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Are You a Collector?

I'm Asking: Are You a Collector?

In light of Comic-Con and one man's story of nostalgic collecting turned investing, I've been thinking about my own childhood hobbies. Specifically, my Barbie and Beanie Baby collections — which I'm sure, had I not chopped off Barbie's hair and pulled the authentic tags from my Beanie Babies, could be worth quite a bit today.

Walking away from Comic-Con last year, one collector scored two action figures from Ghostbusters for $20 apiece that now "can be found for sale online for $150." Not bad. Turns out that childish nostalgia for action figures actually makes for a pretty good investment if you're into hunting down the goods. Makes me wish I had saved some of my old dolls and toys — what about you? Are you a collector? And if so, have you ever profited from hanging onto childhood keepsakes or memorabilia?


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Spectra Spectra 7 years
My sister collects Holiday Barbies and she has some from the 90's that are very collectible. I wish I would've kept all my Transformers; some of those are probably worth quite a bit.
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
I have a few hundred comic books from my childhood. I haven't looked into how much they're worth but I do have some really cool ones. I love my comic books!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
Speaking of wastes of money... I don't have collections, and neither does my bf, but I would find it hard to collect anything because he's constantly purging and throwing crap out we don't use or need, so I'm pretty sure his head would implode if I tried to collect something like action figures.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Not me, but my husband collects Pez. He has thousands !
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