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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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Ortiz TNG

After releasing a successful series of prints and tie-in products showcasing a complete redux of the original Star Trek–episode by episode in new retro-style posters–artist Juan Ortiz is back.  This time he has taken on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  The first look at these new posters is in this month’s solicitation for Rittenhouse trading cards, due to hit stores around December.

The glimpses of the new posters we’ve seen look great.  If you haven’t marveled at his work yet, check out his poster art book, previously reviewed here at borg.com.

Rittenhouse is first releasing part one of a two-part series of cards featuring 89 cards in series one and the remaining 88 episodes of ST: TNG in series two.  Bonus sets include an 89-card gold base parallel set featuring the facsimile signature of artist Juan Ortiz (1:24 packs, 1 per box), an 89-card autograph base parallel set with cards signed by artist Juan Ortiz (1:72 packs, 4 per case), a 40-card set featuring artwork from the Star Trek: The Next Generation comic books (1989 DC Comics series; 1:24 packs, 1 per box), a 40-card “Archive Cuts” set featuring cut panels from the Star Trek: The Next Generation comic books (1989 DC Comics series; 1:96 packs, 3 per case), autograph cards from more than 40 different actors (1:8 packs, 3 per box), hand-drawn, color sketch cards from more than 30 different artists (1:288 packs, 1 per case), and more to be announced.

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