1976 Topps Star Trek: stoney417

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GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 10.080
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 10.080
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About this set: This Star Trek set, released by Topps in 1976, covers all three seasons of the Original Series that aired on television from 1966-1969. The set was created to promote the release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979 which was a sequel to the television series that had 79 episodes. Although most episodes are covered by just one card, more popular episodes have as many as 3-5 cards describing the story. There are 38 Gem Mint 10's in this set of 88 cards and 9 of them were self-submitted. I opened 12 wax boxes to help complete this mint set of cards. Card #3 was the most difficult card to obtain in mint condition and card #77 was the last card to be graded in mint condition per the PSA population report. Facts appear on the back of each card and there are no puzzles in this set. The front and back of each card are shown. I have Topps Vault Proof Cards (reverse sides only) for cards #2 and #4. Topps Vault Final Card Art Photos are shown for cards #8, #68, #81 and #86. In addition to these, there are 39 autographed cards shown that have been certified by PSA/DNA. Most notably, the first card is signed by William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) and the last card is signed by Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock). Card #8 is signed by Shatner and Nimoy and card #57 is again signed by Shatner. Furthermore, there are 6 blue label PSA/DNA cards that are signed by Shatner and they include the following numbers: #2, #13, #17, #38, #78 and #85. Although Topps did not include Sulu in this set, I obtained George Takei's autograph on cards #13 and #16. Nichelle Nichols' (Lt. Uhura) autograph is on card #6 and Walter Koenig's (Ensign Chekov) autograph is on card #7. With the exception of the James Doohan (Scotty) autograph on card #5 and the DeForest Kelley (Dr. "Bones" McCoy) autograph on card #71, I personally obtained all of the autographs at Star Trek conventions and celebrity shows in Hollywood, Burbank, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Besides all of the regular cast members, I also have autographs from the following 20 guest actors and actresses: Eddie Paskey (Lt. Leslie) who appeared in 57 episodes, Sean Kenney (Captain Pike), Clint Howard (Commander Balok), Sherry Jackson (Andrea), Joan Collins (Edith Keeler), Teri Garr (Roberta Lincoln), Barbara Luna (Marlena Moreau), Gary Lockwood (Gary Mitchell), Sally Kellerman (Elizabeth Dehner), Don Marshall (Lt. Boma), Bobby Clark (Gorn Captain), Michael Forest (Apollo), Joanne Linville (Romulan Commander), Arlene Martel (T'Pring), Felix Silla (Talosian), Lawrence Montaigne (Decius & Stonn), Celeste Yarnall (Yeoman Martha Landon), Jack Donner (Romulan Subcommander Tal), Sid Haig (First Lawgiver) and Mariette Hartley (Zarabeth). The autographed cards in this set are highlighted with red borders and they are among my favorites. Not only have I added high grade cards to this set, I have also tried to take it to the next level by adding unique autographs and Topps Vault memorabilia. Some of the signed cards in this set were featured in an article inside the August 2013 issue of Sports Market Report. I also have a 1976 Topps Star Trek sticker set on the PSA Registry to compliment this card set that was the first to reach an average of 9.00 or better in 2009. PSA subsequently awarded this set as the Best Modern Non-Sports Set of the Year in 2009. In 2013, Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series hardcover book was released by Abrams ComicArts to honor this great set by Topps. In 2015 at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, card #88 with Leonard Nimoy's autograph on the front was featured on a PSA/DNA banner showing non-sports cards. See card #88 for photos. With the advent of the Top Pop Bonuses Point system in 2015, this set reached an all time high of 10.09. Dedicated to my loving grandmother, Imogene "Nanny" Barbieri, and Star Trek fans everywhere!

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ImageSpec No.Card#ItemGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
88277600101THE USS ENTERPRISE9151Mint. Self-submitted in 2009. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2012.
88277600202CAPTAIN JAMES T KIRK9131Mint. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2015. Topps Vault Proof shown.
88277600303DR BONES MCCOY 950Mint. Most difficult card.
