the CD longbox

The CD longbox is a piece of almost forgotten music nostalgia. When I got my first CD player, A 6 disc cartridge Pioneer, my first trip to Blockbuster Music for CDs introduced me to these longboxes. CDs were packaged like this so that stores could utilize the bins that had held 45s. While the weren’t environmentally friendly, it was another layer of artwork for the music experience. I would tear off the front and hang them on my walls, eventually creating a wall full of them.

An eBay search reveals that many of these are very valuable nowadays. I guess I should have saved mine…

beastie boys long box

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