Your Beanie Babies Are Worthless, Along With A Bunch Of Other 'Collectibles'

Jul 24, 2013

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You know those Hummels your great aunt had covering every available surface of her house? Worthless. Those Cabbage Patch Kids that were never taken out of their box? Similar ones can be found on E-Bay for just over retail price. It turns out, a great many collectibles that once commanded high-prices and fantasies of early retirement haven’t lived up to their promise.

Jason Notte is a staff reporter at The Street where he wrote about nearly-worthless collectibles. He’s here to tell us more about those items and why people have clung onto them for so long.