Have you been hanging onto some old country and western vinyl records? Maybe some old records by Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash or Tom Petty? Near mint condition? Well, you might be in possession of something worth way more than you realize. It's not just Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Velvet Underground whose vinyl records can get you some cash. While most popular country records aren't going to get you more than $25 if you try to sell them, there are some rare ones that could score you up to $1,000 from passionate record collectors.
Thanks to VinylBeat, we've compiled a list of some of the rare country records that are worth the most money.
1. Waylon Jennings', At J.D.'s -- $300 - $400
2. Bob Wills' Old Time Favorites -- $300
3. Micky Gilley's Lonely Wine -- $300
4. Marty Robbins' Rockin' Rollin' Robbins -- $300
5. David Allan Coe's Requiem For a Harlequin -- $350
6. Cousin Herb Henson's Trading Post Show -- $400
7. George Jones' Country Song Hits -- $400
8. Charlie Rich's Lonely Weekends -- $400
9. Wild Country's Deuces Wild or Wild Country -- $400
10. Jim Reeves' Sings -- $1,000
Now, don't go running to eBay or your nearest record shop just yet. Check out VinylBeat for more specifications on these particular rare records first. Some need to be limited editions, specific colors and certain stereo and mono numbers.
There are plenty of other records that could be worth a good chunk of change as well. Do you have Nashville Palace by Randy Travis where he performed live as "Randy Ray"? That record is worth $200. There are dozens of rare Hank Williams vinyl that are valued starting at $50. A version of his Singsvinyl is worth a whopping $200. Patsy Cline has a self-titled vinyl released by Decca worth $75. If you have any records by Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Merle Haggard or Buck Owens, it's worth looking into those as well.
Have fun raiding your record collection! And if you decide not to sell, just enjoy the fact that you own a rare piece of country music history!