This particular Star Trek collectible is priced according to it rarity.
Star Trek collectibles are a treasure to find, especially for the avid collectors. While some fans are happy to find the unique treasures at thrift stores or antique stores, others know exactly what they’re looking for and hunt until they find it. Many fans look for the rarest collectibles they can find, whether it be a shirt once worn by DeForest Kelley who played Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy on Star Trek: The Original Series or the TOS episode “Mirror Mirror” Final Draft Script. But these gems come at a price.
And one particular Trek collectible, which is rare given that it was signed by both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, is a card from Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, the season three episode which pits two aliens against one another aboard the Enterprise. The signatures of Shatner and Nimoy alone make this a rarity and while may fans may want to claim ownership, it comes with a high price—$1.5 million. Right now, it’s being offered on Ebay by MadMikesEmporium.
This Star Trek collectible is the only one of its kind being offered on Ebay.
While you can certainly find the card itself on many retailers for the small price of $3.00, those won’t bear the signatures of Shatner and Nimoy.
"Ebay Description: This rare Star Trek trading card, #215 Last Battlefield, features the autographs of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, making it a must-have for any Star Trek fan or collector. Produced by Impel in 1991, this non-sport trading card is in great condition with no grading. It is the only one of its kind on eBay, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to add it to your collection."
Yes, that’s definitely an exorbitant price, but we all know there are plenty of Trek fans out there who will spend massive amounts of money to add to their collections or build the Enteprise in their basements. I admit, though, I’ll be a little envious when a lucky buyer does eventually take this card off the market. I just hope they share the good news and let us get a sneak peek of the card in its new home.