1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies Trading CardsBrand: Topps Entertainment
Based on one of the most beloved TV sitcoms of all-time, 1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies trading cards remain extremely popular. Offering the same corny humor that made the Clampetts household names, the set is one of the most collected vintage sets of the television era.
At 66 cards, 1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies isn't a huge set. However, given the strong prices singles command, particularly in top condition, and piecing together a set can be challenging.
Card fronts feature a colorized shot, often of multiple characters. The show was still done in black and white at the time of the set's release, so these cards offered a different look for the show and its stars. The photo is surrounded by a thin white border. The bottom of the picture has a black oval that has the show's name. Underneath is a caption, usually a gag to go with the photo. A handful of cards also focus on specific characters.
Card backs have an orange border with line illustrations of the Clampetts. A box in the middle, headlined "Hillbilly Gags," has jokes done in the form of dialogue. There's also a note reminding collectors to watch the show on Wednesday nights. The bottom has a Beverly Hillbillies sub-headline and the card number shown inside a barrel.
Cards were available in both one-cent and five-cent packs.
While 1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies trading cards aren't exactly scarce, they are one of the tougher TV sets for the era. This has resulted in strong prices for both raw and professionally graded cards. The iconic status of the show, even today, also helps create interest.
1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies Checklist
1 People in Californy sure dress funny.
2 Officer, Granny meant no harm climbing up the telephone pole.
3 Don't fret, we'll get you a new slingshot for Christmas.
4 There ain't a possum in all of Beverly Hills!
6 You stop beating up Jethro, hear?
7 "It's great for cracking walnuts."
8 Strangest looking prison bars I ever saw.
9 Now, no more rassling, you two.
10 Granny, I'm growing my own leopard coat.
11 That telephone pole makes good fire wood.
12 But Granny, you're too old to slide down the bannister.
13 Home Sweet Home
14 Let's shoot something for breakfast.
15 Ow, I hit the wrong nail!!
16 Elly May and Jethro.
17 We give up - Where is the water pump?
18 I gave him a bath and he just wrinkled all up.
19 Got any spare parts for a 1921 touring car?
20 The folks at this drive-in ain't watching the movie.
21 Why can't I take my pet for a walk?
22 I don't care if it is your job, just touch our garbage & I'll shoot.
23 These Californy bathtubs are a bit snug.
24 I'd be a good executive - if I knew what "executive" meant.
25 Elly May, stop putting the wash in the television machine.
26 This car's been in our family for 40 years!
27 Why'd they put a harp in this wood box?
28 We get 10 gallons per mile.
29 We use this for washing & the outside pool for rinsing.
30 That picture is by Rembrandt -- Mebbe he can paint one of you.
31 I got fine antiques -- my furniture and Granny.
32 So that's a bikini bathing suit!!
33 You can get pretty thirsty, sunning yourself.34 If I knew you two were dressing up, I'd have put on my new dungarees.
35 They're fun, but not much for hunting bears.
36 Ain't they ever seen a convertible before?
37 Aw Granny, that's not a giant bug -- That's a hely-copter.
38 Elly May, it's easier to iron my coat after I take it off.
39 It musta been a pretty sick chicken for such a bandage.
40 Who says my coat ain't in style -- It has been for the past 25 years.
42 Magazines are great for swatting flies.
43 Jethro, you're going to get in trouble bathing in the park
44 Everybody got Cadillacs, but we got something special.
45 This new house is bigger'n our old farm
46 Jethro and Jed.
47 Get fresh with me, will ya!
48 Race you up one of them palm trees.
49 Maybe we could get jobs as models.
50 We can always throw darts at it.
51 This'll go great in my possum stew.
52 Today I bagged 2 squirrels and a mink coat.
53 Spread-out, you two you're scrunching me!
54 The letter would make more sense if you could read.
55 We're going to a fancy nightclub.
56 Elly May, Jed, Granny and Jethro.
57 Jed, you look fine in sports clothes.
58 I don't know what a parking attendant is, but you just stay away from our car.
59 That "One Way" sign is wrong - It's pointing the other way.
60 When my date's car stopped, I fixed the motor.
61 Jed Clampett.
62 We've been posing for 2 hours -- You sure paint slow.
63 When that ice melts we're in for a flood!
64 Elly May.
65 You mean some people play games with these pot holders?
66 There's someone in this thing -- I can hear him talking.