By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The actor who played The Professor on Gilligan’s Island died last week.
Russell Johnson was 89.
Many people who bought 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary packs may have pulled a redemption for an autograph of Johnson.
Topps confirmed to Beckett Media that Johnson signed the autographs before he died.
Johnson appeared on a number of other card sets over the years with autographs such as 2007 Americana Private Signings, 2012 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures and 2012 Press Pass Platinum Cuts.
Along with Gilligan’s Island, Johnson was known for starring in many sci-fi cult favorites such as It Came from Outer Space.