88277600404SCIENCE OFFICER SPOCK1030Gem Mint. Topps Vault Proof shown.
88277600505ENGINEER SCOTT 1010Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for James Doohan in 2012. Rare autograph.
88277600606LIEUTENANT UHURA 980Mint. PSA/DNA for Nichelle Nichols in 2010.
88277600707ENSIGN CHEKOV 1030Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Walter Koenig in 2010.
88277600808THE PHASER TOMORROWS WEAPON 1040Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Shatner/Nimoy in 2010. Topps Vault photo shown.
88277600909THE SHUTTLE CRAFT 9222Mint. PSA/DNA for Don Marshall in 2015. Shuttle craft shown.
882776010010OPPONENTS 9101Mint. GAI graded wax pack in Mint 9 shown.
882776011011ENERGIZE9161Mint. Transporter room images shown.
882776012012THE ALIEN MR SPOCK 1020Gem Mint.
882776013013MEN OF THE ENTERPRISE1040Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Takei in 2012, Yarnall in 2014 and Shatner in 2015.
882776014014THE STORY OF VOYAGE ONE9201Mint.
882776015015LIVE LONG AND PROSPER1020Gem Mint. Image from episode shown.
882776016016VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE1030Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for George Takei in 2012. See arrow pointing to Sulu.
882776017017TOWARD THE UNKNOWN 9262Mint. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2015. Wax box photos shown.
882776018018ENTERPRISE ORBITING EARTH9203Mint. PSA/DNA for Teri Garr in 2015. Signed as, "Love, Teri Garr."
882776019019THE PURPLE BARRIER 9200Mint. PSA/DNA for Gary Lockwood in 2013 and Sally Kellerman in 2014.
882776020020OUTWITTING A GOD 1050Gem Mint.
882776021021PLANET DELTA VEGA 1070Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2005. The first PSA 10 graded for this set.
882776022022CHARLIES LAW 9192Mint.
882776023023MYSTERIOUS CUBE 970Mint. Uncut sheet of 132 cards shown.
882776024024DWARFED BY THE ENEMY 9262Mint. Retail display box shown.
882776025025BALOKS ALTER-EGO 9242Mint. PSA/DNA for Clint Howard in 2014. Signed as, "Balok."
882776026026LAST OF ITS KIND 1060Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2009. Images from episode shown.
882776027027FROZEN WORLD 9202Mint.
882776028028SPOCK LOSES CONTROL 1020Gem Mint.
882776029029THE NAKED TIME 1070Gem Mint.
882776030030THE DEMON WITHIN 9230Mint.
882776031031MY ENEMY MY SELF9110Mint.
882776032032MONSTER ANDROID 9100Mint. PSA/DNA for Sherry Jackson in 2014. Andrea and Sherry Jackson shown.
882776033033KORBYS FOLLY 9231Mint.
882776034034THE DUPLICATE MAN 1070Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2010.
882776035035BALANCE OF TERROR 1010Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2005. PSA/DNA for Lawrence Montaigne in 2012.
882776036036ATTACKED BY SPORES 1070Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2005.
882776037037SPOCK UNWINDS9271Mint. This card shows an awkward view of Spock hanging from a tree branch.
882776038038DUEL AT GOTHOS 1060Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2015.
882776039039TIMESHIP OF LAZARUS 9241Mint. PSA/DNA for Eddie Paskey in 2012. Lt. Leslie shown.
882776040040DAGGER OF THE MIND 992Mint.
882776041041THE LAWGIVERS 991Mint. PSA/DNA for Sid Haig in 2014. Signed as, "The first law giver."
882776043043BATTLING THE HORTA 9131Mint. Images of the Horta and her silicon eggs shown.
882776044044STRANGE COMMUNICATION9311Mint.
882776045045A STARTLING DISCOVERY9291Mint.
882776046046MCCOY INSANE 9211Mint.
882776047047THE GUARDIAN OF FOREVER9111Mint. Image from episode shown.
