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Your childhood back
Ordinarily, "collectibles" make terrible investments, if only because a Precious Moments figurine will never have more monetary value than when it's sitting on on a card-store shelf. If you're collecting what you love and doing your homework while doing so, however, a beloved hobby can get lucrative in a hurry.

The best example is in comic books, where such obvious choices as the Amazing Fantasy No. 15 that features the origins of Spider-Man sell for $150,000 to $300,000 and Action Comics No. 1 featuring the first appearance of Superman sells for upward of $1.5 million. If you're a big Spider-Man fan from way back, however, an Amazing Spider-Man No. 1 can still be had on eBay for around $3,000, but more intriguing prospects such as Amazing Spider-Man No. 122 (the death of the Green Goblin) or Amazing Spider-Man No. 49 (the first appearance of the Vulture) fetch roughly the same amount.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.



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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet.com. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, The Boston Phoenix, Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent.
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