A Record Collector's Guide

The Slackers

The Question

Hellcat 80410-1 2xLP, released 1998

Hellcat 80410-2 CD, released 1998

The Slackers' third has a little bit of everything. They threw a lot of material into this one. Very good overall. Released as a CD and a black vinyl double LP, which went out of print pretty early on. It can sell for quite a bit of money. I have seen it sell for up to $100. The price fluctuates a lot, though, so if you get it at the right time, you can occasionally find a good deal. Somewhere in the $50-70 range is more the norm.

The Question was finally re-pressed in 2013 by Whatevski Records. During the crowdsourcing campaign, Whatevski reported that the original Hellcat pressing was only 250 copies, which would certainly explain its scarcity. It remains to be seen how much the re-press will affect the value of the original. The 2013 version is almost identical to the 1998 version, only it adds the Whatevski information. Oh, and they did a color vinyl version in addition to black for this one. The black one was (again) limited to 250 copies. The clear ("coke-bottle blue") version was limited to 40! That's going to be a tough one to get down the road.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Hellcat 80410-1 2xLP Black (250) 50-70 Stable
Whatevski WHTVSKI-39205 2xLP Black (250) 30-35 Stable
Whatevski WHTVSKI-39205 2xLP Clear (40) 50-60? Stable
1st Press - Side A
1st Press - Side C
2nd Press - Side A
2nd Press - Side C
2nd Press Clear - Side A
2nd Press Clear - Side C

This page was last updated on October 6, 2019.

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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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