The first Star Wars trading cards are considered classic among modern card collectors. The first of five series released between 1977 and 1978, the set has 66 cards.
Their distinct star-dotted blue borders are instantly recognizable. Of course, this simple release laid the groundwork for the massive Topps Star Wars cardboard empire.
1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 Trading Cards Set Details
The 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 checklist kicks off with a handful of profile cards and is followed by a traditional film summary. Captions on the front summarize the action.
Card backs are a mix of movie facts and a puzzle that recreates the classic poster art done by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt.
Each pack also had one of 11 stickers. They are done in the distinct thick-bordered design Topps used for many years. Other than the key characters in the base set, the stickers are some of the most popular cards. These are condition-sensitive due to the black borders.
The 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 boxes have 36 packs. Each pack has seven cards plus one sticker.
1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 Checklist
Base Blue Border Set Checklist
2 See-Threepio and Artoo-Detoo
3 The Little Droid, Artoo-Deetoo
4 Space Pirate Han Solo
5 Princess Leia Organa
6 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
7 The Villainous Darth Vader
8 Grand Moff Tarkin
9 Rebels Defend Their Starship!
10 Princess Leia - Captured!
11 Artoo is Imprisoned by the Jawas
12 The Droids are Reunited!
13 A Sale on Droids
14 Luke Checks Out his New Droid
15 Artoo-Detoo is Left Behind!
16 Jawas of Tatooine
17 Lord Vader Threatens Princess Leia!
18 Artoo-Detoo is Missing!
19 Searching for the Little Droid
20 Hunted by the Sandpeople!
21 The Tusken Raiders
22 Rescued by Ben Kenobi
23 See-Threepio is Injured!
24 Stormtroopers Seek the Droids!
25 Luke Rushes to his Loved Ones
26 A Horrified Luke Sees His Family Killed
27 Some Repairs for See-Threepio
28 Luke Agrees to Join Ben Kenobi
29 Stopped by Stormtroopers
30 Han in the Millennium Falcon
31 Sighting the Death Star
32 Lord Vader's Guards
33 The Droids in the Control Room
35 Luke and Han as Stormtroopers
36 Blast of the Laser Rifle!
37 Cornered in the Labyrinth
38 Luke and Han in the Refuse Room
39 Steel Walls Close in on Our Heroes!
40 Droids Rescue Their Masters!
41 Facing the Deadly Chasm
42 Stormtroopers Attack!
43 Luke Prepares to Swing Across the Chasm
44 Han and Chewie Shoot it Out!
45 The Light Saber
46 A Desperate Moment for Ben
47 Luke Prepares for the Battle
48 Artoo-Detoo is Loaded Aboard
49 The Rebels Monitor the Raid
50 Rebels Leaders Wonder About Their Fate!
51 See-Threepio and Princess Leia
52 Who Will Win the Final Star War?
53 Battle in Outer Space!
54 The Victors Receive Their Reward
55 Han, Chewie and Luke
56 A Day of Rejoicing
57 Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
58 Harrison Ford as Han Solo
59 Alec Guinness as Ben Kenobi
60 Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin
61 Mark Hamill in Control Room
62 Lord Vader's Stormtroopers
63 May the Force be With You!
64 Governor of Imperial Outlands
65 Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
66 Amazing Robot See-Threepio
Stickers Set Checklist
2 Princess Leia Organa
3 Han Solo
4 Chewbacca the Wookiee
8 Grand Moff Tarkin
9 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
10 Tusken Raider
11 Battle in Outer Space
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