Top 10 Rarest Classic Rock Albums

You May Be Sitting On A Gold Mine

You might want to start going over your vinyl collections because some of them may be worth thousands of dollars. Not that you should go and sell it ASAP but hey, it’s always great to see something valuable in your records.


10. Nirvana – “Love Buzz / Big Cheese” (1988)



Only 1,200 sleeves of their debut single were released – 1000 were numbered while the other 200 had a red slash instead of numbers. They’re valued at $1,500.


9. Pink Floyd – “The Wall” (1979)



Only 600 copies of the album were pressed on orange vinyl – this now worth $1,500-$3,000.

8. The Rolling Stones – “Sticky Fingers” (1971)

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The promo record with a “dj copy monoaural” sticker is valued at $2,000-$4,000.


7. George Harrison – “Love Comes to Everyone/Soft Touch” (1979)



The alternative picture sleeve released in the US for a limited time is now worth $5,000.


6. Led Zeppelin – “Led Zeppelin” (1969)



The first pressings have a Turquoise lettering on the upper-left portion of the cover. In mint condition, its value is somewhere between $5,000-$7,000.


5. David Bowie – “Diamond Dogs” (1974)



Remember the much-talked about gatefold image of “Diamond Dogs” with David Bowie having the body of a dog complete with a very prominent penis? It was withdrawn and subsequent releases were airbrushed. The original and untouched version though is priced at $7,500.


4. The Rolling Stones – “Street Fighting Man/No Expectation” (1968)



The original picture sleeve with an image the controversial image of police brutality during the Chicago Democratic National Convention in 1968 sold for $17,000. There are only around 18 copies released.


3. The Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen” (1977)



There are only two copies of this 7-inch promotional acetate from A&M Records – one was sold at an auction for $20,000.


2. Bob Dylan – “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” (1963)



The very first copies featured four songs which were removed in all subsequent pressings. The withdrawn version is now worth somewhere between $20,000-$30,000.


1. The Beatles – “White Album” (1968)


The very first pressing marked 0000001, also Ringo Starr’s personal copy, was purchased at $790,000.