2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Trading Cards

2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Trading Cards

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High-end is finally feeling the Force. 2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork brings a formula similar to the card maker's Museum Collection line in baseball, promising a hit or premium insert in every pack. Boxes promise one autograph and a premium sketch card.

Sticking with the trend started by 2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives, virtually all of the autographs here are on-card. Base autographs come from actors and are done on foil-stamped premium card stock. Parallels include Foil (#/25 or less), Canvas (#/10 or less) and Wood (1/1). Every case also has a Silver Framed Autograph that is numbered to 29 or less.

Five Dual Autograph Book cards are the only signed cards in the product that use stickers.

Signature Pen Autograph Relics are something new. In addition to the signature, the cards come with a piece of the pen used during the signing.

Star Wars sketch cards have been a regular feature in sets for a decade now. However, 2014 Star Wars Masterwork attempts to change things up a little. For the first time, basic sketch cards are done on 72-point card stock, giving them a much thicker feel. Sketch Card Variations have a different logo and are numbered to 10. Wood Sketch Cards use a very different stock and are numbered to 5. Sketch Card Books have a pair of panels with original art. Rare, these are numbered 1/1.

Randomly inserted are 50 mini boxes that have four sketch cards that fit together to form a puzzle.

Production-used relics are still a novelty in Star Wars sets as they've only been used a couple of times before this. Momentous Movie Relics include some new materials that haven't been used in cards yet. They're inserted at a rate of three per case.

2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork has two additional premium inserts. Weapon Lineage Medallions come with a metal piece showcasing a famous tool from the franchise. Postage Stamp Relics have a US stamp embedded in them. These stamps feature artwork from Drew Struzan, one of the most iconic Star Wars artists.

While the premium inserts may be the focal point for many, 2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork does have a base set. That said, it's not a massive one. Printed on premium 72-point stock, the set has a total of 75 character-driven cards. On top of that, there are four parallels that combine to fall one per pack. Base set parallels are Blue Metallic (#/299), Silver Metallic (#/99), Green Metallic (#/50) and Gold Metallic (1/1)

The product also has a trio of ten-card basic inserts: Defining Moments, Companions and Scum & Villainy. Every pack has either an insert or one of six insert parallels: Foil (#/299), Canvas (#/99), Wood (#/50), Clear Acetate (#/25), Metal (#/10) or Golden Metal (1/1).

Each pack of 2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork is packaged in its own mini box. Master boxes have four of these.

Estimated Release Date: 12/10/14
Product Configuration: 4 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Star Wars Fans, Autograph Collectors, Movie Memorabilia Collectors, Sketch Card Collectors, Hit Seekers

2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Box Break

  • 1 On-Card Autograph
  • 1 Premium Sketch Card
  • 2 Additional Premium Inserts
  • 4 Inserts
  • 4 Parallels
  • 8 Base Cards
  • 20 Total Cards

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Set Checklist

2014 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Set Checklist

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

Base Set Checklist

75 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Metallic #/299, Silver Metallic #/99, Green Metallic #/50, Gold Metallic 1/1, Framed Printing Plates 1/1 (4 per card)

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Autographs Set Checklist

1 per Master box
PARALLEL CARDS: Foil #/25 or less, Canvas #/10 or less, Wood 1/1

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Companions Set Checklist

10 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow Foil #/299, Canvas #/99, Wood #/50, Clear Acetate #/25, Metal #/10, Golden Metal 1/1, Framed Printing Plates 1/1 (4 per card)

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Defining Moments Set Checklist

10 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow Foil #/299, Canvas #/99, Wood #/50, Clear Acetate #/25, Metal #/10, Golden Metal 1/1, Framed Printing Plates 1/1 (4 per card)

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Dual Autograph Books Set Checklist

5 cards
Serial Numbered #/5

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Framed Autographs Set Checklist

1 per case
Serial Numbered #/29 or less

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Momentous Movie Relics Set Checklist

3 per case

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Signature Pen Autographed Relics Set Checklist

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Sketch Cards Set Checklist

1 per Master box
PARALLEL CARDS: Variant #/20, Wood #/5

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Sketch Card Books Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1

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Sketch Card Puzzle Set Checklist

50 mini boxes contain 4 sketch cards that combine to form a 1/1 image
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Stamp Relic Set Checklist

1 per case

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Scum & Villainy Set Checklist

10 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow Foil #/299, Canvas #/99, Wood #/50, Clear Acetate #/25, Metal #/10, Golden Metal 1/1, Framed Printing Plates 1/1 (4 per card)

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Weapons Lineage Medallion Relic Set Checklist

5 per case

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User Comments

  1. I’ve been collecting SW card sets for many years. I currently have all the base cards and insert sets for every Topps SW set ever put out. However, I won’t spend thousands of dollars to build a complete set of base and insert cards for this set. Since that will end my trail of completion, it probably also means I will back off on all future SW sets. Nice job, Topps. Did you even consider all the SW collectors you would alienate with this set?

  2. This is ridiculous. Just the same old stuff with a higher price tag and thicker cardboard. Pass.

  3. This is ridiculous! 20 cards for $250? Insane! Topps has officially proved they are beyond greedy. 3 Star Wars sets in the same year with an average of $200 retail per box price? I’m done with this. I am probably one of the top 5 Star Wars card collectors in the world and I say enough is enough. Most of these cards aren’t worth squat. Each box is a crap shoot to start. The dealers and distributors open the cases and take all the best and sell the other boxes that they know won’t yield a thing to the suckers. I’m so passing on this junk.

  4. WOW!!! Thought my brother’s Christmas present was going to be unforgettable. I’m forgetting this horse crap. Ever wonder why the # of collector’s of sporting, movie, or any other collectible cards have decline? This crap, that OK though, Panini is on your heels, with awesome products and reasonable prices. May the force, NOT, be with you Topps.

  5. I would pit my card collection against anyone’s. I collect all cards from gaming, topps and anything from around the world. I’ve prided myself on having everything printed on card stock, but I’m with the rest of you… This ha sbroken me and my faith in topps. I’ll retire to completing the last remaining vintage cards from other countries and call it quits. Enough is enough already. And how do they expect to keep the younger generation collecting when they can’t even afford to start? Topps is losing their own battle.

  6. Topps is more interested in the dealers than the collectors. Hopefully Disney doesn’t renew their contract with Star Wars

  7. Non sport cards never have any real value other than Ford, Hamill or Fisher autos. This is a nice set, Topps is the best, they have to try something to stay ahead. This is the next step, similar to the high end sports cards.

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