2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White Checklist, Details


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2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White is the trading card sequel to the similar set the original film received. The general premise remains the same–use black and white imagery to offer up a dramatic new look at a movie we’ve probably seen a dozen times (or more). In fact, the construction and configuration of the two products is nearly identical.

Boxes are the the small side with just seven packs. Each box of the hobby-exclusive product promises either and autograph or a sketch card.

2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White Base Set Basics

Although the boxes may be small, the 2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White base set isn’t. Like the first Black and White set, the checklist consists of 150 cards. Many of these use seldom seen black and white images that aren’t merely transfers from the film itself.

2019 Topps Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black and White 4

Parallels add a splash of color–as in one color each. Sepia are the most common, falling one per pack. Hue Shift parallel colors include Blue (1:4 packs), Green (/99), Purple (/25), Red (/10) and Orange (/5), which are new to this set. Metal parallels, which are done on metal stock, are one-of-ones.

Autographs and Other Inserts

Autographs in Empire Strikes Back Black and White take a similar approach as the main set. So for basic versions, that means no color in the photos.

2019 Topps Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black and White Autographs Jeremy Bulloch

Hue Shift parallels are available in limited numbers: Blue (/99), Green (/25), Purple (/10), Orange (/5), and Red (1/1).

Dual Autographs and a one-of-a-kind Six-Person Autograph are also randomly inserted.

Sketch cards all come with original drawings and artwork.

2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White has some more basic inserts as well. These delve into the production and marketing of the movie.

Concept Art goes to some of the film’s earliest planning stages.

2019 Topps Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black and White Concept Art

Behind the Scenes look to the other side of the camera, capturing both the cast and crew.

The checklist rounds out with Iconic Characters and Posters.

2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 7
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 150 cards
Release date: January 23, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

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

2019 Topps Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black and White Hobby Box

2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White Checklist


Base Set Checklist

150 cards.


Sepia – (1 per pack)
Blue Hue Shift – (1:4 packs)
Green Hue Shift – /99
Purple Hue Shift – /25
Red Hue Shift – /10
Orange Hue Shift – /5
Metal – 1/1

1 The Wastelands of Hoth
2 Checking in with Han
3 Wampa Attack!
4 Back at Echo Base
5 Quarrel in the Hall
6 Commander Skywalker’s Absence
7 Within the Wampa Lair
8 A Daring Escape
9 Princess Leia’s Vigil
10 Artoo’s Desperate Scans
11 Han’s Rescue Expedition
12 FX-7/The Surgical Droid
13 Luke’s Recovery
14 An Unwanted Visitor
15 Locating the Rebels
16 Admiral Ozzel’s Advice
17 Confronting the Probe Droid
18 Darth Vader’s Chamber
19 General Veers’ Report
20 Han in the Hangar
21 Repairing the Falcon
22 Han and Luke’s Farewell
23 Princess Leia Preps the Pilots
24 Rebels in the Trenches
25 Luke in the Cockpit

26 Taking on the Empire
27 Launching the Snowspeeders
28 Rogue Leader Prepares
29 War Comes to Hoth
30 General Veers Takes Aim
31 Imperial Troops in the Base
32 Snowtrooper Invasion
33 Last chance Lightsaber rescue
34 Luke Against the Empire
35 Running from the Empire
36 Getting the Falcon up
37 The Millenium Falcon Departs
38 Escape through the Asteroids
39 Arrival in the Swamp
40 Searching for Artoo
41 The Perils of Dagobah
42 Admiral Piett’s Interruption
43 Entering The Cave
44 Stopping for Repairs
45 Setting up Camp
46 Charging R2-D2
47 Dinner on Dagobah
48 A Little Green Stranger
49 A Disturbance at Camp
50 Seeking Yoda

