Happy Days Cast Collectibles that Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood
"Happy Days" was one of the most popular shows ever to be broadcast, due to its ability to tap into the innocence of the 1950s during the politically and culturally turbulent '70s.
The show, which followed the close-knit Cunningham family and their teen son Richie's closest friends, made stars of its cast members overnight. That means "Happy Days" cast memorabilia is still highly desirable among collectors today.
10. Fonzie Child's Bike
Bottom line: "Happy Days" was such a massive hit in the mid-70s that the Fonz (Henry Winkler) became a cultural icon overnight. Everyone knew who he was, and his catchphrases became part of America's vocabulary.
Of course, toys were made around the other cast members, but Winkler's were by far the hottest sellers of the era — and are still some of the most sought-after show collectibles to this day.
As Fonz drove a motorcycle, dozen of motorcycle toys were made for kids who played with them until they broke. To find anything intact, like this trike made to look like a motorcycle (complete with Fonz stickers), is exceptionally rare.
9. 'Happy Days' Lunch Box
Bottom line: Another item used to death by mid-70s kids was the "Happy Days" lunch box. Finding one with an intact Thermos is special, as many didn't make it past the show's run.
This box was made in 1976 and doesn't appear to have a scratch on it.
8. 'She-Devils' Biker Gang Jacket
Bottom line: The "She-Devils" were a gang of girl bikers who kidnapped Fonzie's cousin, Chachi (Scott Baio), and threatened to shave his head for jilting the little sister of the gang's leader.
This black faux leather jacket was worn by one of the Devils. It has a dragon patch affixed to the front, an American flag patch on the left shoulder and the "She Devils" logo on the back.
7. Anson Williams' 'Happy Days' Softball Team Jacket
Bottom line: Anson Williams, who played Richie Cunningham's (Ron Howard's) best buddy, Potsie, sold off the majority of his memorabilia from the show in 2021.
He sold this softball team jacket with his baseball "uniform" — a ringer T-shirt with his name and team number on the back — and his white Nike cleats.
6. Fonzie's Auto Shop Sign
Bottom line: In later seasons of the show, the Fonz owned his own auto repair shop, and this was its sign. The sign is made with a curved wood frame and a Masonite board face painted matte gold and red.
It measures 40 by 22 by 1.25 inches.
5. Ralph Malph's and Potsie's Arnold's Sweaters
Bottom line: Ralph Malph (Donnie Most) and Potsie both wore these red varsity sweaters with the name of the show's famed diner on the back.
The wool varsity sweaters are lightweight and have two, diagonal hip-slash pockets at the front.
4. Richie's Letterman Sweater
Bottom line: Ron Howard wore this baby-blue letterman varsity sweater on several episodes of the series.
It features a "J" patch for "Jefferson High School" on the front, with three white varsity stripes on the left sleeve and a winged Mercury foot emblem, showing that Richie was on the track and field team.
3. Potsie's Letterman Sweater
Bottom Line: Potsie's letterman sweater also came from Anson Williams' private collection. The University of Wisconsin sweater features a large, white fleece and a wool "W" (for Wisconsin) on the front.
Williams wore it during the seasons his character was in college.
2. Potsie's Varsity Jacket
Bottom line: Anson Williams also owned a Jefferson High varsity jacket that he wore throughout the series' decade-long run.
The jacket, made of blue wool with white leather sleeves, features the high school's name on the back and went for top dollar in 2021.
1. Fonzie's Leather Jacket
Bottom line: One of Fonzie's signature leather jackets (he had more than one) is featured in the Smithsonian and remains one of its most popular attractions to this day, so it's no shock that this one sold for as much as it did in 2019.
This particular leather jacket has "HW" written at the neck and also came with a Western Costume label typed" Henry Winkler" when it sold in 2019.