9 Things We Grew Up With Worth Looking For Again

The following are 9 things we grew up with worth looking for again.  Why?  Because they are great flips!  Good Luck!

fireball island

Fireball Island

Sort of a cross between a board game and an action figure play set, fans are still rabid for 1986’s Fireball Island. The game comes in a huge box and has many potentially-missing pieces, but since even incomplete versions still fetch wads of dough, you’ll definitely want to pick this baby up.

sony walkman

1979 Sony Walkman TPS-L2

Made famous by its appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 model is easily identified by its unusual blue color. The renewed interest (and absurdly high eBay prices) won’t last forever, but given the likelihood that any Walkman found at a yard sale won’t cost more than a few bucks, this is a must-buy if you find one.

vintage bubble light

Vintage Noma Bubble Light Sets

There’s plenty of money in vintage Christmas decorations — but you’ll first need to evaluate what sells and what doesn’t, as there are countless items on both ends of the spectrum. For starters, though, keep an eye out for vintage Noma “bubble lights.” Certain sets go for hundreds of dollars, but even the cheaper ones are worth far more than whatever you’ll pay at a yard sale.

super mario kart

Super Mario Kart SNES Game

It’s still possible to find old video games for a dollar or two at yard sales, and if you know what sells, you can profit big. For instance, used Super Mario Kart cartridges — a Super Nintendo game from 1992 — routinely go for around $25, despite the fact that there are tons of them on eBay. (Best of all, items like this are super easy to list and ship!)

Lite-Brite

Lite-Brite

The traditional Lite-Brite seems to be out of production right now, causing its value to skyrocket. This is good news for you, because they’re still easy to find at yard sales! The value wavers depending on the particular set’s condition and age, but they’re always a safe bet for eBay newbies. (Just be sure to test yours before selling it. The people who buy Lite-Brites usually plan to use them!)

Charizard

1999 Pokemon “Charizard” Holo Card

You’ll find old Pokemon cards at many yard sales. The majority of them are worthless, but if you’re really lucky, you might strike it rich. This rare holographic Charizard card with a shadowless border can fetch thousands of dollars in the right condition, and though cards like this are incredibly hard to find at yard sales, it’s not out of the question. (After all, many kids gave up on Pokemon before these cards became so high-priced, so not every seller is aware of their values!)

Super Soaker 2000

Super Soaker CPS 2000

You should always be on the lookout for old Super Soakers! A great many of them sell for small fortunes on eBay, including this Super Soaker CPS 2000, which despite its name was released in 1996. If you’re lucky enough to find one, the seller probably won’t want more than a few bucks. Not bad for something that routinely sells for over $150 on eBay!

nightmare

“Nightmare” Horror Videocassette

VHS tape collecting has become a big thing, and if you really know the market, you can flip yard sale finds for huge profits. Old and rare horror videos are a category of particular interest. You’re not too likely to find a copy of Nightmare on someone’s lawn, but if you do, expect to turn one dollar into several hundred of them. (Word of warning, though: Most videocassettes are worth no more than what you’ll pay for them.)

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Ultimate Warrior WWF LJN Figure

Even the rattiest old action figure can be worth a bundle, and there are literally thousands of valuable figures that you might find at yard sales. For starters, if you’re lucky enough to spot this Ultimate Warrior figure — made as part of LJN’s WWF Superstars collection in 1989 — grab it! No matter the condition, you’ll get at least a hundred bucks for your trouble.

 

There you have it, the 9 things we grew up with worth looking for again! Start treasure hunting today.  Good Luck.

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