Star Trek 40th Anniversary Card Set

Star Trek 40th Anniversary Card Set

40thRelease Date: June 21, 2006
5 Cards Per Pack
40 Packs Per Box
Production Run-9,000 (6,500 US, 2,500 UK)

Card Images

Set Composition

Base Set-90 Arti-fex-43 1:13
TV Guide-17 (US)  1:20 Villains-9 (UK) 1:40
Number One-6  1:40  In Motion-5  1:240
Costume Cards-40  1:20 Autograph Costume Cards-5  1:240

Base Set

In honor of Star Trek’s 40 years, Rittenhouse Archives released their tribute card set. The 90-card base set centered around each of the captains was touted as being the first set to feature all five captains in one set.There is one checklist card, and it seems to be seeded about one per box. There were US boxes and international boxes with one different insert set.


  • 40 different costume cards from all 5 series and even the movies. But, 40 different costumes doesn’t tell the true tale. Many of the costumes have multiple variations. Be sure and visit the checklist section to see the full list of known variants. Regarding the costume cards, Rittenhouse had this to say:” As we have stated previously, costume cards featuring material of the bridge crew from the original series did not come from show-worn costumes. The material used came directly from the studio and was discovered a few years back. This material was in the process of being made into costumes when the show was cancelled. You can currently find similar items like those provided to us at the upcoming Christies auction. The other original series costumes from guest stars and Spock’s cape as seen in the Star Trek 40th Anniversary set were from actual screen used costumes that we purchased at auction a number of years back”.
  • Several artists drew Arti-fex portrait cards for this set. Each artist drew the main cast members for each of the 5 shows.An Arti-fex card differs from a sketchcard in that the artwork is reproduced off an original sketch.
  • The TV Guide series of cards continues in this set and were found in US cases of product.
  • An Arti-fex Villains set, drawn by Warren Martineck was found in the UK cases.
  • The Number One Cards feature a die-cut style card, one for each of the 6 second-in-commands, found one per box.
  • Each of the 5 Captains is featured on a lenticular/motion card, found about 2 a case.
    Each box also included a beautiful 5×7 art card, on canvas stock, featuring the crew of each series and their ships. The cards came wrapped in plastic and the front is covered by a blank sheet of cardboard, so they have to be opened to enjoy.
  • The set also included 5 autograph costume cards. The Jeri Ryan autographed costume card was done up in a different format than the other four and is hand-numbered to 500.


  • P1-Kirk-General DistributionP2-Picard-NSU exclusive-Apr/May ’06 Issue Volume 17 #2.
  • P3-Sisko-Binder
  • CP-Archer-Convention promo
  • UK-Janeway-UK exclusive

Misc. Items

  • The Case Topper Cards featured a 3-card 5×7 In Memoriam card of James Doohan. These cards are done up in the style of the DeForest Kelley Memoriam set found in the 1999 TOS in Motion Card Set. The cards are individually hand numbered x/300.
  • The two-case incentive card for this set was the DC1, a dual costume card of Picard and Kirk.
  • The 6-case incentive is an autograph card of Patrick Stewart in the Legends format. Archive boxes-Marked and unmarked, unknown quantity. Archive boxes included base cards, insert cards and case topper. Did NOT include the set of 5 auto/costume cards.
    Randomly inserted into some boxes were the 3 and 6-case incentive. They can be found at the bottom of the box.
  • Binder-with an exclusive promo card and Neelix costume card. The binder also comes with 9-card pages and a few 2-card pocket pages.
  • There are three costume cards included in the Rittenhouse Wrapper Rewards program. They include two Picard image variation costume cards (one red, one grey) and one 7 of 9 image variant costume card.
  • Sell Sheet