1968–AOR 4.124-OP-1-Cal State Fullerton–Frank Zappa Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.9

closed on Friday, October 25, 2019

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

WOW! A beautiful 9.9 graded diamond! This is the FINEST Quality CGC graded example of this issue we've ever offered! Rick Griffin created this poster in 1972 as a commemorative piece several years after the original performance on November 8 1968. This is an original first printing but not a pre-concert advertising poster. Nonetheless it is a collector's favorite and always gets attention when surfacing in public auctions. A lower 9.0 graded example realized $2197 in our February 2018 sale. In any other collectibles market this poster would be worth many multiples of the previously sold example. It will be interesting to see what premium the market attaches to this superior 9.9 example now!


The experienced collectors we talk to are 100% convinced that posters that have somehow miraculously earned a 9.9 or 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 is still in it’s 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. We first discussed this opportunity in our blog dated 8/19/16 and recently updated it on 6/18/18. We highly recommend you read each blog carefully if you are interested in participating in this exciting segment of the marketplace.


Poster – Frank Zappa

Grade – CGC 9.9

Bands/Bill – Frank Zappa Alice Cooper

Venue – Cal State Fullerton

City – Fullerton CA

Date – 11/8/68

Dimensions – 14” x 20”

Printing – OP-1 Original First Printing

Artist – Rick Griffin

AOR #4.124

Paper Type – Index

Printer - California Graphics Exchange

Condition Details - The 9.9 grade says it all. Incredible quality! 100% Original with no restoration.


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


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