This Book's Collected All the Original Topps Star Wars Cards So You Don't Have To

As part of the merchandising blitz for the original Star Wars, Topps released five series of trading cards tied to the film. Finding a complete set today that doesn’t cost a small fortune is all but impossible, unless you’re happy to settle with this new book featuring detailed scans of every last one. »Thursday 4:30pm11/19/15 4:30pm


The Hyperviolent Trading Cards That Inspired Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!

In 1962, Topps released a controversial trading card series that depicted the gruesome annihilation of "much of Earth's population" by Martian forces. The set was called "Mars Attacks." Many parents, unsurprisingly, hated it. Some three decades later, it inspired the Tim Burton film of the same name. »2/08/15 5:00pm2/08/15 5:00pm

These terrifying Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards from the 1980s traumatized an entire generation

In 1988, Topps released its Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards — an extraordinarily graphic and brutal collection of artwork, featuring all the horrible things that could go wrong in the unfortunate event that dinosaurs (inexplicably) made their way to the present day. The series, which consisted of 55 cards and 11… »11/26/12 6:30pm11/26/12 6:30pm