Bootleg - Greece - Empire Strikes Back Cards (1980)


This page is still in progress. I have been relying on two friends, David Polis, who provided me with scans of his personal collection (which has become the basis of this partial checklist), and Chris Burton, who is promising to fill in all the information I am lacking once I've done my best with this page. :o)

This card set was issued in Greece at the time of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. An unlicensed set, it is both unique in many ways, and difficult to complete.

Because it was issued in Greece, all of the text on the cards is in the Greek language using the Greek alphabet. This makes the cards fun to look at, but difficult to translate for your average American card enthusiast. The cards include primarily images from The Empire Strikes Back. Many of the images are repeated more than once. A small number of cards include images from Star Wars, and a small number include images from Star Trek!

The set includes a total of 200 cards. This alone would make the set difficult to complete, but to add to the complexity for the completionist collector, the cards also come in two variations, large and small text. It is possible to complete two sets of 200 cards, one set with small text descriptions, one with large text descriptions.

Because the text descriptions are in Greek, I have made up my own descriptions based on David's scans.

Card Values
  set value: $250+
  unopened box: $100
  single: $2-5

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Card NumberDescription
1Darth Vader with lightsaber
2Darth in Cloud City carbon freezing chamber
3The star-ship Enterprise from Star Trek
4R2 and C-3P0 talk to a Cloud City computer
5Han is tortured
6Chewie repairs C-3P0
7Han fires at Vader
8Vader in Cloud City dining room
10A Ralph McQuarrie painting of the Falcon in Hoth hangar
11R2 repairs C-3P0's foot
12Probe Droid
13Luke on Tauntaun
14Chewie repairs the Falcon
15Leia in Hoth control room
16Hoth droid
17Commander at Hoth base
18Leia at command console
19Luke hands out in a wampa cave
20Darth Vader and stormtroopers
21A medical droid tends a Tauntaun!
22Han quiets C-3P0
23Han on Tauntaun
24Han discovers Tauntauns smell worse on the inside
25Captain Kirk!
26Hoth medical center
27Luke in bacta
282-1B medical droid
29R2 in Hoth corridor
31Chewie on Hoth
32Han on Hoth
33Shooting a probe droid
34Darth Vader
35Hoth troops rush to battle
36Hoth trenches
37Hoth soldier in the trenches
38Into the snowspeeder
39Big guns on Hoth
40Troops in the trenches
41An explosion nearby
42The battle takes its toll
43AT-ATs on the prowl
44Trapped in a snowspeeder
45Trying to save Dack
46Hoth soldiers retreat
47Destruction in the command center
48C-3P0 and Han in the debris
49The carbon freezing chamber
50Luke holding a blaster
52Darth on Hoth
53In the Falcon's cockpit
54Star destroyers chase the Falcon
55Han repairs the Falcon
56Luke in X-Wing cockpit
57Luke arrives on Dagobah
58Yoda and R2 in the swamp
60Luke and Yoda
61Star Trek's Scottie!
62R2 peeks in Yoda's window
63Yoda and Luke share a meal
64Leia does some welding
65Chewie and Han do repairs
66An alien from Star Trek
67C-3P0 interrupts a kiss
68Exploring inside the space slug's belly
69Han fires at a mynock
70Yoda watches Luke perform a hand-stand
71Luke and a swampy X-Wing
72Luke bids farewell to Yoda
73The bounty hunters assemble
74Close-up on the bounty hunters
75Boba Fett and IG-88
76Lando and Cloud City troops
77Han greets Lando with open arms
78Han and Lando talk
79Lando greets the princess
80Princess Leia aboard the Falcon
81Leia in Cloud City dress
82Chewie recovers C-3P0's pieces
83Bringing C-3P0 back to their room
84Chewie surveys a C-3P0 puzzle
85Lando escorts Han and Leia to dinner
86Heroes in the dining room
87Darth heads up the table
88Han fires at Darth
89Chewie looks at C-3P0's head
90Han is tortured
91The Enterprise!
92C-3P0 runs for the Falcon
93Watching Han's freezing
94Han about to be frozen
95A Ralph McQuarrie painting of speeders on Hoth
96Leia leans on Chewie
97Han in carbonite
98Fett escorts his prize
99Luke watches Han around a corner
100Han Solo
101Luke at Cloud City
102The carbon freezing chamber
103Nurse Christine Chappel from Star Trek !
104Darth Vader
105Darth with lightsaber
106Darth and Luke duel
107A closer look at the duel
108Stormtroopers take away Leia and Chewie
109Chewie chokes Lando
110Leia leads the charge
111A Klingon Battlecruiser from Star Trek
112R2 learns shocking information
113Luke out the window
114An Rigellian from Star Trek
115Darth to Luke: Join Me!
116Luke hangs from Cloud City
117Nurse Christine Chappel from Star Trek !
118Han with open arms
119Lando and associates
120This is a prize winning card, very, very rare
121A Ralph McQuarrie painting f AT-AT vs. Snowspeeder
122A Ralph McQuarrie painting of Darth on Star Destroyer
123A Ralph McQuarrie painting of Luke on Dagobah
124A Ralph McQuarrie painting of Cloud City
125A Ralph McQuarrie painting of the Falcon at Cloud City
126A Ralph McQuarrie painting of Han and Leia at Cloud City
127A Ralph McQuarrie paintingof Luke falling out window
128A Ralph McQuarrie paintingof Darth on gantry
129A Ralph McQuarrie paintingof Luke hanging out
130A Ralph McQuarrie paintingof Dagobah
132IG-88 and Boba Fett
133Bounty hunters
134Luke at Cloud City
135Luke and R2 at Cloud City
137Chewie and Han do repairs
138Exploring the space slug's belly
139Leia does some welding
140Lt. Ohura!
141Tusken Raider
142Luke and Yoda share a meal
143R2 peeks in Yoda's window
144Star Trek's Scottie!
145Luke watches Han around a corner
147Fett leads away his prize
148C-3P0 runs for the Falcon
151Snowtroopers setup
152Vader on Hoth
153Painting of Luke going out a window
154C-3P0 and Stormtroopers
155The Falcon
156C-3P0 on Tatooine
157Darth and Leia meet on her ship
158Darth on Hoth
159Painting of the Falcon at Cloud City
160C-3P0 helps guide R2 down from X-Wing
161Stormtroopers stand guard
163Han and C-3P0 in Hoth debris
164Han in carbonite
165X-Wing vs. TIE at Death Star
166Darth chokes Captain Antilles
167Falcon under guard
168Leia leans on Chewie
169Preparing the snowspeeder
170Preparing an X-Wing
171Death star gunner
173Hoth commander
174A Ralph McQuarrie painting of Luke falling out window
176C-3P0 and R2 in Tatooine workshed
177The Hoth trenches
178Hoth battle ground
179Hoth hangar
180R2-D2 in Cloud City
181Obi-Wan disables tractor beam
182Hoth command center in disrepair
183Hoth battle
184Escaping a damaged snowspeeder
185The Falcon
187Trapped in a snowspeeder
189Darth on Hoth
190Luke and R2 on Cloud City
191R2 and C-3P0
192Lieutenant Ilea from Star Trek !
194A Ralph McQuarrie painting of a snowspeeder downing an AT-AT
195Preparing to freeze Han
196C-3P0 and R2 on Tatooine
197Hoth medical center
198Captain Kirk from Star Trek
199R2 in Tatooine canyon
200Lando Calrissian