RIAA Platinum LP award for Damn Yankees debut album signed by the band -- Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone, Ted Nugent, and Tommy Shaw. Comes with Letter of Authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services. Released on Feb. 22, 1990, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold on Jan. 8, 1991.
The album contained the hits "High Enough", which reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #3 on the Hot 100, "Come Again", and "Coming of Age". The album reached #13 the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. By 1994 it was certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for two million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award
- Signed by all four Damn Yankees band members in black markers on the disc
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made in 1991
- Presented to radio industry executive
- All original, rebacked
- MusicGoldmine Authenticity Guarantee
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
- Great collectors item for any Damn Yankees fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum award signed by the members of Damn Yankees on the disc. Signatures include Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone, Ted Nugent, and Tommy Shaw. The award was made in 1991 making it approx. 33 years old. It is presented to Charlie Foxx, a radio industry executive.
The award is all original and is in VG to Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. This award has been rebacked since its' award inners were taken out for signing.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com