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Diggin’ in the Crates: A Look at the World's Most Valuable Vinyl

Major labels largely stopped releasing vinyl in the ‘80s, and for the next two decades, turntables seemed destined to gather dust in attics across America. However, lately vinyl has been experiencing a major revival. According to Nielsen SoundScan, vinyl sales have increased more than 20 percent in the last three years.

Clearly, as music moves towards the cloud, people are longing for a music experience they can hold in their hands, and a new generation of serious vinyl collectors is being born. While everyone might have that copy of "The Wall," only the most serious of serious collectors have even seen a copy of Nirvana's first single, "Love Buzz." So before you really dive into the world of vinyl, take a look at 10 of the world's most valuable and highly sought-after records. If you can add even one of these to your collection, you'll be the envy of crate diggers worldwide.

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