Record store owner stumbles upon 100,000 sealed records in basement

Record store owner stumbles upon 100,000 sealed records in basement

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He bought the lot in five minutes flat.

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: