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Grateful Dead helped make history at a recent auction thanks to one of their vintage t-shirts.

Per the San Francisco Chroniclethe yellow Grateful Dead shirt dating back to 1967 sold for $17,640 and “is believed to be among the first shirts mass-produced by the band, although in incredibly limited quantities.”

The outlet also noted, “Designed by Hells Angel and graphic artist Allan “Gut” Terk, the simple yellow tee sold for nearly twice as much as a Led Zeppelin shirt from that band’s 1979 concerts at Knebworth, which previously held the record for selling for $10,000 in an eBay auction in 2011.”

Additionally, a second Dead shirt from the band’s 1977 show at Cornell University sold for $15,120 making it the second highest-selling vintage rock shirt to sell at auction.

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