3 things in your basement worth serious money

You love the bikes, toys, and records of your childhood, but Jimmy Rhoades says they could have more than sentimental value. Your toy chest could be a treasure chest! Here are collectibles to dust off from three retro decades.

1.  Schwinn Bikes from the ‘70s

The bike you rode 'til the streetlights came on? It's worth more than you think. The Schwinns from the '70s and back are very valuable. These classic bikes cost $99.95 brand new, but are fetching up to $1,700 for a classic.

2.  Toys from the ‘80s

He-Man, Cabbage Patch dolls, Care Bears... The '80s were all about the toys. The ones that have done well pick up on the coattails of the movies that have been made about that particular character, or that particular show, or that particular toy. Transformers toys from the 1980s are listed on eBay right now for hundreds of dollars.

3.  Vinyl Records from the ‘90s

You wouldn’t think of the 1990s as a vinyl era because that's when CDs were huge. That makes vinyl put out in the '90s rare and very valuable.

What's going to be the next surge in record value? In a year in which we've lost David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Prince, the albums, collectibles and memorabilia of your favorite pop stars are worth keeping in good shape in the coming decade.

So if you're a child of the '70s, '80s, or '90s, you might have a gold mine full of crates just sitting in your attic or basement. Now it’s time to cash in on those vintage collectibles.

What was your favorite toy as a kid and do you still have it now? Let us know on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV!

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