Talk about cornering the market. At We Buy White Albums there is only one album available. Rutherford Chang buys only the White Album from the Beatles. There are 3 million copies of the original pressing in the world. He has collected over 650. They come in all conditions, from poor to excellent. There are no plans to setup shop across the street for a We Buy Black Albums from Metallica.(video)
I collect numbered copies of the White Album in any condition. In fact I often find the “poorer” condition albums more interesting.