A Record Collector's Guide

SP12a Soundgarden

Hunted Down b/w Nothing to Say

Sub Pop SP12a 7", released June 1987 (U.S.)

The first Sub Pop 7". 500 copies on blue vinyl with a blue paper sleeve. The value bounced around a lot for a number of years, but has shot upward recently. This record was also bootlegged. Beware fakes. They are regularly sold as the real thing. I got burned. The fakes are still rare, but the collecting community is increasingly aware of them. They are not very valuable.

In 2010, Sub Pop re-pressed this single on orange vinyl with a picture sleeve. 5,475 copies were pressed was released for Record Store Day. The price has dropped way down for the orange one.

  • Clear blue vinyl with no marbling.
  • "Soundgarden" on label: not cut off at all
  • Matrix codes in trail-off wax: R10866 and R10867
  • Comes with blue paper sleeve

  • Thin blue vinyl with slight marbling
  • "Soundgarden" on label butts up against the edge and can be slightly cut off
  • Matrix code in trail-off wax: 19c87
  • Blue paper sleeve is generally missing

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP12a Blue 350-500 5 Up
SP12a Orange 5-8 1 Down
Sleeve Plain blue construction paper

This page was last updated on October 11, 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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