RIAA Gold Album award for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band album The Fire Inside signed on its front by Bob Seger. The album was released on Aug. 19, 1991 and certified Gold on Oct. 21, 1991 for 500,000 copies sold.
Singles included the title track, "Take A Chance" and "The Real Love", all of which charted. The album itself peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By November of 1991 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* Seger signed the award on the lower left corner of the its plexiglass in black felt marker.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1991
- Hand signed by Bob Seger (not autopen) on plexiglass
- All original
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
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- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Great and rare collectors item for any Bob Seger fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1991 making it 31 years old. It is signed in black marker by Seger on the plexiglass. The award is presented to Dianne Greve. It is not known what role Greve played in the creation or marketing of the release.
The award is in VG condition with only very minor wear on the frame and plexiglass. Its' backing paper appears original but is missing the manufacturer's sticker. However, adhesive residue appears in the shape, size and location of an Ill Eagle Enterprises sticker, and Ill Eagle is known to have made awards during the 1991 period.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com