The Doors - L.A. Woman ("Slide cover" version, 1971)
The slide cover version of this album -- with the band's photo printed on film and set against a cut-out opening in the sleeve -- reminds us that even the most respected of rock groups still resorted to gimmicks to move units back in the day.
Michael Jackson - Thriller (CBS Mastersound series, 1982)
The best damn version of "Beat It" available.
Bruce Springsteen - Blinded by the Light (Single, 1973)
A promotional single for an early Bruce tune, later made famous when Manfred Mann's Earth Band covered/ruined it. Mom and Dad had good taste. But you've got bills to pay.
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets (Rare label, 1968)
A brown Tower label, different from other releases of this album, significantly boosts the value. Because record collecting is strangely specific.
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (First pressing, 1967)
If your parents were hip enough to nab this art-rock classic on its first pressing, they're probably cool enough to forgive you for listing it on eBay.