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The original version of the closing logo from 1978. The original copyright holder is Suzanne Productions and Roman numerals are used for the copyright date.
The copyright holder was later changed to MG Productions (MG for Mark Goodson) and stayed the same until the NBC version went off the air on October 23, 1981, although some episodes started using numbers for the copyright date at that point.
The 1979 version with Roman numerals for the copyright date.
The 1980 version with numbers for the copyright date.
The 1980 version with Roman numerals for the copyright date.
The credits and closing logo were done in gold on some other episodes. Here's a version with numbers for the copyright date in 1981.
The 1981 version with Roman numerals for the copyright date, from the NBC series finale.
The copyright holder is now The Card Sharks Company. From January 6, 1986 until early 1987, the closing logo originally had no color. An early variant is seen on episodes taped before 1986, complete with a copyright date of 1985. This version also appeared for the entirety of the nighttime syndicated version's run.
Beginning later in 1987 and continuing until the CBS version left the air on March 31, 1989, the logo is colorized. The cards spelling out the word CARD are red, while the cards spelling out the word SHARKS are blue.
The 1988 version of the later closing logo.
The 1989 version from a month before the CBS version went off the air.
The 1989 version from the series finale, over a shot of Bob Eubanks.
Here are the front game podiums. Remember, the arrow points up if the other player says "higher" (as seen here), and points down if they say "lower".
$32,000 win in the downloadable game, combining elements of the Perry and Eubanks eras, and using the red cards for the champion. The link to the download is here.
Here's what you don't want: a BUST, and this one occurred before the Big Bet. Not only that, a BUST occurred on the second card at the bottom level. This picture uses the blue cards for the challenger-turned-champion.
A $32,000 win with the blue cards for the challenger-turned-champion.