Mar. 25th, 2012

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Because I'm too cheap to buy boxes of trading cards and because it's too expensive to buy individual packs of cards to try and build a basic set, I've purchased a complete basic set of Star Wars Galaxy 7 (plus the etched foil and the Mark McHaley foil sets) from eBay.

There's lots of Maul and lots of Han. Heck, why not just do a Han Maul mash up and be done with it. There's lots of Vader too, but there's always a lot of Vader. My issue with the later Galaxy card sets is that there's a lot of stuff I've seen before to pad out the set and a handful of new, original work. Compare that with the entirely original sets done in the '90s. Still, there are some winners in there. Here's a rundown of what I think:

Cards 1-9: Your favorite characters are covered, with a guest shot from Darth Talon. Vanderstelt never does a bad job, so they're all lovely pieces. The standouts for this A/P shipper are #5 and #9, each featuring Vader and Padmé. Vanderstelt says about card #5, "Anakin's love for Padmé was more than palpable...it is at the heart of the Star Wars saga." That alone justifies the hundreds of bucks I've dropped on his prints, heh heh.

10-12: A trio of Han.

13 (Joe Corroney): A Pieta tribute where Shmi's spirit holds a burnt, injured Vaderkin. OMG...what a stunner.

14-15: Steve Chorney loves him some Keira Knightley! The first card is a hoot, definitely a plot bunny for fan fic, where an amused Padmé looks on as Sabé disguises herself as the Queen. In the second card, Sabe takes out some battle droids.

16-17: more Han

18: Maul

19-20: A couple of pieces by Joe Corroney, one where Vader picks up Obi-Wan's lightsaber after their duel and a great plot bunny piece where Dooku witnesses Qui-Gon's death at Maul's hands.

21: Vader

22-23: Nice illo of Luke standing by as the droids head off to Jabba's palace, along with a companion piece with Leia in her bounty hunter disguise.

24: Vader choking Lando.

25: Awesome AU portrait of Vader as Emperor and Dark!Luke by his side.

26: Tusken Raider.

27: Vader again!

28: Aurra Sing watching the podrace.

29: Adult!Ahsoka. I think I have this print, or one very similar to it.

30: Han again!

31: Quiggy.

32: ROTS Obi-Wan.

33: Jabba's court.

34: A huge probe droid coming after the Falcon.

35: Boba Fett.

36: Dark Empire!Luke.

37: Jabba.

38: A tribute to Yoda's duel with Dooku.

39: A quirky piece featuring a probe droid by Nathan Hamill.

40: Ewoks, ha ha!

41: Luke vs. a couple of rancors.

42-43: A couple of pieces with Leia; in the second one, she's mourning alone as Luke and Han are stuck out in the cold wastes of Hoth.

44: An odd poster art about the Kessel Run in French.

45: Ahsoka 'n Chewie.

46: Vader at Padmé's tomb. Beautiful plot bunny worthy piece. *Cries.*

47: Mace F'n Windu.

48: Yoda confronts Sidious in the cave of mysterious hallucinations on Dagobah.

49: Vader.

50: Han.

51: Pilot!Luke.

52: The Seven Samur-Jedi!

53: ROTJ Luke in action!

54: Darth Vaderstein.

55-63: Posters sold at Celebration V.

64-72: Mondo's posters sold a year ago.

73-81: Acme Archives' prints in trading card form.

82-109: Artwork that's appeared in books, comics, etc. before.

This etched foil set is the Sith Hall of Fame. Then there's a foil set by Mark McHaley consisting of portraits of every headlining Star Wars character but Padmé.

There you go!

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