Vinal Edge records, 13171 Veterans Memorial Drive, began auctioning off the T-Shirt collection of late Houston musician Hunter Ward, who died of a suspected drug overdose this past June, yesterday on eBay. The shirts, over 70 in all, include the Queers, Stooges, Velvet Underground & Nico, Social Distortion, Ward’s own bands the Dropouts and Poor Dumb Bastards, and local groups like Something Fierce. The opening bid for each shirt is $9.99 (find them by searching for seller ID savingupformyspaceship or just gohere
), and all proceeds go to Ward’s family.
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Also, in a few short minutes, 3 p.m. specifically, Vinal Edge will roll out the first installment of Ward’s legendary vinyl library in the form of his 7” single collection. The staff says they will try their best to price them on the spot, but some may require additional research, in which case they would have to be put on hold until the pricers can arrive at a figure. In order to make sure as many people as possible have a chance to pick through Ward’s extensive inventory, Vinal Edge is placing a limit of five holds per customer. Call 281-537-2575 for more details. – Chris Gray