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Foreigner Head Games RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum Album award for Foreigner album Head Games. Released on Sept. 10, 1979, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Jan. 7, 1980 for one million copies sold.

This was the group's third studio album and it featured singles including the title track, "Dirty White Boy", and "Women", which drove it to #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and it also did well many other world markets. By 2002 it was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.* 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum album award 
  • In VG condition 
  • Award from 1980
  • Presentation to record industry executive
  • All original with manufacturer sticker 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981. RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Great collectors item for Foreigner fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1980 making it about 42 years old. The award is presented to Larry Griffith. It is not known what role Griffith played in the creation or promotion of the release.

The award is in VG condition with fading of the album miniature and record label, wear on the frame and a few mars on the plexiglass. This award is all original with New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer's sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com

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