Presented is the original artwork to card #56 from the 1963 Topps Beverly Hillbillies set. This is the actual original flexichrome artwork used to produce key card #56, one of the signature cards in the set, featuring a family portrait of the primary characters of the popular TV series including Jed Clampett, Daisy Moses, Elly May Clampett, and Jethro Bodine. It is not an accident that this is the artwork to a key card in the set. The consignor of this artwork (and a number of others which appear in this auction) had interest in original card artwork for his personal collection only if it was the very best of the series. That is certainly the case with this original artwork, just as the issued card of this family portrait is prized by collectors as representing the set. The Beverly Hillbillies
was a sensation in 1963, and one of the few television shows of the early 1960s to survive with its popularity intact to this day. The Topps set issued in 1963 is, not surprisingly, extremely popular with collectors. Original artworks from the set are very rare. The offered artwork (measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches) is an ideal example (perhaps the ideal example), and is accompanied by an ultra high-grade example of the issued card (PSA MINT 9). Total 2 items (artwork and card). Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
SOLD FOR $823
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