1968–G/G-680412-OPC-A-Grande Ballroom-Traffic Concert Postcard-BEST OF THE BEST! CGC Graded 10

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00

Here we have an original postcard in amazing CGC GRADED 10 condition! The experienced collectors we talk to are 100% convinced that posters and postcards that have somehow miraculously earned a 10.0 grade from CGC are exceedingly undervalued at current market levels. Their reasoning is simple but firmly grounded in reality. In every other certified collectibles marketplace it’s COMMONPLACE for the absolute “Best of the Best” to command premiums of 10x 20x or even 50x the next grade down.


These types of premiums are universal and longstanding in regards to the values of rare coins comic books baseball cards paper money postage stamps etc. Because independent authentication and grading of concert posters and postcards is still in its early days premiums have not yet approached these types of levels. But make no mistake premiums ARE growing as collectors from other fields are flowing into the marketplace and snapping up what they consider to be MASSIVE bargains. 


Steve Winwood and Traffic disbanded soonafter this 1968 concert and Winwood joined the supergroup “Blind Faith”. A couple years later Traffic reunited and released the critically acclaimed album “John Barleycorn Must Die” which re-launched their career.


The Grande Ballroom series produced some of the finest imagery from the 1960’s music scene. In many cases promoter Russ Gibb chose to only produce postcards to promote events. That being the case Grande cards and card sets have become one of the most highly sought after items by serious collectors.


This is only the second CGC graded example of this postcard to ever appear at public auction and without a doubt the FINEST Quality Condition EVER!


Postcard – Traffic Grande Ballroom

Grade – CGC 10

Bands/Bill – Traffic Jagged Edge Thyme more

Venue – Grande Ballroom

City – Detroit Michigan

Date – 4/12-14/68

Dimensions – 4 5/32” x 7 3/32”

Printing – OPC-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Gary Grimshaw

Series/Promoter - Russ Gibb

Condition Details - The Incredible CGC Grade 10 says it all! Pristine!


*****This postcard is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*