Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Star Wars Buybacks!

With the release of the Star Wars 40th Anniversary set a while back, I learned that Topps included one-per-hobby-box buybacks of the original Star Wars cards.  I believe these were included as box-toppers, similar to what they do with the buyback cards in Topps Heritage baseball, but don't hold me to that.

Anyway, as a lover of buybacks and Star Wars, I obviously found these intriguing.  They seem to do surprisingly well on eBay, but with enough hunting I've managed to land a few of them on the cheap, and today I have my first pair to share:

First we have everyone's favorite droids in R2-D2 and C-3PO.  You can see the Star Wars 40th Anniversary foil logo stamped on the buyback in the lower right there.

The other one I have for today features the classic scene where the "good guys" are honored after destroying the Death Star.

Laugh at me in the comments if you will, but these made for some interesting additions to my Star Wars cardboard collection in my opinion.  Have you Star Wars fans picked any of these up yourselves?

6 comments:

Billy Kingsley said...

Way cool! I think there were Star Wars buybacks in the 2013 Topps 75h Anniversary set as well. I pulled a Desert Storm buyback from my box.

Angus said...

No criticism coming from me. I think they're great!

defgav said...

Neat stuff!

I bust a box of Star Wars 40, and no, they're not box toppers. My buyback was pulled out of a regular pack.

shoeboxlegends said...

Cool, thanks for the clarification Gavin. I read your box break post, as I do all of your posts, and it looked like a fun rip!

Fuji said...

I haven't picked up any of these... but I definitely would. Both of these cards are awesome!

SumoMenkoMan said...

I definitely like the idea for sure.

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