Monday, April 12, 2010
Trading Card Spotlight- Star Trek
The Original Series In Motion
Item Name: Star Trek The Original Series In Motion Trading Cards
Manufacturer: Rittenhouse Archives
The Rundown: I love Star Trek trading cards, don't you? Well if you don't, you should. They are awesome. There have been some really sweet sets over the years, with Rittenhouse Archives being responsible for the bulk of them. Today we'll look at one of their earliest efforts- Star Trek TOS In Motion. The set was released back in 1999, with a retail price of $4.99 per pack (3 cards per pack, 20 packs per box).
The first thing you'll notice with these is the size. These puppies are much larger than your average trading cards, with an overall size of 5" x 7". While it makes the images a little easier to look at, the larger size is a little strange and it's makes it weird to think of these as trading cards. The only reason I can see for them being this big is to accommodate the lenticular effect. Check it out-