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Star Wars 30th Anniversary (Topps)

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August 05, 2007, 01:01 PM
zhamlau
Star Wars 30th Anniversary (Topps)
the greedo sketch is waterhouse i belive.

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August 05, 2007, 09:11 PM
Master Yoda
Opened another box today...

2 Blue Foils (Anakin Watto)& (Luke Leia)
1 Red Foil (Holiday Special Group shot)
Box Topper (Alec Guiness as Ben Kenobi)

and....

John Watkins-Chow Full Color Han Solo Sketch Big Grin


August 05, 2007, 11:10 PM
NickiA
My boyfriend ordered me three boxes I cannot WAIT to get them!!!!

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August 05, 2007, 11:37 PM
xtime
First box completed...

24 packs, 7 cards each C
Box design C+
Wrapper design C+
1 Complete Base set(barely) A Big Grin
Base design A- Big Grin
1 auto (Big H) design B
0 sketch NR
0 Gold parallel NR
1 Red parallel #24 C
2 Blue parallels #87,104 C
8 Puzzle die-cuts D
Boxtopper #79 Red B

Insert ratios D
On Time Release F Mad
Bang for your buck C
Fun Factor C

Overall C-
Highs: boxtopper and base set design. Thumb Up
Lows: puzzle die-cuts, parallels(Have mercy on the completionist), and delayed release. Mad

Seven boxes to go...

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August 06, 2007, 01:04 AM
zhamlau
define "big H"?

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August 06, 2007, 07:37 AM
cverdec
zahamlua-
Unless Waterhouse has changed his signature a whole lot since LOTR Masterpices, it's not a match.

Anyone else have any thoughts on who drew my Greedo? Confused

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August 06, 2007, 08:21 AM
riddickfan
Nice Han Solo sketch,Master Yoda! Big Grin

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August 06, 2007, 08:34 AM
MILLHOUSE
hi cverdec went to ebay and found the same sketch card for sale and the seller said that it was a ryan waterhouse hope i am right

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August 06, 2007, 08:48 AM
venom5liter
quote:
Originally posted by cverdec:
Anyone else have any thoughts on who drew my Greedo? Confused


It is a Waterhouse. He has a few different signature versions.

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August 06, 2007, 08:54 AM
RedFive
quote:
Originally posted by xtime:
First box completed...

1 auto (Big H) design B


Big H??
Let's see, it could be Christine Hewett, or Colin Higgins, or Garrick Hagon, or ... Harrison?
August 06, 2007, 09:38 AM
LUZNDAVE
This is my 1st ever case break down. I can’t believe how great it was. From the 1st pack the Vader auto to the last the Fisher auto. 5 Autos, 4 sketches and 3 gold cards #rd to 30.
My extra box has another auto.

Box 1
Topper 165
2 Blue & 1 Red
David Prowse Auto 1st pack I opened



Box 2
Topper 180
2 Blue & 1 Red
Sketch Josh Howard Full Color Obi-Wan
Gold Card 119 8/30



Box 3
Topper 3
2 Blue & 1 Red
Sketch Fabbri - Stormtrooper
Gold card 56 12/30



Box 4
Topper 154
1 Blue & 2 Red
Garrick Hagon Auto

Box 5
Topper #133
2 Blue & 1 Red
Paul Blake Auto

Box 6
Topper #124
1 Blue & 2 Red
Sketch card Leia - Wilkinson



Box 7
Topper #165
2 Blue & 1 Red
Sketch card Artist ???
Gold Card # 76 19/30



Box 8
Topper #124
2 Blue & 1 Red
Pack 1 John Williams Auto
Pack 24 Carrie Fisher Auto



Extra box I bought:
Topper 184
2 Blue & 1 Red
Auto Richard Leparmentier
August 06, 2007, 10:08 AM
MILLHOUSE
great going luzndave on your pulls espically getting 2 autos in 1 box espically the carrie fisher auto

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August 06, 2007, 10:26 AM
tangent
Well, my 2 cases finally arrived in far off Australia.

