I wish him good luck--and I hope he didn't overpay (I also hope the basement where those records were found has been air conditioned for the past 30 years). I gave all my vinyl records (except the autographed Joni Mitchell album) to the Goodwill in 1998. It was a typical mix of Boomer stuff. I wouldn't want any of it back.
In Big Spring the basement might not have needed air-conditioning. It's pretty dry out there.
I should have read more closely--the basement was climate-controlled, so he doesn't have to worry about having paid $100,000 was warped vinyl./Had to tape a penny to my record player's needle arm. Don't miss the vinyl days!
I remember the penny on the player arm and scratchy records.
All those pennies you're finding must be adding up to some serious change by now...I still have several hundred 12" vinyl disks...maybe the old Dylan albums are worth something by now. And I do have The Amboy Dukes' "Journey to the Center of Your Mind," featuring the guitar stylings of Ted Nugent (who claimed once that he didn't know that "Why Is a Carrot More Orange Than an Orange?" was a drug song).
I still have mine, too, Don. My son has gone through them, though, and if there were any valuable ones, he took them. He collects vinyl the way I collect books, poor guy.
Currently 4558 and counting. Oh wait, another thousand or so in the garage, awaiting inspection, and a thumbs up/down. Alas, none of them with a sealed & climate controlled pedigree. Kudos to the guy from Hopkins - the find of a lifetime. Several lifetimes.
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