Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Trading Cards

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ran from 1964 to 1968 on ABC. During its first season it was broadcast in black and white; the remaining seasons were aired in color. Donruss released a 66-card set of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading cards in 1964.

The back of each card urged people to watch the show on their local ABC station. Despite the fact that each is labeled “Series I” it seems a second batch was never released. Here’s the set’s registry at the registry page at the Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA)

Interestingly, according to Mike’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Zone, some of the images on the cards were actually altered by Donruss. Here are scans of four cards:

Scan of the front of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card depicting Admiral Nelson on the Seaview.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #8 Front
Scan of the back of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #8 Back
Scan of the front of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card depicting the Seaview.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #48 Front
Scan of the back of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #48 Back
Scan of the front of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card depicting crewmembers in the reactor room.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #50 Front
Scan of the back of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #50 Back
Scan of the front of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card depicting Curley Jones and Seaman Bryant trapped on ice.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #62 Front
Scan of the back of a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading card.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Series 1 – Card #62 Back

Did you collect Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea trading cards back in the 1960s? How many did you have? More importantly, do you still have them?

2 Comments

  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    “VOYAGE” was in black and white during its first season because ABC telecast VERY few color series in prime-time during the 1964-’65 season (only “THE FLINTSTONES” and “JONNY QUEST” were regularly seen in color, as well as a few of “THE SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE” features). In fact, “VOYAGE” was one of the first ABC shows to “convert” to color in the fall of 1965, even though the network was only scheduling about 40% color series in prime-time. I can see where “Card #50″‘s publicity picture was “altered” to fit the ongoing story printed on the back [Basehart’s head looks “too big” for his shoulders, and that obviously wasn’t Henry {Bomber} Kulky as “Curley” leaning over, in the middle].

  • RGJ says:

    His arm does look unusually long, doesn’t it?

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