Lot # 24: 1978 Star Wars: Princess Leia 12 Back-A AFA 75+

Category: Star Wars

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

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Dating back to 1978, and following Kenner’s first mail-away redemption (Lot #20), Star Wars action figures began hitting retail shelves.  The first twelve, now known as 12 Back-A, were an instant sensation and were followed by two subsequent releases known as 12 Back-B and 12 Back-C.  LCG Auctions is proud to present an exclusive offering of the complete run of all twelve of the first-release, 12 Back-A, Star Wars action figures from Kenner.  Historically significant, these twelve action figures are credited with helping launch the most iconic toy line of all-time.

 Here we present a first-release Princess Leia from 1978.  This 12 Back-A example is perhaps the most undergraded piece in the entire Fall Auction.  The front of the card is as good as it gets: unpunched, no price tag sticker residue, no creasing, no veining, no edgewear.  The reverse is just as good aside from a very faint horizontal vein that appears at the point that backs the top of the bubble.  The bubble is beautiful – it’s clear, no yellowing or tinting, and of perfect form with no dents or dings.  The figure is a bit of an off-white but no yellowing whatsoever.  We feel like this one presents as an 85, with no qualifiers.  Take a look for yourself.  Astute collectors that value the piece itself over assigned grade will certainly not hesitate to bid on an outstanding example of this first-release icon.  Encapsulated by AFA (75+, 80-85-75), #15148889

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