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Winger debut RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Winger's debut album, which was released on Aug. 10, 1988. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Jan. 27, 1989 for 500,000 copies sold.

"Seventeen" and "Headed for a Heartbreak" powered the album to #21 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and significant airplay on radio and MTV. By a bit later in 1989 the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. See the image above for the RIAA certification of this release.*

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "flower hologram" Gold album award with LP and cassette
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from around 1989
  • Presentation to radio industry executive
  • All original components unaltered 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • RIAA "flower hologram" awards were made from 1986-89
  • Great collector's item for any Winger fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1989 making it approx. 33 years old. It is presented to radio industry executive Skip Isley-WWTR.

This award is in VG condition with minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It also has its original backing paper with Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker. 

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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: