1993 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Trading Cards

1993 Topps Star Wars Galaxy trading cards helped usher in a new era for the franchise. And its impact is bigger than just cards. Coming out at a time when Star Wars was just starting to come out of a lull, it was one of the products that helped launch the films and its larger universe into an even bigger place in pop culture history.

It is also the first set of Star Wars trading cards from Topps that don't spin directly out of one of the films. Rather than rehashing the movies, 1993 Topps Star Wars Galaxy looks to art. Whether it's promotional materials, posters, pre-production art, book covers or greeting cards, there's a broad mix of sources.

A lot of new Star Wars art is showcased in the New Visions subset that takes up much of the second half of the checklist. The artist roster features an impressive mix of comic and fantasy artists like Earl Norem, George Perez, William Stout and Mike Mignola.

Inserts aren't a big part of 1993 Topps Star Wars Galaxy, although there are some. Walter Simonson produced a set of six Etched Foil cards. Inserted 1:18 packs, they fit together to form a puzzle. This style of insert set would continue in many Star Wars products for more than a decade using different characters and artists.

A factory set came in a container shaped like the Millennium Falcon. A total of 10,000 were produced. Base cards all have a foil stamp on them, creating a parallel set. The six inserts are also included, although they're printed on Holo Foil stock, creating more of a patterned background. The Millennium Falcon sets also three exclusive inserts including a hologram of Darth Vader.

The original run of Star Wars Galaxy sets would last three sets. After a break of more than a decade, Topps would resurrect it in 2009 for four more sets.

1993 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Trading Cards Checklist

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Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 36

Base Set

140 cards.

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Base 77

1 Title Card
2 George Lucas
3 Luke Skywalker
4 Darth Vader
5 Leia Organa
6 Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
7 Han Solo
8 Chewbacca
9 Lando Calrissian
10 Yoda
11 C-3PO
12 R2-D2
13 Boba Fett
14 Emperor Palpatine
15 Ralph McQuarrie
16 Death Star Trench
17 Ron Cobb
18 Hammerhead
19 Typical Wookiee Family
20 Star Wars Holiday Special
21 Too-Onebee
22 All-Terrain Armored Transport
23 Yoda
24 Space Slug
25 IG-88
26 Death Star, The
27 Jabba the Hutt
28 Costume Design
29 Princess Leia
30 Original Sketches
31 Lando Calrissian
32 Yoda as Gremlin
33 Bad Hair Day?
34 Rancor, The
35 Jabba's Menagerie
36 Gamorrean Guards
37 Bib Fortuna
38 Creature Collaboration
39 Princess Leia's Hair
40 Ewoks
41 Leia as a Pin-Up
42 Ralph McQuarrie
43 Max Rebo Band
44 Luke Skywalker's Confrontation
45 Speeder Bike Chase
46 Emperor Strikes Back
47 Wedge Antilles
48 Cartoonist Howard Chaykin
49 Artist John Berkey
50 John Berkey's Concept
51 Huge Space Battle
52 More Realistic
53 Continuning Success
54 Foreign Movie Posters
55 Recapturing the Style
56 Artists' Imaginations
57 Highly Stylized
58 Italian Poster Art
59 Evil Darth Vader
60 Close Encounter
61 If Droids Can Frolic
62 Popularity of Villains
63 Dave Dorman
64 Two Lukes
65 Main International
66 Once a Design Firm
67 Mountain
68 Noble Tauntaun
69 Pastiche
70 Rebels Transcend
71 Boris Vallejo
72 Male Bonding
73 When George Lucas
74 Heat Seems to Rise
75 We're Moving!
76 Even Droids Celebrate
77 Santa Threepio
78 Strike Up the Droids
79 Thomas Blackshear
80 Jim Steranko
81 Steranko's "Empire"
82 Kyle Baker
83 Bret Blevins
84 Ted Boonthanakt
85 June Brigman
86 Paul Chadwick
87 Howard Chaykin
88 Mark Chiarello
89 Geof Darrow
90 Steve Ditko
91 Dave Dorman
92 George Evans
93 Fastner & Larson
94 Keith Giffen
95 Paul Gulacy
96 Bo Hampton
97 Scott Hampton
98 Michael Wm. Kaluta
99 Gil Kane
100 Gil Kane
101 Cam Kennedy
102 Dale Keown
103 Karl Kesel
104 Sam Kieth
105 Sam Kieth
106 David Lapham
107 Mike Lemos
108 Esteban Maroto
109 Cynthia Martin
110 Michael Mignola
111 Jean "Moebius" Giraud
112 Jerome Moore
113 Jon H Muth
114 Mark Nelson
115 Earl Norem
116 Allen Nunis
117 Jason Palmer
118 George Perez
119 George Pratt
120 Joe Quesada
121 P. Craig Russell
122 Mark Schultz
123 Bill Sienkiewicz
124 Walter Simonson
125 Ken Steacy
126 Brian Stelfreeze
127 Brian Stelfreeze
128 Dave Stevens
129 William Stout
130 Greg Theakston
131 Angelo Torres
132 Jim Valentino
133 John Van Fleet
134 Charles Vess
135 Russell Walks
136 Al Williamson
137 Al Williamson
138 Thomas Wm. Yeates II
139 Bruce Zick
140 Checklist

Foil Parallel

140 cards.

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Base Foil

Included on cards distributed with Millennium Falcon factory set.

Autographs

Distributed at random via redemption. They are base cards signed by the featured artist.

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Autograph Redemption

Etched Foil

6 cards, 1:18 packs.

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Etched Foil

1 Darth Vader
2 Han Solo
3 Luke Skywalker
4 Chewbacca
5 Obi-Wan and Yoda
6 Princess Leia

Holo Foil

6 cards, 1 set per Millennium Falcon factory set.

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Holo Foil

1 Darth Vader
2 Han Solo
3 Luke Skywalker
4 Chewbacca
5 Obi-Wan and Yoda
6 Princess Leia

Millennium Falcon Factory Set Bonus Cards

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Hologram

0 Ken Steacy (same art as #125)
Darth Vader Hologram
Star Wars Galaxy II Preview

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Millennium Falcon Factory Set

Promo Cards

1993 Star Wars Galaxy Jabba the Hutt Promo

SWB1 Grand Moff Tarkin - Binder
Boba Fett, Dengar (#101) - Classic Star Wars
Jabba the Hutt (#104) - Non-Sport Update, Starlog, Wizard)
Princess Leia (#126) - Non-Sport Update
Sandtrooper (#136) - Wizard
Truce at Bakura - Book
Princess Leia, Sandtrooper (#126, 136 3 1/2 x 5 1/4) - Advance
Jabba the Hutt, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader (5 5/8 x 8) - Previews

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