Back in the ‘80s, Garbage Pail cards may not have been popular amongst parents, but we all loved them as kids. Although these cards are not available on the market anymore, they are worth more than you might think today if you try to look for it online or at vintage stores. Some of these cards can sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars — depending on the kind of card and the condition, of course.
One card from this stack was recently sold for $300 and an entire 1985 Garbage Pail Kids Series of cards went for $4,000 on websites like eBay and Amazon. Insane!
It seems as if the last time we've heard the words 'pogs' and 'slammers' were at least two decades ago. And that's probably true as they were most popular in the '80s. But before you get into a why-am-I-so-old cry, try to think if you have any of the original ones lying around.
In 2016, a six-piece set of holographic Jurassic Park pogs including a slammer was sold for (you'll need to sit down for this) one million dollars. A full set could still be worth a couple of thousands without a hologram and a slammer.
You might not have an ancient magazine or a ten thousand dollar boogie board lying around, but you almost certainly have an old car. You might even be able to find some gems, such as hood ornaments, car vases, and other parts with decorative value, which collectors treasure. Whether re-purposing for future industrial design or just for car history, certain pieces can be worth a nice bit of cash, as long as they're in decent condition.
The most expensive hood ornament in the world, a diamond-encrusted Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy, was estimated to be worth $200,000.
While we now have an entire generation that has never inserted a CD into a player, there are still plenty out there for those who want to rock. While these pieces may seem outdated now, you might not want to toss them out before checking the prices. They haven't reached vinyl levels, but a few famous discs command lofty prices. For example, Michael Jackson's signature series disc from 1993 has gone for around $1,400, and Coldplay's first public release, the Safety EP from 1998, has gone between $1,000 and $1,500.
Take a look through your collection for some albums that might be gold.
1982 Skeletor Action Figure
‘80s kids were obsessed with Skeletor and probably begged their parents to buy them this action figure. Those who got it were the most popular kids in school.
We all know He-Man was another favorite as well, and together, they were the most popular action figures from the Masters of the Universe World. If you are one of those lucky ones that still have it, you can actually get a lot of money for it. A 1982, mint condition Skeletor action figure that is still inside its box could fetch up to $2,000 online.