Subspace Communications Star Trek Phone Cards

Mercury Phone Cards

Mercury Company, located in the UK, was the first UK company to produce phonecards. Their first cards were two sets of phone cards; the TOS set of 11 and a TNG set of 20. Each set came with a binder (red for TNG and blue for TOS) and a series of Data (information) sheets that the phone cards slipped into. The company stopped releasing the sheets before the series was complete, so their successor, Subspace Communications, offered a commemorative set of the sheets to preferred customers in 1998. The two binders came with a bonus crew card. (the 11th and 21st card in the set, a crew shot. The TOS set is considered Volume I and the TNG set is Volume III. Volume II, a movie series, was not produced.
The Mercury Generations card was produced in 1994 and limited to 10,000. While this card was in production, Mercury stopped producing phone cards, so this is the last of their line. Comes with a full color folder

Subspace Communications Star Trek Phone Cards

Subspace Communications took over producing phone cards in the UK and continue to produce new ones through 2001.
DS9 3rd Season
The first Star Trek telephone cards that were produced by SSC was the 3rd Season DS9 set and was limited to 1500. It could be purchased singly or in a set with a presentation folder.The First Contact set featured a set of 10 cards highlighting the crew. It could be purchased singly or in a presentation binder. For whatever reason, the Troi card from this set is difficult to acquire. The set is limited to 1,500.
A second set was released later and shows 3 scenes from the movies. Initial reports had the set limited to 1,000 sets, but the website lists a maximum of 2,000 sets. There is no folder for this set.
In 2013, an Enterprise-D card was listed on ebay with the yellow format of the FC set. It is currently unknown how this card was released.
The Man Trap is SSC’s first limited Gold Edition phone card and is limited to just 2,000 of each card These cards can also be purchased as a set with a presentation binder with matching serial numbers..

The Movies set of 8 phone cards features movie teaser posters from ST I through First Contact. Also available is a presentation binder, this set has a print run of 1250.

History of the Enterprise is a 7-card set depicting the various Enterprises seen in the ST universe. An 8th bonus card is available with the purchase of a complete set in a presentation binder. The print run was to be limited to 2000
The Voyager set consists of 10 crew cards released in a presentation binder. This and a few other sets were originally released with poor quality control issues and came out very dark. The affected sets were reissued and sent to customers. The backs of the cards form a schematic of the USS Voyager.
Folder for Voyager Set

The 10th Anniversary TNG Set
A 9 card set came in a presentation binder and shows the crew in each of the 7 Seasons. The 8th card is a shot of the Enterprise-D. 1,000 sets.Pilot Episodes is a 10 card set with folder that features 5 cards from each of the two TOS pilots. This set was reissued since many of the cards were dark. Print run was 1,000 sets.Insurrection 10-card set in a presentation binder.
The All Good Things set is a series of 6 cards in a presentation binder and shows characters from the final episode. 1000 sets were made.

The DS9 Season VI set
A 10 card set that comes in a folder and shows the crew as they appeared in Season 6. The backs of the cards form a schematic of DS9. Limited to 1,500 sets.

TNG Season One set is an 8 card set based on the first season of TNG in a presentation binder. It is limited to 1,000 sets.
The Millennium set was a 4 card set with images of the 4 series ships (well, three ships and one DS9 station). The set came in a presentation binder and was limited to 2,000 sets. They later released a 4-card set in a similar style called the Television Series Captain’s Set. The first print run was 500 with an issue limit of 2000..
Star Trek Action Series
is a batch of 5 different sets released in 2001. Each set features scenes from one of the four series and the Animated Set. Each set of 10 cards comes in a presentation binder and is limited to 2,000. A ST Action Series binder was produced to hold these sets. The 9 set Movie series is part of this “Action Series”.Star Trek Movie Action Series is 9 10 card sets of movie phone cards, one for each movie. They came shrinkwrapped with a presentation binder. The cards were to be stored in the ST Action Series binder released previously.The TOS Aliens is 6 card set with various aliens from TOS with a presentation binder. It was limited to 2,000 sets. Collectors who ordered ALL 14 Action Series set received a bonus ST Action Series phone card which was limited to 700-1000.

This last section is for single cards released by SSC, not as parts of sets

Misc SSC singles

Star Trek: 1966-1996 30 Years card is a Limited Gold edition telephone card. Early reports had it limited to 2,000.
The 30th Anniversary card.
The First Contact Premiere set is a matched set of phone cards printed for the European Premiere of First Contact movie The print run is 1,500 and features matching serial numbers.

Faces of Picard and Data- a 2 card set featuring Picard and Data in differing scenes from First Contact. This set was also reissued due to poor brightness quality control. Limited to 1,500 sets.
Borg Queen card was commissioned by CIC Video and given out to customers of HMV (a UK video store).

Science Museum promo card, created for the museum in Kensington, London to promote the Star Trek Federation Science Exhibit.
Star Trek Voyager leaving DS9-mail away promo card was a promotional from a British magazine.

Insurrection two-card promo set that together formed an image of the movie teaser poster. Limited to 1,500.
Voyager’s 7 of 9 stand alone card.

Insurrection movie teaser poster card. Limited to 1,500. The single promo cards was given to readers of “The News of the World” in April of 1999.

The Borg cards from the Mercury TNG card set were also packaged and sold seperately with their own binder.

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