Jeopardy! is one of the worlds most popular game shows. It first debuted in 1964. In 1984 the current version of the show premiered - the daily syndicated version with Alex Trebek as host. Since 1984 more than 7.000 episodes aired.
In November 2018 I found a basket full of postcards in an old antique store in Akron, Ohio - all addressed to Los Angeles, California. The postcards are from people who wanted to be a contestant on Jeopardy! through 1991-1993.
This is a selection of the postcards.
Host Alex Trebek
Mr. Jack Parker, Miami, Florida
Jerry Sweeny, Boston, Massachusetts
Don Baird, Novato, California
Robyn Williams, Lombard, Illionois
Maj. Scott D. Weber, Sirena Del Mar Marina, California
Christopher Ambler, San Luis Obispo, California
B. L. Sundell, Seattle, Washington
Zac Reeder, Los Angeles, California
Mr. Robbie Argento, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Christina Chaparro, La Puente, California
Mandy Smith, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Asher B. Griffin, Eaton-town, New Jersey
Maj. William John Nichols, Woodbridge, Virginia
Janis Putnam, Ithaca, New York
Peter I. Landes, Stamford, Connecticut