As a kid, I figured I'd be rich by now from selling my baseball card collection or my old Star Wars toys. Somehow it never occurred to me that there were 10 million other kids with the exact same idea. Nor did I think to put any effort toward preserving the mint condition of the cards or toys. I might have gotten a few bucks for a Darth Vader in his original packaging, but collectors generally shy from action figures that have had faces mangled by BBs or their entire bodies scorched with firecrackers. Likewise, my cards might have fetched a nice return a few years ago if they weren't dog-eared and jelly-stained from trading sessions with grubby-fingered neighbor kids. I've given up on collecting, but the... More >>>