The actor who played original on-screen nemisis of James Bond, the nefarious* Dr. No has passed away. Joseph Wiseman, a good Canadian boy, was 91.
Born in Montreal, Wiseman appeared on nearly 100 TV shows and films between 1950 and 1996. Amongst the highlights: The Twilight Zone, The A-Team, MacGyver and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. But Wiseman will forever be connected with the Bond franchise and his role as Dr. No.
Despite a huge checklist of signers over the years for their Bond-themed sets, Rittenhouse Archives was never able to produce a Wiseman autograph. But that doesn't mean there aren't any cards of the classic villain. The card below is an insert from Rittenhouse Archives' James Bond: Danger Liaisons. Art and Images is a 20-card set that features Photoshopped versions of the franchises' most notable heroes, villains and Bond girls. Printed on canvas cardstock, the cards were inserted 1:40 packs and serial numbered /350. For a complete gallery of Art and Images cards, click here.
*I felt the need to insert the word nefarious simply because it has been a long week and odd words are fun on long weeks.