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What stuff today will be collectible in the future?

We always hear about the guy with a Mickey Mantle rookie card or Detective Comics #9 that's worth a ton of money. If only we'd saved ours. Then we'd have a ton of money too.

Of course the reason those are worth a ton of money is that most baseball cards were stuck into bicycle spokes to make a neato brrrum noise and comics were used to line bird cages. Nobody will make a ton of money today from buying and holding baseball cards, because millions of people are doing that.

So what cool thing that everyone throws away today will be worth tons of money in the future? Plastic forks? Temporary tattoos? Beer coasters from bars?
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I think the honest answer is that if we knew, so many would be saved that they wouldn't be worth anything.

Like any other game of chance, you pay your money and take your chances.
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Nobody saves used tampons. You should start collecting those. You'll make a fortune!
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I think the ability to make a decent joke about tampons is going to be worth something in the future.
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Gotta collect them all.
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Originally posted by OldDude
I think the honest answer is that if we knew, so many would be saved that they wouldn't be worth anything.

Like any other game of chance, you pay your money and take your chances.


Well OD, ya nailed another one!

NEXT THREAD!!!

(Just kiddin', Nicky D! )

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What stuff today will be collectible in the future?
Authentic National Guard memo's from the early 1970's...I have a huge collection myself
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Authentic National Guard memo's from the early 1970's...I have a huge collection myself
My sealed 1973 copy of Microsoft Word is sure to be worth some money someday.
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Re: What stuff today will be collectible in the future?

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So what cool thing that everyone throws away today will be worth tons of money in the future?
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That is a truly hard question to answer, and actually I don't believe that there is a answer.

(Other than what OD said.)

I can't think of ANY (as you put it) "cool thing that everyone throws away today will be worth tons of money in the future?"

???

I give up.

Tek

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The collectible CDs I sold on Ebay for a lot of money were the ones out of print. And more often than not the ones that go out of print do so for a reason (they suck). So, go out and buy a bunch of stuff people don't want now... tomorrow they will.
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
The collectible CDs I sold on Ebay for a lot of money were the ones out of print. And more often than not the ones that go out of print do so for a reason (they suck). So, go out and buy a bunch of stuff people don't want now... tomorrow they will.
No problem. I'll start getting some Pontiac Aztecs.
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Anything with "SPECIAL EDITION" "COLLECTORS EDITION" or "LIMITED EDITION" written somewhere on the package. Why? Cause they wouldn't lie to you to sell a product now would they?
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Originally posted by SleepyW
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I believe it's actually her yellowed right index finger. One of a kind!

But like you said Nick, when I was a kid we used to actually play with the things instead of keeping them in their package.

I remember my cousin collecting baseball cards as early as the mid-fifties, but then he would draw a mustache on a player or change his number if he got traded haha.
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back in the day we use to line up our football cards in their positions.. and then make a paper football.. and actually play with them... they got really destroyed that way.. (of course, the year that I bought and destroyed the most cards, was jerry rice rookie year.. I must have destroyed 20 topps rice rookie cards )

and we use to lineup our star wars and gi joe figures in the dirt on opposite sites.. then sling D cell batteries at them and destroy em!

of course.. there was always the 1 dork leaving them in the package or keeping the cards boxed up..

sure.. they might be worth a few hundred.. or thousands of dollars now..

but I still wouldnt trade it for all the fun I had as a kid!

where was I going with this.... oh yea.. thats why current toys and cards will never have alot of value in the future.. too many printed, too many collectors... supply will stay WAY above demand.

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