Today we opened 8 vintage wax packs of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi trading cards. This brought back memories of when I first saw the movie. Living in Spain in the early 1980’s, it was a year after the movie came out before I finally got to see it on Betamax upon returning to the States. I remember meticulously cataloging the figures and vehicles I wanted Santa to bring, and he did not disappoint. Seeing these packs available at the Baseball Card Exchange for @ $1.50 each was a deal to be had; they arrived within a week.
Check out our video of Andrew and I opening the packs. The cards are mostly screen captures of the movie, with a few portrait shots and sticker inserts. We purchased both the Topps Series 1 and 2 packs for which more can be read at PSA Card. The scene selections are pretty good but the image quality is average. If more of the move scene is captured on the card, then the image seems to be blurry or fuzzy. Print spots and off-centering is also common. However, we need to go back to the technology of the time and then one begins to really appreciate the cards. Young kids of the time would be ecstatic to have a scene of the movie there in their hands. Surprisingly, today is no different for me as I view Boba Fett about to fire his blaster or the Death Star floating ominously among the stars.
The reverse side of the cards include a character drawing and trivia question; answers can be found on separate cards within the set. If you are a Star Wars fan, I’d recommend adding these to your collection. They’re relatively cheap so completing the set shouldn’t be too hard. Here’s my rating of the cards.
|Overall Rating:||3.5 Stars|
|Photo/Image:||2 Stars||Card Quality:||3 Stars|
|Content:||4 Stars||Price:||5 Stars|
|Graphic Design||3 Stars|