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SP87 (The Freewheelin') Mark Arm

Masters of War b/w My Life With Rickets

Sub Pop SP87 7", released November 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP9/130 7", released 1990 (Germany)

There are several varieties of this single in existence. It has shown up in a few different colors. The standard ones are red, mint green marble, green with reddish marbling, dark purple, and black vinyl. A couple of versions have also surfaced: first, a marbled purple copy. This has shown up a couple of times, but is hard to pin down because it just gets included with the regular purple copies. It is distinct, and I have seen enough of them that I think it is more than just an in-between color. A blue & red variant also surfaced a while back. I think this one is a unique in-between variant, a mix of the mint green and the red vinyl versions. Looks cool, though. Finally, there is the orange one. This is the rarest of the colors (other than the unique mix variants). These are all super scarce and became expensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP87 Mint Green Marble 6-10 1 Down
SP87 Red 5-10 3 Stable
SP87 Black 3-5 1 Stable
SP87 Purple 10-15 4 Stable
SP87 Purple w/ Brown Marbling 30-40 6 Stable
SP87 Orange 50-100 9 Volatile
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Mint Green
Purple w/ Brown Marbling
Red/Blue Mix Variant
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Credits STOUTR: Red/blue and orange vinyl images

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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