Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani (1977)
Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One
introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani
Abrams ComicArts, 2015
These books that reproduce the original Topps trading cards are priceless, especially when the subject matter is Star Wars. In 1977 and 1978, Topps produced five series of cards to promote the movie, 330 cards in all. Topps employee Gary Gerani gives a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the concept and production of the trading cards in the introduction, and provides commentary throughout the book for various cards.
I have seen several of these cards, and own a handful, but having the entire set available in one place is a real treat. I especially love the behind-the-scenes cards that were produced as a part of the fifth series in 1978. In addition to all of the cards, the art from the wrappers and stickers are also reproduced here, as well as a special section at the end featuring the 16 non-Topps cards that were included as giveaways with Wonder Bread in 1977.
Purchasers of the hard copy of the book also get four special bonus cards taped inside the back cover. All in all, Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One is a wonderful look back at a simpler time of collecting.
Posted on December 3, 2015, in books, movies, reviews, trading cards and tagged Abrams ComicArts, Gary Gerani, star wars, Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Topps, Volume One. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.