2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series Is a Character-Driven Deep Dive

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2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series takes a deep dive into the characters of the entire saga. Movies, animated shows, comics, video games — they’re all in play.

Hobby boxes have one hit, which is either an autograph or a sketch card.

2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series Base Set Basics

At 200 cards, the main set is larger than the average set of modern Star Wars trading cards, which are usually somewhere around 100. The focus is on the characters who make up the various storylines, no matter the medium. It’s similar to what past Galactic Files sets have done, although not as big (the first Galactic Files set in 2012 had 350 cards).

Parallels are plentiful as well, combining to land two per hobby pack. Colors include: Green, Foilboard (1:2 packs), Orange (/99), Purple (/10), Black (/5), Printing Plates (1/1) and Red (1/1).

Autographs and Inserts

Autographs take a fairly standard approach. It looks as though they do use stickers, which shouldn’t be surprising given that this isn’t a high-end release.

The parallel slate is large with additional Green (/99), Blue (/50), Orange (/25), Purple (/10), Black (/5), Printing Plate (1/1) and Red (1/1) versions available as well.

Dual and Triple Autographs are also hiding in packs, albeit in small numbers. There’s also a Six-Person Autograph.

2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series Triple Autograph

In addition to the parallels, 2020 Holocron Series has one insert per pack. These fall under three themes that expand on more specific area of the far away galaxy.

The Adventures of Han Solo draw upon some of the smuggler’s more memorable and character-defining moments. Lightsabers of the Jedi look at the glowing weapons of various Force wielders. Finally, there’s Charting the Galaxy, which offers a tour of sorts through the places Star Wars touches down in.

2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series Adventures of Han Solo

In addition to their base versions, all three insert sets have Orange (/99), Purple (/10), Black (/5), Printing Plate (1/1) and Red (1/1) parallels.

2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 18
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 200 cards
Release date: September 9, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs or Sketch Cards – 1 Total
  • Inserts – 18
  • Parallels – 36

The full 2020 Topps Star Wars Holocron Series checklist will be added as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set’s release.

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