The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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This incredible complete collection of Elvis’ Sun Records 78s includes his first five singles: 1954 Sun 209 “That’s All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky”; 1954 Sun 210 “Good Rockin’ Tonight/I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine”; 1955 Sun 215 “Milkcow Blues Boogie/You’re A Heartbreaker”; 1955 Sun 217 “Baby Let’s Play House/I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone”; and 1955 Sun 223 “Mystery Train/I Forgot to Remember to Forget.” 

While a complete set of Elvis’ Sun 45s is highly collectible, a full set of the Sun 78s is even more rare and desirable. Rumors have been told throughout the years that the scarcity of the 78s was due to the fact that Sam Phillip’s brother Tom, who ran the back warehouse where stacks of the 78s were stored, allowed an overseas collector into the space and that collector was so overtaken at the sheer quantity that he fell into the stacks, causing a vast amount of irreplaceable damage. Another anecdote explaining the shortage of 78s was that Tom Phillips would give away enormous quantities to county fairs who would use them as targets in the carnival games, hanging them from strings so customers could toss balls at them in an attempt to break them to smithereens.

We may never know the true story, but the fact remains that the Elvis Sun 78s are highly sought after for their rarity and superior sound quality compared to the 45s. The 78 RPM records measure 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter. The set is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The records present with expected wear in the form of minor scuffs and some scratches. The label on "I Forgot to Remember..." has the remnants of a small sticker adhered to it. This may be able to be removed. An excellent better than mid-grade grouping. Excellent condition overall, with some slightly better
Rare Complete Set of Five Elvis Presley’s Sun 78 RPM Records
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,750.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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