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The Cars Greatest Hits RIAA Platinum LP Award

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The Cars RIAA Platinum album award for their Greatest Hits album. The album, which was released on Oct. 18, 1985, was certified Platinum by the RIAA on Jan. 16, 1986 for one million copies sold.

Containing a selection of hits from The Cars hugely successful career including "Let's Go", "Just What I Needed", "Since You're Gone", "Touch And Go", "You Might Think", "Drive", "Magic" and more. The release reached #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and new single "Tonight She Comes" hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. This is the first RIAA award for the album, which would go on to be certified 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award 
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1986
  • Presentation to artist manager and co-founder of Asylum Records
  • All original but has been rebacked
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • RIAA "flower hologram" awards were made from 1986-89
  • Great collector's item for any fan of The Cars
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1986, making this award approx. 37 years old. It is a first presentation award that is presented to artist manager Elliot Roberts, who managed at various times Neil Young, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan and The Cars, and in 1971 also co-founded Asylum Records with David Geffen.

In VG condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and some discoloration of the RIAA hologram. The award has been rebacked but otherwise is all original.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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:

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