Thank you to George Lucas and Star Wars

I can still remember the first time I saw Star Wars.   We use to go to Cape Cod each summer for vacation and I still vividly remember going to see Star Wars  at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater.  It was raining the night I saw it, and back then you would put a single speaker in your car window, but none of that took away form the amazement I felt after seeing the movie for the 1st time.  I would go on to see Star Wars several more times in the theater during its initial run, as well as more time each time it was re released.   I was hooked and remain a huge fan of everything Star Wars today.   I would like to thank the great George Lucas for coming up with such a great story and making a movie that has shaped my life for the past 40 plus years.   I would like to thank all the actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, set decorators, art designers, … who worked to put together the movie.  And a bid thanks to John Williams for the magical score that forever shaped the way music helped enhance movies.

Besides the Star Wars,  I have great memories of seeing all of the other Star Wars movies in the theater.

I saw “The Empire Strikes Back” with my dad – one of the best nights of my life.

I remember waiting in line for hours with friend I still have today for “Return of the Jedi”

I saw “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones”, and “Revenge of the Sith” with close friends from home and work.

And I saw “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” on opening night with crowds of Star Wars Fans making it special

Besides seeing all the Star Wars movies I also saw and really enjoyed both “Rogue One” and “Solo”

Besides the movies, I would like to thank TOPPS for putting out Star Wars trading cards starting in 1977.    I remember buying my 1st pack for 10 cents, and was hooked ever since.  Over the years I have attended card collecting shows, and collected all different types of cards (regular, widevision, chrome, autographs, sketch cards, …).  I would like to thank all actors who have signed cards and the artists who have drawn sketch cards for the cards I have in my collection, as well as helping the Non Sports Card community continue to grow.

There are many other ways that Star Wars has influenced my life and given me great memories and for that I would like to give one last thanks to everybody involved with Star Wars in any way and let you know you have made a difference


PS – Here is a article about one of the most famous Star Wars Cards

The story of the most infamous Star Wars card ever made

And here are some pictures



About AverageAndy

An average guy living a great life in New Jersey.
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