20 Collectible Items That Could Make You Rich

20 Collectible Items That Could Make You Rich

If you're looking to make a quick buck, you should consider looking around your house, especially if you're a big collector. There's a lot lying around that might be worth more than you think. Here are 20 collectible items to sell that can make you a lot of money.

1. Vintage Comic Books

Although they were once seen as a "nerdy" or "geeky" thing to have, turns out collecting vintage comic books would serve you well in the future. If you've got some old copies that feature iconic superheroes like Spider-Man, Superman, or Batman, you might be in luck - these are incredibly valuable!

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2. Classic Cars

While they might look completely out of style compared to how cars look today, if you own a classic car model that dates back to the 50s, 60s, or 70s, it might be worth a lot more than you think, especially if it's a limited edition! If you've managed to maintain it well all this time too, you might be adding a lot more cash to your wallet soon enough.

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3. First Edition Books

First editions are highly sought after for a reason - especially if they've been signed by the author too. These books, which are normally quite famous already, have become more and more valuable as time has passed. From J.K. Rowling to F. Scott Fitzgerald, getting your hand on one of these first edition copies would be both lucrative and amazing.

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4. Fine Wine

Wine can already be incredibly expensive, so it makes sense that fine wines that have been aged for a long time and with incredible care, are even more so. The value of the wine itself tends to be heavily influenced by the vineyard's reputation though, alongside other factors like how it's been stored and its vintage year. There's a lot more to wine than just drinking it!

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5. Antique Jewelry

As you can expect, jewelry is already highly coveted among the fashion world, so owning a piece from notable periods in history from famous designers is a big win! Whether it's from Tiffany & Co. or Cartier, certain pieces from past collections are worth a pretty penny. Definitely want to double check the value of your jewelry before you sell.

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6. Vintage Watches

Is it really a surprise to hear that high-end, vintage watches only grow in value over time? After all, that's why everyone wants a Rolex right? These collectible watches are definitely worth your time and investment then.

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7. Rare Coins

Special coins are fun to collect, but turns out, if you're lucky to find one from ancient times or certain eras, it can be worth a lot too. Depending on its condition and rarity, that one dollar coin you found might be worth a hundred times more. Always a good idea to check the dollar you pick up from the street - who knows how lucky you might be?

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8. Stamps

You're probably wondering, "Who even sends mail these days?" but that's exactly the point. Stamps are considered outdated items these days, meaning the rarer and more significant the stamp, the higher its value. For instance, ever heard of an inverted Jenny stamp before? Might be worth noting it's been sold for about 2 million in the past!

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9. Artwork

This one shouldn't come to you as a surprise - getting your hands on an original art piece by an incredibly esteemed artist is like winning the lottery. It'll get you millions, and we mean millions, at any art auction. 

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10. Sports Memorabilia

There's a huge sports culture here in America and in other parts of the world, meaning sports memorabilia like jerseys worn by players or signed/home-run baseballs can give you a pretty penny. And if the item is at all associated with a legendary player in sports history? You best believe the significance and value of that item will skyrocket through the roof.

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11. Vintage Toys

Who knew that playing with a classic Barbie and keeping it around all these years would pay you back? That's because some brands like LEGO, Barbie, or Hot Wheels can actually be worth quite a lot to collectors who are looking for original versions, limited editions, or discontinued models. In fact, if you by chance have the original Barbie on hand in perfect condition, that toy can earn you around $30,000!

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12. Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

If you've never heard of the hit show and game, Yu-Gi-Oh!, where have you been? This popular game took the toy market by storm, thanks to the popularity of the show and its collectible nature. The two most coveted cards that will definitely earn you quite the bit of cash are the Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Black Luster Soldier. Finding an original or a special edition would definitely be considered your lucky day.

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13. Video Games

As with everything on this list, owning games for consoles that are no longer around can be incredibly valuable. If you happen to have an NES or Sega Genesis video game that was a limited release, you'll be happy to know it's worth quite a bit of money. After all, these games are now considered "vintage."

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14. VHS Tapes

VHS isn't around anymore, and while we're happy that all our media viewing tech has drastically improved over the years, another thing to be happy about is how much your old VHS copies might be worth. We suggest looking through your collection if you've got one - any rare, discontinued, or popular tapes you've got on hand might just be worth something.

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15. Music Memorabilia

Vinyl records are coming back into mainstream popularity as a fun collectible item that you can feature in the house. Or hey, if you just love music, it's a collectible item with a lot of meaning. If you happen to have an original or autographed copy by famous artists of the past, like The Beatles or Elvis Presley, you might want to consider whether you want to keep it or sell it (it's definitely worth a lot).

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16. Designer Handbags

Although they come with an expensive price tag to begin with, high-end bags only continue to appreciate in value as time passes. Especially if they come from big name luxury brands like Chanel, Hermès, or Louis Vuitton. If they were limited edition, rare pieces of a collection, that only adds to its sell price.

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17. Dolls

While yes, antique dolls are completely scary and feel as if they can stare straight into their soul, if you're looking for a way to get them out of your house, selling them is definitely the way to go. You can easily get up to $1000 for one! Of course, it depends on the brand and rarity of the doll.

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18. Pokémon Cards

While some people collected Pokémon cards as a fun little hobby, there are some who are truly passionate about it. The love people have for this franchise has skyrocketed the value of some rare, limited edition cards. Can you believe that one of these cards could be sold for millions of dollars?

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19. Antique Glassware

You may want to take another look at the glassware in your kitchen - if you by chance picked up an antique piece somehow, it's worth a lot more than a couple of dollars. If it's made from a famous manufacturer or has special designs on it, all of these can factor into its actual value (which is a lot more than you'd think!).

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20. Board Games

While buying board games new can already be quite the expensive purchase, owning a vintage one can definitely offset those costs if you're looking to sell. As with everything on this list, the rarer the better. If it was a limited edition game that was made during the early 20th century for instance, those can easily go up to thousands of dollars.

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