2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Checklist

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White trading cards look to amp up the drama by removing a key component to the 1977 film — color. In doing so, it presents the film in a way that hasn’t been done on a large-scale approach for the franchise yet as far as cards go.

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White

The hobby-only product arrives with smaller boxes of just seven packs. Instead of two premium inserts like many other Star Wars hobby boxes have had over the past several years, 2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White has one — either an autograph or sketch card.

Base Set

Spanning 150 cards, the 2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White base set focuses exclusively on A New Hope, the 1977 film that started it all. Living up to its name, images use seldom-seen black and white images. This puts a new spin on a movie that has been featured in plenty of sets over the years.

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Base Card

Further emphasizing the set’s photographic focus is the fact that card fronts take an otherwise minimalist approach. It’s the full-bleed photo and the Star Wars logo, that’s it.

Each pack of 2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White trading cards has at least one parallel. These add a background tint to the card. Sepia are the most common at one in every other pack. Others include Blue (1:4 packs), Green (/99), Purple (/25), Red (/10), and Metal (1/1).

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Green

Autographs and Sketch Cards

For those chasing premium inserts, 2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White limits itself to two options, autographs and sketch cards. That means no badges, medallion cards or other manufactured relics.

Autographs stick with the black and white theme as far as photographs go. Signatures come on stickers versus hard-signed.

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Anthony Daniels Autograph

Parallels come in four levels, all of which are numbered: Blue (/99), Green (/25), Purple (/10) and Red (1/1).

Multi-signed autograph cards come with two or three signatures.

There’s also a six-signature card that, according to the original sales material, features Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2). It has just one copy so it’s a golden ticket of sorts.

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Six Autograph

On the sketch card side, these are cards that have original artwork drawn on them.

Inserts

As for other inserts, 2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White has four additional sets. These combine to land one per pack.

Behind the Scenes show the work happening on the other side of the camera while Concept Art spotlights some of the original plans from even earlier in the production.

The checklist is rounded out by Posters and Iconic Characters.

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Iconic Characters

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White trading cards at a glance:

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 150 cards
Release date: February 14, 2018

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs or Sketch Cards – 1 Total
• Inserts – 7
• Parallels – 7

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Checklist

Base

Base Set Checklist

140 cards.

Parallels:

• Sepia – (1:2 packs)
• Blue Hue Shift – (1:4 packs)
• Green Hue Shift – /99 (1:7 packs)
• Purple Hue Shift – /25 (1:27 packs)
• Red Hue Shift – /10 (1:67 packs)
• Metal – 1/1 (1:655 packs)


1 Battle on the Tantive IV
2 Crossing Through Blaster Fire
3 Darth Vader’s Arrival
4 Storming the Tantive IV
5 Darth Vader’s Fury
6 Searching the Ship
7 Princess Leia Takes Aim
8 The Distress Signal
9 Stranded in the Desert
10 Next to the Krayt Dragon
11 The Sandtrooper Detachment
12 Dewback Riders
13 The Escape Pod Found
14 Artoo Alone
15 The Counterparts Reunited
16 Aboard the Sandcrawler
17 Out to Meet the Jawas
18 Practical Selections
19 Calming Down Artoo
20 Flicking the Switch
21 A Jawa Gathering
22 Threepio’s Coveted Oil Bath
23 Young Luke Skywalker
24 In the Lars Garage
25 Droids on the Farm
26 The Tusken Raider
27 Assault on Luke Skywalker
28 Ben Kenobi: Just in Time
29 On the Move
30 Jedi Master Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
31 Tales of the Past
32 A Gift for Luke
33 Testing the Lightsaber
34 Luke’s Difficult Decision
35 The Imperial Conference
36 Admiral Motti
37 Motti’s Arrogance
38 Frightful Agents of the Emperor
39 Darth Vader
40 The Empire’s Quarry
41 Back at the Homestead
42 Overlooking the Spaceport
43 The Mos Eisley Cantina
44 A Popular Spot
45 Served by Wuher
46 Luke and The Doctor
47 Obi-Wan Steps In
48 Taking Action
49 Grabbed by Greedo
50 Han Solo Grips His Blaster
51 Greedo Prattles On
52 The Streets of Mos Eisley
53 Selling the Landspeeder
54 The Droid’s Clever Ruse
55 Rushing to the Millennium Falcon
56 The Empire’s Informant
57 Meeting Chewbacca
58 The Passengers Arrive
59 The Imperial Navy Commander
60 Locking in on Alderaan
61 An Abrasive Meeting
62 Princess Leia’s Pleas
63 The Captain’s Cynicism
64 Han at the Helm
65 Luke’s Training Begins
66 A Brand-New View
67 Luke’s Bright Future
68 News of the Dantooine Base
69 The Imperial Stormtroopers
70 Vader’s Familiar Feeling


