Gold prices are finally doing better. But late last year, they weren’t. A report from The Telegraph went viral when it claimed that many Lego sets — if never opened and purchased in the year 2000 or later — yielded more value for their owners each year than the gold investments. Teen Vogue followed suite with a report that luxury retail site Baghunter conducted a study comparing the S&P 500, gold, and Hermes Birkin handbags over the past 35 years. The average yearly increase in value for the handbags was 14.2% – better than most traditional investment vehicles. Mashable added to the list with Star Wars action figures, My Little Pony sets, and factory-sealed Game Boys.
Before you sell all your gold and diversify your portfolio with collectible toys, there are some factors you should consider. For example, collectibles only fetch top-dollar if they are in mint condition. Gold bullion (and gold-backed investments