2013 Star Wars Illustrated: A New Hope Trading Cards Details

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In 1981, NPR broadcasted a six-hour Star Wars story “A New Hope” with action, drama and more of a back story for the epic tale. Those Radio Drama stories are now coming to trading cards with original artwork.

In November, Topps will release 2013 Stars Wars Illustrated: A New Hope. The cards feature new vantage points and add a backdrop to the legendary story.

The base set will consist of 100 cards, but the extra 45 inserts will put together the full story.

Each box will hold 24 six-card packs. Along with the base cards (including Black, Bronze and Gold (hobby only) parallels), collectors can find hits such as sketch cards and printing plates.

Inserts:
One Year Earlier (1 in 2 packs) – Eighteen cards showing what happened one year before Star Wars: A New Hope.
Movie Poster Artist Reinterpretations (1:3) – Nine artists give their interpretations of the 1977 Star Wars movie poster.
Etched Foil Radio Drama Puzzle (1:8) – Six foil cards that create a scene of the Radio Drama.
The Mission: Destroy the Death Star (1:12) – Twelve cards showing the best way to destroy the Death Star.

Hits (one hit per box):
Panorama Sketch Card – Topps artists create original art on book cards.
Film Cel Relics – Film cels from the 1977 movie embedded in cards.
Printing Plate – Plates from the base and insert sets.
Original Etched Foil Artwork – Six original artwork pieces to create an etched foil puzzle insert.
Sketchographs – Sketch cards signed by actors from the movie and Radio Drama.

 

 

 

 

 

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