1978 Topps Star Wars Series 4 was a trading card set released by Topps[1] in 1978.[2]

The set was based on Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and featured stills from the film, promotional photos and behind the scenes photos, all within a green border. Backs of the cards featured "Official Description" or "Movie Facts" themes, or included a portion of a larger image that could be pieced together with other cards like a puzzle. A sub-set of sticker cards was included.[1]

Card numbering in the set continued from the previous series.[1]

Card list[1][]

  1. The star warriors aim for action!
  2. C-3PO searches for his counterpart
  3. Raid at Mos Eisley!
  4. Inquiring about Obi-Wan Kenobi
  5. A band of Jawas
  6. Stalking the corridors of the Death Star
  7. Desperate moments for our heroes!
  8. Searching for the missing droid
  9. C-3PO (Anthony Daniels)
  10. Luke Skywalker on the desert planet
  11. The Rebel Troops
  12. Princess Leia blasts the enemy
  13. A proud moment for Han and Luke
  14. A stormtrooper is blasted!
  15. Monitoring the battle
  16. Luke and Leia shortly before the raid
  17. Han bows out of battle
  18. Han and Leia quarrel about the escape plan
  19. The Dark Lord of the Sith
  20. Luke Skywalker's home... destroyed!
  21. The swing to freedom!
  22. "I'm going to regret this!"
  23. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)
  24. "Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?"
  25. Han Solo covers his friends
  26. Luke's secret yen for action!
  27. Aunt Beru Lars (Shelagh Fraser)
  28. Portrait of a princess
  29. Instructing the Rebel pilots
  30. R2-D2 is inspected by the Jawas
  31. Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing)
  32. Guarding the Millennium Falcon
  33. Discussing the Death Star's future
  34. The Empire strikes back!
  35. Raiding the Rebel starship
  36. Envisioning the Rebel's destruction
  37. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)
  38. Readying the Rebel fleet
  39. The deadly grip of Darth Vader
  40. Uncle Owen Lars (Phil Brown)
  41. The young star warrior
  42. Artoo's desperate mission!
  43. The Rebel fighter ships
  44. Death Star shootout!
  45. Rebels in the trench!
  46. Waiting at Mos Eisley
  47. Member of the evil Empire
  48. Stormtrooper - tool of the Empire
  49. Soldier of evil!
  50. Luke suspects the worst about his family
  51. Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness)
  52. Luke and Ben on Tatooine
  53. An overjoyed Han Solo!
  54. The honored heroes!
  55. R2-D2 (Kenny Baker)
  56. Darth Vader (David Prowse)
  57. Luke poses with his weapon
  58. The marvelous droid See-Threepio!
  59. A pair of Jawas
  60. Fighting impossible odds!
  61. Challenging the evil Empire!
  62. Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
  63. Fury of the Tusken Raider
  64. Creature of Tatooine
  65. The courage of Luke Skywalker
  66. Star pilot Luke Skywalker


  1. The star warriors aim for action!
  2. Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
  3. Star pilot (Luke Skywalker)
  4. The marvelous droid See-Threepio
  5. R2-D2 (Kenny Baker)
  6. Creature of Tatooine
  7. Darth Vader (David Prowse)
  8. A pair of Jawas
  9. Luke poses with his weapon
  10. Stormtrooper - tool of the Empire
  11. Monitoring the battle


Card 206 features an image from the deleted scene of Luke Skywalker repairing a moisture vaporator on Tatooine.[3] The title of Card 232 is "The Empire strikes back!"


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