Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

In the Cards

Season 5, Ep 25, Aired 6/9/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: Unknown Jake and Nog attempt to obtain an ancient baseball card to help lift Ben out of his depression. However, in order to get it from its new owner, they must steal equipment from the station, but this brings them under interrogation from the Dominion.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman


  • Terry Farrell

    Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

  • Michael Dorn

    Lt. Commander Worf (Season 4-7)

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Good Humorous Trek

    By Celedorian, Oct 06, 2014

  • Humor and intrigue - light but not lightweight.

    By pharoahsdance, Nov 15, 2009

  • Another Low Key Episode but w/ good points

    By AvatarBlue, Apr 02, 2008

  • Jake, Nog and Willie Mays?

    By FrakkingFrakker, Apr 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Jake (to Weyoun): The entire future of the galaxy may depend on us tracking down Willie Mays... and stopping him.

    • Quark: (handing Nog a list of auction items) Here, find something you like and make a bid with all that latinum you've got stashed under your bed. Nog: (looking around nervously) Shhhh! Quark: Oh Nog, you don't really keep it under your bed?!

    • Sisko: Two days ago, this station felt like a tomb. I'd never seen so many of my crew depressed at the same time. But for some reason, it now seems as though a new spirit has swept through the station. As if someone had opened a door and let a gust of fresh air blow through a musty old house. Why is this happening frankly is... a mystery to me. After all, nothing has really changed. The Dominion is still a threat, the Cardassians are still threatening to retake the station, and I can still see the clouds of war gathering on the horizon. So why do I sense this newfound sense of optimism in the air? But maybe I'm overthinking this. Maybe the real explanation is as simple as something my father taught me a long time ago: Even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that'll make you smile.

    • Nog: It's not my fault that your species decided to abandon currency-based economics in favor of some philosophy of self-enhancement.
      Jake: Hey, watch it! There's nothing wrong with our philosophy. 'We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.'
      Nog: What does that mean exactly?
      Jake: It means... it means we don't need money!

    Notes (3)

    • This is the first episode of Star Trek to be directed by Michael Dorn.

    • Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) does not appear in this episode.

    • At the end of the auction, we see Morn leaving with a rather large painting, representing a matador. The same painting plays a larger role in the season six episode "Who Mourns For Morn?"

    Trivia (3)

    • Kai Winn mentions that she has consulted with an orb and been told nothing.  During the Season 7 episode "Strange Bedfellows," she again fails to interface with an orb and admits that she feels nothing when the wormhole opens.

    • The Klingon opera Nog listens to is the same one which Worf was singing along to during "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places".

    • Goof: When Jake and Nog agree to complete Chief O'Brien's work for him, Nog says "I'll scan and you calibrate", however, he hands Jake the tricorder by mistake.

    Allusions (3)

    • Willie Mays
      Willie Mays is an American Hall of Fame baseball player, who played for the New York Giants.

    • Jake: 'We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.'
      Jake quotes Captain Picard from Star Trek: First Contact.

    • Jake: We're going to beard the lion in its den.
      Nog: Lions, Gigers, bears.
      Jake: Oh my.
      This is a play on one of Dorothy's infamous quotes from The Wizard Of Oz: "Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my."

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