7 Older Toys With Insane Value
Some things are worth holding on to, especially if they’re old toys. With technology advancing and newer, shinier toys being released, older toys are getting a following. Some have become collectibles for people and some people only want a simple toy, for the pure enjoyment of having something old and vintage in this day and age.
Here are the 10 hidden treasures hiding somewhere in your attic!
1. Garbage Pail Kids Cards
Garbage Pail Kids cards may have not been so popular with parents, but kids loved them. Hopefully, you went against your parents’ wishes and kept buying the cards anyway, because they are worth a lot. Some cards can sell for hundreds and some can sell for thousands — it all depends on which card it is, when it was made, and the condition that it’s in. One card recently sold for $300 and an entire 1985 Garbage Pail Kids Series One is going for $4,000 on eBay.
2. Pokemon Cards
Who said collecting Pokémon cards would never pay off? Clearly, they were wrong. Since their release in 1996, Pokémon cards have gained a huge following. Some Pokémon cards are even worth thousands, if they are rare and kept in good condition.
3. 1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure
Collectors are willing to spend a certain amount of money to get what they want, sometimes even passing that limit. Star Wars has had a devoted fan base since its release during the 1970s, and their collectible products are known to sell for a lot. These fans are so diehard that in 2015, the Luke Skywalker Action figure released in 1978, was sold for $25,000. That is some serious devotion for any collector.
4. The Original Monopoly
The original hand-drawn version, made by Charles Darrow in 1933, sold for $146,500 in 2011. If you have any vintage versions from the 1930s or limited edition versions of Monopoly, you can be looking at some serious cash.
5. Game Boy
With all these amazing graphics and stellar game systems, who needs a Game Boy these days? For that reason alone, you should get your hands on your old Game Boy and check what the value on it is. Mint condition Game Boys sell for hundreds, and if you have a special edition Game Boy, such as the Game Boy Light, it can go for over $1,500.
6. Cabbage Patch Dolls
Cabbage Patch Dolls were huge for a long time and depending on which doll you have, you can earn some serious cash for it. As of now, the most expensive Cabbage Patch Dolls belong to Pat and Joe Prosey. The Proseys have over 5,000 dolls in their custom-built Maryland museum and are selling their whole collection for $360,000.
7. Sega Genesis Console
If you happen to come across your old Sega Genesis game system one day, do not throw it away. Instead, check to see if it still works and if it does, hit the internet with it because you can be looking to make up to $2,000 for it.