Monday, April 24, 2017

Star Trek - The Retro Football Card Set - card #7

Now, a new addition to the set.  At some point, I'll have to rig up a checklist card.

Card #7 is Communication officer Lt. Uhura, played by Nichelle Nichols.  She was, of course, the better half of the "first interracial kiss" on TV, and an inspiration to women and minorities everywhere for being in such an important position on the Enterprise crew.

1957 Topps Lieutenant Uhura.

Had to rework the lettering a lot to get it right.  And I hadn't noticed how spartan this design really is.  It's basically two photos with single color backgrounds with the letter bars over them.  So simplistic yet effective.

The purple color isn't actually authentic, but it's what was behind the original portrait photo, so I didn't mess with it.

As usual, let me know what you think.  Hailing frequencies are open!


  1. Another cool creation. Kudos!

  2. A. Awesome custom! Wish I had the skills to create some of my own.

    B. Big fan of Nichols. Didn't learn about the first interracial kiss thing until a few years ago. Been trying to add her autograph to my collection ever since.

    C. Can't believe it took me this long to find your blog. I look forward to reading future posts!