Thursday, May 07, 2009

Every Shirt XXXIX: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life And Death

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shirt: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life And Death
size: XL (US)
vintage: 2006
provenance: band

Acquired back on the band's tour on this record, this shirt is pretty much your basic album-cover-front, tour-dates-back experience; a decent shirt, and I'm glad I have it as a piece of personal history, but definitely not worth the $35 that the band was charging for it at the time. No shirt is worth that much, period. As a fraction of cost-of-entry it's a deal relative to other bands, but this is because Iron Maiden charges like $50 for seats and scalpers throw on a 100% premium after the hockey arena sells out in 15 minutes. Stuff like this is why absolute magnitude, not just relative, is still important.

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