This is why I collect records. I thought that I knew of every pressing of the In My Eyes records, then I saw a picture of this one posted on the Bridge Nine messageboard. I had no idea that the demo 7 inch was released with this Welcome to California tour cover. This is why I collect records. I collect so that I have some kind of documentation of music history. Looking back, I guess I've always been a collector. Collecting Star Wars trading cards when I was a kid...buying packs of those cards trying to get the entire series. Going over the checklist to see which ones that I needed. Collected smurfs for a while too. I remember going to the Hallmark store and digging through the bin of smurfs, pondering which one I would buy next. I even tried collecting stamps when I was I kid, but stamps didn't really excite me. Then, a little over a year ago, I first saw other people's record collections posted on the B9 messageboard. It all clicked. This is what I was born to collect. I collect records because this music means so much to me.
I picked up this record through eBay. Got it for only $33. I thought that it was a great price since I had seen it sell a couple weeks before, grouped with some other, less rare, IME records for over $90. This record is numbered 26 of 50 pressed.