Owner of Minnesota’s Mill City Sound record shop, Rob Sheeley has discovered an unprecedented haul of sealed vinyl records in a Texan basement.
Spanning the classics from Prince and Bob Marley to The Ramones and Frank Zappa, the collection of 100,000 virgin discs was the entire inventory of a record store that closed its doors in 1984.
The discovery was made in January and was quite literally a life changing moment. “It took everything I had to keep it together,” Sheeley told Star Tribute.
Within five minutes, he bought the entire stock for close to $100,000. He then faced the difficult challenge of transporting the haul and filing them in his shop, as the photos in the gallery below illustrate: