9. The Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man (1968)
This valuable album was self-censored by the record label because the album featured a photo of unconcerned police officers standing over an injured protester. The record label destroyed all the copies and only 18 records survived. In 2011, one of those records was auctioned off for $17,000.
8. The Five Sharps, Stormy Weather (1952)
This record is considered extremely rare. It is believed that only three copies of Stormy Weather exist. If you have this copy in your basement or somewhere hidden, you should know that it could go as high as $20,000.
7. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
According to many historians, this record has an enormous influence on the punk rock genre. One Canadian record collector couldn't believe his luck when he bought a copy for 75 cents at a flea market. He ended up selling it on eBay for $25,200.
6. Frank Wilson, Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
When Motown producer/songwriter Frank Wilson recorded “Do I Love You” and “Sweeter As the Days Go By,” he agreed with Mowtown founder, Berry Gordy, that it'd be best if he’d work behind the scenes. So, Gordy ordered to destroy all the pressings. Luckily two copies survived and one of them was sold in 2009 auction for about $34,000.
5. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
There is an interesting story behind this record. So before the release, a few tracks were meant to be replaced. It was a simple task, but the pressing plant didn’t get the memo and wrong songs were pressed on a few copies. It is believed that there are less than 20 mono copies of the record and only two stereo copies. The record could fetch $35,000 or more.
4. Tommy Johnson, Alcohol And Jake Blues (1930)
A North Carolina seller was extremely lucky when he came into possession of a rare 78 RPM slab. He found it at an estate sale. He sold it on eBay for $37,100. It is believed that these are the only copies of the record that exist - both belong to John Tefteller and the winning bidder.