Martindale’s rendition of the spoken-word song, "The Deck of Cards”
went to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold over a million
copies in 1959.
Winston Conrad Martindale known professionally as Wink Martindale, started
his career as a disc jockey and later hosted numerous game shows, including
Gambit on CBS from 1972 to 1976, High Rollers on NBC from 1987 to 1988
and Tic-Tac-Dough from 1978 to 1985 on NBC.