A Record Collector's Guide

The Afghan Whigs


In Spades

Sub Pop SP 1150 LP, released 2017

New Sub Pop Afghan Whigs album in 2017! Honestly, everything from here on out is gravy. The "Loser Edition" of this record was on white vinyl. It was pressed in the U.S. and Europe - both had Loser Editions, and both were on white vinyl. In recent years, when Sub Pop has produced color vinyl in both the U.S. and Europe, the color discrepancy between the two has been noticeably different. In this case, with white vinyl, it looks the same. However, they are definitely distinct pressings, with very different matrix codes in the dead wax. There was also a black vinyl version.

There was one other version of In Spades, exclusive to Barnes & Noble stores. This one was the black vinyl version, but contained a print signed by Greg Dulli. There was also a unique label on the outer packaging to designate the exclusive edition. For the moment, the Barnes & Noble version appears to be the more expensive variant. We'll see how this shakes out over time.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP 1150 white (U.S.) 20 1 Stable
SP 1150 white (Europe) 20-25 1 Stable
SP 1150 Barnes & Noble version (U.S.) 25-35 5 Stable
SP 1150 black (U.S.) 15 1 Stable

U.S. Loser Edition
Europe Loser Edition

This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

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Afghan Whigs Index

Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-200 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-500 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-1000 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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