Collectors pay hundreds, if not millions, of dollars to obtain their most desired items. These might be stamps, coins, comic books, or even novels. The reasons differ from person to person: some do it as a costly pleasure.
Others urgently want something and save for years or mortgage their comforts to acquire it, and a few are simply captivated by the history of such treasures.
Are you one of these collectors, do you know one, or do you wish to be one?
Then let’s take a look at a list of the top 10 most valuable collectibles in the world today.
10. THE CARD GAMERS – THE MOST VALUABLE PAINTING
The Card Gamers, the most costly work of art, was created by a French Post-Impressionist artist a few years before his death in the early 1890s and is highly appreciated by artists all throughout the world.
Aren’t you just saying “wow” when you see the list of these incredible and oh-so-expensive collectibles? Maybe you’re thinking of getting your hands on one of these now. But, in your joy, don’t forget about the strain this will place on your wallet.
9. L’HOMME QUI MARCHE I – THE MOST EXPENSIVE SCULPTURE
The L’Homme qui marche I, one of today’s most expensive sculptures, depicts a nicely bronzed figure standing roughly 6 feet tall. It was sculpted in 1961.
8. PSALMS – THE PRICIEST PUBLISHED BOOK
Why is this book so well-known and costly? Because it is the first book ever published in English from an authentic Hebrew original, and it includes a Puritan account of Pslams.
Only 11 of the 1,700 copies printed in the 1640s are still in existence today.
7. PHANTOM – THE PRICIEST PHOTOGRAPH
This very lovely shot captured in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon and sold by an Australian photographer to an anonymous client for a startling $6.5 million is of light passing through a crack in a cave.
6. ACTION COMICS NO. 1 – THE MOST PRECIOUS COMIC BOOK
Who hasn’t heard of Superman? This comic, after all, was the one that launched him and his backstory! You can see why it’s so valuable now.
5. METROPOLIS – THE COSTLIEST FILM POSTER
Metropolis is not just one of the most renowned films ever made, but the poster for this Universal-produced, German science-fiction blockbuster is also the most expensive poster discovered anywhere, surpassing all others.
4. DOUBLE FANTASY BY JOHN LENON AND OKO YONO – THE HIGHEST-PRICED RECORD
If you’re yearning for the Double Fantasy album and have $525,000 to spare, you can buy it from the website where it’s for sale.
3. GAMMA ATTACK – THE MOST WANTED VIDEO GAME
Anthony DeNardo, a collector, has the one and only copy of the original Atari 2600 game, which he sold for a whopping $500,000.
2. PIKACHU ILLUSTRATOR – THE MOST VALUABLE COLLECTABLE CARD
This Pikachu Illustrator collector card was initially created as a prize for a Japanese design competition in 1997, and it was one of only six manufactured.
True, there are numerous collector cards available, but this one was last sold for $20,000 and was listed on eBay in 2015 for an exorbitant $150,000.
1. QUADEAD ZONE – THE MOST EXPENSIVE VHS TAPE
There are many horror tale lovers, and then there are others who paid $700 for the last tape of a horror story!
This specific copy is of a collection of horror stories called Tales from the Quadead Zone, and it might be sold now for an astonishing $2000, which is a lot for a tape. Surprisingly, the story – dubbed the “Holy Grail” — exists.