They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but in this case, your own trash can become a valuable treasure for you and your family! We all have a junk drawer, a forgotten box of old toys in the attic, or a garage stuffed full of random items that have lost their luster over the years. You may be surprised to find out that some of these commonly discarded items are actually worth a lot of money! So, before you toss out your cluttered messes or donate them to a local thrift store, take a look and see if you have any of these items!
Originally released in 1989, the hand-held game console changed everything about video games as we knew it. There are many versions available today, but if you happen to have an original Gameboy, you may be sitting on upwards of $1,500! Used Gameboys might only go for around $30, but if you have one in its original packaging, it can sell for anywhere between $1,000 – $2,000! That price skyrockets if you have game cartridges. Some of the original Gameboy games sell for up to $3,500!
Yes, these cards that defined an entire generation of nerds are now worth an incredible amount of money – if you have the right ones. As kids, these cards were traded in order build a better deck, but as adults, these cards are often traded for wads of cash – some even to the tune of $60,000! Holographic Charazard cards, limited edition Chansey, Blastoise, and Alakazam cards, among others, can fetch tens of thousands of dollars on eBay. Go ahead and dig through those old binders of cards I know you have tucked away somewhere, and see if you own any of these hot ticket cards!
Furbys burst onto the scene in 1998 and were an instant hit. While they were not the first animatronic toy, they were by far the most popular. The debate continues to this day as to whether these toys are adorable or creepy as all get out, but the fact remains that these 90s toys sell for thousands of dollars today. If you have a Furby in its original packaging, you can get up to $1,000! Even out of the box Furbys can fetch a couple hundred bucks. Limited editions Furbys, like the Millenial Furby, can sell for up to $4,500. Creepy or not, that kind of money is hard to turn down.
Stepping on those tiny bricks of pain might be well worth it if you happen to have a set that sells for $10,000, right? Lego introduces new sets every year, and retires old sets every two years. This creates a marketplace for buying and selling retired sets – the older, the better! One notably pricey set is the Millennium Falcon. These limited edition, retired Lego sets are worth thousands of dollars!
Chances are, you have a Pyrex dish or two in your kitchen. There’s no denying the usefulness of this popular brand. They make casserole dishes, measuring cups, and everything in between. Did you know that Pyrex dishes have been around in one for or another since 1915?! That’s right, the beloved kitchenware is over 100 years old. That might explain why some of the vintage Pyrex dishes can sell for $1,800 – $10,000! The most valuable dishes are the milky glassware with floral designs. However, even older, clear Pyrex pieces can fetch a couple hundred bucks on ebay.