Guns N Roses 1987-1989 Concert Clothing

Guns N' Roses

1987-1989 Concert Clothing

In this guide, I give a release year and a monetary value of what an item is worth to a collector.  This value only applies to an item that is rare or vintage.  I will also mark an item as a bootleg to indicate an item that is unofficially licensed where applicable and will indicate whether an item is still mass marketed.  In the case of current mass marketing, the value indicates the current retail cost of the item.

 

Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve t-shirt was the first concert tee issued by Guns N' Roses for their tour opening for The Cult in 1987.  This tour consisted of 19 venues in 13 states, including Canada.  It features three columns of tour dates.  It was marketed by Spring Ford.  This rare collectors item is valued at $80.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve t-shirt was the second concert tee issued by Guns N' Roses for their first visit to Europe opening for Faster Pussycat in 1987.  The only dates on the back are from September 29 (Markethalle) -- October 08 (Hammersmith).  It was also only released in Europe so many fans in the States have never seen it.  Thus it is often overlooked by collectors who favor the Rape Scene tees.  It was marketed by Supa Tees.  This rare collectors item is valued at $90.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve t-shirt was the third concert tee issued by Guns N' Roses for their tour opening for Motley Crue and Alice Cooper in 1987.  This tour consisted of 23 venues in 14 states.  It features three columns of tour dates.  It was marketed by Spring Ford.  This rare collectors item is valued at $80.00 USD.
Officially licensed Logo Jacket was issued exclusively to tour personnel for the 1987 tour.  It was never released to the general public.  It is a black woollen popper-fastening baseball jacket with leather sleeves, elasticized collar, cuffs and waistband, a quilted lining and angled open side pockets.  It features the Cross logo embroidered on the right breast with a Bullet logo patch measuring 10" in diameter on the back.  It was marketed by Creative Products.  This rare collectors item is valued at $486.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve t-shirt was issued for the Iron Maiden/Jack Daniels Tour in 1988.  It features the Rape Scene with the dates, February 12 (Phoenix, AZ) -- August 26 (Mansfield, MA). It was marketed by Spring Ford.  This rare collectors item is valued at $75.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester long sleeve t-shirt was issued for the Iron Maiden/Jack Daniels Tour in 1988.  It features the Rape Scene with the dates, February 12 (Phoenix, AZ) -- August 26 (Mansfield, MA). It was marketed by Spring Ford.   This rare collectors item is valued at $75.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester long sleeve t-shirt was issued for the Iron Maiden/Jack Daniels Tour in 1988.  It features the Cross logo with the dates, February 12 (Phoenix, AZ) -- August 26 (Mansfield, MA). It was marketed by Spring Ford.  This rare collectors item is valued at $75.00 USD.  This shirt has been re-issued by Guns N' Roses to commemorate their 20th Anniversary.  It retails for $30.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve crew only t-shirt was issued for the Australian leg of the Iron Maiden/Jack Daniels Tour in 1988.  This item was never released to the general public.  The front features the Bullet logo and the back shows an orange Australian country shaped logo with red and blue Guns Over Oz '88 text over the top.  This rare collectors item is valued at $70.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve t-shirt was issued for the Steel Wheels Tour when they opened for the Rolling Stones in 1989.  If features a band photo with the heading "Stoned in LA" on the front with tour dates on the back.  It was marketed by Hugger.  This rare collectors item is valued at $80.00 USD.
Officially licensed 50/50 black cotton/polyester short sleeve t-shirt was issued for the Steel Wheels Tour when they opened for the Rolling Stones in 1989.  It features the skulls from the second Appetite cover and the Bullet logo on the front with tour dates on the back.  It was marketed by Hugger.  This rare collectors item is valued at $75.00 USD.