Saturday, March 06, 2010

Gallery: Star Wars Galaxy 5 Autographs

Although there have been autographs in previous Star Wars Galaxy sets from Topps, they've all been from set artists and not the stars of the films. That's changed with the recently released Star Wars Galaxy 5, which includes a total of six signatures.
Inserted at a rate of 1:274 hobby packs, all six are from iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. In fact, Darth Vader has two autographs: one from David Prowse, the man in the costume, and another from the heavy-breathing James Earl Jones who provided the voice.

Sticking with the art focus of the set, as well as the brand's history, the autographs feature the character artwork from the original Star Wars Galaxy set. The one major drawback: the dreaded sticker autograph.

Topps did announce that a total of 1,000 autographs were produced for the set, meaning that there's an average of less than 200 of each. Judging from early sales, the Mark Hamill is the toughest of the lot.

Star Wars Galaxy 5 Autograph Checklist:
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2
  • Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
  • James Earl Jones as Darth Vader
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
  • David Prowse as Darth Vader

Kenny Baker as R2-D2

Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

James Earl Jones as Darth Vader

Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

David Prowse as Darth Vader

If you'd like to check out more Star Wars autographs, click here to check out the gallery page I created on my main site.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you are better off carying some reusable tape and having the celebs sign that - then you can choose what kind of card you want to stick it on.

companies that sell scotch tape autographs have really got some collectors suckered.

The Wax Wombat said...

I partially agree with Anonymous, but alas...

Say, is this the first Topps Star Wars product that Hamill has signed for? Heck, is this the first product?

Ryan Cracknell said...

Hamill signed for Star Wars Heritage way back in 2004. He's also done a couple of the Donruss sets, although they're not technically Star Wars.

unclemoe said...

Very cool. I hadn't seen these before.

moe.