Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series is reference book showcasing the artwork of the Star Wars Galaxy Topps trading card series. The book comprises 224 pages and was published by Abrams Books on March 15, 2016.
Classic Topps Star Wars galaxy trading cards, illustrated by the biggest names in sci-fi, fantasy, and comics. In 1993, 10 years after the release of Return of the Jedi, the Topps Company reintroduced the Star Wars universe to collectors with a series of trading cards. Illustrated by the biggest names in science-fiction, fantasy, and comics—including Kyle Baker, Moebius, Jon J Muth, William Stout, Walter Simonson, and Boris Vallejo—George Lucas’s galaxy is reinterpreted in each artist’s own style, portraying favorite characters, recreating classic scenes, and even inventing new scenes the illustrators always wanted to see. These trading-card images became instant fan favorites and the benchmark for visual reinterpretations of Star Wars to come. For the first time, this collection showcases the complete New Visions series; rare promotional images; and an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Topps’s Star Wars series.