor Gary Gerani provides an intro and commentary.
Includes rare comic strip- style illustrations of the film’s main players, commissioned by Lucasfilm in 1980.
Winning card caption: “Alas, poor Threepio” as Chewie holds the droid’s disembodied head. Not bard at all…
Also recently released: a collection of ’ 90s range Star Wars Galaxy. A Return Of The Jedi book is due in August.