Grateful Dead

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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

Here and there lately, folks have been mentioning some of the great T-shirts they picked up on tour and elsewhere. Several decades having passed in many cases, the shirts are no longer with us. Which ones did you wear till they fell apart, accidentally leave behind at the campground, give to your best friend, or otherwise part with, and now you'd really like to find another one?


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RedRocksTodd's picture
Joined: Jan 21 2009
Tour Poster

Looking forI followed the Boys in 2009 from Wilkes Barre to Denver....7 shows in 12 days!! In Hartford, I purchased 2nd row tickets from through the charity auction. I got a signed tour poster signed by all the Warren Haynes. It was my most prized possession!!! About 6 months ago, my home was burglarized and 3 things were, my college class ring, and my Dead poster. I literally weeped. I don't care about the class ring but I am desperate to replace my poster. I'm hoping a FAMILY member can help me out? Maybe you and your partner got two posters? I am willing to pay a "more than fair price" to replace it!!! PLEASE HELP!! Todd in Denver. PEACETerms of Service

Joined: Sep 25 2008
would love to get ratdog and

would love to get ratdog and phil lesh tour shirts

Roguedeadguy's picture
Joined: Jul 22 2016
Ghosts of T shirts past

I used to have a nice stash of weed-themed shirts.
One was a Zig-Zag shirt that I got for "free" by mailing in a bunch of empty paper packets.
One I got at the Ann Arbor Hash Bash. It was a leftover from a different, similarly themed event in Columbus so it only cost $3.
One was from a really cool head shop in Grand Rapids called Purple East.
One was a red-eyed Scooby Doo begging for a Scooby snack with obvious implications.

They were all folded and stacked in the top right corner of my closet when our roof started leaking . . . right into my closet. :( Of all of my shirts to get ruined, it had to be those 4.

Bosco Boots's picture
Joined: Feb 1 2014
Stolen Valor

I had just purchased the "No Jim, they're Dead" Star Trek T-shirt in the lot at Alpine Valley in the mid 80's.
It was scorching hot, so I looped the shirt through my belt behind me so I wouldn't have to carry it.
While going through the bottleneck at the gate, I felt a sharp tug, and it was gone.
Cheeky Monkey.....I hope you at least took care of it.

Bosco Boots's picture
Joined: Feb 1 2014
Europe '81

I still have my original Stanley Mouse Europe '81 Skull In The Sand T-shirt.
I've long since packed it away, as it's too frail to survive another wearing or washing.

Joined: Jun 20 2014
Looking for 1967 to 1972 Grateful Dead T Shirts

Hey I'm hoping someone out there kept some of the earliest Dead shirts----1967 to 72. I'd make a strong offer for any shirt I'm looking for!

JimmeyV's picture
Joined: Feb 11 2018
Ed Donohue T-Shirts

Does anyone remember the Ed Donohue shirts. One of my favorites was the "Estimated Prophet". I still have several different ones that Ed did. I can't find information on the names of the artwork that Ed put on the shirts except the Estimated Profit. Anyone have any ideas where I might find that info.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Joined: Dec 29 2017
Ny vs Wash football tie dye

I have a shirt that has dead bears tailgating. Has ny 7 vs wash 7 on the back. I cant seem to find it anywhere. It is a bit beat up holes through the back but was wondering if there is value and if anybody may be lookin for a shirt like it. I love it but if someone went to this event it belongs with them ya know.

Ship Of Fools 1995's picture
Joined: Aug 9 2017
Vintage T-Shirts

I do not know how many of you are on Instagram, but there is an account that collects and sells old vintage Dead shirts. The catch is that some can get very pricey (as expected when it comes to vintage Dead march, especially licensed items). His Instagram handle is I highly recommend checking him out if you are searching for something. His inventory is always updated frequently so luck may be in your favor. Here is the link to his easy shop for those who do not use Instagram.

Good luck on your search! I hope this helps!

nappyrags's picture
Joined: Jan 24 2013
An early 80's Ventura purchase was a cool ink drawing of Alice standing in front of the Looking Glass, peering into it and the reflection was a smiling Uncle Sam beckoning her in with a waggly bony finger...I still have it but that was like 70 lbs ago and it doesn't fit...oh just remembered Alice's cat is standing next to her peering into the Looking Glass also and the Cheshire Cat's "Grin" is staring back at her


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