STAR WARS Series 1 (1977) Trading Card Set

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Star Wars Trading Card Set

Title: Star Wars
Type: Cards sold via 15¢ wax packs
Design: Color images with blue border
Verso: Color puzzle image &/or Story Summary
Genre: Movie - Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Producer: Topps
Year released: 1977
Cards in set: 66
Checklist: None
Wrapper produced: Yes
Chase Items: 11 Stickers

The Star Wars card backs features either 1 of 28 puzzle pieces of the handpainted Hidenbrandt movie poster illustrated on the display box (see above right) or 1 of 16 color movie images featuring the main cast members of the Star Wars movie.

Star Wars Card 41 VersoStar Wars Card 56 Verso
STAR WARS Poster and Movie Puzzleback verso

Want to see the entire puzzle assembled or read the summaries? Click any of the four verso images.

Star Wars Card 15 VersoStar Wars Card 29 Verso
STAR WARS Movie Facts and Story Summary verso

There are also two types of 22 story card versos: 11 Movie Facts about the Star Wars production and 11 Story Summary describing the movie plot.

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Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two immediate sequels, released at three year intervals.

Star Wars Series 1 Display Wax Box
STAR WARS Series 1 Display Box - Front View

Topps immediately acquired the U.S. license to produce the Star Wars trading cards and created over five series of cards and stickers over the next few years. This first series made in 1977 was a big hit and is a highly collectable set.

Star Wars Card Hans Solo StickerStar Wars Card Darth Vader Sticker
STAR WARS Series 1 Stickers

The 11 stickers are the most difficult to acquire (similar to the Wacky Packages sets) as kids simply peeled and plastered them everywhere.

The front of each card features a blue and white border speckled with white stars, a black and red star burst with the Star Wars logo and a tiny black card number directly below. The bottom of the card displays a caption in white letters. Within the inner black and white frame is a color image taken from the 1977 movie.

Star Wars Series 1 1977 wax wrapper
STAR WARS Series 1 wax wrapper

STAR WARS Series 1 (1977) Trading Card Checklist

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  1    Luke Skywalker  
  2    See-Threepio and Artoo-Detoo  
  3    The little droid, Artoo-Detoo  
  4    Space pirate Han Solo  
  5    Princess Leia Organa   
  6    Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 
  7    The villainous Darth Vader  
  8    Grand Moff Tarkin  
  9    Rebels defend their starship!
 10   Princess Leia - captured!  
 11   Artoo is imprisoned by the Jawas  
 12   The droids are reunited!
 13   A sale on droids! 
 14   Luke checks out his new droid 
 15   Artoo-Detoo is left behind!  
 16   Jawas of Tatooine 
 17   Lord Vader threatens Princess Leia!
 18   Artoo-Detoo is missing!  
 19   Searching for the little droid 
 20   Hunted by the Sandpeople! 
 21   The Tusken Raiders   
 22   Rescued by Ben Kenobi  
 23   See-Threepio is injured!  
 24   Stormtroopers seek the droids!  
 25   Luke rushes to save his loved ones  
 26   A horrified Luke sees his family killed 
 27   Some repairs for See-Threepio 
 28   Luke agrees to join Ben Kenobi    
 29   Stopped by stormtroopers  
 30   Han in the Millennium Falcon 
 31   Sighting the Death Star    
 32   Lord Vader's Guards   
 33   The droids in the Control Room 
 34   See-Threepio diverts the guards  
 35   Luke and Han as stormtroopers  
 36   Blast of the laser rifle!  
 37   Cornered in the labyrinth   
 38   Luke and Han in the refuse room   
 39   Steel walls close in on our heroes!   
 40   Droids rescue their masters!   
 41   Facing the deadly chasm  
 42   Stormtroopers attack! 
 43   Luke prepares to swing across the chasm
 44   Han and Chewie shoot it out!
 45   The light sabre
 46   A desperate moment for Ben   
 47   Luke prepares for the battle  
 48   Artoo-Detoo is loaded aboard
 49   The rebels monitor the raid   
 50   Rebel leaders wonder about their fate!
 51   See-Threepio and Princess Leia    
 52   Who will win the final Star War? 
 53   Battle in outer space!   
 54   The victors receive their reward  
 55   Han, Chewie and Luke  
 56   A day of rejoicing!  
 57   Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker 
 58   Harrison Ford as Han Solo    
 59   Alec Guinness as Ben Kenobi   
 60   Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin  
 61   Mark Hamill in Control Room  
 62   Lord Vader's stormtroopers 
 63   May the Force be with you!  
 64   Governor of Imperial Outlands  
 65   Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill   
 66   Amazing robot See-Threepio!  
  1    Luke Skywalker
  2    Princess Leia Organa 
  3    Han Solo 
  4    Chewbacca the Wookiee
  5    See-Threepio 
  6    Artoo-Detoo
  7    Lord Darth Vader
  8    Grand Moff Tarkin 
  9    Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
 10   Tusken Raider
 11   (Battle in outer space!)


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