The Historic Beginnings CGC Sale (Auction #108)
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Here we have a CGC 10 Miracle Graded Original Postcard! This Gary Grimshaw design for a 1968 Doors concert at Detroit’s Cobo Arena is a stunning representation of this popular ‘60’s band at the height of their creative output. This high-grade card was used to mail to the Grande Ballroom mailing list.

How rare is it to come across a PERFECT 10 original postcard?!! Anyone can say they have a decent copy, but examples that meet the super strict CGC grading standards of 10.0 can take literally a lifetime to locate. Diamonds such as these won't be around forever. 

The experienced collectors we talk to are 100% convinced that postcards that have somehow miraculously earned a 10.0 grade from CGC are exceedingly undervalued at current market levels. Their reasoning is simple but firmly grounded in reality. In every other certified collectibles marketplace, it’s COMMONPLACE for the absolute “Best of the Best” to command premiums of 10x, 20x, or even 50x the next grade down. These types of premiums are universal and longstanding in regards to the values of rare coins, comic books, baseball cards, paper money, postage stamps, etc.

Because independent authentication and grading of concert material is still in it’s early days, premiums have not yet approached these types of levels. But make no mistake, premiums ARE growing, as collectors from other fields are flowing into the marketplace and snapping up what they consider to be MASSIVE bargains. We first discussed this opportunity in our blog dated 8/19/16 and recently updated it on 6/18/18. We highly recommend you read each blog carefully if you are interested in participating in this exciting segment of the marketplace.

Postcard – The Doors, Cobo Arena

Catalog #G/G-680511

Grade – CGC Graded 10

Bands/Bill – The Doors, James Cotton Blues Band, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

Venue – Cobo Arena

City – Detroit, Michigan

Date – 5/11/68

Dimensions – 4 3/16” x 7 1/8”

Printing – OPC-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Gary Grimshaw

Series/Promoter – Russ Gibb
Paper Type – Index

Condition Details – The ultra rare 10 grade says more than words. Staggering eye appeal and quality!
*****This postcard is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

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

1968-G/G-680511-OPC-A-Cobo Arena-The Doors Concert Postcard-BEST OF THE BEST! CGC Graded 10
1968-G/G-680511-OPC-A-Cobo Arena-The Doors Concert Postcard-BEST OF THE BEST! CGC Graded 10
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $330
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
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