Saturday, March 24, 2012

Vintage 70's Hawaiian Tourist Vacation Souvenir T-Shirt

file under: endless summer

rare and original Hawaiian tourist souvenir tee
year: mid-70's
tag: Ched Quality Knits
material: 100% cotton
condition: excellent vintage
value: $150
note: beautiful iconic 70's graphics and screen printing on this vacation souvenir t-shirt. condition is amazing. probably washed once when the original owner returned home from their Hawaiian vacation and then placed in the back of a dresser drawer where it sat neatly folded for over 30 years. summer's coming!

quality graphics & screen printing back in the day. 

you'd be hard pressed to find this quality in 2012 as most everything today is mass produced, disposable crap.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vintage 1987 Randy Rhoads Tribute Album Promo T-Shirt

file under: tribute to a great

extremely rare Randy Rhoads Tribute album promo tee
year: 1987
tag: too faded to read
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester
condition: perfect vintage
value: $250
note: another favorite from my collection. definitely the rarest of the Randy Rhoads tribute album t-shirts. this is the original, printed and produced to be handed out as a give-away when you purchased the album that was released five years after Rhoads' sudden and tragic death in a plane crash while on tour in Florida in 1982. The back print is Ozzy's hand written note about his departed friend and his feelings on the release of the tribute album.


Randy in Kansas City 1982

Ozzy and Randy onstage

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Judas Priest 82-83 World Vengeance Tour T-Shirt

file under: you had to be there

rare & original Judas Priest World Vengeance Tour t-shirt
year: 1982-83
tag: mens deluxe
material: 100% cotton
condition: excellent vintage
value: $300
note: extremely difficult to find this particular '82-'83 world tour t-shirt in plain black short sleeves as most of Priest's early 80's tour shirts were printed on raglan jerseys. the art for the album and subsequent tour is one of the most recognizable and iconic images of this classic metal era.

back print

Doug Johnson's iconic 1982 Screaming for Vengeance album artwork

the band early 80's