The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One
- Publication Date: November 17, 2015
- Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄8
- ISBN: 9781419711725
- Page Count: 548
- Illustrations: 500+ color illustrations
- Rights: World English, with exclusions
Star Wars—the original trading card series from Topps first published in 1977 and 1978—is reprinted here in its entirety for the first time, featuring all five sets of collectible cards and stickers. This deluxe compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers (originally sold one per pack), including movie facts, story summaries, actor profiles, and puzzle cards featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the very first Star Wars movie. Also features four bonus trading cards, as well as an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Star Wars Topps series. A special afterword by Robert V. Conte spotlights the rare Star Wars Wonder Bread trading cards, also reprinted for the first time.
Images courtesy of the Robert V. Conte Collection.
Also available from Topps: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Volume Three; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two; and Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series.
“This book is easily the cheapest way to add all these cards to your Star Wars collection.”Gizmodo —
“This fat little book has high quality scans of the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers from the five series.”Boing Boing —
About the authors
Gary Gerani is a screenwriter, author, noted film and TV historian, and children’s product developer. He is best known as the cowriter of the film Pumpkinhead; the author of the book Fantastic Television; and creator, editor, and writer of literally hundreds of Topps trading card sets since 1972. He lives in California.
Robert V. Conte is a pop-culture consultant who, armed with his vast memorabilia collection, utilizes his expertise on a myriad of officially licensed products, including Godzilla, Kiss, and Sesame Street. He has three children and is the subject of a forthcoming documentary film, Rebuilding Robert. He lives in New York.
The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery.