Beverly Hillbillies cards on Ebay
Topps released their Beverly Hillbillies card set in 1963. There were 66 cards in the set.
The Beverly Hillbillies
was the first of what would become CBS's 'Hooterville Trilogy,' wherein a handful of popular
(but dumb) shows centered around the inhabitants of a fictional Southern town (the other two being Green Acres
). As with Gilligan's Island
, critics hated it, but viewers made it a hit and kept it going for years.
The card fronts feature a color photo still from the show, with the series logo in a black oval superimposed, and the whole thing surrounded by a white border with a funny caption at the bottom.
The card backs have an orange back, with the words HILLBILLY GAGS displayed prominently across the top. In the center is a large white text box, surrounded by four line drawings of the principal characters' faces, containing a corny joke and the line 'Watch the Beverly Hillbillies every Wednesday on the CBS Television Network.' Below this is the show's title, with the card number superimposed over a drawing of a barrel in the center.
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