Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Book

Paula Block and Terry Erdmann provide commentary for The Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series book. The Topps trading card set was released in 1976, and consisted of 88 full-color cards featuring images from the television show and 22 sticker inserts. The cards are fairly rare, and even an ungraded set can cost $200+. Graded near mint cards have gone for more than $1,000 at auction, so it’s nice to see the full set offered in book form with commentary.

Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Star Trek Topps Stick Inserts

Banned Book Trading Card Project

In order to highlight Banned Books Week last September, the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas, solicited submissions from local artists that focused on banned books. It selected seven of those submissions and created this awesome set of Banned Book Trading Cards. The back of each card includes details on the book and instances where it has been banned, as well as information about the artists and their inspiration for the particular image.

The library gave away 450 sets of the trading cards at the library and other affiliated organizations. It also did a second print run and sells sets of the cards for $7 + 2.95 shipping and handling.

 

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Run Rabbit Run by John Updike
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The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood

1984
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