2019 Topps Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Trading Cards – What to Expect

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2019 Topps Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trading cards mark the end of an era — at least for a while. It’s not the last we’re likely to see of Star Wars trading cards, but the release does put the bookend on the Skywalker films that began more than 40 years earlier.

Hobby boxes stick with a familiar format for a lot of recent Topps sets for the franchise. Each one has a pair of hits, one of which is guaranteed to be either an autograph or sketch card.

2019 Topps Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Base Set Basics

The main set arrives with 100 cards covering characters, scenes from the movie and artwork. It’s not yet known if the cards will cover the entire film. The first two films in the new trilogy have both received a second series that dove deeper into the story versus the largely spoiler-free Series 1 releases.

Collectors will find at least one parallel in every pack. Colors include Blue, Green (1:2 packs), Purple (1:4), Orange (/99), Gold (/25), Printing Plates (1/1) and Black (1/1). Orange and Printing Plates are only in hobby packs.

Regular inserts also combine to land one per pack. These include five themes: Crush the Resistance, Illustrated Characters, Long Live the Resistance, May the Force Be With You, and Ships and Vehicles.

On top of the regular versions, these inserts have several parallels: Green (/299), Purple (/199), Orange (/99), Gold (/25), Printing Plates (1/1) and Black (1/1).

Autographs come with signatures from actors appearing in Rise of Skywalker. That said, no list of signers has been released yet.

Sticking with recent years, autographs have parallels with colors running in tandem with other inserts: Green (/99), Purple (/50), Red (/25), Orange (/10), Gold (/5), Printing Plates (1/1) and Black (1/1).

Dual and Triple Autographs are also available as is a double-sided Six-Person Autograph card.

Among the other premium cards are Costume Relics that have Orange (/50), Gold (/25) and Black (1/1) versions. There are also Commemorative Medallions available in Purple (/99), Orange (/50), Gold (/25) and Black (1/1). Select medallion cards also have autographs.

Sketch Cards have original are of characters from the film. Besides standard sketch cards, there are also shaped cards that are cut to look like a Sith Trooper helmet.

At this time, no preview images are available.

2019 Topps Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 24
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: December 20, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs or Sketch Cards – 1
  • Additional Autographs, Sketch Cards, Printing Plates, Memorabilia Cards or Medallion Cards – 1
  • Kylo Ren Continuity Inserts – 1
  • Additional Inserts – 24
  • Parallels – 24

We’ll have the full 2019 Topps Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker checklist posted as soon as it’s available.

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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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