As it turns out, if I had saved all of the toys from my childhood, I could make a fortune! Though if I had saved everything from my childhood, I’d also be a hoarder and living in one of those crazy claustrophobic houses that you see on TV, where there are boxes of random stuff everywhere… just the thought of that makes my skin crawl and my head itch! But seriously, I will be rummaging through my basement later today to look through the boxes of stuff that my mother so lovingly packed away, because I bet I will find some of this stuff! (And straight to eBay it will go!)
Garbage Pail Kids
Were you an avid collector of Garbage Pail Kids? If you were a kid of the ’80’s (or had a child in that era), you almost definitely have some of these floating around your basement or attic. Some are worth more than others, but a “Nasty Nick” card could bring in $5,000. Or what about this listing for Adam Bomb for $2,500?
Remember when everyone thought that Beanie Babies were highly collectible and they went flying off the shelves? And we thought they would be worth a lot in the future, so we didn’t remove the heart-shaped tags? Well, most of us made nothing back then, because there wasn’t much of a market for “flipping” Beanie Babies. But if you saved certain ones, they can actually be worth a lot now. For example, check out these listings for Princess Diana Beanie Babies that go for up to $652,200 (and no, I didn’t add any extra zeros to that!). Or what about these listing on eBay for Peanuts (The Royal Blue Elephant) which goes for up to $5,000!
Ok candy-lovers, you are going to love this! Remember all of the sugar-highs that you got from eating PEZ? Well, if you saved the containers, you could be in luck! Checkout these eBay listings! There are collections going for over $13,000!!! But don’t worry, you can make a nice little profit even if you only have one. Like this Peter Pan PEZ Dispenser (going for up to $600) or this Santa Claus PEZ Dispenser (going for almost $500).