1977 Topps Star Wars Heroes

OG Topps Star Wars Hero Cards to Collect

Date: Apr 18, 2024
Author: Rick Stevenson
Topics: 1977 Topps, How To Collect, Rick Stevenson, Star Wars
Length: 437 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

It’s been nearly 50 years since the original Star Wars premiered in movie theaters, and the history of Star Wars cards goes back just as far. The very first Topps Star Wars series came out alongside the film in 1977, featuring 66 cards in Series 1. Four more series followed throughout the year, adding hundreds more scenes, starships, and beloved characters. As May the Fourth approaches, it’s a perfect time to look through some of the best Star Wars Topps cards, starting with the best of the rebels from the original 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1.


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1977 Topps Star Wars Cards to Collect

1977 Topps Star Wars #2 See-Threepio and Artoo-Deetoo

It shouldn’t be surprising to see the two most famous Star Wars droids on this list. C-3PO and R2-D2 share the second card in the original Topps Star Wars series – a high placement appropriate for their beloved status in the fandom. Today, fans might find it curious to see the droids’ names spelled out phonetically, but that was quite common in early Star Wars books and materials.

1977 Topps Star Wars Cards to Collect

1977 Topps Star Wars #6 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s rookie card shows Sir Alec Guinness in his Tatooine garb. It also features both his real name and cover name. Though the character is rarely called “Ben” anymore, Luke refers to him as such throughout the original movie. As such, “Obi-Wan” appears in parentheses, and “Ben” is the main name given. PSA 10 cards of Ben (Obi-Wan) have been in high demand lately.

1977 Topps Star Wars Cards to Collect

1977 Topps Star Wars #4 Space Pirate Han Solo

Han Solo’s RC Star Wars card was number four in the original 1977 Topps Star Wars series. The art shows Harrison Ford wielding a stormtrooper’s blaster on the Death Star during the crew’s daring escape. Though he’s really more of a smuggler, this early card describes Han as a “space pirate” – language that George Lucas and other cast members used to describe him in promotion of the first film.

1977 Topps Star Wars Cards to Collect

1977 Topps Star Wars #5 Princess Leia Organa

Before anyone knew that Leia Organa was Leia Skywalker, she made her Topps debut. Carrie Fisher appears on the portrait card in the rebel base on Yavin 4, carefully overseeing the battle against the Death Star.

1977 Topps Star Wars Cards to Collect

1977 Topps Star Wars #1 Luke Skywalker

It should come as no surprise that the first card in the first Topps Star Wars set is also arguably the top card on this list. Here, Luke Skywalker appears in his stormtrooper disguise. This is also generally the most sought-after card on this list, so keep your eyes peeled for Luke Skywalker’s rookie card.


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