It's a Star Wars collector's dream.
Before Pokémon cards, or even Magic: The Gathering, the trading card game that made and broke the kids' social status was Star Wars. Topps trading card company released 330 cards and 55 stickers from 1977-78, and now you can buy a book containing the whole collection.
Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Game, Volume One documents the most collectible in merch that was released during peak obssession with Episode IV: A New Hope. We assume that having Han Solo was the cool factor equivalent of a holographic Charizard, but you couldn't really go wrong with stills from pivotal movie scenes, actor profiles, puzzle cards, and behind-the-scenes images to collect, either.
There's a real treasure trove of valuable trivia preserved inside the book's pages—for example, did you know that Chewbacca is 100 years old? With an introduction by the editor of the Star Wars Topps trading card series, Gary Gerani and an afterward by Robert V. Conte, Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Game is an ideal gift your friend looking to one-up the other nerds (of which I will be one) lining up to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18.
Check out some selects from the book below.
Flight of the Falcon
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