Yesterday, our neighborhood held its annual community-wide yard sale, so we didn’t have far to roam to find the goods. Unfortunately, there weren’t many goods to be found. I have always made a “mega score” at this neighborhood sale, but yesterday I got stumped. Sure, there were some fun finds, but nothing too spectacular…
A bunch of Bakugans for a quarter will always come home with me, and I knew that Pez dispensers with a corporate logo on them were fairly collectible, so that Geico gecko was also bought for a quarter. I have no idea what that Transformer is, but the G.I. Joe Firebat with the figure for another twenty five cents was a great find. That Firebat will sell for an easy $10 on eBay. How do you like that ROI, all you Facebook IPO sheep!
You can never have enough dinosaurs. That Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Technodrome playset was another fun find in a big box of toys, and I also found a another complete model kit, which should be easy to resell.
I have a “guy.” His garage is always filled with collectibles, so I seek him out on these yard sale days. I have bought some pretty great stuff off him in the past, and this year, he had a bunch of coins and medals for sale. Unfortunately, since he’s a collector, he knows what eBay is, and he knows exactly what his items are worth, but I was able to get these two Bicentennial Commemorative coins from him for $5.00. Done deal.
Okay, I’ll admit I had to hide this purchase from the wife. Think Chia pets are tacky? Of course they are, that’s what makes them so great. And as time goes by, these things get broken and thrown away, so finding one in its box is a no-brainer for a buck (for me at least!). You think I’m crazy? Check out what a Chia Mr. T goes for on eBay.
Value: $5.00-countless millions
This little pencil pouch is possibly my favorite find of the day. I love small, cheap items that remind you of a time period, and this certainly fits that bill. Pencil pouches were all the rage back in the 80’s and this one has the iconic Ghostbusters logo slapped on it–it’s just a thing of beauty.
Value: Not for sale!
Remember back in the 80’s when you were the dungeon master and kept a pencil pouch clipped in your Trapper Keeper? Well, I found it! Not only was this pouch filled with D&D dice, but it also still had the pencil and protractor you used to make all those dungeon maps. You might want to talk with your dad though, because in addition to selling me this dice bag, he also tried to sell me his VHS Playboy Playmates collection. Alas, I don’t own a VCR anymore.
The biggest value score of the day had to be this Stretch Screamers Wolfman toy, still sealed in its original box. The box is a little shelf worn and has some slight tearing at the fold, but the figure is minty mint. There are lot of monster collectors out there, so I would never pass up a big toy like this one.
Hey look! More pogs! I fear this may now become an obsession.
So, that’s a wrap. I’m not sure if next weekend will be worthwhile since it’s Memorial Day, but if there’s a sale out there, I’ll find it! Anyone else discover any treasure this past weekend? I know the world’s longest yard sale was this weekend, and I am extremely jealous of anyone within striking distance of it. If you went, what did you get?!