Red Leader and Gold Leader together make up the Rebel Leader Cards set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. These two cards were available from Decipher's Rebel Leader ambassadors through their appearances at card game tournaments, sci-fi conventions, and assorted hobby shops around the world. The cards were also available through occasional special promotions as well as a mail-in offer by Decipher. They were first produced in the summer of 1996.
The basic play advantage is they give players "card economy": when properly used, Rebel Leader cards let players deploy a piloted starship immediately, enabling them to begin exercising in-game strategies much sooner in a match.