It’s All in the History: What Makes These Once Common Items So Valuable Today?

We’ve all been there:  an item that we once owned sells high at an auction, and we kick ourselves for not holding on to it longer.  How could you have known that your old toy or comic book would someday be valuable?  Let’s take a look at what makes once common items so valuable today.

First Edition Books

Books that have withstood the test of time are easily available as reprints, but first editions of these literary works are where the money is at.  The better condition the book is in, the higher the value.  To help determine whether your print is an original printing or a much less valuable reprint, check out this informative post from Bibilo.com.

Pokemon Cards

 

It’s All in the History: What Makes These Once Common Items So Valuable Today?

These trading cards have been around for decades, and their popularity hasn’t waned yet.  With the emergence of the ultra popular Pokemon Go game, interest in Pokemon cards has peaked again.  First edition cards sell for up to $5,000.  It might be worth your time to visit your parents’ house and dig through your old Pokemon card stash!

Lego Minifigures

Even though these sets sell by the thousands, as children’s toys it’s inevitable that pieces are lost and thrown away.  Those who were lucky or wise enough to hold onto iconic mini figures, such as superheroes and Star Wars characters, will find a nice return on their investment.  These figures sell for hundreds of dollars.  Now if you happen to have one of the limited edition gold or silver mini figures (which are very rare), they are selling for tens of thousands of dollars.  

Comic Books

 

It’s All in the History: What Makes These Once Common Items So Valuable Today?

Comic book collecting is big business.  Mint condition, original comic books sell for millions.  With the popularity of superheroes soaring, the fascination with these early pieces of American pop culture won’t be fading anytime soon.

Coca Cola Memorabilia

As mentioned in this post, Coca Cola memorabilia is extremely popular and holding its value very well.  If you or anyone one your family ever owned Coca Cola collectibles, now is the time to check and see what it’s worth is!

Memories fade with time, but memorabilia helps us hold on to things we cherished.  Collectibles like comic books and toys, once common items, are more valuable today because thanks to savvy collectors who want to hold on to pieces of their younger days.

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It’s All in the History: What Makes These Once Common Items So Valuable Today?
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