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A record store owner found 100,000 sealed records in Texas basement

A record store owner found 100,000 sealed records in Texas basement

by Samantha O'Connor, 02 March 2016

A vinyl collector walked into heaven. No, that's not the start of a joke - it was reality for Minnesota record store owner Rob Sheeley, who stumbled upon the entire inventory of a record store that closed in Big Haul, Texas in 1984. The stock added up to 100,000 LPs preserved for over 30 years in perfect condition with their original wrapping still on. He decided to buy the entire stock for $100,000 and began the process of moving it to his store, Mill City Sound, in Hopkins, MN.

The collection includes a ridiculous amount of popular records from the early 80s with releases from Prince, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown and the Ramones to name a few.

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