I've been trying to figure out how to post about this for several days, as my scanner just cannot handle these cards. It's a good scanner, but it can't do some things- Upper Deck cards from 1997-99, or lenticulars, for instance.
Of course, this entire set happens to be lenticular.
The 3Di sets are incredible in hand, but for some reason they issue them only on Topps' website- and they are very expensive. About $2.50 per card. At least you are guaranteed a complete set when you buy them...but the set is only 44 cards.
They did one for Return of the Jedi either last year or late 2013, but I missed it totally. I was going to pass on this set for Revenge of the Sith as well but my mom would have nothing of that.
I don't know if it's just geographical convienence or not, but it arrived to me the day after the order was placed.
The Lightsaber battle was my target in the second photograph, but the card on the stack above shows the 3-D affect much better. I took a photo of that as well, but it was not usable (blurry), so since I didn't think I needed it in this picture, I didn't get it all in frame. Figures, right?
In each set you are guarenteed to get two "hits". I'm much more into base cards but I did happen to get my first Star Wars autograph, and only my second non-sports autograph overall.
Each sketch card is a 1/1, by the way. However, there are enough sketches made so that every set includes one. Only 2000 sets were produced, and I got set #84, which is numbered on the box, but not the cards.
The cards come in a box with a cool embossed cover...
So, I am very glad I got the set- the 3Di cards are some of the most visually stunning cards ever made- but I am disappointed that I am not able to properly document them with scans. At least, not yet. When I replace my Epson scanner someday, I will be able to get proper scans then, as it scans them perfectly. Unfortunately the Epson scanner is on it's last legs and scanning these cards would be essentially impossible right now.
I am also very glad to hit the 10,000 mark for non-sports cards. Although I ignored them for years I began with non-sports and collected them exclusively from 1988-1992. And since I got back into them circa 2009 I have enjoyed them more than sports cards most of the time.
It's also pretty cool to have pulled an autograph as well. (there was no guarantee on them, well- you had about a 50-50% chance of pulling an autograph or manu-relic) But I pulled the autograph, the first one I've pulled for non-sports ever. (The other one I have was a promo/incentive that came with a binder, I'll show it someday) Unless you count the three in-person ones I got at the comic convention a month or so ago...but since they aren't issued cards I am not sure if those count. (They are counted towards the 10,000 however)
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