I work for a company that is in the middle of moving operations from one building to another. As a result everyone is going through their desks and bins and hopefully getting rid of some junk. One of my coworkers decided to finally toss a gift he had received during a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange. A large box of cards for the Star Trek Collectable Card game (STCCG).
While I have played Magic: The Gathering when it first came out, I’m not really familiar with the different types of card games out there so it’s not surprising that this is the only set of Star Trek cards I’ve seen. I looked them up online and I’m guessing that these cards are from The Next Generation release in the STCCG series.
All of the cards have a white border and, except for the mission cards, have “Start Trek The Next Generation” in the upper right hand corner. Some of the types of cards are interrupt, event, dilemma, equipment, ship, and character.
I’m not interested in learning how to play the game, I just didn’t want to see them thrown away. Are there any Dopers out there who are interested in taking these cards?
Putting the box on the bathroom scale showed they weighed about 6 pounds. Using a very rough estimate these cards could make a stack over 27" high.
Can any Doper help me find a home for these cards or should I start looking for a place that can recycle them?
If the copyrights are around 1995 or so, then you probably have cards for the first edition of Decipher’s Star Trek CCG. This was replaced by the second edition a few years later, which is itself out of print.
Star Trek CCG was the first TCG I ever played. It wasn’t that fun when I first played it, because the mechanics seemed very confused. They didn’t know how to make a game out of the Star Trek: TNG series.
Very, very few people even play the second edition of the card game, but there are absolutely no people who play the first edition of the game. If you find somebody who wants them, great - just don’t expect much money for the cards. I think 25 bucks is the most you can expect. Fifty would be amazing.