Most people over a certain age have a bunch of vinyl records gathering dust in a wardrobe, trunk or suitcase. (It’s how you separate Gen X and Baby Boomers from everyone who came after.)
If your collection is still in mint condition, some of them could be worth a few hundred bucks. And if you happen to be an old school punk or Beatles fan, you could be sitting on over $30,000.
The following infographic ranks the 25 most expensive records on the collector’s market – from the original A&M pressing of The Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen ($10,500+) to Kenny Dorham’s jazz record Afro-Cuban ($2800+).
Okay, so the chances of you owning any of these is close to zilch – but the tidbits and factoids accompanying each entry still make for fascinating reading. If you’re a millennial who’s been bred exclusively on digital music, be sure to check out your parents’ collection the next time you visit home – you might hit pay dirt.