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Just wanted to get people's thoughts on the numerous variant sets Topps is putting out in regards to Star Wars sets.

Question:
Are there too many variants sets being released for the various Star Wars sets? (Blue,Black,Red, Star field,etc)

Choices:
Yes, way too many.
Yes, but I want them all. Take my money.
No, I'll just pick and choose the set(s) to collect.
It doesn't matter either way.

 

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Can't stand the variants! Chasing after cards that are essentially the same but with a different foil color on it just feels really pointless to me personally.
 
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If you look at the 3 sets of cards issued by Topps for Dr Who you will also see the same image used in more than one set

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John Levitt

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Just for the record, and maybe I'm getting confused by your terminology here, are you talking about variants or parallel cards?

I know that some of the Star Wars cards have different colors and the Tek set have different background patterns, all with the same images. I would call that parallel cards.

To me variants means that there is something intentionally or unintentionally different about the same card. For example a patch card might have a yellow swatch, but the variant is a green one. The parallel is the same card in a different color, or with foil, or numbered, or something along those lines.

I don't really recall a whole set ever being referred to as a variant. However maybe that's a new one now since stuff keeps changing.
 
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Same with Walking dead, it's a big pain.
 
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You are correct and I stand corrected, I meant to say parallels.

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I don't do Star Wars cards, only because I can't afford all those sets, but the parallels released by other companies, mainly Rittenhouse, have all but brought my card collecting to a grinding halt.
 
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I think there are way too many and just don't understand the appeal of parallels Confused . The card image is the same, just a different colour and artificially limited by a number stamped on it.

However reading other forums and from selling them myself it is clear some collectors love them and pay what I would consider crazy prices for them. So long as I can sell mine to fund buying other cards I don't mind them Big Grin .
 
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