I haven't counted up the red/blue/puzzle/box topper, but there seemed to be the correct number as I opened the packs. No gold (didn't ever manage one with LOTRM either).

Case 1: 4 sketch / 4 auto
Autos were disappointing, not only all low end, I got repeats - 2 x Blake, 2 x LeParmentier. However, the sketches more than made up for it (sorry about the scan sizes).

I am a bit confused about the first one. It looks like Cat's signature, but the card looks like watercolour (I think) and I am used to Cat doing pencils. Others are straighforward - Duursema Leia, one of Kevin's stormtrooper cels and Grant's Vader.




Case 2: 5 autos (Tippett, Higgins, DeAragon, Ralston, LeParmentier), nothing special but at least they were different. Only 2 sketches and 1 box had neither.



I don't think I'll be buying any more boxes, too much hit and miss. However, the sketches are great and all the artists have done an excellent job. I think my favourite is Kevin's stormtrooper but there's a lot to like in this set and it is fun to open.

By the way, someone earlier was asking about a Greedo sketch, I also think it's Waterhouse. He has a couple of different signature styles.

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August 06, 2007, 11:29 AM
seegriffin
quote:
Originally posted by LUZNDAVE:
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Box 8
Topper #124
2 Blue & 1 Red
Pack 1 John Williams Auto
Pack 24 Carrie Fisher Auto


...

Eek wow, nice

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August 06, 2007, 12:05 PM
raider5gt
Thumb Upgreat case break LUZNDAVE Drool
my case should be here tomorrow unless there's a postal strike again Mad

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August 06, 2007, 01:21 PM
riddickfan
The sketches are really nice! Big Grin[B]Sorry you didn't get any of the more popular autos.

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August 06, 2007, 01:58 PM
raywoo888
Thanks veryone for the comments!!!

Sean: Thanks for the insight on the Leia sketch! It's things like that make collecting fun!

I hope everyone get's enough of something to make this set worthwhile to them. It really is hit and miss with this set, but there are so many wonderful cards out there.
August 06, 2007, 02:42 PM
cverdec
Ok then,, Ryan Waterhouse it is. Thanks for the help.

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August 06, 2007, 02:47 PM
justm
Nice case Luzndave.

I see what you mean about having the luck!

Congratulations! Thumb Up

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August 06, 2007, 03:16 PM
raywoo888
LUZDAVE:

Great case !!! Thumb Up

It broke almost just like mine. Just change the sketches & autos, but they are about the same.

MULTIPLE CASE BREAKS:

I've been tracking how cases have been breaking locally from some dealers with feedback from customers and one group currently breaking over 100 cases. Eek

The Leia & Vader Auto combo-case has now surfaced at least (3) times in California, USA. The best advice anyone can give is to finish that case with a Leia or Vader. The odds seem better than average based on Topps collation. One reported case with (2) Leias.

From what I've seen or been reported to me, the boxes on early cases/boxes in the Bay Area seem to be heavier on autographs than sketches. As such, the major autographs (Fisher, Daniels, Prowse, & Mayhew)odds appear much better. The stated odds are 1:17 cases for either a Leia or C3P0, but from my LIMITED assessment of local breaks, it's been about 1:6 so far. That is pretty high considering every case has not been broken and feedback always provided. Vader's & Prowse follow suit.

The instance of bad boxes with NO autos/sketches are much less than the instances of multiple autos and/or sketch. 1 Bad : for 3 Good. Red & Blue Foils have been pretty consistent at stated odds.

Gold cards: Seem to be as stated. You get 0,1,2 which is consistent with 1:12 boxes with the occasional 3.

Sketches: Randomized.

The only thing that is clearly noticeable is that autos outnumber sketches significantly. A FREAK case with (2) Leia's needs to have a FREAK case of 8 common autos (more than 1).

While this does not help anyone with their LUCK of the DRAW, there should be cases out there with more sketches than autos in an area or perhaps the later produced boxes? Fodder for thought.