For many people, collecting items is a hobby that can last a lifetime. It can start in childhood where we pester our parents to buy us the latest Star Wars action figures or the latest games for our chosen gaming console. If you were a child of the 70’s and avidly collected Star Wars figures it is well worth checking to see if you still own them and if they are in pristine condition as some can fetch thousands of dollars at auction! Today, there is a wealth of products to collect which cater for an enormous range of tastes and interests. In this article, just three top collecting ideas will be discussed in detail for all aspiring collectors to consider.

Comic books

Several generations of children have grown up reading about the latest adventures of their favorite superheroes (or supervillains) and these stories and the related artwork found in comics can make for great memories from our youth. For some people they provide an ideal opportunity for collecting and comic enthusiasts from all over the world will happily spend significant sums of money to secure an old classic comic book that is in an immaculate condition. Today, Marvel comics remain popular choices for collectors, but there are an immense range of comics available for collecting from new and upcoming comic makers that display the work of the next crop of talented story tellers and illustrators. Many comic collectors enjoy framing their highly prized comics and displaying them on their walls. If you are serious about growing your comic collection and want to secure some favorite comics that are in exceptional condition, it is well worth searching for a Graded Comic Book online store and checking out what selections they have.

Compact Disks

Compact disks were one of the most popular formats of music storage in the 1980’s to the turn of the millennium and provided a vast improvement in sound quality over the tapes that were commonly used to store music before them. Any music fan who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s is likely to have a considerable number of CDs that showcase their taste in music. These can make for great collectible items, especially if you were a die-hard fan of a specific genre or band and managed to secure special edition versions of the disks or bootleg copies of live recordings. As an example, if you were lucky enough to get hold of the original Slim Shady EP by Eminem (which is unlikely as the release was limited to 500 copies and only half were actually sold) then it would be worth over $5K!

Old video games

If you are a forty something person and were a keen gamer in your youth you can probably remember the first versions of classic video games such as Donkey Kong, Tetris and Sonic the Hedgehog. Today, video game culture is a global phenomenon and gamers from around the world who play at pro levels can earn serious sums of money by dominating the competition at games such as League of Legends or the latest incarnation of the FIFA football series. Many collectors enjoy building a library of old classics from consoles such as the Sega Master System or Nintendo NES. Whilst the graphics may be dated, the gameplay remains strong on some of the timeless classics and many fans like to build their collections of both cartridges and the consoles themselves.

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