December 1, 2016

Non-Sports Card of the Day: A Little Buddy Relic

Today's non-sports card is the most modern card I've posted since I started daily posing selections from my non-sports P.C and it is also the first non-sports relic card I've highlighted. Today's entry comes from 2013 Panini Golden Age which is the sort of set a lot of collectors either love or hate. It features a checklist where you will find an Al Kaline card sitting next to Lyndon Johnson and Elizabeth Montgomery. I love cards for unexpected people and when I was flipping through the random hits at a card show somewhere in 2016, I just had to pick up this relic of Bob Denver, a.k.a. Gilligan from Gilligan's Island


Appropriately enough, Denver's base card in the set was #73 and card #74 was Alan Hale, Denver's co-star as the Skipper on Gilligan's Island. The back doesn't provide any information as to the origin of the clothing piece and so I doubt it is something from the era of the show. I was surprised to see that the show only ran for three seasons as it seemed like there were a million reruns on when I was a kid. But then again, I'm always surprised The Munsters was only ran for two seasons as well. 

2 comments:

Fuji said...

Three seasons? That's really surprising. Maybe the transition from B&W to color makes people think the show was on the air longer. Regardless... very cool card. Kudos to Panini if that's an actual piece of shirt worn by Gilligan on the show. Can't imagine there are a lot of surviving pieces of Gilligan's Island garments out there.

CaptKirk42 said...

I wonder if that black swatch was part of the costume Gilligan wore when a Hollywood producer or actor landed on the island and they did that musical version of Hamlet.?
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