Let’s get back to some good old movie cards. This time, I take a look at the cards released for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. They were put out in 1984 by FTCC, and contained 60 character and movie cards and an additional 20 card subset of the ships.
Now I know that a lot of people consider Star Trek III to be one of the weakest entries into the classic Star Trek movie franchise, after all, it fell between Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and “Admiral, there be whales here!” Most people remember that odd-numbered Star Trek movies tended to suck, but I thought there were some good elements in the movie, they’ve even been called back to in the most recent Star Trek flick: Into Darkness. Whether that’s a good thing or not, that’s up to you, certainly I made my views known in my pseudo-review of the movie, but regardless, there are plenty of quotable lines that came out of Search for Spock and, after all this time, I think it’s still a fun watch.
These cards came out when they were still packed with gum and were still made out of cardboard. The card backs are plain brown cardboard with black text, not the glossy cards that we’d see as we moved into the 90s and beyond.
The set holds up better than most, probably due to it’s link to the Star Trek property, I’ve seen full sets going for between $20-25 and that’s probably a reasonable price.
Click away on the individual images for a closer look. Live long and prosper and I hope you enjoy this look into these classic old cards.