1. 1938 action comics – $3.2 million
This comic book is the most expensive comic book to ever exist, and there are only 50 genuine copies that have been published worldwide. Along with this, this comic featured Super Man for the very first time! In 1938, the book sold for a mere 10 cents, however now (if it’s in good condition), it can be sold for a staggering $3.2 million!
2. Pogs – Up to $1 million
Do you remember owning pogs? If you do, then you may have pogs in your basement that’s worth thousands! Common sets of pogs can easily rake in around $100, however the more rarer you sets are, the more thousands of dollars they may be worth. For example, a complete Marilyn Monroe set can easily fetch $1000. Or if you really want to make thousands, then you should know that a Jurassic Park set when for $1 million!
3. The original Monopoly game – $146,500
Everyone remembers crying over losing an intense game of Monopoly – but imagine crying on a specific Monopoly board game that’s worth over $100,000! The game has been invented since 1933, when Charles Darrow created the concept, so it’s no surprise that the original hand-drawn version sold for $146,500. However, other vintage versions from the 30s have been known to sell for $3000 too!
4. 1959 Barbie – $23,000
Today, as we’ve just been reminded by the Barbie movie, there are a huge variety of Barbie dolls available on the market. However, there is only 1 original and she reigns supreme. This is the first edition Barbie, sporting a nifty retro hairdo, a black and white swimsuit, and heels of course. If you have this in pristine condition, you could be looking at make around $23,000.
5. Pokemon Cards – Up to $100,000
Remember all those Pokemon cards we’d go crazy for as a kid? Well those huge collections might finally be worth something! A Charizard Holo card for the first edition of Pokemon in 1999 can earn more than $5,000! However, the most valuable card is the Japanese-version Pikachu illustrator cards, that will sell for around $100,000 on eBay. There are also other cards that can bring huge sums of money too!
6. Pez Dispensers – Up to $32,205
Now, of course there are millions of Pez dispensers in the world, however some are much more rarer than others. Some can be worth thousands, like the Astronaut B, which was created for the 1982 World’s Fair which sold on eBay for $32,205 in 2006 (and that was before inflation!). Imagine finding one of these in your basement and knowing you can become thousands of dollars richer by it!
7. 1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure – $25,000
We all know that the Star Wars series popularity was immense and still shows no signs of slowing down to this day. However, did you know that in 2015, the 1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure sold for $25,000?! Its crazy how popular the star wars films and merch still are to this day, after the first Star Wars movie came out almost 50 years ago!
8. First Edition Pound Puppies Plush – $5,000
Pound puppies really were the rage back in the 80s, and for all good reasons! Though, unfortunately the craze did fade overtime, a rare first edition Pound Puppy in its original packaging has been found to sell for up to $5,000! Not bad for a little plush stuffy! If you had one of these as a kid, you had better start digging around your basement for one!
9. Garbage Pail Kids cards – Up to $4,000
These were brilliant collectable trading cards that were crazily popular in the 80s. If you happen to still have them lying around, then congratulations! They are now worth a lot. One card recently sold for a breathtaking $300, and an entire pack of 1985 Garbage Pail Kids Series One went for as much as $4,000 on eBay! Crazy!
10. G.I. Joe Action Figures – Up To $200,000
Everyone knows who G.I. Joe is – especially after Will Smith’s notorious rage over a G.I. Jane joke! G.I. Joe is that popular that even a G.I. Joe Action Figure Starduster outside of it’s box can rake in $300 on eBay. But, if you have a Missile Command Center then you can make a whopping $17,500, and if have a prototype figure, well you’re in luck – because in 2003 one of these sold for a break-taking $200,000!