Power of the Force, 1995
Accessories: Blaster Pistol, Heavy Assault Rifle
Appears in: A New Hope
Card Back: Han Solo’s extraordinary piloting skills, blaster-handling and daring have earned him the reputation as a top smuggler, Solo also owes much of his success to his ship, the stock freighter Millennium Falcon, which he won from associate Lando Calrissian in a cutthroat game of Sabacc. The Falcon is widely regarded as one of the fastest ships in the galaxy thanks to the mechanical skills of Chewbacca, Solo’s Wookiee companion. The team’s services are sought after even by powerful crime lords like Jabba the Hutt, who put a bounty out on Solo after he jettisoned a cargo of Jabba’s spice in an effort to flee an Imperial patrol.
Solo and Chewbacca unwittingly became involved in the Rebellion when they agreed to transport Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and their droids to Alderaan for 17,000 credits in an effort to pay off Jabba. To their surprise, this simple smuggling job brought them into the clutches of the Empire, captured on the new Death Star battle station. Through daring and luck, the group rescued Princess Leia and escaped to deliver the Death Star plans to the Rebel base on Yavin. Although reluctant at first to aid in the Rebel’s attack on the Battle Station, Solo’s timely decision to join the fray enabled Luke Skywalker to deliver the final shot, destroying the Death Star and making them all heroes to the Rebel cause.
Now that is a card back.