2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Promos Distributed at Celebration Orlando

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Topps had a massive presence at the 2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando. And while much of that came by heading up the Star Wars Authentics autograph pavilion, they had some exclusive cards on hand at their booth. A set of four retro-inspired 2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando promo cards were available, but in relatively small numbers. And they’ve quickly become hot commodities on the secondary market.

The 2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary promo cards feature four of the biggest characters from the original film: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Darth Vader.

If the iconic images weren’t enough to evoke a certain level of nostalgia, the design should seal the deal. Both the front and the back are based on the original blue starfield look from 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1, the set that started it all. That said, this isn’t the same one that’s being used for the 2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary set, which is set to release May 3.

Each card is serial numbered to 200 copies on the front. This may not seem particularly rare but there are a few factors that have made them pricey from the outset. First, Star Wars trading cards don’t necessarily play by the same rules as sports cards do. While there are a lot of sets, it still doesn’t approach what you find in baseball. Also, different sets target different audiences due to the different movies and eras. These four promo cards aim for the core group of original fans.

Initially, individual cards were going for around $50 each on eBay. Now they’re closer to $75 to $100 with some going even higher.

2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando Promo Cards Checklist

Looking for a particular card? Click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

C1 Luke Skywalker /200

2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando Promos Luke Skywalker

C2 Princess Leia /200

2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando Promos Princess Leia

C3 Han Solo /200

2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando Promos Han Solo

C4 Darth Vader /200

2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando Promos Darth Vader

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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3 comments

  1. Curtis 27 May, 2017 at 20:55

    I have this set but mine was given to me from volunteering for Topps at the event. My cards aren’t numbered on the front but do use the same C1-C4 on the back. On the front is printed “volunteer edition”. In total there were about 30 volunteers that would have gotten these. Are my cards worth more or less than the ones here?

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