“The Brady Bunch” may have been on all the way back in the ’60s and ’70s, but is still gaining new fans nearly 50 years later.
There is something timeless about the Brady family that has appealed to new generations as well. Children and teenagers enjoy the show in re-runs. Over the years there have also been a number of spin-offs related to the show. From “A Very Brady Christmas” to “The Brady Girls Get Married” to the recent HGTV show “A Very Brady Renovation.”
The proof of the show’s popularity goes even beyond remakes and re-runs. In fact, some of the memorabilia related to the show has sold for pretty extreme amounts.
According to Robert Edward Auctions, a 1971 set of “The Brady Bunch” trading cards were sold for $1,800 in 2018.
The set is 88 trading cards that were in an unopened wax pack with an original wax wrapper. The cards have different scenes from the show. If all the cards are flipped over and placed accordingly, they create one large image.
The set was considered to be of exceptional quality when they sold at the auction. Other memorabilia and box sets of the series and spin-offs have been sold over the years.
‘The Brady Bunch’ House
While that may seem like a lot for a deck of cards, it certainly isn’t the most expensive sale related to “The Brady Bunch.”
The iconic house from the series, done up in classic 1960s and 1970s decor, had been built in 1959. This Studio City, California house was only used in the exterior shots of the show. The actual show was shot on a sound stage. Sherwood Schwartz, the show’s creator, originally chose the house as the exterior shot because he said it looked like somewhere an architect would live.
According to House Beautiful, it is actually the second-most photographed home in the U.S. The first is the White House.
The house was put up for sale in 2018 with an asking price of around $1.85 million. HGTV outbid others and ended up with “The Brady Bunch” house. Sadly, the cable network outbid Lance Bass from NSYNC. So he had to say “Bye Bye Bye” to the house.
Then HGTV started “A Very Brady Renovation” where the original cast helped recreate the interior rooms that appeared in the classic TV series. This 2019 feature brought in millions of people to see “The Brady Bunch” come to life again in a new way.
According to People, the cast of “The Brady Bunch” asked fans in 2019 to help locate some of the authentic vintage items from the show to use during the renovation. Specifically, the cast was hoping to find the floral couch, the front door handles, the horse statue, the stuffed animal giraffe, and countless other pieces.
They wanted fans to help them find these pieces or send them in if they had them.