The Daily: 1977 Topps Star Wars #1 Luke Skywalker


The Card: 1977 Topps Star Wars #1 Luke Skywalker

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.

All of the 1977 Topps Star Wars sets continue to be strong on the secondary market (including the infamous C-3PO). High-grade Series 1 singles in particular are doing big business. This shouldn’t be surprising considering how the franchise continues to find a way to be bigger and bigger. And when it comes to Star Wars merch, the Series 1 trading cards have to be seen as some of the most iconic outside of action figures.

The Daily highlights a key player or personality in the world of sports or collecting from the past 24 hours along with one of their key cards.


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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