882776048048VISIT TO A HOSTILE CITY1060Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Joan Collins in 2015.
882776049049MYSTERY AT STAR BASE 61040Gem Mint.
882776050050FATE OF CAPTAIN PIKE992Mint. PSA/DNA for Sean Kenney in 2010. Signed as, "Captain Pike."
882776051051THE TALOSIANS 9292Mint. PSA/DNA for Felix Silla in 2014. Signed as, "Talosian."
882776052052ORDEAL ON RIGEL SEVEN1060Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2005.
882776053053CAPTURING THE KEEPER9102Mint.
882776054054BLASTED BY THE ENEMY9163Mint.
882776055055TRAPPED BY THE LIZARD CREATURE1040Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Bobby Clark in 2010. Signed as, "The Gorn."
882776056056THE GORN STRIKES1040Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Bobby Clark in 2014. Signed as, "The Gorn Capt."
882776057057EARTHMANS TRIUMPH 1030Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2010.
882776058058SPECIMEN UNKNOWN 1030Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2005. Episode images shown.
882776059059MIRROR MIRROR 1010Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2005. PSA/DNA for Barbara Luna in 2014.
882776060060SPOCKS WEDDING 1020Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for Arlene Martel and Lawrence Montaigne in 2014.
882776061061STRANGLED BY MR SPOCK 9182Mint.
882776062062GRASP OF THE GODS 9232Mint. PSA/DNA for Michael Forest in 2014.
882776063063THE MONSTER CALLED NOMAD1030Gem Mint.
882776064064THE COMPANION 980Mint.
882776065065JOURNEY TO BABEL 9120Mint.
882776066066DEATH SHIP 1030Gem Mint.
882776067067THE THOLIAN WEB 1030Gem Mint. Tholian Web images shown.
882776068068THE ARCHITECTS OF PAIN9290Mint. Topps Vault Photo shown.
882776069069THE MUGATO 1030Gem Mint. Mugato images shown.
882776070070THE DEADLY YEARS 1040Gem Mint.
882776071071ANCIENT ROME REVISITED 1040Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for DeForest Kelley in 2014. Most difficult autograph.
882776072072THE MELKOTIAN 9253Mint.
882776073073THE VULCAN MIND MELD990Mint.
882776074074POSSESSED BY ZARGON 1030Gem Mint.
882776075075CREATION OF A HUMANOID9112Mint.
882776076076CAPTURED BY ROMULANS9230Mint. PSA/DNA for Jack Donner in 2015.
882776077077A WAR OF WORLDS 970Mint. Self-submitted in 2010. PSA/DNA for Joanne Linville in 2014.
882776078078SPACE BRAINS 1020Gem Mint. Self-submitted in 2010. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2015.
882776079079I YARNEG9152Mint. Images of "Yarnek" shown. "Yarneg" is spelled incorrectly.
882776080080DEATH IN A SINGLE CELL1050Gem Mint.
882776081081THE UNINVITED 9171Mint. Topps Vault Photo shown.
882776082082THE LIGHTS OF ZETAR 9361Mint.
882776083083INVADED BY ALIEN ENERGY1060Gem Mint. Trading card case (#417) shown courtesy of: www.jklm.net.
882776084084KIRKS DEADLIEST FOE9170Mint. Order sheet shown for Star Trek trading cards.
882776085085THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES1020Gem Mint. PSA/DNA for William Shatner in 2015. Shatner shown signing card.
882776086086THE NAZI PLANET 9281Mint. Topps Vault Photo shown.
882776087087THE STARSHIP EATER 1020Gem Mint. Episode images shown. Star Trek trading card book shown.
882776088088STAR TREK LIVES9100Mint. PSA/DNA for Leonard Nimoy in 2010 and Mariette Hartley in 2015.
Love the Digital Album that you put up and the comments, that is way cool that you did this and it's nice to see what the top end cards look like as a model, thank you for taking the time to do this, much appreciated. Charles Stewart
Posted @ 6/19/2015 11:07 PM By CharlesStewart