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Topps’ new series of trading cards for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scream out “These are the cards you’re looking for” with an array of insert “chaser” cards that trading card collectors and general fans of the series will want to check out.  The term “sketch” cards almost trivializes the variety of forms of media used to create these one-of-a-kind cards.  These aren’t prints or copies of the cards–they are the one-and-only originals the artist created.  Collecting a set is nearly impossible, and if collectors don’t plan to buy boxes and boxes of cards to only get a small number of the cards (if they’re lucky) then the last resort is eBay, where cards can fetch hundreds of dollars or more for a single card.

This weekend Topps releases its new trading card set – Topps Rogue One Series 1 trading cards.  This set features 90 base cards of characters and scenes from the film plus 6 insert sets to collect plus the second set of five Darth Vader continuity cards (the first 5 cards were available in Topps Rogue One: Mission Briefing).  Topps Rogue One also includes autographs, medallion cards, and printing plates, in addition to the possibility of nabbing a sketch card.  Inserts include character stickers, montages, “character icon” cards, propaganda poster cards, vehicle blueprints, and a set each of hero and villain cards.

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Autograph cards include signatures from Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe), Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), Paul Kasey (Edrio Two Tubes and Admiral Raddus) and Nick Kellington (Bistan).

You can purchase a box set of card packs here now at Amazon.com.

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The 78 authors providing sketch cards include Achilleas Kokkinakis, Alex Iniguez, Anil Sharma, Anthony Skubis, Ben AbuSaada, Bill Pulkovski, Bob Hepner, Bob Stevlic, Brad Hudson, Brad Tabar, Brad Utterstrom, Brendan Purchase, Brent Ragland, Brett Farr, Brian Kong, Carlos Cabaleiro, Cathy Razim, Chad LaForce, Charlie Cody, Chris Meeks, D.J. Coffman, Dan Bergren, Dan Burn Webster, Dan Curto, Daniel Cooney, Darrin Pepe, David Rabbitte, Elfie Lebouleux, Eric Lehtonen, Eric Muller, Freddy Lopez, Gabe Farber, George Joseph, Ingrid Hardy, Jamie Cosley, Jason Davies, Jason Durden, Jeff Mallinson, Jennifer Allyn, Jessica Hickman, Jim Mehsling, John Sloboda, Jon Gregory, Jordan Maison, Kaela Croft, Kate Carleton, Kevin Graham, Kevin Liell, Kevin P. West, Kris Penix, Ksenia Zelentsova, Kyle Babbitt, Kyle Hickman, Lawrence Reynolds, Lee Lightfoot, Marcia Dye, Mark Mangum, Marsha Parkins, Matt Steffens, Matt Stewart, Melike Acar, Pablo Diaz, Patrick Giles, Patrick Richardson, Phil Hassewer, Ray Paez, Rich Molinelli, Robert Hendrickson, Roy Cover, Scott Houseman, Scott Jones, Shaow Siong, Solly Mohamed, Stephanie Swanger, Steve Potter, Tim Dowler, Tim Proctor, and Tina Berardi.  Cards shown below are from artists Daniel Bergren, Carlos Cabaleiro, and Kevin Graham.  First from Daniel Bergren:

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From Carlos Cabaleiro:

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And from Kevin Graham:

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Here is a quick checklist of the base cards:

1. Jyn Erso
2. Captain Cassian Andor
3. Baze Malbus
4. Bodhi Rook
5. Chirrut Îmwe
6. Saw Gerrera
7. Bistan
8. Mon Mothma
9. Blue Leader
10. General Draven
11. Darth Vader
12. Death Trooper
13. Director Krennic
14. Royal Guard
15. Red Squadron Pilots
16. Officers of the Empire
17. General Jan Dodonna
18. Benthic and Edrio Two Tubes
20. Imperial Stormtroopers
21. Jyn Undercover
22. Patrol on Jedha
23. The Death Trooper and destruction
24. Ready to Depart
25. A brotherhood of two
26. Defense of Scarif
27. Imperial Forces take cover
28. Baze fights back
29. Storming the Beach
30. The Spiritual Soul of Chirrut
31. Bodhi on Board
32. Death Troopers on the Hunt
33. In the streets of Jedha
34. Corporal Pao on Scarif
35. Patrolling the Scarif Shores
36. The Yavin 4 Hangar
37. Blue Squadron
38. Galen Erso
39. Lt. Zal Dinnes (Red Eight)
40. Rebels keep watch
41. Imperial Shoretrooper
42. Shoretroopers prepare
43. Pilgrims to Jedha
44. Death Trooper in Action
45. Preparing for the arrival
46. Rebel Hero Jyn Erso
47. The Growing Threat
48. Rushing to Respond
49. Blue Leader Takes Flight
50. Rebels Engage
51. Jyn’s Departure
52. Reporting to Krennic
53. Confrontation with the Assault tank
54. Unleashed on the Empire
55. Pilgrims on Jedha
56. Patrol of Oppression
57. Rebel Pathfinder
58. After the Assault
59. Helming the Assault Tank
60. Scarif Attack
61. Rush to Duty
62. A Call to Action
63. Ragged Rebels
64. Meeting of the Mon Calamari
65. Death Star Gunner
66. A Meeting of Krennic and Erso
67. Launching the Rebel Fighters
68. Servants of the Empire
69. Stormtrooper in the Jungle
70. Jyn gears up
71. Hammering out the Plan
72. The Battle Approaches
73. The Leadership of Mon Mothma
74. A Rebellion United
75. Rebellion Commando
76. Baze takes aim
77. Cassian listens in
78. Harbingers in Black
79. After the fight
80. An offer to Jyn
81. Chirrut’s Warning
82. Briefing for the Mission Ahead
83. Director Krennic’s Obsession
84. Taking on the Empire
85. Rebellion Ground Forces
86. Lieutenant Sefla
87. The alliance confers before battle
88. Bistan prepares in the hangar
89. Troopers on Patrol
90. Baze back at BaseC.J. Bunce
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