Like sports cards, markets are flooded with countless issues of recent comic books. With the huge demand for comic-related merchandise, publishers print in bulk. So, just like with many other items on this list, if there is a lot of it, it is probably not worth much.
Another factor is that characters in today’s editions lack the uber-popular appeal of a first-of-its-kind superhero, like Superman, for example. On top of that, Superman issues printed today are not valuable. If you have an original Iron Man or Thor, on the other hand, your book may be worth a million or more.
People who have held onto textbooks from college may as well keep holding onto them. Recycling is also an option. A textbook is valuable, but only for a limited time. You know, with new additions and all. Plus, so much of it is already online anyway.
While some old books are best to keep, textbooks are the opposite. They must be sold as soon as the course ends if any value is to come out of it. College students these days are fortunate. An Amazon app scans each text and gives its value. No more standing in long lines at the university bookstore.
Movie posters can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, so if you have the right one, it could be worth a small-to-medium fortune. A poster for “Mummy,” a 1932 Hollywood classic film, went for $435,000. People paid thousands for others like the poster for “Casablanca” (1946) and “Dracula” (1931).
A “Pulp Fiction” poster sold for a bundle, as did a “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” But many of the newer movie posters only bring in high bids if there’s a misprint or other rarity. All those 80s movie posters like, “The Breakfast Club,” “E.T.,” “Ghostbusters,” and “The Outsiders” are not worth the paper they were printed on.
Pandora Bracelet Charms
The Pandora bracelet trend was a smash in the mid-2000s (and still is for some). Adorable personalized trinkets were mixed and matched depending on the wearer's personality — kind of like removable tattoos if you will. Pandora charms were a perfect gift item for just about anyone.
Jewelry from one of the largest merchants of baubles should hold some value. Pandora charms go for up to $65, brand new. Old and discontinued charms are more affordable, from $10 to $20. You know the trend has trended toward the trash category when even discontinued pieces are worth only a fraction of new ones.
Are old tennis shoes worth anything? Apparently, yes! Not only that but there is also a whole stock-market-like scene of sneakers that is incredibly elaborate. It all depends on the model, the year, and how worn out the shoe is. Adidas was the most popular name in footwear in the 70s before Nike came along.
Adidas is a German company, the largest sportswear company in Europe, and it came out with the classic three-stripe shoe design in 1949. A set of original trainers can be worth over a thousand dollars! One pair sold for $1,500. Treasure! The rarest is the Rimowa-edition “Pitch Black” Adidas.