JAPAN 1ST PRESS CDs – Are they worth the hype (and the nose-bleed prices

Are they worth the hype (and the nose-bleed prices)? By now, everyone has seen it:  a CD you can pick up at your local pawnshop for a couple of dollars, fetching several hundred dollars on eBay.The only difference (at least, at first glance) between the CD on eBay and the one in that pawnshop- is… Continue reading JAPAN 1ST PRESS CDs – Are they worth the hype (and the nose-bleed prices

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What is an OBI? A detailed history of the obi strip (spinecard).

Ok, So What Is An OBI? Known also as a ‘spinecard’ to video game enthusiasts, but commonly referred to as an OBI (or OBI strip) by CD and vinyl collectors, the OBI has for over 30 years been one of the most recognizable unique features of CDs, records, DVDs, video games, and similar products manufactured… Continue reading What is an OBI? A detailed history of the obi strip (spinecard).