· By Steffen Smith

How to Grade & Value Your Records — Part 2

This is part 2 in the series where the Deaf Man shares his knowledge of grading and valuing your vinyl records. Do you have the next $100,000 vinyl record in your closet somewhere? Here’s how to find out. You can also read more about first pressings here.

(Be sure to check out part 1 of this video series here.)


  • Hey Mark! Sorry for the late reply. Discogs.com is your best bet for checking the different variants of that press. Doing a quick search, they list 49 different pressings. You’d have to go thru and click on each one to see if they mention vinyl colors. Hope that helps!

    The Deaf Man on

  • Hi, I am trying to value a Grateful Dead Terrapin station album. The key here is, was this album ever pressed in a mix of red and black vinyl? I have not been able to determine this, I think it is a one of a kind. The catalogue # is AL-7001. Any help is appreciated.

    Mark Scott on

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