I had a friend in high school who was fond of bad puns, and every now and then, when the situation warranted, he’d profess “I have a yen for Japanese currency”. Because of that lame joke, I smile every time I see this Star Wars card.
How wrong I was.
I should know better than to deny my inner pack rat. I recently unearthed a couple of packs worth of 1977 Star Wars Series 4 cards… I’m surprised I didn’t find them earlier, but maybe it had something to do with the old man who happened to be nearby and kept saying something like “These aren’t the cards you’re looking for…”
You know what I appreciate about these old non-sports cards? Topps was not afraid to crop images. So many movie- and TV-based sets these days put the entire screen’s worth of images onto a standard-sized card, and YOU CAN’T SEE ANYTHING!
Peter Cushing, the serious looking gentleman who’s doing the envisioning, played Doctor Who in a pair of 1960’s movies… and before you click on that “Comments” button, in these movies the character was called “Doctor Who”, not “The Doctor”. When the TV show was adapted for the big screen, they apparently thought it would be a good idea to change the story around a bit, perhaps for American audiences who knew nothing of Daleks or Police Call Boxes.