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A Peek Inside a Record Collection by Autumn Sandlin

Record collections take up both time and money. Cultivating the perfect collection is a lifelong journey one decides to take. I have only been collecting for 4 years, and I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be. Here’s a peek inside what it takes to create a collection, the places you may come across records, and a bit of trivia on a select few.

Johnny Cash (I Walk the Line) First released in 1964 Includes “I Walk the Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, and “Understand Your Man”. This particular record was gifted to by my Grandma. It is in very good condition, but not worth more than $10 as a resale.



The Beatles (Let it Be) Originally released in 1970

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One of my favorite albums given t includes the songs “Across the Un

As an original pressing from Apple decent amount if not scratched up of my most cherished records.

Elvis (The NBC Special) Released in 1968 as the soundtrack to his comeback special. The album includes the hits “Hound Dog” and “Love Me Tender” Has a re-sale value of $40.00 on eBay

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Mumford & Sons (Sigh No More) Thiis album was one of the first I ever bought for my record player. It has little re-sale value because it is still being pressed, but you never know about the future. Includes the songs “Little Lion Man” and “White Blank Page” The mixture of folk instruments and roaring vocals make this album one of my favorites .


The Beatles (Magical Mystery Tour)

This is my all time favorite Beatles album. Many people might say Revolver or the White Album, but this is it for me.

ncluding the songs “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”.

was very proud of this purchase when I made it. It’s in relativey good condition, with just a slight wear and tear on the album sleeve. But you can’t beat paying $5 for a Beatles album.

These are just a select few records out of my collection that is constantly changing and growing. Sometimes you’ll luck into a record through a relative or friend, other times you’ll find it in a place you least expect it. That’s one of the beauty of collecting them, though. Not trying to find something you can resale eventually, but rather something that you can show off. After all, record collections are really just an extension of oneself. 4

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