Empire Strikes Back Proof Sheets (ESB 45-Backs: 6-Sheets)
The proof sheet shown above contains 6 different Empire Strikes Back 45-Back (Display Arena Offer) proof cards. The sheet is one-sided, so no card back printing is present on the reverse of the proof sheet. Collectors may also notice the color looks a bit different than what is typically seen on finished proof cards. The colors cyan and yellow, represent the only colors used in the printing of this sheet. The other two printing colors, magenta & black, are absent. The six characters included on this sheet include:
  • Darth Vader
  • Stormtrooper
  • Boba Fett
  • Greedo
  • Luke X-Wing
  • Han Original

The second image shows another different sheet. While it features the same characters as the sheet shown above, this sheet features an additional printing color: magenta. So, it's comprised of three of the four colors used in the printing process (cyan, yellow, and magenta) with only one (black) missing. It's interesting to the see image progression when a third color is added into the mix.

These two sheets were part of an incredible proof sheet find unearthed and sold by The Earth Collectible Toy Mall in 2005.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: The Earth Collectible Toy Mall
From the collection of: The Earth Collectible Toy Mall
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Prototype Packaging and Proofs


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