Use This Key to Unlock $1,300 Paychecks

Make a Fortune on Other People's Collections

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted August 26, 2013

Did you have a sack of marbles you spent endless afternoons knocking around the living room?

Did you go to the mailbox each day, looking for new stamps to add to your collection?

Did you spend your afternoons sifting through pocket change, searching for that elusive uncirculated 1884-S Silver Dollar when you were younger?

Most of us collected something as a kid...

 I spent more time and money than I care to admit amassing a baseball card collection that filled half my bedroom. Cards spilled out from each nook and cranny — so many that at one point, my parents made me liquidate a large portion of my collection just so I could safely make it to my bed at night.

If you were like me, you didn't do it for the money. In fact, if you factor in the sheer number of hours these collections consumed and the weekly allowance that was burned on, collecting felt like the opposite of an investment at times.

No, we collected things because it was fun, and because it gave you a sense of childhood whimsy.

And let's face it: We collected things because we had few obligations — and a lot more free time on our hands.

Just imagine if you had kept those collections...

They could be worth an untold fortune these days.

Shows like Antiques Roadshow, Pawn Stars, and Storage Wars have served to remind us all that we should have held on tight to those precious collections.

Every week, I see some report of an old collectable (which I probably had lying around in the basement 20 years ago) now worth thousands, even millions, of dollars...

Here's a brief rundown of collectables that fetched record prices for their owners:

  • One man's collection of McDonald's Happy Meal Toys sold for $12,500
  • A 32-year-old sold his video game collection for $1.2 million
  • Billy Wright's comic book collection sold for $3.5 million

But the most spectacular collection of the bunch was one man's coin collection that sold for $7.4 million.

When this quiet, unassuming fellow passed away, a cleanup crew found a stack of ammo boxes in his garage. There were no bullets in the containers, but the contents were explosive...

Crowded around an old 1968 Ford Mustang, they discovered an absolute treasure trove of gold and silver coins dating back to the early 1800s.

The ammo boxes were chock full of over 300 $10 U.S. gold pieces — including more than 1,200 Saint Gaudens coins.

All told, the collection filled two wheelbarrows.

On their own, these items may have been sold off at spot bullion prices — which would have been a mere fraction of that staggering total.

Luckily, this man's estate happened to know that if they took just one simple step, the treasure trove would skyrocket in value...

These auctioneers knew about "the Key" — as in, the key to investing in rare collections.

And they weren't the only ones reaping untold thousands of dollars from this coin collection...

They've actually been profiting from other people's collections for years.

You don't have to be an auctioneer, a rare coin dealer, or even a flea market junkie to collect regular profits off of interesting, rare, and valuable collections.

In fact, you don't have to own a thing of value yourself to get in on the fun — and the profits.

It may sound strange, but I guarantee after we give you access to "the Key" to rare collections, you could start collecting "paychecks" of $1,300 or more from other people's valuable collections...

The story of Wayne and his $7 million dollar coin collection is just the beginning... If you're an Outsider Club subscriber you can check you e-mail inbox for the full story.


Jimmy Mengel

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Jimmy is a managing editor for Outsider Club and the investment director of several personal finance advisories, The Crow's Nest, and The Adventure Capitalist For more on Jimmy, check out his editor's page.

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