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calm_vision
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1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt

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I would love to get an appraisal for this Cramps shirt. I’ve only found one other post with a similar shirt but in black on defunkd. It’s paper thin, pit stains, and holes and rips. I appreciate any information given, thank you!
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1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt
1980s The Cramps Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds shirt

jimmyj
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Re: 1980s The Cramps shirt

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Sooooooooooooo, I think it's safe to assume the shirt, itself, is true vintage. We have a few of these Mervyn's tees in our database:

https://www.defunkd.com/brand/mervyns/

One-color prints like these are the toughest things to authenticate, because the graphic can be reproduced fairly easily, with little effort and $ for counterfeiters. Black Flag for example - most of their early tees are all one color - and the imagery is super available across the internet.

A knock-off of this print is on spreadshirt. But it lacks some of the finer details yours does. The letters to the right of the skull for example.

So that's a good sign.

The other good sign is that a search of these tees on Worthpoint, I could only find one in black, long sleeve, but the front print seems to match up. As well, it only fetched $60 a few years ago - so may not be worth it for a counterfeitter.

But I would always end this with a disclaimer that we'd need to find other examples of this shirt to truly perform a proper authentication - and they seem to be scarce.

Where did you get it?
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calm_vision
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Re: 1980s The Cramps shirt

Post by calm_vision »

Thanks so much for the reply! I found this one at the goodwill bins in SoCal. I got lucky because I collect and sell mainly punk and metal shirts. This one definitely stood out to me !

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