Though it may be blasphemous to ask, why not buy recards then? You can usually get a very nice figure with proper weapon that has been recarded for quite cheap. I'm not a fan, but there are people buying them out there.
Old Star Wars cards, in my opinon, just can't be replicated. The look, the smell and even the slight imperfections are just too "Vintage" to be replaced by a "recards".
I rather have a complete C2+ condition set than a complete set of minty fresh "recards" anyday.
More power to the people that buy them, like you said - there is a market.