The Daily: 1977 Topps Star Wars #1 Luke Skywalker
The Card: 1977 Topps Star Wars #1 Luke Skywalker
Hands up if you’re preparing yourself for a long lineup this weekend? Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t officially open until Friday, that’s just a thing to write down on paper. Tonight’s the real opening night.
We’re avoiding spoiler talk. We know there’s Rey, lightsabers, some weird chicken-owl hybrids called Porgs and Old Man Luke. Let’s let the magic of the saga unfold and tap into the element of surprise.
Forty years ago, Luke was a young man fresh off the moisture farm. There have been dozens of sets of Star Wars trading cards over the years, but, for millions, the blue starfield border is the one that started it all.
And this is the card that kicked things off.
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