There is no more loyal a fanbase than Star Trek‘s fanbase, and it’s a well known fact that you do not separate a Trekker from any of their beloved memorabilia. Sadly, a Star Trek fan in Northern Ireland recently had their prize collection of vintage Star Trek trading cards stolen in a burglary.
The collection in question amounts to some 3800 Star Trek trading cards that were stolen, and the collection is worth quite a pretty penny (they range in price from £1 to a couple of hundred pounds on online auction sites). Right now, police in Northern Ireland are hunting for them and determined to return them to their owner, who is no doubt doing an “angry Kirk” impersonation right about now.
Of course, because we live in a social media dominated world, PSNI (Police Services of Northern Ireland) Foyle has asked for any leads or information leading to the whereabouts of these vintage cards with a Facebook post, one that of course includes several obvious Star Trek quotes. You can see the Facebook post in question down below (via i09).
Well, the constable’s heart is certainly in the right place, that’s for sure. But if you want to stump people with “guess the Star Trek quote”, you’re probably going to have to try a little bit harder than “live long and prosper” and “the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.” I mean, even your grandma knows those.
Recently PSNI was able to use Facebook to return a missing dog named Pixie to their owner, here’s hoping they have the same luck bringing the Enterprise crew back home.
What are your most valued fan collectibles that you’d be heartbroken to lose? Be sure to let us know down below in the comments.