2016 Topps Star Wars: Rogue One Series 1 trading cards follow the saga’s first spinoff film. Taking a path similar to The Force Awakens, characters and early story details take the spotlight on the checklist. For those chasing premium elements, hobby boxes have two total autographs, sketch cards or medallions.
A total of 90 cards make up the 2016 Topps Star Wars: Rogue One Series 1 base set. With a new group of characters, and a couple of familiar faces, there is plenty of new material and lore to draw from. The story takes place before the original Star Wars film and centers around the Death Star and the Rebel Alliance’s attempt at getting the plans to the super base.
With a configuration that’s similar to a lot of other recent Star Wars sets, parallels are plentiful. Each pack has at least one. Parallel levels include Death Star (one per pack), Green Squad (1:2), Blue Squad (1:4), Gray Squad (/100), Gold Squad (/50) and Orange Squad (1/1). The numbered parallels are only in hobby packs.
AUTOGRAPHS AND PREMIUM INSERTS
Autographs lead the chase in 2016 Topps Star Wars: Rogue One Series 1. The set has just seven signers, but Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera) and Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe) are among them. Oh, yeah, Felicity Jones who plays the film’s lead hero, Jyn Erso.
Dual and triple autographs are both tough to pull and exclusive to hobby packs.
Sketch cards use original art done directly on the card. Almost 80 different artists contributed to the set.
Medallions come with four different levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
2016 Topps Star Wars Rogue One Series 1 has six different basic insert sets that combine to land one per hobby pack. Character Stickers, Heroes of the Rebel Alliance and Villains of the Galactic Empire are all character-based. There are also five more cards in an ongoing insert set dedicated to Darth Vader. The first five are found in 2016 Topps Rogue One: Mission Briefing.
Other inserts include Blue Prints and Propaganda Posters.
2016 Topps Star Wars: Rogue One Series 1 trading cards at a glance:
- Packs per box: 24
- Cards per pack: 8
- Boxes per case: 12
- Set size: 90 cards
- Release date: December 16, 2016
- Autographs, Sketch Cards or Medallions – 2 Total
- Inserts – 24
- Blue Squad Parallels – 6
- Green Squad Parallels – 12
- Death Star Parallels – 24