Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baseball cards and Star Trek

If you've been reading my blog for awhile (there's got to be one or two of you) then you know that just about my two favorite things are baseball cards and Star Trek. I was 14-years-old when Star Trek first appeared on television on September 8, 1966 and I'd already been reading science fiction for 4-5 years.

In 2013 I acquired three cards from the Topps 1976 Star Trek set on eBay. I posted them here.

So imagine my delight it finding that there was this card in 2015 Topps Heritage. A card from an actual baseball card set featuring Star Trek!

2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Flashbacks

I'm pretty sure this is a photo from that very first show, "Man Trap".

Even better, the card features Leonard Nimoy, the actor who made Mr. Spock a real character. Although Nimoy was an actor in many other plays and films, an accomplished director, and a poet, to his legions of fans he'll always be that "pointed-eared Vulcan". Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015, between the time I ordered this card on eBay and when I received it.  


shlabotnikreport said...

I was very pleased to have pulled this card recently. I could've done without the "geeky" crack on the back of the card. Please, we are nerds, we are not geeks. :-)

Commishbob said...

Well, there it is....a 2015 card I'd actually like to own.