Vintage items can bring high prices on eBay, but over $800 for a heavy metal band t-shirt? Absolutely, if the right factors are in place and the right collector is in the market for the item. If you have any vintage rock band t-shirts left over from the 1970s or 1980s, it might be time to assess their value on eBay.
The English heavy metal band Iron Maiden experienced its rise to fame from 1978 to 1981. Some of their most famous hits were:
The Number of the Beast – from the album of the same name (1982)
Wrathchild – from the album “Killers” (1981)
Run to the Hills – from the album “The Number of the Beast” (1982)
The Trooper – from the album “Piece of Mind” (1983)
2 Minutes to Midnight – from the album “Powerslave” (1984)
This particular shirt was sold in brand new, never used condition from the 1984 concert tour. The shirt is yellow with camouflage sleeves and is an adult size large. Size probably doesn’t matter here since the collector who won it probably won’t ever wear it. Other Iron Maiden t-shirts have sold for over $1.000 on eBay. See the actual eBay listing here.
Iron Maiden was inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in 2002 while touring in the USA in 2006. This legendary band had an influence on other rock bands including Slayer and Anthrax. Even Lady Gaga commented that Iron Maiden’s music changed her life.
Other vintage rock band t-shirts sell equally well including Nirvana, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Blue Oyster Cult, just to name a few. Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers take inventory of what’s stored away in your attic or closet – you may have a small fortune hiding in your concert t-shirts.