Welcome to the latest (archived) episode of The Rantcor Pit Live! This episode aired live on Deep Ellum on Air on Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Since 1977 the Topps trading card company has been an important part of licensed Star Wars collectibles. With the arrival of the first wax packs of cards (with bubble gum no less), fans young and old could amass a variety of rare images from the film in trading card form.
Cole Houston and Eddie Medina share their own experiences as collectors of Topps cards from Star Wars through Return of the Jedi and beyond. They are joined in this endeavor by the VegaBomber, PJ Dunn. Some of the more unique cards, stickers, and innovations (including one of a kind sketch cards) are presented and discussed. The latest Topps series, Journey to the Force Awakens, is also revealed and reviewed!
While Topps was not the only player in the trading card game, they were the oldest and most prolific licensee to produce wave after wave of trading cards based on the Saga. Other trading card releases, and even POGs become part of this show that is all about the enduring nature of the trading card, especially those that give fans a piece of the movie series they love. All of that and a whole lot of "Fun With Star Wars"!
Join a trio of cards as they talk about trading cards today...