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Digging up Treasures from Your Childhood

If you think back to the things you used to do as a child, it’s more than likely that as you grew older, some of those old toys and games have risen in value. What this means is that – potentially – you’re sat on a treasure trove of collectibles that could sell for a fortune, if you can manage to detach yourself sentimentally from the items. Here are a few things from your childhood that could be worth a tonne.

Pokemon Cards

If you were a child in the 90s, it’s likely that at one point or other, you became obsessed with Pokemon. Of course, if you watched the TV show, it’s likely that you also had a sizable card collection. If you’re a proper hoarder, you might even still have your cards hidden away somewhere, and if you do, it might be worth having a look through. Any perfect cards could be worth a serious amount on a site like eBay.

Video Games 

Nothing is off-limits when it comes to childhood collectibles. Old games are a perfect example of this. Not all games are worth a lot of money, but if you have games for early consoles like the Atari 2600, the Sega Saturn, or the Nintendo Entertainment System, it’s likely that at least some of them have increased in value. By checking out sites like eBay, you’ll find collectors who are looking for clean cartridges, so clean up your games with alcohol on a cotton swab, and then see how much they’re worth. You’ll be surprised.

First Edition Books

It’s a similar story to books. Children’s books are extremely valuable if rare, so look for any well-kept first editions, and you might find that they’re worth their weight in gold. You’re even more likely to sell them off for a great price if they’re signed.


Any jewelry you received as a child shouldn’t be written off. Just because children’s jewelry is smaller than the adult variety, that doesn’t make it any less precious. Although these pieces might have extreme sentimental value, you could at least see what they’re worth by taking them for valuation. Once you know what it’s all worth, you can make a decision as to whether you’re going to sell it or not.

So there you have it: just some of the collectibles from your childhood that might be worth more now than when you bought them.


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