24. June 2014 06:11
The first set of 66 cards had a blue border and came printed with the 20th Century Fox logo instead of the Topps Logo. They came in packs of seven cards along with a sticker (11 to collect) and a stick of gum. A complete set today is only worth $35-45, but an unopened box of trading cards could net you $300.
Series 2 had a red border and another 66 cards. The third series have the yellow border and the fourth series is green. Some versions of card #207 from the green series was thought to be obscene - as originally printed it appeared to show C3P0 with an appendage that protocol droids should have no use for and after complaints by parents the card was reprinted. Both versions of the card are pictured below "#207a" is clearly the original, more "obscene" version of the card, which I expect most boys found amusing rather than offensive. Neither version of the card is scarce today as they were both printed by the thousands, but many people incorrectly believe the obscene version to be rare and therefore worth more money, so prices tend to range from $5-20 for this one card (while the other cards in the series are worth about $0.50 each, or you could buy the complete set for about $30). In other words, don't buy this one for $120!
The final series of 66 Star Wars cards issued by Topps in 1978 and had an orange border. This set of cards included more behind the scenes photos, and photos of the Cantina, presumably in response to feedback from the kids collecting them. Here we present all 330 cards, plus the bonus #207:
Scans by -=ULTRA-BOY=- (from WinMx) a/k/a Ultra (from DC++).
Download the complete set: star-wars-trading-cards-1977.zip (10.85 mb)
To learn more about Star Wars trading cards, www.starwarscards.net is a fantastic resource.