51 Darth Vader’s Conference
52 Droid in the Rain
53 Stories of the Master
54 Yoda’s Warning
55 Jedi Master Yoda Revealed
56 Mynocks and Movement
57 Outside the Falcon
58 A Jedi Trains on Dagobah
59 Searching for Knowledge
60 Call of the Dark Side
61 Exploring the Cave
62 Yoda’s Vigilance
63 Facing the Dark Side
64 Bounty Hunters Assembled
65 Bossk and 4-LOM
66 Darth Vader and Dengar
67 Darth Vader’s Instructions
68 No Disintegrations
69 Evading the Empire again
70 Losing the Millennium Falcon
71 Droids and Stones
72 Lessons of the Force
73 Following Failure
74 Lifting the X-Wing
75 Luke’s Disbelief

76 Accepting Captain Needa’s Apology
77 The Dark Lord’s Discipline
78 Entering Bespin
79 Trouble with Security
80 Landing in Cloud City
81 Princess Leia’s Reservations
82 Lando Calrissian
83 An Unconventional Welcome
84 At Lobot’s Disposal
85 Old Friends Reunited
86 Luke’s Dark Feeling
87 Han’s Update
88 Worried for Threepio
89 Facing the Future
90 Lando’s Tour of Cloud City
91 Threepio’s Surprising State
92 Dinner with Darth Vader
93 Boba Fett Reveals himself
94 Lando’s Betrayal
95 Trapped by Stormtroopers
96 A Cruel Encounter
97 Reassembling Threepio
98 Han and Leia Reunited
99 Prepping the Carbon-Freeze Chamber
100 Darth Vader’s Promise

101 Boba Fett Reacts
102 Han Solo’s Desperate Plea
103 A Difficult Good-Bye
104 Lando Stands By
105 Watching in Horror
106 Into the Chamber
107 Cries of the Wookiee
108 Han Solo Imprisoned
109 Princess Leia’s Anguish
110 In Perfect Hibernation
111 Escorting the Rebels
112 Luke Skywalker Arrives
113 Boba Fett and His Prize
114 The Bounty Hunter Passes
115 Princess Leia Sends a Warning
116 Grabbing A Glimpse of Luke
117 Luke Springs the Trap
118 Darth Vader Reveals Himself
119 Face to Face with the Dark Lord
120 The Duel Begins
121 The Empire Surrounded
122 Lando Redeems Himself
123 Racing to Save Han
124 Keeping Up with Vader
125 Luke Falls In

126 Impressing the Dark Lord
127 The Battle Rages On
128 Pursuing his Opponent
129 Searching for Darth Vader
130 Return to the Duel
131 Fighting the Dark Side
132 Darth Vader Stands His Ground
133 Lando sets the Evacuation
134 Defending the Escape
135 R2-D2 Saves the Day
136 The Stormtroopers Converge
137 Lando Fires Back
138 Out to the Gantry
139 A Ferocious Exchange
140 Luke is Overpowered
141 Luke’s Escape
142 Nowhere Left to Run
143 Darth Vader’s Revelation
144 Luke’s Cry for Help
145 Leia Touched by the Force
146 Reactivating Threepio
147 Rescued and Ready to Depart
148 Luke’s New Hand
149 The Search for Han Begins
150 Bidding the Falcon Farewell

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2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White Autographs Checklists

Autographs Checklist

24 cards.


Blue Hue Shift – /99
Green Hue Shift – /25
Purple Hue Shift – /10
Orange Hue Shift – /5
Red Hue Shift – 1/1

Kenny Baker as R2-D2
David Barclay as the puppeteer for Yoda
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett
Mark Capri as Officer M’kae
Kenneth Colley as Admiral Piett
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Julian Glover as General Veers
Alan Harris as Bossk
Milton Johns as Captain Bewil

Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine
Temuera Morrison as the voice of Boba Fett
John Morton as Dak Ralter
John Morton as the double for Boba Fett
Cathy Munro as Zuckuss
Richard Oldfield as Derek “Hobbie” Klivian
Chris Parsons as 4-LOM
John Ratzenberger as Bren Derlin
Clive Revill as the voice of Emperor Palpatine
Howie Weed as Wampa

Dual Autographs Checklist

8 cards.

Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett/Alan Harris as Bossk
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian/Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Harrison Ford as Han Solo/Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa
Alan Harris as Bossk/Cathy Munro as Zuckuss
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles/John Morton as Dak Ralter
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles/Richard Oldfield as Derek “Hobbie” Klivian
Chris Parsons as 4-LOM/Cathy Munro as Zuckuss

Short Print Color Autographs Checklist

5 cards.

Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Six-Person Autographs Checklist

1 card.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo/Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa/Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO/Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Triple Autographs Checklist

5 cards.

Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett/Cathy Munro as Zuckuss/Chris Parsons as 4-LOM
Harrison Ford as Han Solo/Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa/Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles/John Morton as Dak Ralter/Richard Oldfield as as Derek “Hobbie” Klivian
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca/Kenny Baker as R2-D2/Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Cathy Munro as Zuckuss/Chris Parsons as 4-LOM/Alan Harris as Bossk

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2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White Inserts Checklists

Behind the Scenes Checklist

40 cards.

2019 Topps Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black and White Behind the Scenes

BTS-1 Building Echo Base
BTS-2 Aboard the Executor
BTS-3 Harrison grabs a break
BTS-4 The Captain on his Ship
BTS-5 Steering the Recovery
BTS-6 Luke, Camera, Action
BTS-7 The Gantry Climax
BTS-8 Harrison and Carrie
BTS-9 Echo Base downtime
BTS-10 Irvin Climbs On
BTS-11 Prepping the Tauntaun
BTS-12 Waiting for the Droid
BTS-13 Stopping for a Laugh
BTS-14 Filming in Finse, Norway
BTS-15 Prey of the Wampa
BTS-16 Shooting the Speeder Crash
BTS-17 Setting Up the Droid Repair
BTS-18 Handling the Healing Mask
BTS-19 Wake of the Wampa Attack
BTS-20 Chewie and the Crew

BTS-21 The Probe Droid prop
BTS-22 Arranging the Dinner
BTS-23 Irvin Kershner
BTS-24 The Carbon-Freezing Chamber set
BTS-25 Crafting 2-1B
BTS-26 In the Light Tunnel
BTS-27 Lighting the Gantry Duel
BTS-28 Setting Luke’s Assault
BTS-29 The Cloud City Junk Room
BTS-30 Building the Dagobah Swamp
BTS-31 Artoo and the Rainstorm
BTS-32 Outside the Hut
BTS-33 Alec Guinness on Set
BTS-34 Dinner on Set
BTS-35 Stuart Freeborn and his Wampa
BTS-36 Paper City
BTS-37 Setting up Battle Scenes
BTS-38 Configuring the Wampa Cave
BTS-39 The Wampa Cave
BTS-40 Filming Luke’s Escape

Concept Art Checklist

10 cards.

CA-1 Boba Fett
CA-2 The Fearsome Wampa
CA-3 Rebel Snowspeeder
CA-4 The Imperial AT-AT
CA-5 Imperial Snowtrooper
CA-6 Darth Vader’s Chamber
CA-7 The Executor
CA-8 The Rebel Transport
CA-9 Slave I
CA-10 Jedi Master Yoda

Iconic Characters Checklist

20 cards.

IC-1 Luke Skywalker
IC-2 Princess Leia Organa
IC-3 Han Solo
IC-4 Lando Calrissian
IC-5 Darth Vader
IC-6 C-3PO
IC-7 R2-D2
IC-8 Yoda
IC-9 Captain Needa
IC-10 Admiral Ozzel and General Veers
IC-11 Boba Fett
IC-12 Bossk
IC-13 IG-88
IC-14 Zuckuss
IC-15 Dengar
IC-16 4-LOM
IC-17 Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
IC-18 Princess Leia (Hoth)
IC-19 Chewbacca
IC-20 General Rieekan

Posters Checklist

10 cards.

