Whats the rarest CD you have Nat and what's your favourite?
I have the full Rap-a-Lot Records catalogue from their first album release to their last one of the 1990's. Includes early albums from the likes of The Terrorists, Willie D, OG Style, Royal Flush and the Convicts. You'd be lucky to pay less than £100 for a genuine 1st press copy for any of those.
I probably have stacks of CDs worth more than that, but as they hardly ever come up for sale it's hard to know what they are worth. I recently paid about £75 for a Big Duna CD album, I notice one has just gone up for sale on eBay.com for around £600 so hopefully that was a good investment.
But mostly I just buy job lots from eBay or car boot sales. Nine times out of 10 they're full of crap, but sometimes you can strike lucky. I once paid £10 for a job lot of around 80 CDs, most were worth upwards of £20 each.
Having said all that, 95% of my collection is worth next to nothing, I just enjoy the music.
A favourite album is difficult, despite my collection being full of underground stuff very few people have heard of, it's a more commercial album that I find myself going back to time and time again - Ice T's "Original Gangster". It's not just the music, it reminds me of a great time in my life.