Monday, March 07, 2016

I Found a Penny in the Walmart Parking Lot

Hopkins store owner scores 100,000 mint records from Texas basement

7 comments:

Deb said...

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.

Bill Crider said...

In Big Spring the basement might not have needed air-conditioning. It's pretty dry out there.

Deb said...

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!

Bill Crider said...

I remember the penny on the player arm and scratchy records.

Don Coffin said...

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).

Bill Crider said...

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.

Art Scott said...

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.