A Record Collector's Guide

Rocket from the Crypt


Don't Drop the Baby

Swami SWA 151 7", released 2016 (U.S.)

When Rocket did a 2016 tour, they did not create a collectors' headache to the extent that they did with the 2013 tour. They still didn't make it easy, though. This single was sold at all of their tour dates from May-October 2016 (this amounted to 8 shows, I believe). Don't Drop the Baby was exciting...a new, original Rocket song in 2016. The 7" was stamped on one side (along with the sleeve) and screen-printed on the other side...well, mostly. The record made its first appearance at the Denver show on May 26, 2016. The screen-printing had not been done yet. So there were 60 copies that were sold minus the screen-printing. As you might imagine, those are really tough to get. The remaining 440 copies in the 500-copy pressing were screen-printed. The price for the screen-printed 7" bounced up and down for a while, but has settled into the $50-$70 range. The price for the non-screen-printed version is conjecture.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SWA 151 Black, Screen-Printed (440) 50-70 6 Stable
SWA 151 Black, No Screen-Printing (60) 60-100? 9 ?
Sleeve Hand-stamped white paper

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 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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