Empire Strikes Back Proof Sheet (ESB 45-Backs 9-Sheet)
The proof sheet shown above contains 9 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 as some of the colors are missing. For example, the absence of black clearly manifests itself through the absence on a few character names (Fett and Vader) located in the cards' name fields. The nine characters included on this sheet include:
  • Darth Vader
  • Stormtrooper
  • AT-AT Commander
  • Boba Fett
  • Greedo
  • C-3PO w/ Removable Limbs
  • Luke X-Wing
  • Han Solo (Original)
  • Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)
This sheet was part of an incredible proof sheet find unearthed and sold by The Earth Collectible Toy Mall. As is the case with many proof sheets, this example was cut down into individual proofs after it was sold by The Earth. On the downside a nice Kenner artifact no longer exists in its discovered state. On the bright side more than one collector may now own examples of the proofs once found on this sheet. Personally, I prefer to see these sheets remain intact whenever possible.
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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