The action that the pop culture collectibles market is seeing these days has been compared to the cryptocurrency craze with how rapidly things are increasing in demand. The pop culture collectibles market has been growing quickly and this means that things like comic books, movie artifacts, and other nostalgic items are in high demand.
Original unopened copies of Nintendo games, old and unopened Pokémon cards, various sports memorabilia, there are a lot of items that have seen a booming market. You might be surprised at the prices some children's toys are going for now that you might have frequently engaged and played with when you were young.
Some of those unopened oldies are selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
One rare Legend of Zelda game sold for over $800k, an unopened Super Mario 64 game sold for $1.56 million.
Sales of comic books last year topped $1 billion and this is one of the hottest areas for auction houses these days. Many are willing to pay a great deal for that piece of history and that nostalgia.
Some of those goods being sold recently are breaking auction records too, like the Super Mario 64 game that sold for the most they had ever seen for a video game. It became the first to sell for over $1 million and that nostalgia linked with these items is what's fueling the prices we are seeing in the market.