Let’s Rank the Topps Now Mandalorian Baby Yoda Trading Cards


In a shocking turn of events, Disney launched Star Wars: The Mandalorian without a lot of merchandise to go along with it — at least initially. In this age of spoilers, they opted to keep the big reveal a secret — the existence of The Child, a mysterious 50-year-old “baby” that’s the same species as Yoda. As a result, outside of some generic looking t-shirts, phone cases and other odds and ends, it’s going to be a few months yet before the crush of Baby Yoda stuff hits the shelves. One place where the big-eyed cutie can be found is in the 2019 Topps Now Mandalorian trading card set.

All eight of the show’s season one episodes got a mini set of five cards that were available for just one week on the Topps website. While Baby Yoda was revealed early on, its “Rookie Card” didn’t arrive until the Chapter 3 batch of cards.

In total, The Child is on eight of the set’s 40 cards.

Here they all are, ranked. There’s no scientific or mathematical formula here beyond much more that “cute.”

2019 Topps Now Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 1 Baby Yoda Cards Ranked

8. #31 Discussing the Situation on Navarro (Chapter 7)

Print Run: 884

It’s nice to see a nice mix of characters including Cara Dune, who is played by former MMA star Gina Carano. But The Child is more part of the background here.

7. #11 Returning the Client (Chapter 3)

Print Run: 1,315

If The Child turns out to be anything like Yoda, much wisdom will it have.

2019 Topps Now The Mandalorian Season 1 11

6. #29 Saved by The Mandalorian (Chapter 6)

Print Run: 998

There’s much power in that hand. This card offers a great close-up look at the tremendous detail the puppet has.

5. #16 Landing on Sorgan (Chapter 4)

Print Run: 1,004

True Detective Season 4? This one’s great purely for the scale and juxtaposition of Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian. There’s an endearing quality to the way the pair are looking at each other, much like a child and parent.

4. #25 The Child Survives the Shootout (Chapter 5)

Print Run: 1,179

If one were ranking things based purely on meme potential, this might top them all.

3. #40 A Clan of Two (Chapter 8)

Print Run: TBA

Those eyes. Sure, The Child has a lot of power and even greater potential. But it’s still a youngling. This card, the final one on the Topps Now Mandalorian Season 1 checklist, shows a vulnerable side.

2. #12 The Child Looks On (Chapter 3)

Print Run: 1,315

This is one of the first close-up looks The Mandalorian gave us of Baby Yoda. Those eyes. The fuzz! The ears!! And, yes, the comparisons to a car sick Gizmo are fair.

1. #20 Leaving the Village (Chapter 4)

Print Run: 1,004

#NewProfilePic. Here’s Baby Yoda in all of its full-body glory. And it’s just the cutest thing.


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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1 comment

  1. Aceldamia 3 January, 2020 at 12:55

    QUIT calling it Baby Yoda! You even explain why it shouldn’t be called that, and then you do.

    STOP IT!

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