PO-1 Ten Years of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
PO-2 Luke Skywalker in Front
PO-3 Darth Vader’s Reign
PO-4 The Whole Ensemble
PO-5 The Saga Rages on
PO-6 Leading the Empire
PO-7 War on Hoth
PO-8 The Unstoppable Pilot
PO-9 Atop the Tauntaun
PO-10 A New Interpretation

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Sketch Cards

2019 Topps Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Black and White Sketch Cards Checklists

Sketch Cards

Panoramic Sketch Cards

Shaped Sketch Cards


147 artists.

Ben AbuSaada
Marlo Agunos
Nick Allsopp
Thomas Amici
Matt Applegate
Andrew Arensberg
Ari Arnaldsson
Colin Arthurs
Laura Atkinson
Angel Aviles
Brian Axtell
Kelly Baber
Nicholas Baltra
Can Baran
Adam Beck
Jonathan Beistline
Andy Bohn
Rachel Brady
Ashlee Brienzo
John Bruce
Carlos Cabaleiro
Neil Camera
Patricio Carrasco
Justin Castaneda
Başak Çetinkaya

Oscar Chavez
Josh Church
Kevin Cleveland
Jamie Cosley
Carolyn Craggs
Ryan Crosby
Ronnie Crowther
Candice Dailey
Gorkem Demir
John DiBiase
Vincenzo D’Ippolito
Garrett Dix
Louise Draper
Dean Drummond
Andy Duggan
Marcia Dye
Atni Ellison
Madison Emerick
Gabe Farber
Keith Farnum
Anthony Figaro
Rees Finlay
Ryan Finley
Andrew Fry
Steve Fuchs

Jude Gallagher
Bruce Gerlach
Mick and Matt Glebe
Sammy Gomez
Fredd Gorham
Dan Gorman
Lindsey Greyling
Nick Gribbon
Seth Groves
Ingrid Hardy
Scott Harrell
Phil Hassewer
Robert Hendrickson
Rich Hennemann
Jessica Hickman
Caleb Hildenbrandt
Matthew Hirons
Brad Hudson
Eli Hyder
Mai Irving
David Jackowski
Mohammad Jilani
Andrew Joynes
Nick Justus

Frank Kadar
Chris Kay
Caleb King
Travis Kinnison
Brian Kong
Eric Lehtonen
Kevin Liell
Lee Lightfoot
Matthew Lopez
Ian MacDougall
Matt Maldonado
Jay Manchand
Ashley Marsh
Laura Martin
Michael Mastermaker
Jon McKenzie
Jim Mehsling
Jason Miller
Lloyd Mills
Alex Mines
Solly Mohamed
Logan Monette
Eric Muller
Nathan Ohlendorf
Ryan Olsen

Marsha Parkins
Darrin Pepe
John Pleak
Tony Poulson
Tim Proctor
Bill Pulkovski
Brendan Purchase
Jason Queen
Chris Quinn
Brent Ragland
Maggie Ransom
Michelle Rayner
Barry Renshaw
Jamie Richards
Dylan Riley
Francisco Rivera
Rodney Roberts
Ivan Rodriguez
Omar Salinas
Andrew Sanchez
Frank Sansone
Ryan Santos
Paul Schiers
Brent Scotchmer
Michael Sealie

Richard Serrao
Anil Sharma
Rebecca Sharp
Cyrus Sherkat
Tim Shinn
Ward Silverman
Shaow Siong
Anthony Skubis
James Henry Smith
Veronica Smith
Matt Stewart
Matthew Sutton
Stephanie Swanger
Dan Tearle
Rob Teranishi
Chris Thorne
Phillip Trujillo
Huy Truong
Brad Utterstrom
Jose Ventura
Kevin P. West
Trent Westbrook
Zach Woolsey


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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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