A Record Collector's Guide

SP53 Big Chief

Chrome Helmet b/w Blowout Kit

Sub Pop SP53 7", released March 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #17

3000 copies pressed, 1500 on white vinyl and 1500 on black vinyl. Okay, the insert situation is a little screwy with this record. Many just came with the normal loose paper insert (see A below). I found one that clearly had not been touched since its release, though. It contained a catalogue that had insert A incorporated into it (see B below), along with a credit card survey printed on dot matrix paper (C). Then...I heard from somebody who received two band photographs along with their copy. So basically, you never know what you will find inside one of these.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP53 White (1500) 4-6 2 Stable
SP53 Black (1500) 2-4 2 Stable
Loose Insert
Insert B - Side 1
Insert B - Side 2
Insert C
Photo Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover
Credits Keith: Band photo insert image

This page was last updated on October 18, 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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