71 Han Solo Incognito
72 The Princess Is Here
73 Escorting the Prisoner
74 March of the Stormtroopers
75 The Death Star Droid
76 Darth Vader Makes his Rounds
77 The Wookiee Is Loose!
78 A Slight Weapons Malfunction
79 Imperial Defense
80 Cell Number 2187
81 Awaiting The Empire’s Company
82 The Princess Awaits her Rescue
83 Disturbance at Princess Leia’s Cel
84 Back-Up Arrives!
85 Han Returns Fire
86 Looking for an Escape
87 Into the Garbage Chute
88 Stuck in the Trash Compactor
89 The Walls Close in
90 Droids to the Rescue
91 In the Nick of Time
92 Obi-Wan’s Mission
93 Killing the Tractor Beam
94 Searching for the Rebels
95 A Sly Escape
96 Han’s Foolish Bravery
97 The Two-Man Assault
98 Stormtroopers Set the Trap
99 Luke and Leia’s Wrong Turn
100 In Hot Pursuit
101 “Locking” the Door
102 Safe for a Moment
103 Stromtroopers Breaking through!
104 Luke Skywalker’s Bold Plan
105 Swing to Safety
106 Obi-Wan Prepares for a Fight
107 Master Vs. Master
108 Obi-Wan Holds His Own
109 The Duel Continues
110 To the End!
111 Drawing an Audience
112 Obi-Wan’s Sacrifice
113 Darth Vader: Victorious
114 Defending the Escape
115 Mourning a Mentor
116 To the Turrets!
117 Extinguishing the Flames
118 All Mixed Up
119 General Dodonna Explains the Plan
120 The General’s Eager Audience
121 Luke and Wedge
122 Fast Friends and Allies
123 Leia Looks On
124 Pre-Flight Prep
125 About Han…
126 Luke Skywalker Climbs in
127 Red Five: Ready to Launch
128 Darth Vader and Chief Bast
129 Red Leader: Garven Dreis
130 Red Two: Wedge Antilles
131 Red Three: Biggs Darklighter
132 Red Four: John D. Branon
133 Red Five: Luke Skywalker
134 Red Six: Jek Porkins
135 Gold Leader: Jon “Dutch” Vander
136 The Fearsome Darth Vader In-Flight
137 The Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot
138 Celebration & Threepio’s Generous Offer
139 Presented by Princess Leia
140 A Grand Celebration


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Autographs

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Autographs Checklists

Autographs Checklist

20 cards.
1:18 packs.

Parallels:

• Blue Hue Shift – /99 (1:62 packs)
• Green Hue Shift – /25 (1:202 packs)
• Purple Hue Shift – /10 (1:454 packs)
• Red Hue Shift – 1/1 (1:4,231 packs)

David Ankrum as the voice of Wedge Antilles
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Paul Blake as Greedo
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Anthony Forrest as Fixer
Anthony Forrest as Sandtrooper
Barbara Frankland as Saurin
Rusty Goffe as Jawa
Garrick Hagon as Biggs Darklighter
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Annette Jones as Mosep Binneed
Jack Klaff as John D. Branon
Al Lampert as Commander Daine Jir
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles
Angus MacInnes as Jon “Dutch” Vander
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Pam Rose as Leesub Sirln
George Roubicek as Commander Praji

Color Short Print Autographs Checklist

11 cards.
1:1,814 packs.

David Ankrum as the voice of Wedge Antilles
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Paul Blake as Greedo
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Garrick Hagon as Biggs Darklighter
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles
Angus MacInnes as Jon “Dutch” Vander
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Dual Autographs Checklist

6 cards.
1:1,677 packs.

Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Harrison Ford as Han Solo/Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Jack Klaff as John D. Branon/Angus MacInnes as Jon “Dutch” Vander
Al Lampert as Commander Daine Jir/George Roubicek as Commander Praji
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles/David Ankrum, Voice of Wedge Antilles
Angus MacInnes as Jon “Dutch” Vander/Garrick Hagon as Biggs Darklighter

Triple Autograph Checklist

4 cards.
1:2,693 packs.

Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Rusty Goffe as Jawa/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Garrick Hagon as Biggs Darklighter/Jack Klaff as John D. Branon/Angus MacInnes as Jon “Dutch” Vander
Al Lampert as Commander Daine Jir/Anthony Forest as Sandtrooper/George Roubicek as Commander Praji
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca/Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Six-Person Autograph Checklist

1 card.
1:88,844 packs.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo/Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker/Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia/Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca/Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

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Inserts

2018 Topps Star Wars Black and White Inserts Checklists

Behind the Scenes Checklist

41 cards.
1:2 packs.

BTS-1 Cantina Break
BTS-2 Making Evazan
BTS-3 Mark and Peter
BTS-4 X-wing Interior
BTS-5 Working with the Dianoga
BTS-6 Mark and Alec
BTS-7 Downtime on the Death Star
BTS-8 Aboard the Millennium Falcon
BTS-9 Setting up Greedo
BTS-10 Kenny Inside
BTS-11 Small Spaces, Big Personalities
BTS-12 A Funny Resting Place
BTS-13 Another Evil Rodian
BTS-14 Droids and Fires
BTS-15 A Welcome Break
BTS-16 Harrison Ford
BTS-17 Carrie Takes a Breather
BTS-18 Creatures and Patrons
BTS-19 Break in the Action
BTS-20 Desert Troopers
BTS-21 The Landspeeder
BTS-22 Assembling C-3PO
BTS-23 The Heart of R2-D2
BTS-24 Anthony in the Shade
BTS-25 Dressing the Rebellion
BTS-26 The Compactor
BTS-27 Han and Chewie
BTS-28 A New Perspective for Anthony
BTS-29 Mark in Tunisia
BTS-30 R2-D2 in Pieces
BTS-31 Creature Construction
BTS-32 Building the Creature Frame
BTS-33 Fine Details
BTS-34 Prepping the Hall
BTS-35 Making Leesub
BTS-36 The Birth of Dr. Evazan
BTS-37 Greedo on the Spot
BTS-38 Touching Greedo Up
BTS-39 Ready for Han Solo
BTS-40 Stormtroopers Take a Break
BTS-41 Ben Between Takes

Concept Art Checklist

12 cards.
1:4 packs.

CA-1 Darth Vader
CA-2 X-wing Fighter
CA-3 Y-wing Fighter
CA-4 Momaw Nadon
CA-5 Escape Pod
CA-6 TIE Fighter
CA-7 X-wing Fighter
CA-8 Rebel Blockade Runner
CA-9 Millennium Falcon Cockpit
CA-10 Y-wing (Long Version)
CA-11 Boarding Ramp Detail
CA-12 X-wing (Attack Position)

Iconic Characters Checklist

12 cards.
1:12 packs.

IC-1 Luke Skywalker
IC-2 Han Solo
IC-3 Princess Leia Organa
IC-4 Chewbacca
IC-5 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
IC-6 C-3PO
IC-7 R2-D2
IC-8 Darth Vader
IC-9 Grand Moff Tarkin
IC-10 Stormtroopers
IC-11 Jawa
IC-12 Tusken Raider

Posters Checklist

12 cards.
1:6 packs.

PO-1 Star Wars Coming Soon!
PO-2 Battle in Space
PO-3 Star Wars!
PO-4 Poster Concept 3
PO-5 Poster Concept 2
PO-6 Over the Death Star
PO-7 C-3PO, Human/Cyborg Relations
PO-8 Luke and Leia
PO-9 The Evil Darth Vader
PO-10 Darth Vader in Person!
PO-11 The First Ten Years
PO-12 Star Wars

Sketch Cards

1:17 packs.
Artist list TBA.

Die-Cut Sketch Cards

1:182 packs.
Artist list TBA.

Panoramic Sketch Cards

1:907 packs.
Artist list TBA.

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2 Comments

  1. mark
    Posted October 22, 2017 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    is it available in the uk

  2. John S.
    Posted February 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Why would a black and white set need colored parallels? Topps is totally milking it. Maybe I’ll buy some of the autos. Or posters for that matter.

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