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Paula M. Block worked on the Star Trek franchise at Paramount Pictures and CBS for 19 years and, with motion picture publicist Terry J. Erdmann, has written numerous books including Star Trek: The Original Series 365, Star Trek: The Next Generation 365, and Star Trek 101. They live in Oregon. The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary.

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  • Series: Topps
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141970950X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419709500
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Dave Cordes on October 1, 2013
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This is a fantastic little coffee table-sized book that is shaped just like a pack of original Topps Series 1 Star Trek trading cards. The dust jacket even perfectly duplicates the same vintage "Wax-Pack" wrapper look and feel! A complete set of these original cards can fetch hundreds of dollars on the collectors market now. Inside you will find page after page of photographs that have reprinted each individual trading card from the original 1976 Topps Star Trek Series 1 set. The images have been blown-up from their original size so the picture quality is a little fuzzy but still has something of a nostalgic look and charm. All 88 cards and 22 stickers which came only one per pack are presented along with insightful anecdotes and trivia from the people who made them about their creation and why a particular image was chosen or why something in a card's text is off. The cardbacks have also been reprinted as well on the opposite page which include a synopses about the episodes or description about the image. Hopefully this is just the first in a continuing series of Star Trek Topps non-sports trading card reference tomes very similar to their other fantastic collections such as Mars Attacks and Garbage Pail Kids

Whether you are nostalgic to get your hands on your old childhood vintage trading cards again, or you're a Star Trek fan who wasn't around to have experienced these first-hand, this is the perfect way to see these beautiful vintage cards collected in this awesome 216 page hardcover book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C Cohen on October 6, 2013
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Great looking hardback that takes a card by card look at the 1976 Topps Star Trek card set. After a brief introduction that covers the trading card history of The Original Series the reader is treated to the back and front of each card with some corresponding text. As a bonus 4 brand new real cards are included to round out the original set. The book is presented to look like a pack of cards and some real care went into that presentation. If you're a Trek fan or a Topps fan this will be a book that you want, and at under the $13 that Amazon is currently selling it for it's a steal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rift Corbitt on October 11, 2013
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Nostaglia Factor through the roof for those that had these cards as children. I had them a few years after they were issued as small child and this book brings back those great memories. I offer my thanks to the authors.

Hoping the publisher Abrams does books for the following Topps cards; The Brady Bunch, 1975 or 1976 Marvel Stickers, as well as some of the Topps Test Issues like Land Of The Giants, Adam12/Emergency or Superman In The Jungle.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 24, 2013
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The book brought back some good memories. Many of the cards I hadn't seen sine I was a child. An added bonus that I didn't realize, inside the back cover is a small pack of cards in a plastic pouch. The only minus was the poor packaging. Mine arrived in just a padded envelope with 2 puncture holes that went all the way through the front cover which is hardcover and quite thick. I hope the replacement comes in more protective packaging.

I received the book today and requested a replacement. Shipping both ways is free. The replacement is already being prepared to be shipped out to arrive in 2 days, so Amazon does get bonus points for that.

9/26 replacement received. Packaging was the same type of padded envelope before but the book avoided being skewered this time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ANDY FISH on January 26, 2014
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Why are the card images so small? I get that they are printed the size of the original cards, and maybe there would be resolution issues if you blew them up but there is so much blank space on each page! Why not fill it with trivia or behind the scenes info on Topps?
Still a fun thing to have.
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This is just an exciting book to hold in your hand! Anyone who has ever bought a pack of bubblegum cards in their childhood will share the excitement of paging through this complete collection of the Topps series 1 Star Trek cards, reproduced in this volume both front and back. The book also comes with four bonus cards, done in the style of the originals but with pictures never included in the original set (Sulu gets featured on one card, and appears an another - thus somewhat making up for Topps' omission of him from the series 1 set). As others have mentioned, the dust jacket has that old fashioned "wax-pack" feel of the old bubblegum card backs. The front and back of the book itself is decorated with photos of those tough, brittle sticks of Bazooka gum that used to be included with the packs.

In short, this book is a lot of fun to look at, and the cover is so nice you'll want to prominently display it on your shelf. The additional reflections from collectors and Topps designers are a welcome bonus!
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Abrams-Comics Art has a series of these high quality, but budget priced collections of famous Topps cards series including this one based on the rare 1976 Star Trek card set, the 1962 Mars Attacks card set, and the 1970's Wacky Packages & 1980's Garbage Pail Kids sticker cards. Each book presents the series of cards, enlarged on excelled paper stock in full color with commentary from those involved in their original creation.
Each of the books contain 4 bonus trading cards, exclusive to these editions, and given the continued popularity of the trading card series that inspired these books, those cards could become somewhat valuable themselves in future years (so take care of them!) making this bargain priced volume a very low risk investment.
I hope for more of these from Abrams and Topps. My vote is for a set of books in this format based on the original 1977 Star Wars card series.
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