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Three Tea b/w Last Word/Steven

Mutant Pop MP-18 7", released 1997 (U.S.)

Killer KILL 009 7" (Finland)

There were lots of fun variations of this single. It was originally released by Mutant Pop in 1997. Mutant Pop based the sleeve design on the standard Sub Pop model. The first 516 copies were on clear vinyl. There were also 1,000 black copies pressed at this point. The label later (1998) repressed the record with a different sleeve (the second one above). I've read there were 700 in the second run, but that is unconfirmed. Killer Records, a Finnish label, released the single as well, on three different colors of vinyl. First, they pressed 100 copies on brown vinyl, which had special hand-numbered sleeves with maroon logo text - these can be really tough to find, but as of this update, there are four copies for sale on Discogs, all at reasonable prices. There were also 300 pink copies and 600 orange released by Killer. These all had sleeves with red text, which were not numbered. The brown copies came with a white paper lyric insert, while the pink and orange copies came with off-white inserts.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
MP-18 Clear 8-10 6 Stable
MP-18 Black, 1st Sleeve 4-6 3 Stable
MP-18 Black, 2nd Sleeve 5-8 5 Stable
KILL 009 Brown 10-15 9 Down
KILL 009 Pink 5-8 6 Down
KILL 009 Orange (600) 5-8 4 Stable
Mutant Pop Insert - 1st
Killer Insert - White
Killer Insert - Off-white
Sleeve Thick stock paper foldover

This page was last updated on February 9, 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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