He was a comedian known for his witty remarks and scathing humor with countless Hollywood credits since the 1950s.
Despite all those years in entertainment, you won’t find too many certified autograph cards for Don Rickles, who died of kidney failure today at 90 years old.
His credits include the Toy Story franchise where he was “Mr. Potato Head” and appearances on The Bernie Mac Show, Murphy Brown, The Larry Sanders Show, Casino, Hunter, Tales from the Crypt, Newhart, Sanford & Son, Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan’s Island, The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Munsters and plenty more.
But his only two certified autographs (non-cuts) are found in card sets for The Twilight Zone and The Wild Wild West, where he made TV appearances in 1961 and 1966. Those two card sets arrived in 2000 from Rittenhouse Archives, while he had a handful cut autograph cards from Topps, Razor, Upper Deck and a few other card-makers focused on pop culture from the past.
To learn more about Rickles’ life and career, check out this piece from The New York Times.
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