This is one of those vintage skateboards that I like to define as unobtainable, meaning no matter how much one is willing to spend, you simply will not find this model available anywhere on the Internet 99.9% of the time. This board has not N EVER been touched up whatsoever, 100% original. Please read below and you will understand. There is a few spots where there were original stickers and then removed.
Those stickers caused shadows preserving the wood underneath them and giving it a slightly different color around those spots. The Powell logo on tail/ nose are not as old..... ALL of them can easily be removed without any wear to the deck b/c of how recent they were put on. Meaning if desired they can all be removed with wear to the deck.I do suggest leaving the white Powell Peralta logo above Mullens signature because thats exactly what Mullen did for this deck and its looks ever so appropriate. The 2nd to last photo displays a screenshot from art of skateboarding. Com Which is a database of literally every skateboard model ever manufactured. If you read the info on bottom of photo it states how it is one of the most sought after skate decks around. It is not just talking about vintage Powell Peralta decks but any and all skateboards. Instead of just pointing out all the good details about this board I will list any and all imperfections I can mention.
This way youll know exactly what you are getting. To tell you the truth the photos are pretty self-explanatory, not only do they show its beauty, but also clearly show any wear. Keep in mind condition is in the eye of the beholder.
Please refer to the photos for the exact condition. Included below is my personal opinion on condition.
This deck is in amazing condition all around. The deck is completely flat and straight without any warping. You can tell this board was hardly used!
There are no major imperfections with this skateboard whatsoever, this one is an absolute gem! There is absolutely no evidence of grip tape on the top side. The top is in ex condition and includes a BEAUTIFUL Golden Dragon Logo.
Besides A small amount of red paint missing here or there, The top side displays beautifully. The original owner had stickers on the bottom of the deck which he removed and caused a small amount of color shadowing. You can tell exactly where stickers were located and almost which ones.
The stickers seemed to have preserved the wood a bit more showing a slight brighter color of red compared to the rest of the deck. The board contains vintage stickers, correct to the time and are not re-issues. I tried to replace the exact stickers the original owner took off. The ones I have not yet replaced are a Powell 1979 Tri-Flow, 2 1981 Bones logos and one of the stickems handgrip used on freestyle decks. The graphics on this deck are in AMAZING shape.
Most of the Mutts still in existence have horrible paint with cracked graphics. That is certainly not the case here, this one was properly stored in the same place for over 30 years. The graphics have a tiny amount of wear but very little and definitely nothing that takes away from its overall display. This deck originally had a nose & tailbone installed.
If you want a picture of the bonus items send me a message and I will gladly help you out. There is a few stress cracks around the drill holes for nose and tail boneBut nothing major and hardly noticeable.These would not impact display or use. Up for sale is a holy grail of vintage skateboards.... The very first signature model of Rodney Mullen.
This deck is of course the infamous Mutt model skateboard, One of very few still in existence today. This 1981 Powell Peralta deck is one of the most scarcely made and highly sought after vintage skateboards out there. All the 1st series of signature decks Powell Peralta manufactured are EXTREMELY SCARCE to find in amazing condition!
In all honesty, its safe to say you really cannot ask for much better condition when it comes to this piece of skateboard history! Rodney Mullen is of course the godfather of nearly all current day tricks; someone whose name will be tight about 50 years from now In my opinion he will be more famous in the distant future then is today as long as skateboarding is still alive and well. These ORIGINAL Powell Peralta Skateboards have always a SOLID investment and have continuously increase in value over the years.
With this glory decade of skateboarding back in popular culture even with the young kids there is no doubt the value of these keyboards is here to stay and will only continue increasing in value. There is no losing with this one! Most collectors which own this one in ex shape like this one tend to hold on & hoard them in their personal collection. The Mutt Model deck never comes up for sale; in fact its extremely rare to find any of his vintage models for sale the last couple of years, all the collectors really have hoarded them! Usually when a collector gets a good one like this did you not ever sell it, which is why you simply cannot find Any vintage Rodney Mullen is here for it.
The only thing youll be able to find on the Internet are reissues... And who wants to those?? In all sincerity you could be searching for this one for years without ever getting the chance to grab one. As a longtime collector myself I can say with all sincerity you really cannot expect to ever find a Rodney Mullen Mutt skateboard deck in better shape than this! This genuine Rodney Mullen deck is a major piece of history in many many ways.Rodney Mullen and this signature deck was right along Tony Hawk & Steve Caballero.... A small group of skaters that started a corporate empire and more. In my opinion if Powell Peralta was never formed who knows what would have happened to skating. I truly believe Powell created the thread thats led to current day skateboarding.... Which by the way is an Olympic sport! The 1981 Powell decks with beautiful graphics and interesting skaters were really the turning point of skateboarding.
Please refer to the pictures for the exact item and its condition. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. The item "Vintage 1981 Powell Peralta Rodney Mullen MUTT -Freestyle Skateboard Deck RARE" is in sale since Friday, September 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Skateboarding & Longboarding\Vintage".
The seller is "smurphytom2018" and is located in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.