When records were mass produced in the '70's, quality control seemed to be a little lax. I remember being in the habit of opening new records before driving home from the store to make sure there were no visual abnormalities with them. I remember when I bought The Rolling Stones 'Some Girls' on day of release. After searching for one that was 'good on the side' (possibly a post on that topic later), I purchased one and opened it in the car before driving home. Alas, it had a side 1 label on both sides. Returned it. Opened the next one in the store. Same thing. Got another. Opened it in the store. The glue holding the inner sleeve together was applied too liberally and seeped onto the record itself. Back that one went. Fourth time was the charm. Got it home to discover a convex warp. That was OK, My turntable could handle it.
Below I present a copy of Jethro Tull's 'Thick as a Brick.' I've had the original since I was in Junior High. Needless to say, it's seen better days. Found this one in the used bin.