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5 Collectibles That Can Be Worth Money In The Future


If you consider yourself to be a collector of something, you may want to pay careful attention to the items in your possession. While some people may think you're doing it only as a hobby, the fact is those collectibles could be worth a substantial amount of money in the future. If you're ready to learn which collectibles could help you amass a fortune one day, here are five of the most popular.

Comic Books

No longer something just for kids, comic books are big business in today's world. If you've been collecting comics since you were a kid or have bought some vintage comics at some shows, the good news is that the value of old comic books tends to do nothing but increase over time. As an example, the first comic book that featured Superman sold at auction a few years back for more than $3 million.


From Barbie and GI Joe to the wildly popular Cabbage Patch Dolls from the 1980s, vintage dolls are always in high demand by true collectors. As with comics, the older the doll, the better. Additionally, the better condition the better the investment. For this reason, many people keep their dolls in the original packaging or in display cases to decrease the impact of the environment on the dolls. For example, dust and critter damage is much more likely to happen in a cardboard box than in a sealed glass box.

Russian Nesting Dolls

If you have been collecting Russian Nesting Dolls for years or have other dolls in your collection that are in excellent condition, there's a good chance you have a small fortune on your hands. Nesting dolls have been around for a very long time and each generation tends to tell a different story. Russian Matryoshka Dolls, for example, can typically range in value from $50 all the way to over $700, depending on the number of dolls and when they were created. Before purchasing nesting dolls, make sure that they are authentic and don’t come from a mass-production factory if you want to get the best investment possible.


Although you may not enjoy licking the back of a stamp, ones that are considered to be quite rare will put a smile on your face when you find out how much they are worth. Considered to be one of the most popular types of collectibles, stamps from around the world often sell for thousands or even millions of dollars at auctions. For example, a Benjamin Franklin stamp from 1867 is considered to be worth nearly $1 million, since there are only two known to be in existence. Since finding a million-dollar valued stamp would be very challenging, it’s more likely that you’ll be able to find books of stamps that were printed this year and then sell them in 30+ years for double the value. Considering a typical investment doesn’t double in value, this can be a great way to make money in the future.

Board Games

Whether it's Monopoly or another popular board game, these are quickly becoming some of the most sought-after collectibles by many people. Taking buyers back to their childhood, a board game that has either been used very little or is perhaps still in its original box can bring big bucks, with some listed on eBay selling for more than $2,000. This is more typical with games that go out of print and thus, it is recommended that you hold onto the board games and keep them in good condition for a couple of decades before selling them. That being said, many people have found board games from thrift stores and immediately turned the purchase into a great source of income.

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Trading Cards

Finally, if you like collecting trading cards, keep them in great shape and hold onto them for years. Should you have rookie cards of some of today's best pro athletes, chances are these cards will grow significantly in value over the decades, as fewer and fewer of the cards will be available. This is especially true for rookie cards if the professional becomes super professional. A rookie card of Michale Jordan, for example, has significantly more value than a pro card of someone who isn't as famous.

Whether it's your dolls, trading cards, or other collectables, building your collection may one day help you amass a fortune that you never thought was possible.

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