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Topps - US - Star Wars Series 4 (Green Border) - 1977

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sample image Card Values
::  set value: $30
::  unopened box: $80
::  single: $0.50
::  sticker: $1
::  card 207: $5-15

Sticker images can be seen at Andy's site

For the fourth series of Star Wars cards, Topps moved on to the color green. The stickers for this set had a 'movie reel' style border.

Again there were 66 cards and 11 stickers. The most famous or infamous bit of trivia about this set was the accidental inclusion of an image some parents thought was obscene. No, really. It doesn't seem the sort of thing you associate with Star Wars, and maybe that's why the 'obscene' card is still famous even today.

Various stories exist about how the image came to be included in the set, everything from an accidental trick of the light, to a deliberate prank by either a LucasFilm or a Topps employee. However it happened, it made card number 207 one of the most famous vintage Star Wars cards ever produced.

Card number 207, as it was originally printed, appeared to give C-3P0 an added appendage that would not be particularly necessary for a droid. For this reason, the card is often referred to by collectors as the obscene version of the card. In reality, the added appendage (which might indeed be a trick of the light in the photograph) isn't terribly noticeable at first glance, and far from being obscene, is somewhat humorous in appearance.

Parents of course were not amused, and as rumors about the existence of an 'obscene' Star Wars card circulated, complaints began to come in. Topps responded by reprinting card 207 for subsequent print lots.

It is a myth that the obscene 207 is rare. It is not rare. The same number of 207 cards were printed as any other card in the initial print run. In other words, thousands and thousands of these cards were printed. The same is true of the corrected version of the card. Neither card is particularly hard to locate.

It is true that the card is generally over priced when being sold. Most collectors want to own a copy of this unusual card, and generally they want to own both versions. For this reason, because demand for the card is artificially high, prices tend to range from $5-20 for this one card. Collectors should consider carefully what they are willing to pay for the card however, by keeping in mind it is not scarce.

Checklist
Card NumberDescription
199 The Star Warriors Aim for Action!
200 C-3P0 Searches for his Counterpart
201 Raid at Mos Eisley!
202 Inquiring About Obi-Wan Kenobi
203 A Band of Jawas
204 Stalking the Corridors of the Death Star
205 Desperate Moments for Our Heroes!
206 Searching for the Missing Droid
207 C-3P0 (Anthony Daniels)
note: there are two versions of this card
208 Luke Skywalker on the Desert Planet
209 The Rebel Troops
210 Princess Leia Blasts the Enemy
211 A Proud Moment for Han and Luke
212 A Stormtrooper is Blasted!
213 Monitoring the Battle
214 Luke and Leia Shortly Before the Raid
215 Han Bows Out of Battle
216 Han and Leia Quarrel About the Escape Plan
217 The Dark Lord of the Sith
218 Luke Skywalker's Home . . . Destroyed!
219 The Swing to Freedom!
220 "I'm Going to Regret This!"
221 Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)
222 "Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?"
223 Han Solo covers his friends
224 Luke's secret yen for action!
225 Aunt Beru Lars (Shelagh Fraser)
226 Portrait of a princess
227 Instructing the Rebel pilots
228 R2-D2 is inspected by the Jawas
229 Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing)
230 Guarding the Millennium Falcon
231 Discussing the Death Star's future
232 The Empire strikes back!
233 Raiding the Rebel starship
234 Envisioning the Rebel's destruction
235 Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)
236 Readying the Rebel fleet
237 The deadly grip of Darth Vader
238 Uncle Owen Lars (Phil Brown)
239 The young star warrior
240 Artoo's desperate mission!
241 The Rebel fighter ships
242 Death Star shootout!
243 Rebels in the trench!
244 Waiting at Mos Eisley
245 Member of the evil Empire
246 Stormtrooper - tool of the Empire
247 Soldier of evil!
248 Luke suspects the worst about his family
249 Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness)
250 Luke and Ben on Tatooine
251 An overjoyed Han Solo!
252 The honored heroes!
253 R2-D2 (Kenny Baker)
254 Darth Vader (David Prowse)
255 Luke poses with his weapon
256 The marvelous droid See-Threepio!
257 A pair of Jawas
258 Fighting impossible odds!
259 Challenging the evil Empire!
260 Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
261 Fury of the Tusken Raider
262 Creature of Tatooine
263 The courage of Luke Skywalker
264 Star pilot Luke Skywalker
Stickers
34 The Star Warriors Aim for Action!
35 Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
36 Star Pilot (Luke Skywalker
37 The Marvelous Droid See-Threepio
38 R2-D2 (Kenny Baker)
39 Creature of Tatooine
40 Darth Vader (David Prowse)
41 A Pair of Jawas
42 Luke Poses with his Weapon
43 Stormtrooper - tool of the Empire
44 Monitoring the Battle


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