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rstrata

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Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« on: March 21, 2019, 11:49:02 PM »
After some discussion with Evil Travis before pulling the trigger on the sale, I recently picked up the following eBay item:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970-39-s-CBS-Game-Show-quot-The-Joker-39-s-Wild-quot-Bonus-Round-Money-Slides-/254138699532

As it turns out, the seller is the daughter of the original producer of The Jokerís Wild, and enclosed a very nice note with the items.   Iím sure the question card and sheet are legitimate items from the show, but I donít recall ever seeing slides that looked like that.

Evil Travis and I surmised that the slides might have come from the 1971 local KTLA tryout run, before the show moved to the national run on CBS in 1972, but we really have no way to tell.
Anybody else have any ideas?

Jeremy Nelson

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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 11:58:16 PM »
I don't know, but it was definitely worth the buy at $6.99.
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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 11:59:16 PM »
That was essentially my point--for less than $10 if it turns out to be nothing it's a write-off, but if it is something fantastic, isn't it a good thing to dive in.
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Bryce L.

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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 12:03:28 AM »
If anything, those slides look more like the money amounts from Bonus Island on Bullseye.


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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 12:07:42 AM »
I was coming to post what Bryce said. $100, $150 and $200 were the original dollar amounts in Bullseye's Bonus Island, and the visual style of the slides is exactly that of what we saw on the air there. The "landscape" orientation vs. portrait also supports that. Given this person worked for B&E, it's possible they just got their wires crossed on which show used which item. Either way, it's a very cool buy you just made!

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 12:25:06 AM »
What Jeremy said. I kinda wish I had known about this earlier. Nice pickup!
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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 12:36:03 AM »
I was coming to post what Bryce said. $100, $150 and $200 were the original dollar amounts in Bullseye's Bonus Island, and the visual style of the slides is exactly that of what we saw on the air there. The "landscape" orientation vs. portrait also supports that. Given this person worked for B&E, it's possible they just got their wires crossed on which show used which item.

Good observations all around -- this makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 02:44:09 AM »
Ooh, those slides could be useful. :)

Looking at the seller's other offerings, two items caught my attention:
* Press photo and release for the debut of NBC's primetime Hollywood Squares (likely after said episode was taped; the X display shows a score of $100 or $150)
* Dick Enberg press photo from Sports Challenge, used on The Joker's Wild (part of the former's logo is visible behind him)
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KrisW73

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Re: Interesting eBay find (Joker’s Wild)
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 10:42:05 AM »
Very nice find!
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Matt Ottinger

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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 11:09:59 AM »
This is sensational.  I'm not even a fan of Bullseye, but I would have snatched those up if I'd seen them.  Congratulations!
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Re: Interesting eBay find (Jokerís Wild)
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2019, 11:42:36 AM »
That was essentially my point--for less than $10 if it turns out to be nothing it's a write-off, but if it is something fantastic, isn't it a good thing to dive in.

Seconded. At that price you totally take the punt, and even as the Bullseye slides (good detective work, troops), that's a great snag!
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