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OC47151
03-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Read in the latest Insider that Topps is releasing a Chrome series in mid-May. The last chrome series was released in the late 90s.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-16-2014, 09:28 AM
Star Wars Chrome Perspectives, a 100-card set of half Rebels/half Empire with 6 cards per pack and the usual chase subsets, shows different May release dates, but not WHERE they'd be released. Hope this isn't another specialty shop-only set. :(

OC47151
03-19-2014, 11:14 AM
If I get a chance to see the latest Insider again, I will look for more info.

I hope it's widely distributed.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-27-2014, 10:02 PM
I hope it's widely distributed.Have you seen any in non-online locations? Me; nope. :(

OC47151
05-28-2014, 07:13 AM
No. I got an email from Rich's Cards within the last two weeks about ordering a set.

RC also has the basic set of the Illustrated cards for $3.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-07-2014, 10:11 AM
I've asked at a couple hobby/comic shops around and NONE are carrying them (in fact, virtually no cards at all that aren't CCG series). Internet then, I guess.

I miss opening packs that I bought and picked out myself. :cry:

OC47151
06-07-2014, 11:39 AM
I miss opening packs that I bought and picked out myself. :cry:

I remember when the AOTC cards came out, groping packs of cards to find the pack with the folded panoramic card inside. Good times.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-07-2014, 02:26 PM
My technique is to hopefully find an undisturbed box, take about four packs in a row near the bottom. Odds are I won't get too many duplicates and the chances for different chase cards (or at least SOME chase cards) improve.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2014, 12:09 AM
Got a pretty good online deal (100-card base set, two 10-card chase sets,... and a wrapper! ). They look good; will read 'em soon.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-16-2014, 03:24 PM
I've read about half the set, and from simply a text standpoint, these cardbacks may be the best in SW trading card history (aside from any trivia ones, of course). Love the contrast in tones and perspectives between the Empire and Alliance; I may even use some of them in my English classes.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-20-2014, 04:28 PM
I finished reading all the cardbacks, and towards the end of the numbers, the errors appeared (commas instead of periods, different height/weight on each character's cards, wrong home worlds). Still, very good contrasts between Imperial and Rebellion points of view.