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The King of the MAD Magazine collectibles Early merchandising item was sold only out of this groundbreaking satirical magazine during the late 1950s. Elaborate jacket was quit expensive at the time and very few were sold. Hence, only a hand-ful still exist, and they separate the men from the boys in terms of MAD collectors. The best condi-tion specimen we have seen. Linen type material in white has aged nicely to a bone color. Tagged in the color with an imprinted red "S" with a size "S" small flag tag next to it. Great pockets in front to put your arms in give this the effect of a "real" straightjacket. The verso is what makes this. Brilliant full color image of Alfred E. Newman's head is the actual size of his real head (Yes, stupid, we met him). Above, "What Me Worry?" and below, "I'm wearing my MAD Straight Jacket." Below that is a colorful "strapped in" design with an actual metal lock held cunningly in place. Colors are like new. Condition is overall EX-MT.
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