April 21, 2014

Easter Basket Cards

Easter has always been an important holiday in my personal card collecting story. My Easter basket would often look something like this but instead of a box of cards I would typically have some packs of the Topps and Upper Deck flagship products. Those packs would typically be my first taste of the new cards of that given year and this was back when the new packs typically came out around opening day of the season and not at the beginning of February. 


So because it's Easter lets rip a pack...I don't have any baseball on hand so we'll try something a bit non-traditional, a pack of Impel Star Trek The Next Generation from 1992. Having been out of the blogging game full time for a while I really have no memory where I picked these up from...a discount bin somewhere.


First up we have card #94...this emergency maneuver is when the primary hull is separated from the secondary hull of the ship...you might remember this happening in Star Trek Generations.

#94 Emergency Landing of Saucer Module
Sela is Tasha Yar's daughter from an alternate timeline and is one of the major antagonists of the Federation in the later seasons of The Next Generation.

#28 Sela
The Ferengi Alliance is the governing body of the Ferengi people and advancing in the governmenet was based on bribery.

#81 Symbol of the Ferengi Alliance
Some of these cards have some really great designs...

#45 Ship Schematic Dorsal Plan View
...just check out the reverse side with the high level of detail. 

#45 Ship Schematic Dorsal Plan View Back
The Klingons were always my favorite villains in the Star Trek universe and so when The Next Generation made them essentially Federation allies I was a little disappointed.

#33 Klingon Vor'cha Class Attack Cruiser
Okay, we can just toss this card in the trash.

#90 Principal Photography
For the uninitiated, Data was essentially the Spock of the Next Generation series...as an android he was very analytical and typically each season of the series, for one reason or another, Data would acquire emotions for a short period of time.

#6 Lieutenant Commander Data
Here's what the reverse side look like on typical cards. 

#6 Lieutenant Commander Data Reverse
Lieutenant Reginald Barclay was an engineer on the Enterprise who would appear from time to time as comic relief. He also appeared on several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.  

#15 Lieutenant Reginald Barclay
These last two cards are only for the hardcore Star Trek fan who want to have a card representing every possible ship or part of the Enterprise.

#58 Shuttlepods
#106 Navigational Deflector Systems

3 comments:

Commishbob said...

Matt.... Brent Spiner (Data)is a Houston alum and a big supporter of the school and the Theater Arts department in particular. I've had the pleasure of meeting him a few times at UH events. Great guy and unbelievably talented, a real throwback song and dance kind of talent.

The Junior Junkie said...

I love Reg episodes! Remember when he got caught on the holodeck getting nasty with every member of the female crew? What a goofball.

Also I'm super jelly of all these. I may have to find a box on eBay and break it.

Jafronius said...

This was the set my brother and I went crazy over. We just kept buying packs; I think they were 2 bucks at the time. We were gunning for the holographic inserts of the different TNG ships.

BTW, a pack of this isn't on APTBNL...just saying, haha.