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The Heddon Punkinseed Spook series 9630 was first cataloged in 1950, with six cataloged colors. There are several color variations throughtout its production period. I will show noticeable variations and eye color changes below. It is commonly accepted that the 9630 series was last cataloged in 1977. See cataloged, non-cataloged, and reissued colors.

See Key Dates to help date your Punkinseed.

I am not perfect. If you see any mistakes, please email me. The images are low resolution, but should give you a good idea. My Color Guides are printed at a much higher resoultion, which can be purchased.

Nice older 9630 Punkinseed in Black shore.

CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
BGL Bluegill Older
Gold Eye
1950-61 Also newer version with creme eyes
BGL Bluegill Newer
Creme Eye
1961-77 Also older version with gold eyes
BGL Bluegill Canadian
Yellow Eye
Late 1960's Also with duller colors
CRA Crappie Older
Orange Eye
1950-52 Also older version with gold eyes
CRA Crappie Older
Gold Eye
1952-61 Also older version with orange eyes
CRA Crappie Newer
Creme Eye
1961-77 Can have more bluish color
CRA Crappie Canadian
Yellow Eye
Late 1960's Usually have more yellow and different scales
CRA Crappie "Purple" Variation
Creme Eye
1970's Can have more purplish color
GSD Green Shad Common
Orange Eye
1977 Also found with no dot
GSD Green Shad "No Dot" Variation
Orange Eye
1977 Also found with dot
SD Shad Older
Yellow Eye
1950-52 Also older version with gold eyes
SD Shad Older
Gold Eye
1952-61 Also older version with yellow eyes
SD Shad Newer
Creme Eye
1961-71 Also older version with yellow eyes
SD Shad Variation
Yellow Eye
1970's Also older versions noticably different
SUN Sunfish Older
Gold Eye
1950-52 Many variations of this standard color
SUN Sunfish Older
Gold Eye
1952-61 Many variations of this standard color
SUN Sunfish Newer
Creme Eye
1961-77 Many variations of this standard color
SUN Sunfish "No Spots" Variation
Creme Eye
1960's Many variations of this standard color
SUN Sunfish "Green Sunfish" Variation
Yellow Eye
Late 1960's This may be a Canadian version of Sunfish
XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Older
Gold Eye
1950-61 Creme eye version is much tougher to find
XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Newer
Creme Eye
1961-63 Creme eye version is much tougher to find
XRW Red & White Shore Minnow Older
Gold Eye
1950-61 Creme eye version is much tougher to find
XRW Red & White Shore Minnow Newer
Creme Eye
1961-63 Creme eye version is much tougher to find
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Older
Gold Eye
1950-61
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Newer
Creme Eye
1961-70
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Newer
Creme Eye
1971-77

NON-CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
PG Golden Shiner Rare
Gold Eye
1950's Very hard to find this early non-cataloged color
PL Pearl Rare
Gold Eye
1950's Very hard to find this early non-cataloged color
W All White Rare
Gold Eye
1950's Very hard to find this early non-cataloged color
RHF Red Head Flitter Tough
Gold Eye
1950's Very hard to find this early non-cataloged color
L Perch Tough
Creme Eye
1970's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
SJ Smoky Joe Tough
Creme Eye
mid 1970's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
SSD Silver Shad Tough
Orange Eye
mid 1970's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
BRS Brown Crawdad Tough
Yellow Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
CD Coachdog Japan
Gold Eye
1980's Not completely sure on story on this color
GRA Fluorescent Green Crawdad Japan
Red Eye
1980's Not completely sure on story on this color
? Chrome, Black Ribs ?
Yellow Eye
1980's Not completely sure on story on this color, no name on belly.
? Chrome, Red Ribs ?
Yellow Eye
1980's Not completely sure on story on this color, no name on belly.
Any Non-Cataloged Colors Help

*NOTE: I have shown all colors with the lip forward for consistency and aesthetic reasons. Earlier Punkinseeds (pre-1953) with two piece tails and later ones (post-1974) with bell hardware belly should be found with the lip in the proper indentation.

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