The recently released Star Trek 50th Anniversary set includes plenty of ink with two autographs and a memorabilia card in every box but there are some interesting surprises inside the product as a whole.
Each 12-box case is guaranteed to include one of five Captain’s Autograph cards from the five leaders at the helm on each of the past TV shows — William Shatner as James T. Kirk, Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko, Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway and Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer.
But that’s not all of note in this one if you look closely at the checklist.
This product includes a number of obscure autographs but one is a first for Trek and for the signer as well. Among them is David Huddleston, who played the conductor on the Holodeck in a 1994 episode of The Next Generation called “Emergence.” Elsewhere in the movie world he might be best known as the namesake in The Big Lebowski. It’s his first — and likely only — certified autograph as he died at age 85 on Aug. 2.
There are other interesting autographs in the mix here if you cross-check names on the standard checklist with credits beyond Trek, but there are also three cut autographs, a number of memorabilia cards and even a piece of an Enterprise model as a six-case incentive card, which is a first.