First, it's not likely that these albums, even if the shrink wrap is still on, will make you rich. At most you can expect $100.00. Most albums, opened and played but in great shape are going for between $20.00-$50.00. There were just too many produced. However, as a piece of memorabilia, which is what collections are really about, it's priceless!
Thriller was a huge success and it was the last monster success for any artist before CD's took over. This makes it unique, in my opinion and why I think every Michael Jackson collection should have the Thriller album, one of the original 1982 -84 vinyl 33-1/3 rpm lps, proudly displayed
There are a lot of these old records for sale now as folks are cleaning out their attics in hopes of making a few bucks on their "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" albums. The ones who benefit the most are collectors like myself and you! These folks are giving up something very unique, not just a record, but a time period. An American icon. A transitional period in the music indurstry. Pre-AOL....heck it was pre-internet and pre-windows! Collecting is about memories and time gone by and the Thriller album does all of that.
So go ahead people, you keep on cleaning out those old boxes of Michael Jackson merchandise and let us collectors have a go at it! I've never seen a better time to buy "The King of Pop" collectibles. The selection right now is like an open buffet! I doubt if they'll be re-filling this buffet though. Get em while you can!