2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions Details
2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions trading cards go big with autographs. But there are plenty of other elements including a base set filled with variations, inserts and some of the first cards of the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Each hobby box includes a total of four autographs, two of which are Inscriptions.
2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions Checklist Overview
At its most basic, the base set has 60 cards. Each is focused on a character and includes a quote from the show. And that’s where things go in a different direction. All base cards come with variations that switch up the quote.
This gives collectors the chance to chase things a few different ways. One could go with a numerical set of 60 cards and leave it at that. For those seeking a much bigger challenge, there’s a master base set with all quote variations. Each card has between nine and 18 different versions. For fans with a favorite character, they might want to chase the different quotes of one card, similar to other modern parallels.
Signatures come from many of TNG‘s main cast members as well as guest stars.
Among those with inscriptions are Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher), Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) and John de Lancie (Q). Ashley Judd and Christopher McDonald, perhaps best known for playing Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, are also on the inscriptions checklist.
2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions has a handful of additional insert sets. While most can be found in every box, some will be challenging builds simply based on their size.
Encounter at Farpoint Uncut and The Best of Both Worlds Uncut are both 1:16 packs. Each takes a deep dive into specific episodes. Encounter at Farpoint centers of the TNG debut with 46 cards. The Best of Both Worlds uses 53 cards to retell the show’s most famous meeting with The Borg. Both of these sets go scene by scene, making for an extremely detailed insert set.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is featured in two 20-card sets, one for characters and another for episodes from the first two seasons. Each set has 1:24 pack odds.
Other insert sets in Archives and Inscriptions include Laser Cut Villains (18 cards, 1:24 packs), Infinite Possibilities (nine cards, 1:24 packs), sketch cards and a pair of stamp cards.
Some cards on the Archives and Inscriptions checklist are not available in regular packs.
Dealers ordering six 12-box cases receive a Relic with two swatches from a Jean Luc Picard “Pen Pals” costume.
The nine-case incentive is an Inscription Autograph from TNG executive producer Rick Berman.
Finally, there’s a special Archive Box for an 18-case incentive. These have much of the product’s content including exclusive Printing Plates.
2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions trading cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 24
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 60 cards
Release date (subject to change): July 27, 2022
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Inscription Autographs – 2
- Additional Autographs – 2
- Encounter at Farpoint Uncut – 1
- Infinite Possibilities – 1
- Star Trek: Lower Decks Seasons 1 and 2 Characters – 1
- Star Trek: Lower Decks Seasons 1 and 2 Episodes – 1
- The Best of Both Worlds Uncut – 1
- TNG Laser Cut Villains – 1
2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions Checklist
The following is a preliminary list of signers with Inscription Autographs.
Rick Berman – Executive Producer (9-case incentive)
Michael Berryman as Capt. Rixx
Brian Brophy as Bruce Maddox
Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar
Olivia d’Abo as Amanda Rogers
Daniel Davis as Prof. Moriarty
John de Lancie as Q
Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh
Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren
Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker
Jennifer Hetrick as Vash
Ashley Judd as Robin Lefler
Amanda McBroom as Capt. Louvois
Christopher McDonald as Castillo
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Eric Menyuk as The Traveler
Natalija Nogulich as Adm. Nechayev
Robert O’Reilly as Gowron
Suzie Plakson as K’Ehleyr
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner as Data
The full 2022 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Archives and Inscriptions checklist will be up as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set comes out.