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The Heddon Tiny Punkinseed series 380 was first cataloged in 1955, with six cataloged colors. The Tiny Punkin-Spin series 382 was first cataloged in 1974. 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 380 and 382 series was last cataloged in 1978 and 1977 respectively. See cataloged and non-cataloged colors below.

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Tiny Punkinseed in Black, white Head, TOUGH COLOR

380 CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
BGL Bluegill Older
Gold Eye
1955-61 Also newer version with creme eyes
BGL Bluegill Newer
Creme Eye
1961-78 Also older version with gold eyes
CRA Crappie Older
Gold Eye
1955-61 Also older version with orange eyes
CRA Crappie Newer
Creme Eye
1961-75 Can have more bluish color
NPB Chrome Blue Newer
Creme Eye
1977-78 Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
SD Shad Older
Gold Eye
1955-61 Also newer version with creme eyes
SD Shad Newer
Creme Eye
1961-71 Also older version with yellow eyes
SSD Silver Shad Newer
Orange Eye
1972-75 A little tougher to find.
SUN Sunfish Older
Gold Eye
1955-61 Many variations of this standard color
SUN Sunfish Newer
Creme Eye
1961-78 Many variations of this standard color
XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Older
Gold Eye
1955-61 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
1955-61 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
1955-61
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Newer
Creme Eye
1961-70
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Newer
Creme Eye
1971-78

382 CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
NP Chrome Common
Creme Eye
1974-75 Cataloged on 382 only
NPB Chrome Blue Common
Creme Eye
1974-77 Also found on 380 series
PRL Pearl Common
Pink Eye
1974-75 Cataloged on 382 only
SJ Smoky Joe Common
Creme Eye
1974-75 Cataloged on 382 only
SSD Silver Shad Common
Orange Eye
1974-75 Also found on 380 series
YPR Yellow Back & Sides, Pearl Belly Common
Black Eye
1974-75 Cataloged on 382 only

NON-CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
CD Coachdog Japan
Gold Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
FLS Not Sure? Japan
Creme Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
GRA Green Crawdad Japan
Red Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
GWH Black, White Head Rare
Gold Eye
1950's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
OGG Citrus Chub Japan
Red Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
RH Red Head, White Rare
Creme Eye
1970's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
S Spotted "Strawberry" Japan
Gold Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Japan
Creme Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
YCD Yellow Coachdog Japan
Gold Eye
1980's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color
? Brown Shore Minnow Rare
Creme Eye
1970's Very hard to find this non-cataloged color, but may be XRY with very dark yellow
Salesman Sample Ring for Tiny Punkin-Spin Rare 1970's These colors have only been found on a Salesman ring.
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