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    Mad Straight Jacket (EC, 1959). First offered in Mad #46 (and never offered again after #53), this is considered by experts to be one of the rarest and most desirable of all Mad collectibles. Bill Gaines has said that about 1,500 were sold (at the exorbitant price of $4.95!!), but far, far fewer than that are known to exist today. This unique piece of apparel includes a Maddening image of Alfred E. Neuman on the back, along with the logo "What - Me Worry? I'm wearing my Mad Straight Jacket". There is also a working padlock included on the jacket. This particular piece is a size Small (Medium and Large were also offered) and is in excellent condition for its age. There is some minor staining on the jacket and some very slight tearing at the lock eyelets, but overall this is a beautiful piece. The colors are crisp and bright, and the silk-screening shows virtually no signs of wear. An excellent piece for the Mad collector who has almost everything!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2001
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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