Nirvana's legendary first single. 1000 hand-numbered copies, 200 additional copies with red marker across the number space on the sleeve. All are on transparent black vinyl. The value fluctuates wildly on this record. Even if you catch it in a downswing, however, it will cost you an awful lot of money. Check out sliver.it for the full details. I cannot do a better job than that. However, the basic ways to recognize a real one are: 1. The names Alice Wheeler and Susan Sasic on the back of the sleeve are legible. 2. The side A trail-off wax reads: Why don't you trade those guitars for shovels? L-31540 SP-23-A kdisc; side B reads: L-31540X SP-23-B kdisc.
Note that there are MANY bootlegs out there (also see sliver.it for details). They are not terribly difficult to spot once you know what to look for. Remarkably, the bootlegs also sell for a considerable amount of money...at one point in 2008, the fakes were going for over $300. Asinine.
|Version||Approximate Value ($)||Price Trending|
|SP23 Translucent Black - Hand-numbered Sleeve (1000)||1300-2300||Volatile|
|SP23 Translucent Black - Red marker stripe Sleeve (200)||2000-2500||Volatile|
|Sleeve||Paper foldover, hand-numbered or w/ red stripe in place of a number|
|Test Pressing||Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels|
This page was last updated on February 9, 2016.