|1 - Who will be the low numbers in the Insurrection
autographs? How low will the low numbers be?
The first 7 cards are in the 800-1000 range apiece. The others
are 1,500-2,000 apiece.
2 - Is TOS III still expected in January?
We just moved it back to Feb. 10 to give dealers and collectors
some extra time to recover from Insurrection.
3 - Who will be the low numbers in the TOS III autographs? How
low will the low numbers be?)
Don't have a final tally yet, but expect at least Nimoy, Doohan,
Kelly to be a little harder than the others.
4. How did Voyager Profiles sell on your side? As well as the TOS
Fabulous. Very quick sell outs and a lot of positive feedback.
Only collation problems were a negative, but we are working hard
to fix that. People need to understand that the packaging is done
mechanically, and sometimes the people at the facility don't set
up the machines properly. If that happens, and we don't find out
until the product is out there, well.... Heads have rolled, and
I am taking names, too. Look for better collation in the future.
I personally oversaw the collection on the autographed cards for
Insurrection, so those should be more evenly dispersed.
5. If you had to do one thing differently in respect to ST card
sets, what would it be?
Boy, that's a hard one. Well, the only way I can answer that is
to go back to early 1997. That's when I did ask myself that question
after taking over the Star Trek card line from the previous marketing
team. My answer then was to add lots of autographs and guarantee
one in every box. I also wanted to improve the photos and really
improve the editorial content of the cards. My approach in general,
since I have been a collector all my life and will continue to be
one, is that I want to be proud enough of every card set I produce
so that when I go to a show now or 20 years from now, the cards
will hold up. I make card sets that I want to collect (Sounds corny,
I am always open to suggestions, if people have ideas. The real
challenge moving forward is going to be making the future sets as
exciting as the recent ones. There are only so many autographs/actors.
But I can assure you that I have many ideas.
6. After the TOS season III is done, any future thoughts for what
to do with the TOS line?
Yes, but I'm not telling yet. I think I do have some really great
7. Will Skybox be releasing any 23 k gold cards?
Maybe, but no plans yet.
8. Why release the movie card set before the movie releases, won't
that spoil the movie a bit?
Nah. Besides, sales are always best prior to the movie because
everyone is so excited. Once the film is released, the momentum
starts to slow (kinda like ticket sales).