Collectible Values Continue to Skyrocket: Are You Sitting On the Next Big Seller?

With a new age of collectors diving into the market, it might be time to dig through your attic and wipe off that dust. More people are also viewing comic books and other collectibles as financial assets with a good return on investment. 

Rare First Edition Marvel Comic Sold For $2.4 Million

Without this comic, there would be no Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, or any of the superheroes we’ve grown up on as we know it. 

This first edition Marvel Comic sold at auction for just under $2,427,800 at ComicConnect, a New York-based online comic marketplace & auctioneer. 

The original retail price of the comic in 1939 was 10 cents, as it says on the cover. By today’s value, that comes to about $2. 

According to, this exact copy was sold in a private sale for $350,000 in 2003. That’s almost a 600% value increase in just under 20 years. 

What Makes it Worth the Big Buck

The comic is rendered even more collectible, not in spite of, but because of the writing on the cover. 

Rare First Edition Holo Pokémon Card Sold For $420,000

One of the most coveted and recognized Pokémon cards ever produced, it's one of 102 cards in the original Pokémon Base Set released in 1999 after the Pokémon Red and Blue video games’ success earlier that same year. 

Besides its rarity, Charizard’s presence in the anime and strength in the games helped cultivate a dedicated fanbase to the fire-type, boosting the value of any Charizard-branded merchandise. 

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