That much for a poster? Incredible, you might think, but when a Wisconsin police officer was going through his barn he found one of these old posters, printed in 1915. A baseball card-collecting friend notified the officer it could be worth something major. Something so old, and so historic, and in such good condition is surely worth a bundle, and it was eventually sold by the Mile High Card Company for an eye-popping $61,000.
I’ll be back in a bit, I’m going to go look through all my old junk. If I find something pricey the article ends here.
Star Wars Action Figures
We are all fans of the Star Wars trilogy. Watching these movies as a kid was probably one of the best memories we could have. Finding any of the original characters' action figures could be like finding an oil well in your backyard.
Hardcore collectors are willing to spend a pretty penny to get their hands on rare star wars toys. These fans were so diehard that in 2015, the Luke Skywalker Action figure released in 1978 was sold for a whopping $25,000. Woah!
It shouldn't really come as a surprise the original Game Boy is worth a lot, but you have to take care that it's still in the original packaging, or was only available as a limited edition. Take the “Nintendo Game Boy Color Pokemon Center Hong Kong Limited Edition Pikachu,” which during May 2019, was on sale at eBay for $8,000, in the unopened packaging.
The Game Boy quickly became the must-have toy when it was released in 1989, and came bundled with Tetris – another piece of retro video game tech that has a high price.
Morton Pottery made these mini vases, and they're just one example of the earthy swirled pottery popularized by Midwestern and Ozark-area makers like Niloak and Nemadji in the 1920s and '30s. Even though they only measure four inches tall, these pretty cases pack quite the decorative punch.
Often sold as roadside souvenirs, these colorful vessels are widely known as "tourist pottery." Larger vases (12-plus inches tall) with maker's marks can be worth upward of $300.
While duck decoys are no longer used today because of advances in decoy materials and technology, these wooden duck decoys are now considered highly collectible. There are entire auction houses dedicated to buying and selling vintage duck decoys, known as magnificent works of folk art.
Duck decoys became highly collectible in the mid-20th century, and prices have never been higher for these items. If you've inherited one, you could earn up to hundreds of thousands of dollars at an auction.