The elusive nature of picture sleeves — which had limited press runs, were tacked to bedroom walls or thrown away by parents when their kids moved out of the house — has made the sleeves a hot property among collectors. In fact, many of the sleeves have become far more valuable than the discs they once held.
The psychedelic era gave us amazing sounds and picture sleeves with period-defining images. Few of these sleeves were for hit records, and most are harder to find, which makes them more fascinating.
Everybody knows what it’s like to love a hobby. Some of us know what it’s like to love a job. But precious few get to experience the joy where vocation and avocation are one in the same.