Things From The ‘80s That Are Worth A Fortune Today

Over the years, items you once considered to be nothing more than a fun memory can become very valuable. Both collectors and people feeling a little nostalgic are willing to pay big bucks for the things you're thinking of boxing up and dropping off at Goodwill. If you have boxes of action figures, baseball cards, or video games from the 1980s collecting dust in your basement, now might be the time to unpack them. There’s a chance you’ve got a few collectibles right under your nose. While rare, the following gems from the ‘80s could make you rich today. So, start searching through your attic, basement, garage, and closet — your wallet will thank you later. 


Super Mario Bros (1985)
Sometimes, nothing is better than the original. A sticker-sealed copy of the 1985 original Super Mario Bros game for Nintendo Entertainment System is currently listed for $7,999.99 on eBay.

Topps #482 Rickey Henderson (1980)
It's no secret that baseball cards can rack up some serious value. This Rickey Henderson rookie card from 1980 is one of the most valuable Topps out there, currently listed on eBay for $30,000.

1983 Quarter...with mistakes
Somehow, when a mistake is made printing a measly ¢25 piece, it increases about 100,000 times in value. This quarter with a smudged "In God We Trust" is listed on Etsy for $21,000.

Astronaut B Pez Dispenser (1982)
This Pez dispenser was designed for the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. Only two were ever made. The last time one surfaced was in 2006, when it sold for a whopping $32,000.

Happy Holidays Barbie (1988)
The iconic Happy Holidays Barbie collectible series was introduced by Mattel in 1988. If you're on the market for $2,000 stocking stuffers, this is a viable option.

Star Wars FX-7 Action Figure (1980)
If you still have a box of Star Wars action figures in your basement, you're in luck. Models from the original trilogy are always climbing in  value, especially this FX-7 Medical Droid. One sold in the U.K. in 2014 for £7,000 ($8,793).