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The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between, Revised and Updated by Jeffrey Kern, Aaron LaPedis

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Top Collectibles to Deal in for Substantial Profits and How to Accurately Value These Top Items Through Their Respective Grading Services

I regard coins, comic books, action figures, baseball cards, sports trading cards, non-sports trading cards and antique firearms to be some of the top collectibles in which to deal for substantial profits. The different types of collectibles listed in this section are graded by companies and agencies that specialize in that particular type of collectible. Additionally, each one of these collectibles has its own fervent, loyal and enthusiastic fan base—hungry collectors who will spend good money for the items and collectibles you are going to sell. If you’re still in the mood to self-value your collectibles, you can use the following information in this chapter to better hone your self-valuing efforts.

Coins

There are many coin-grading services available to the treasure hunter trying to determine the quality and condition of their coins. Grading fees typically start at $10 for each coin and can increase from there. Once a coin is graded, the professional coin-grading service that graded your item will enclose your graded coin in a certified and sealed coin holder that not only protects your newly graded coin, but also displays pertinent data about your coin and its respective grade. This data includes the year the coin was minted, denomination of the coin, actual grade of the coin and a bar code. The bar code is imprinted on the outside of the ...

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