Pin Highlight: Lord Darth Vader Star Wars Celebration 2017 40 Years Mystery Pin

The Last Jedi is here!!!  So many questions will be answered while new ones will take their place.  Its gonna be good.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 took place in Orlando, Florida.  Disney made a whole bunch of pins to commemorate this event.  One set contains twelve pins.  Two pins come packaged in a blind box.  You have no clue as to which pins you’ll be getting.

The checklist of pins includes:

  • Artoo-Deetoo
  • Han Solo
  • Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Lord Darth Vader
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Chewbacca
  • Stormtrooper – chaser
  • Princess Leia Organa – chaser
  • Aunt Beru – chaser
  • Uncle Owen – chaser
  • Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi – chaser
  • See-Threepio – chaser

The chaser pins are difficult to pull and are limited to 1,500 copies.

If the pictures on these pins look familiar, you’d be correct.  Most come from 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 Stickers.  Chewie’s pin uses the image from his Series 2 sticker from that same year.  I don’t believe Uncle Owen, Aunt Beru, and the Stormtrooper have stickers that use those exact pictures.  Those look to have been made just for this pin set.

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Celebration Relic Cards

Collectors have seen so many different relics cut-up and placed into cards.  Over the years its been getting more and more difficult to try and find something that’s truly unique.  We’ve seen jerseys, pants, bats, patches, helmets, etc…  One small thing that I’d like to see would be relics used during specific team celebrations.

As soon as the Phillies won their 5th straight division championship the other night, all the players put on the T-shirts and hats stating they were division champs.  I think it would interesting to pull a card that contains a piece of shirt worn by one of the players during a celebration like this.  It would be even better if the shirt was still drenched in champagne.  I know a lot of collectors probably think this is just another gimmick, but throw it into Allen & Ginter and nobody will know the difference.

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On another note, I still don’t know why no company has ever made USFL relic cards.  I’m sure there would be some collectors that would love to pull a Steve Young LA Express jersey card.