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Originally posted by drofdarb:
I actually have the entire TOS autograph set in a folder somewhere, must be worth a few bob now.


Nice. I think pretty much all of the main cast has signed elsewhere since (I have most of them in my Twilight Zone set), but the TOS set from Skybox will always be the best. The pair of DeForest Kelley cards from that set are certainly the keys, since he never signed any other cards.

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To me Star Trek TOS and Twilight Zone are the two best sets in non-sport. That's from the point of view of an autograph collector. I've thought many times about trying to put the full run of autographs from Star Trek TOS together (in the classic design only), but I've never been able to start digging in and really do it. And now the cut signature cards have really hurt my willingness to try. With my collecting OCD I consider them part of the autograph set, though I fully understand that most other collectors do not. And the price of some of those cuts would be too high for me, especially the Jeffrey Hunter card, which rarely comes up for sale to begin with.
 
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BTW, I think someone just bought the unsigned LLAP card for $500. Don't get me started on blank autograph cards, but congrats to Ted. Smile

Actually sold for $250. Could I have gotten more? I really don't know. But that was a fantastic offer that at the moment I just couldn't pass up.

I am curious, though... is that the highest amount for a non-autographed Star Trek card? Maybe Promoking can get me in touch with the Guinness pople? Big Grin


I bought a Yvonne Craig/ William Shatner Unreleased card from a seller that was signed by Yvonne Craig. He bought it at an estate sale after Yvonne passed away. I sold it for $300 or so. Afterwards , I found out that Yvonne hadn't sent the cards into RA so they won't ever get released.

If I'd know that, It would've been 3k.

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I am curious, though... is that the highest amount for a non-autographed Star Trek card?Big Grin


Lots of room in that question for different views to hold merit. The simply answer would be yes, if you are just talking about basic cards, but should you count other non-autographed hits, like a sketch card? Then maybe not.

Do you count the LLAP card as a regular Star Trek issue when it was never released in a ST set? It's a licensed RA card, but it came from Nimoy directly, not RA.

And then it was made to be signed and this one was left blank. Many people would receive that and want to send it back as a mistake not worth the money spent on the tee shirt. Apparently some did send them back on the earlier pages of this thread. So it might be better to compare the price to other unsigned autograph cards that managed to make it out, by hook or by crook as they say. Known unsigned autograph cards like Halle Berry for Catwoman and X-Men might go for more. And then there are unredeemed redemption cards like Elizabeth Allen in Twilight Zone that did go for more.

I view unsigned autograph cards and expired redemption cards as being in their own non-traditional market. For some collectors it just has to do with the novelty of having something rare, even if it's really incomplete or simply not useable anymore. It's their logic and their money. Wink
 
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Astonishing to see how much these are going for 8 years later.
That said, I do think the one his granddaughter sold on her website is an anomaly that will temporarily skew the market upwards. Official RA Nimoy Trek autos are not exactly hard to come by and can be had for A LOT less, including these LLAP cards.

I’d imagine the buyer of that particular card, from that particular platform, was likely not familiar the non-sport Nimoy/Trek market or the normal ‘going rate’, or approx. quantities made of this card.

Still, I really do think the LLAP card is the best looking Trek card Nimoy signed and it was a great gesture that he made them available to his fans.

I had the fine blue sharpie version (which I moved long ago), but still have the black marker version. As a Trek fan I am not sure I could ever part with it given how integral Nimoy was the the legacy of the show.
 
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I bought a Yvonne Craig/ William Shatner Unreleased card from a seller that was signed by Yvonne Craig. He bought it at an estate sale after Yvonne passed away. I sold it for $300 or so. Afterwards , I found out that Yvonne hadn't sent the cards into RA so they won't ever get released.

If I'd know that, It would've been 3k.


There very well could be a box of 100 more of those sitting somewhere waiting to be discovered.
 
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Originally posted by Kryten67:

I bought a Yvonne Craig/ William Shatner Unreleased card from a seller that was signed by Yvonne Craig. He bought it at an estate sale after Yvonne passed away. I sold it for $300 or so. Afterwards , I found out that Yvonne hadn't sent the cards into RA so they won't ever get released.

If I'd know that, It would've been 3k.


There very well could be a box of 100 more of those sitting somewhere waiting to be discovered.


Not only that, those cards are still probably the property of RA. Unlike the Nimoy LLAP card, which was given to him for his own use, that Craig/Shatner card was supposed to have been autographed and returned to RA, if the story is accurate. That means it belongs to them, signed or not, absent some specific agreement being made that was not mentioned.

If it showed up for sale in any sort of numbers or prices, RA has the copyright and might want an explanation from either the sellers or Craig's Estate as to why someone else is profiting off of their cards.
 
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BTW for Star Trek card collectors, RA has released at least a few dual autographs numbered from DA1 - DA 37 in each of the sets starting with the 2011 Remastered TOS.

The only unreleased DA number missing from the sequence is DA4. I never read what happened to it or who was supposed to be on it.
 
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I have never seen the Halle Berry card sell - just have seen it available for a couple of hundred bucks and go unsold.

Yeah, there are some oddball cards out there: unsigned autographs, unreleased autograph cards, expired redemptions, etc. Part of it is the novelty of wanting something rare but part of it is also thinking you've completed a favorite set (whether a master set or a set with all the hits you wanted) and finding out years later there's another card out there even if it's just a promo without a serial-number or an unreleased non-foil version of a chase card that had foil in the packs. Suddenly, you have something new to chase for that set.

I consider an unsigned autograph like an "unfinished prototype." It's a sample version usually not released, because as you said, it's incomplete, awaiting at least one more intended step before being ready for distribution. I can only assume that across the printing process there are always some leftovers or cards pulled and inspected along the way but they're almost always thrown away.

However, Skybox gave employees American Vintage Motorcycle Series 2 cards that had finished foil fronts but otherwise blank backs stamped "Unfinished Skybox Prototype." Comic Images sent out some unsigned autograph cards as samples to dealers.

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Originally posted by Ted Dastick Jr.:
I am curious, though... is that the highest amount for a non-autographed Star Trek card?Big Grin


Do you count the LLAP card as a regular Star Trek issue when it was never released in a ST set? It's a licensed RA card, but it came from Nimoy directly, not RA.

And then it was made to be signed and this one was left blank. Many people would receive that and want to send it back as a mistake not worth the money spent on the tee shirt. Apparently some did send them back on the earlier pages of this thread. So it might be better to compare the price to other unsigned autograph cards that managed to make it out, by hook or by crook as they say. Known unsigned autograph cards like Halle Berry for Catwoman and X-Men might go for more. And then there are unredeemed redemption cards like Elizabeth Allen in Twilight Zone that did go for more.

I view unsigned autograph cards and expired redemption cards as being in their own non-traditional market. For some collectors it just has to do with the novelty of having something rare, even if it's really incomplete or simply not useable anymore. It's their logic and their money. Wink
 
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I have never seen the Halle Berry card sell - just have seen it available for a couple of hundred bucks and go unsold.


I bought one many years ago. Less than $100, though.
 
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