Star Trek and baseball, two great traditions, meet once again this season with special days celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Giants and Phillies to hold Star Trek Nights celebrating 30th Anniversary of TNG
Opening day for the new season of Major League Baseball is only two weeks away (Monday, April 3rd) and teams across the league are just announcing their scheduled special events. Two of these events are of special interest to Star Trek fans. First up: Friday, September 1st will be “Star Trek Night” at AT&T park in San Francisco. The Giants are playing the St. Louis Cardinals and promising “various pre-game and in-game elements will be themed around Star Trek, making you feel like you are stepping right onto the set of this iconic franchise!” The Giants also note that San Francisco is special to Trek because it’s home of Starfleet Command, which may be why the Giants have held a number of Star Trek days in the past. If you purchase a special event ticket you’ll get a collector’s edition Star Trek/Giants T-Shirt commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. More information and tickets at MLB.com.
And on Tuesday, September 26th, the Philadelphia Phillies will be holding a special Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Night at Citizens Bank Park, where they will be taking on the Washington Nationals. The first 3,000 fans who purchase tickets will receive a coupon for an exclusive Phillies Captain Picard bobble figurine. More information and tickets at MLB.com.
Shatner Gets a Baseball Card
These Star Trek Days have been a somewhat regular occurrence at major and minor league baseball games over the years. There were a few of them last year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the franchise, including one with the Boston Red Sox, which featured the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. This special moment is being commemorated by the Topps baseball card company.
A William Shatner card is part of the Topps series of “First Pitch” cards included in the 2017 Baseball Series 1 collection. The Shatner card is one of 20 celebrity First Pitch cards included this year.
Of course, as with all baseball cards, it is part of the fun of collecting to find specific cards which are randomly sorted into the various packs sold by Topps. However, if you want to skip all that, you can buy just the Shatner card from some sellers on Amazon, currently priced at $3.99.
Keep up with all the Star Trek events, conventions and attractions at TrekMovie.com.