The next drop in our lineup of super OG old school decks is also an Alpha Grail among Grails. The 1987 Powell Peralta Steve Caballero Dragon & Bats XT pro model. One of the most iconic skateboards ever made. Artwork by Vernon Courtlandt Johnson. VCJ is responsible for most of the iconic 1980s Powell-Peralta skateboard graphics, and there, correctly and widely regarded as one of the most important graphic artists in skateboarding history. His seminal skateboard designs went far beyond skateboarding in terms of influence. He influenced culture writ large.
This is a Hall of Fame deck. Cream of the crop. A classic and iconic skateboard from the period and has steadily grown in value over the years, as have all of the iconic VCJ x Powell-Peralta decks from that period. This exact board was featured in the Beautiful Losers exhibit and was very hard for us to source even back in 2002/2003 when we were organizing the show. Immaculate and pristine. Has a few extremely minor storage marks that are barely noticeable. This blue is the most desirable colorway as well. Pristine Mega Grail with impeccable provenance.
Vernon Courtlandt Johnson Powell Peralta, Steve Caballero Dragon & Bats XT, 1987 Silkscreen on skateboard 29.25 x 9.5 inches Published by Powell-Peralta