Thursday, 30 October 2014

Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Clementine

Huckleberry Hound never played in the World Series (though he did take on a giant in one cartoon) but that hasn’t stopped him from being part of the Grand Old Game.

I don’t know how often ol’ Huck is on TV these days but he’s still being marketed as if he never went off the air. And part of the marketing involves baseball.

The cap in the top two pictures are being sold by New Era. They also have Yogi Bear and Snagglepuss caps. I like the fact they’re using the calligraphy (by Art Goble?) that you find on the old title cards, as least for Huck.

The bottom two photos are from a different company. The caps have those plastic nubs that make the cap adjustable. Whoever is selling them has a really cool Dino cap in purple as well.

And what would a World Series be without a ring? Someone on eBay was selling a Huck ring, apparently licensed in 1959. It’s adjustable as well. I’m sure one of our collectable readers can weigh in with more about it.

It’s nice to see that Huck is still worth marketing. I sure wish we could get the rest of his cartoons on home video, though.


  1. Do you have any links to buy the hats? I looked on New Era's site but 'Huckleberry' doesn't return any results.


    - Jez

  3. Curiously, Ray Dirgo was among the few artists allowed to sign own name on the "Hanna-Barbera" comics he drew for Charlton....

  4. Despite the weak quality of most of their books, at least Charlton did allow to give credit to their artists (unlike Western, Harvey, Archie -until the early 80's- and others). Other artists who did sign their work on the Hanna-Barbera comics published by Charlton include Tony Tallarico, Pat Boyette, Paul Fung Jr. and even a young beginner named John Byrne (on WHEELIE AND THE CHOPPER BUNCH).