Avid music collectors might want to hit the yard sales this summer to look for hidden music gems that can rake in the big bucks.
Expert record collector “Mighty” John Marshall of moneymusic.com called and spoke to our friends at L.A. Station K-EARTH and talked about the top 10 records worth $1,000 or more that you can find in yard sales! Listen and see the full list of collectable records and what they’re worth below.
10. The Supremes: Meet The Supremes LP
- Mighty John tells us Motown is very collectable, and if you find The Supremes’ first album, Meet The Supremes, it can very easily be worth $1,000.
9. Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold As Love LP
- If you find the mono copy of this album, it can be worth around $2,000.
8. Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Michelle” 45″
- The very first 45 these Southern rockers put out was called “Michelle” and just the 45 without the picture sleeve currently goes up to $2,000.
7. The Beatles: “Can’t Buy Me Love” 45″
- You do need the picture sleeve for this one. The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” goes up to $2,500.
6. The Byrds: “The Times They Are A Changin'” 45″
- Look for The Byrds’ 45″ “The Times They Are A Changin'” with the picture sleeve that could score you up to $2,500.
5. Bruce Springsteen: “Spirit In The Night” 45″
- The Boss’ first 45″ on Columbia Records titled “Spirit In The Night” goes for a whopping $5,000.
4. The Caine Mutiny soundtrack
- Soundtracks are also prized finds, and if you have the RCA soundtrack from Humphrey Bogart’s 1954 WWII film The Caine Mutiny, it could be worth up to $10,000!
3. Elvis Presley: Elvis’ Christmas Album LP
- The King’s very first of two Christmas albums released in 1957 features a specialty red vinyl record and can be worth up to $18,000.
2. The Rolling Stones: “Street Fighting Man” 45″
- The 45 with the picture sleeve for The Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” can be worth up to $18,000.
1. Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan LP
- If you have a copy of Bob Dylan’s 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, take a look at the tracks and see if yours has the song “Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues.” If so, then that record could be worth up to $20,000.
Britt Bickell, K-EARTH Los Angeles