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Bratmobile/Tiger Trap Split 7"

Bratmobile - "Throwaway" b/w Tiger Trap - "Words and Smiles"

Four Letter Words FLW-008 7", released 1992 (U.S.)

Quite a debut for Tiger Trap. I don't know if something happened with these sleeves on the front end, but every one I have ever seen has either had a water stain on it or has been very wrinkly. Maybe it is because the sleeves were screen-printed onto normal paper. Black vinyl.

Now...there were several pressings of this one, which we know because the address on the back of the sleeve kept changing: one was in San Francisco, one was in Daly City, and one was in San Jose. I'm not sure which came first between San Francisco and Daly City. I did some digging and could not determine when the label was at the Daly City address. Between the Daly City and San Francisco sleeves, all were screen-printed with red print. Some of these had additional gold background print. The San Jose address sleeve appears to have been the last of the three. That one was not screen-printed (it was the black and white photocopied sleeve above). The back of that sleeve listed the Four-Letter Words Winter '93 auction list (the original came out in 1992). Most seem to go for around the same price. I think the Daly City ones are less common than the San Francisco sleeves, the sleeves with gold print are a bit rarer than those without, and the San Jose photocopied sleeves seem to be the rarest.

Version Approximate value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
FLW-008 Black - San Francisco Sleeve, w/ Gold Print 8-12 5 Stable
FLW-008 Black - San Francisco Sleeve, No Gold Print 8-12 4 Stable
FLW-008 Black - Daly City Sleeve, w/ Gold Print 8-12 5 Stable
FLW-008 Black - Daly City Sleeve, No Gold Print 8-12 4 Stable
FLW-008 Black - San Jose Sleeve, Black and White 15-25 7 Stable
Sleeve Paper full

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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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