Day 20: Star Wars: The Clone Wars widevision clear cel card #5

The Clone Wars Widevision cel-front

The Clone Wars Widevision cel-back

Title: Padmé
Set: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (widevision)
Subset: Animation Clear Cel
Card: #5 of 10
Manufacturer: Topps
Cost: $36 for box of cards

Following the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Topps produced one of their best card sets ever.

Released in late November of 2009, this widevision card set showcases the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television show. Widevision cards give the set a stronger look than the earlier Clone Wars movie card set, showing more of the action, and generally presenting more of the imagery that makes the cartoon television show interesting. Because the show tends to focus on action sequences, the wider space is often needed to capture fully what is happening in a particular scene.

In addition to the 80-card base set, chase cards included eight Season Two preview cards, 20 foil cards, and a ten-card set of Animation Clear Cel cards.

This card was either a pull from one of boxes I purchased from Big T Sports’ Cards or bought from Triangle Cards at Star Wars Celebration V for $2.


Day 10: Star Wars Galaxy 7 Catherine Taber Sketchagraph by Lin Workman

Lin Workman - Catherine Taber

Item: Padmé Amidala Sketch-agraph
Set: Star Wars Galaxy 7
Manufacturer: Topps
Price: $128

Released in January 2012, Star Wars Galaxy 7 was the first set to feature Sketch-agraph cards based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. An autographed card is sent to an artist who adds a sketch of the character portrayed by the signer. The card was signed by voice actor Catherine Taber who provides the voice of Senator Amidala in the animated series. This original Padmé Amidala art was then drawn by my friend Lin Workman of the Memphis Fan Force (Suspicious Mind Trick)..

After weeks of trying to win any Cat Taber-signed Padmé card, I won this card on eBay in March 2012.

Day 3: Celebration V Padmé Amidala lapel pin


Padmé Amidala character lapel pin by Official Pix

At Star Wars Celebration V, Official Pix introduced a line of character lapel pins with one pin for each autograph guest. A Silver Toned character pin was free with purchase of a Metallix 8″x10″ photo. Limited to the first 150 of each character photo. With Catherine Taber in attendance, this pin of Padmé Amidala was available.