February CGC Sale 2019
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Gary Grimshaw's "Zebra Man" from the Grande Ballroom is without a doubt one of the Top 10 coolest and most desirable 1960's concert posters ever produced! This is just the THIRD poster ever issued in the series and is nearly 53 years old. It is quite large and very easily damaged.

The example you see here is only the SECOND CGC graded example to EVER be offered to the collecting public. This poster is on the top of everyone's "Want List" and seldom appears in auctions! In May of last year, the first and only other CGC certified example to surface, was graded 9.6 and realized a record breaking high water mark of $13,801 in our auction. 

We believe this 8.0 Graded example here has been undergraded, due to a few pieces of tape on the reverse, which cannot be seen from the front, and an almost impossible to see small tear. The eye appeal of this super clean example is simply staggering. The colors are ultra bright, and the edges and corners are sharp. All posters from the Grande Ballroom are highly sought after and very collectible. Why? Because these posters were printed in extremely small runs of just 500, the Grande Ballroom was the epicenter of the 60’s scene in the upper Midwest, and the artistic quality of the artworks rivals anything done out west.

This lot will receive much attention simply based on the enormous scarcity of Original Zebra Man posters, yet it also offers IMMENSE VALUE to the winning bidder when compared to the 5 figure prices that a higher grade example with the same exact eye appeal would command. 

Poster – Grande Ballroom MC5 1966

Catalog #G/G-661021

Grade – CGC 8.0
Bands/Bill – MC5, Prime Movers Blues Band
Venue – Grande Ballroom
City – Detroit, MI
Date – 10/21-22/66
Dimensions – 17 5/8” x 22 1/2”
Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Russ Gibb

Artist – Gary Grimshaw

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Tape on the reverse. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

* A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1966-G/G-661021-OP-1-Grande Ballroom-MC5 FAMOUS ZEBRA MAN Concert Poster! MINDBLOWING & UNDERGRADED! CGC Graded 8.01966-G/G-661021-OP-1-Grande Ballroom-MC5 FAMOUS ZEBRA MAN Concert Poster! MINDBLOWING & UNDERGRADED! CGC Graded 8.0
1966-G/G-661021-OP-1-Grande Ballroom-MC5 FAMOUS "ZEBRA MAN" Concert Poster! MINDBLOWING & UNDERGRADED! CGC Graded 8.0
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,900
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
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