Star Wars: Phantom Menace Widevision Cards

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Widevision)

[1999] Star Wars: Phantom Menace (Widevision)
[1999] Star Wars: Phantom Menace (Widevision) Series II

Coinciding with the release of the first prequel film, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Topps released the first cards to feature photo's from a new Star Wars movie in 22 years. To the dismay of many fans and collectors, these cards were available in Widevision format only and appealed to a much smaller niche group of fans.

Base cards are reasonable priced, even 20 years later, but due to the unavailability of the set, many of the Inserts can fetch a premium, especially the lesser known and rare Promo and Hallmark cards. The chase cards, when added to the base set, can greatly increase the value of the collection and have gained some appeal even to those that have a dislike for widevision cards. Card packs came in 5 different designs and 7 cards per pack.

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Hobby Tins
There was also a hobby version of the retail box that contained 7 packs and came in a tin box. The tins also featured 1 of 5 possible oversized chrome cards. Hobby tins also included a bonus subset of 40 cards with a blue foil stamp and a blue border.

  • Base Cards: (80)
  • Bonus Subset Cards (Hobby): (40)
  • Stickers: (16)
  • Mirror Cards: (10)
  • Oversized Cards (Hobby): (5)
  • Chrome Cards (Hobby): (8)
  • Exclusive Hallmark Cards: (3)
  • Exclusive Promo Cards: (3)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Series II)

The 2nd series in the set is similar to the 1st, a widevision set available both in retail and hobby (Tins) format. Unlike the 1st series, the Hobby tins did not contain any oversized cards. Generally speaking, the 2nd series was far less popular than the first.

  • Base Cards: (80)
  • Embossed Foil: (6)
  • Chase Cards: (4)

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