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Old 01-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First look: 2013 Topps Stars Wars Jedi Legacy

First look: 2013 Topps Stars Wars Jedi Legacy
Jan 22nd 2013, 16:52


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Star Wars fans looking to own a piece of the iconic story might get the chance.
For the first time, Topps is offering real Stars Wars relics in the upcoming 2013 Star Wars Jedi Legacy. The relics include Chewbacca hair, Ewok fur and Jabba the Huts barge sail.
Other relics feature original film cels from scenes throughout Episodes 4, 5 and 6 and there will be one in every box.
Some might find the fun to be in the autographs. Twenty actors spread throughout all six movies will sign cards for Stars Wars Jedi Legacy including Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Printing plates of base and inserts are also included collectors will get either an auto or printing plate in every box.

The base set will focus on the story of Luke and Anakin Skywalker with 45 cards focusing on each of the characters. The base cards will have Blue, Magenta, Green and rare Gold parallels.
In addition, there are 45 insert cards with Influencers, Connections and The Circle is Now Complete.
Telling the individual story is only part of Star Ways Jedi Legacy. Base cards from A (Anakin Skywalker) and base cards from B (Luke Skywalker) can be connected through the Connections or Influencer insert cards through colliding light sabers on the bottom of the card.
Topps looks to tell the full stories of their journeys.

The Circle is Now Complete die-cuts are the toughest insert to pull. These inserts fall at a rate of 1 in 12 packs. When complete, all 12 cards fit around a circle, and to get the piece that middle piece, collectors will take part of a yet unannounced store promotion.
Look for Stars Wars Jedi Legacy to come out May 22 and cost around $100 a box. There will be 24 packs per box and with eight cards in each pack. The product will be available in hobby shops only.
Hit rates:
Single Film Cel: 1 per box
Autographs: 1in every 3 boxes
Ewok Fur: 1 in 5 boxes
Double Film Cel: 1 in every 6 boxes
Triple Film Cel: 1 in every 6 boxes
Jabba Barge Sail: 1 in every 14 boxes
Printing Plates 1 in every 30 boxes
Chewbacca Hair: 1 in every 30 boxes

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting that there aren't any sketches. Was that expected?

The relics sound pretty cool, though
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Why do the Ewoks have fur, but Chewie has hair?

Once again the Ewoks are insulted.
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Interesting that there aren't any sketches. Was that expected?

The relics sound pretty cool, though
I'm excited about the relics!!!!!!!!

Would be cool if sketches were rare, like the Walking Dead ones. Maybe 2-3 per case.
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Those presses are always pumping.... Would be nice to see a couple more relics, since they are taking away the sketches and offering the $100 price point again. It might be good for the market to have a release with no sketches though.
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Ya giving sketches a set break might be the best bet, or suprise everyone with 1-2 sketches per case.
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Printing plates of base and inserts are also included collectors will get either an auto or printing plate in every box.
The odds must be wrong then, because they have printing plates at 1:30 boxes and autographs 1:3 boxes.
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odds better be wrong because this is a BIG loser if those posted odds are accurate.
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off topic but this year is the 30th anniversary of Jedi. I hope Topps has the 3di set coming out to complete the original trilogy!
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The odds must be wrong then, because they have printing plates at 1:30 boxes and autographs 1:3 boxes.
Yeah, I think Beckett got it wrong. Looking at the odds, it looks like every box has a single film card, then one of the other hits (auto, dual/triple film, print plate, or relic card), since the odds on them add up to almost 30 hits per 30 boxes (10 autos, 5 dual film, 5 triple film, 6 ewok fur, 2.1 barge sail, 1 print plate, and 1 chewbacca hair).
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Ya rough odd for a $100 price point......hope their wrong as well.
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so 20 autos= 18 wtf do I want them for autos with Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher.

You want to impress me Topps, get Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee and get Billy Dee & Ian McDiarmid for the first time in 12 years.

I do like the die cut card set though.
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Actually this isn't the first time Topps produced a Star Wars relic card -- for those unaware.

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I would like to see the autos that AceGambit3 mentioned as well as a Samuel L. Jackson auto. A Natalie Portman auto was be awesome.
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No art for this set.
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so 20 autos= 18 wtf do I want them for autos with Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher.

You want to impress me Topps, get Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee and get Billy Dee & Ian McDiarmid for the first time in 12 years.

I do like the die cut card set though.
Well said. Imagine them doing a set with autos like that and relics from episodes 1-3?!

