Topps - US - Star Wars Finest (1996)

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This 1996 card set was originally meant to be the first of two "finest" or all chromium card sets. The first of the two sets was to represent the characters from Star Wars, while the second represented the vehicles from Star Wars. These all chromium cards were beautifully made, but proved to be too expensive for many card shops to sell in quantity. The second set of finest cards, has now been changed to a non-finest card set, the Star Wars Vehicles set. The Star Wars Finest cards provide a wealth of information about the many Star Wars characters from movies, books, and comics. The cards are stunningly done, and I most recently saw a clever use for spare Finest cards in a card store that had attached magnets to the backs of the cards, turning the cards into wonderful display items.

In addition to the Chase cards issued for this set, each box of cards contained approximately 6 Refractor cards. These cards had a gold-tone background for the card backs, and were slightly more reflective on the fronts. Ambitious collectors can attempt to complete full sets of the Refractor cards, creating a mirror set for the basic Finest set.

Card Values
·  set value: $40
·  unopened box: $80
·  single: $0.50
·  chase: $5-8
·  refractors: $5

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Card NumberDescription
1Title Card
2Luke Skywalker
3Princess Leia
4Mon Mothma
5Admiral Ackbar
6Jan Dodonna
7Han Solo
8Chewbacca
9Lando Calrissian
10Crix Madine
11Garm Bel Iblis
12Borsk Fey'lya
13Wedge Antilles
14Biggs Darklighter
15Nien Nunb
16Winter
17Wicket W. Warrick
18Qwi Xux
19Emperor Palpatine
20Darth Vader
21Moff Tarkin
22Joruus C'Baoth
23Admiral Thrawn
24Gilad Pellaeon
25Admiral Piett
26Admiral Daala
27General Veers
28Emperor's Royal Guard
29Death Star Gunners
30Stormtroopers
31TIE Fighter Pilots
32AT-AT Walker Pilots
33Biker Scouts
34Boba Fett
35Dengar
36Bossk
37Obi-Wan Kenobi
38Yoda
39Callista
40Jacen Solo
41Anakin Solo
42Jaina Solo
43Kyp Durron
44Kirani Ti
45Tionne
46Mara Jade
47Talon Karrde
48Salla Zend
49Zuckuss
50Lobot
51Gallandro
52Moruth Doole
53Garindan
54Lady Valarian
55Tusken Raiders
56Bantha
57Jawa
58Ugnaught
59Noghri
60Ssi-Ruuk
61Wampa
62TaunTaun
63Sarlacc
64Greedo
65Cantina Band
66Labria
67Dr. Evazan
68Ponda Baba
69Feltipern Trevagg
70Kabe & Muftak
71Momaw Nadon
72Wuher & Chalmun
73Jabba The Hutt
74Bib Fortuna
75Salacious Crumb
76Max Rebo Band
77Oola
78Rancor
79Gamorrean Guard
80Weequay
81Tessek
82C-3P0
83R2-D2
842-1B
85R5-D4
864-LOM
87Blue Max and Bullux
88EV-9D9
89IG-88
90Probot / Checklist
  
Chase Cards
Matrix 1Han Solo and Chewbacca
Matrix 2C-3P0 and R2-D2
Matrix 3Emperor Palpatine
Matrix 4Boba Fett
F1Darth Vader
F2Luke Skywalker
F3Obi-Wan Kenobi
F4Jaina Solo
F5Princess Leia and Anakin Solo
F6Jacen Solo
  
Promos
OversizedMontage from Card 1 Retailers
Refractor OversizedSame as Above Retailers
SWF1Boba Fett SW Galaxy Magazine #6
SWF2Darth Vader SW Galaxy Magazine #7
SWF3Luke on TaunTaun Non-Sports Update v.7 n.3 / Sales Force
Binder 1Han Solo and Chewie Binder Only
  

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