Today, the world is all about the hustle and making good money, especially with how fast-paced everything is. Having a safety net is always a good idea because you never know what could happen! And while the sneaker industry and collecting sneakers is a cool investment, there are always more options. So, today we decided to round up 7 ideas of collectible investments for you! After all, why put all your eggs in one basket when you can have different options if one doesn’t work? Now, let’s check out all the items you’ll wanna have!
What’s a Collectible Investment?
Basically, a collectible is an item that’s currently worth more than when it was first sold. So, anything can be a collectible if you try hard enough, huh? You see, last year’s car model is worth less today than it was last year. However, a vintage car is currently worth much more than it initially was. So, basically, when you buy something that feels like it could be unique in the long run, keep it. It might not be worth much now, but it’s gonna be one hella story to tell and money to make! And in a way, this is an investment. While basic investments like stocks and shares and such are obvious investment options, this niche is also worth your attention.
7 Collectible Investments That Will Come in Handy
So, trading cards can be anything, from your favorite basketball or baseball player to a Yu-Gi-Oh card! You see, sports cards have always been a thing, and the older and rarer a card is, the more expensive it is. For example, Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps rookie card went for $12.6 million in an auction! But that’s one of the rarest cards with a nearly perfect grade score.
Now we’re gonna be a bit more realistic with cards that are still very valuable, but that any of us could’ve owned. An example of this is Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon cards! We all went through a phase when we collected cards of our favorite anime and manga series. But some had the wisdom to keep the rare babies. You see, Yu-Gi-Oh’s Armament of the Lethal Lord is worth about $9,700… a pretty decent number if you ask us.
Do we really need to get into that? Comic books have always been great collectible investments, especially if they’re first or special editions. Let’s take Marvel comics as an example, some of those are worth thousands of dollars today! Our favorite is definitely the Spiderman x Eminem crossover cover. Which, by the way, is worth about $800 on the resale market!
We’re not even kidding here… Barbies became much more than just toys for kids. Some are collabs with brands like Kith and Bape, while others are celebrity figurines. What they all have in common is the fact that some are worth much more than triple their retail price! For example, the Pink Pop Ryden x Barbie collab can easily make you $200 in profit. Let that sink in while listening to Barbie Girl…
So now that we covered dolls, we gotta mention figurines. From Funko to Bearbrick and Kaws, these are gems that any collector should invest in. Special edition figurines are as valuable as exclusive sneakers! You see, they’re just like pieces of artwork that you can show off to people. And well, they come in many different sizes, from desk figurine size to put-in-the-middle-of-a-room size. Our favorite is definitely 2003’s Bearbrick Kaws Chomper, which is worth about $23,000 in resale. Yep, you read that right… this is what makes them great collectible investments!
While we already know how valuable real vintage cars are, sometimes we overlook a little toy car’s value. So go check your old toy box for Hot Wheels, because that could potentially make you a lot of money! But don’t worry, they don’t really need to be old to be valuable, because drops are still happening. An example of that is 2019’s Supreme x Hot Wheels collab which is worth $170+ in resale. Mind you, the collab retailed for $30!
Who doesn’t wanna get their hands on that epic Star Wars Lego set… or sets? Well, sadly, you’ll have to spit out a lot of cash to own one today! And this brings us to our next point, that Lego sets can be as valuable as any of the other collectible investments on this list. This is kinda interesting because Legos usually fall under “kids’ toys”. But oh well, whatever can make us that extra buck, or a cool figurine on display!
Finally, music has to have the last say at some point, and it does that with flying colors on our list. You see, collector’s editions of vinyl records are so valuable and worth the investment! After all, some of NSB3’s users actually used the bot to catch the upcoming Taylor Swift vinyl album. There’s a lot to say about this since we’re in a digital age. But it seems like nostalgia always ends up winning the battle!
So, Wanna Get in on Collectible Investments?
Something out of this list must have caught your eye if you scrolled this far. Luckily for you, we have just the solution if you wanna get into collecting! You don’t have to keep waiting around for drops and missing out on them, because NSB’s got your back. From supporting the best sneaker retailers to 100+ Shopify sites, starting any collection just got easier! All you have to do is get your NSB3 key today and check out our sneaker botting guides. And don’t worry, our blog got you covered with all the latest news and releases!