I wonder why no sketches this time around.

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so 20 autos= 18 wtf do I want them for autos with Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher.

You want to impress me Topps, get Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee and get Billy Dee & Ian McDiarmid for the first time in 12 years.
I would want the 18 wtf autos, I'm a Star Wars fan. Of course I'd like to see the other huge names you listed, but their omission doesn't make this bad. 20 signers is, I believe, the biggest Star Wars auto lineup in a set since Evolution.



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Also, why no relics from episodes 1-3?
The Chewbacca hair could be from the prequels.
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The Chewbacca hair could be from the prequels.
You're right. Still, I find the relics and autos a bit lackluster.

I saw this really cool rising sun at at sketch on ebay a while back. Got into a bit of a bidding war for it. I regret not bidding more, as I would have loved to have it in my personal star wars collection
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While i am happy they are finally adding memos
i would rather see wider range of stuff other than fur and jabbas barge (they can make millions of cards with one piece of scrap metal
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I agree, I wish there were more different relics, but at least this is a start. I've seen small chunks of the Death Star that sell for around $1500-$2000. Topps could produce quite a few cards from the one small piece. Even really tiny pieces of this would make collectors salivate.



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I would love to see more, but I really like this.. The last store wars set that I busted a lot was aotc widevision. For somebody who loves Star Wars.. And my first cases ever was walking dead s2.. Do you see this as a few case worthy since I'm in the case rush??
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cool.........im glad there is no sketches....I would like to see the full list of signers..relics are going to be epic also.. good lookin Webjon, ive never seen those...I wonder if it will say property of Disney in fine print on the back of the cards or anywhere on the product

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are there any chances they will add to this sets chase cards, and/or change the current per box/case ratio? also how soon before the release can/will companies make those types of changes?
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This was posted over on Scoundrel:

2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy


First time ever: REAL Star Wars Relics!

* For the first time in Topps history, real Star Wars relics can be found in Jedi Legacy. Look for

Chewbacca Hair, Ewok Fur, and Jabba the Hutt's Barge Sail!



Jedi Legacy story line

* See the epic story of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader play out with a depth never seen before.

* Jedi Legacy base cards compare the extraordinary experiences that father and son endured on their long journeys to become Jedi Knights.



Extensive Jedi Legacy Card Set

Featuring 135 Trading Cards

* 90 Base Cards that tell the story of Luke and Anakin Skywalker

* 45 "A" cards featuring Anakin/Vader

* 45 "B" cards featuring Luke

* Light Saber parallels (Blue, Magenta, Green)

* Ultra rare 1:10 gold parallel

* 45 Insert Cards with three different themes

* Influencers, Connections, and The Circle is Now Complete





Exciting storyline comparing the journeys of the two most popular Jedi from Star Wars

Insert cards add depth to the epic Jedi Legacy saga

Influencers (1:2): 9 characters who influenced Luke and 9 characters who influenced Anakin/Vader

Connections (1:2): 15 cards depicting characters who played a role in both Luke and Anakin/Vader's journeys

Connection and Influencer insert cards connect "A" and "B" base cards through colliding light sabers


Bonus "Circle is Now Complete" insert provides
exciting chase value for avid set collectors

The Circle is Now Complete (1:12): 12 cards illustrating 6 encounters between Luke and Vader

(die-cut cards, tapered at the bottom to fit into a circle)



Card Art Not Final


Jedi Legacy Film Cel Relics feature 45 different card
designs to collect!

Single Film Cel: 30 cards featuring scenes and original film from episodes 4, 5, & 6

Double Film Cel: 5 cards featuring scenes using original film of both Luke and Vader

Triple Film Cel: 10 cards depicting Luke and Vader from episodes 4, 5, & 6 with original film


Printing Plates and major celebrity on-card autographs
add star power!


Printing Plates: 540 printing plates used in the production of the Jedi Legacy base and insert cards

Autographs: 20 separate actors from all 6 Star Wars episodes including Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher!


The best Hits ever offered in Topps Star Wars Trading

Cards including REAL Star Wars Relics!


REAL Chewbacca Hair: Chewbacca hair from the original Star Wars trilogy
REAL Ewok Fur: Swatches from Logray, Teebo, Wicket, and other Return of the Jedi Ewoks
REAL Jabba's Barge Sail: Swatches from Jabba the Hutt's barge sail in Return of the Jedi
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I am digging the preliminary work ups for these...



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