Top 10 Best Things to Collect

The best and most interesting things that you collect.
The Top Ten
1 Coins

Coin collecting is profitable and fun. To earn a profit, there are plenty of coin shows or coin auctions around the world. There are also special organizations just in the U.S., such as PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), ANA, PCS, ANC, NGC, and much more. I even made a website and started an organization, the NC (Nation's Capital Coin Club), and want to start a grading service.

Numismatics is a hobby that deals with the collecting, studying, and making of coins, paper money, and medals. It is a hobby that has become a classic pastime of people of all ages. Currently, the ANA and Spruce Crafts have been very successful, and numismatics will always remain a very rewarding (and profitable) hobby.

2 CDs

My father and mother started collecting in 1985 and since then have all first pressings of CDs. These include Nirvana's Nevermind first press, Pink Floyd's Meddle (gold CD), Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, U2's Achtung Baby bootleg, and hundreds more. Nowhere near as fun as collecting records though.

I have like 3000 CDs in my collection (I also collect vinyls) and it's all sixties music (mostly mid-sixties garage bands, freakbeat, modbeat). The only problem with that kind of collection is that my bank account is most of the time at almost zero every last day of the month, but without it, my life would feel empty.

3 Video Games

I collect Mario stuff! I have a poster on my wall, and then all of my prized figures, like Toad (whose arm fell off), Mario (one of them is Mario flying like he does in Super Mario Galaxy), Yoshi, and Luigi. I also have a bunch of mini figures!

I love playing video games and I love collecting them. I collect for Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Genesis, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Sega CD, PS1, PS2, PS3, GameCube, DS, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, and even some of the rarer systems like PC Engine and 3DO.

I love collecting video games. I might not have a big collection, but The Legend of Zelda is amazing.

4 Books

Diverse works of literature span cultures, places, and generations. Everything resides in the pages of a book: adventure, drama, comedy, satire, current events, history, fantasy, parallel universes, allusions to the global world, pop culture, facts, information, entertainment, educational ideas, romance, instruction, guidance, and most importantly, imagination. No price tag can be attached to that. Above all, if you are an avid, die-hard collector (you may need some serious funds), first editions can yield some serious cash. Although, for true bibliophiles, this would prove a difficult proposition.

Books are simply priceless.

5 Movies

Much like novels, film provides us a mirror into so many different worlds and gifts viewers possessing diverse tastes. There's literally something for everyone: romance, adventure, action, comedy, drama, fantasy, music, and so on.

Whether you are a film elitist who strives to amass all Oscar-worthy opuses or an entertainment lover who gravitates to one or more specific genres, these are treasures to enjoy and share with the whole family, passing them on to the next generation much like a priceless heirloom. And with the advent of digital streaming and videos, clutter does not have to present the problem it previously did. The same can be applied to other media such as novels as well.

Film and novels - simply a win-win in terms of collecting and can be personalized to specific tastes or moods!

6 Rocks

I have recently started collecting rocks, gemstones, and crystals. At the moment, I am finding it really fun. There is just so much to collect. I like collecting things you don't see everywhere so when you do see it, there is always a sense of relief and excitement.

Every time I take a walk at a place where there are a bunch of rocks, I usually look on the ground for any rocks that look good or unique to add to my collection.

I have studied rocks from the age of about 2, yet I never really realized it until I started secondary school as I became bullied, but I just can't help myself.

7 Awards

The best thing to show you are better than someone else. Also, you can show you are intelligent, but the best thing about it is that you can remember the techniques that you used to achieve those goals. You could make a wall in your room or in the library full of these awards.

Go get off of your butt and make something of yourself. Maybe if you got up, you could get some awards and collect those.

I agree! I love collecting awards!

8 Stamps

Wow, collecting stamps is awesome! I have stamps from over 20 different countries. I even have one from a country that doesn't exist anymore!

Stamps are highly collectible. My current collection stands at 435 different stamps from all over the world.

I've just started collecting mail stamps and I am already learning! There are so many different kinds!

9 Art

Art is such a wonderful way to decorate your home and gives limitless enjoyment to owners. It may also be considered an investment and tied to profit if you wish. I happen to collect Sandra Kuck and Thomas Kinkade art, and these are pieces I truly treasure and will never part with, not for any amount of money.

I love art! You could collect famous paintings and artwork. Also, you could do some of your own artwork and look back at it in a couple of years.

Art collection is amazing! You can have such amazing stuff!

10 Antiques

Heirlooms that may be passed from generation to generation, priceless in value yet a solid investment, amazing conversation pieces, and doorways to explore history and culture on a deeper level if you dare or desire. Depending on the type of antique, which may include but is not limited to paintings, jewelry, desks, rocking chairs, clothing, appliances, flatware, china, porcelain figurines, lamps, etc., they can beautify your living space or home.

Older things are always fun to look at and appreciate. The craftsmanship and detail that was put into them is amazing and should be remembered.

The Contenders
11 Keychains

I have a box full of keychains, and my mum basically wants to kill me because I spend so much on them.

I love to collect keychains because I can remember where I went to get them and they are little souvenirs to put on my backpack!

You can find keychains everywhere!

12 Marbles

Marbles are really fun and interesting to collect because there are loads of different styles, too. I have collected marbles over many years as well. You can find them anywhere!

Marbles. The only things even more versatile are cards, dice, and dominoes when it comes to the sheer amount of things you can do with these.

There were several factories in West Virginia that crafted marbles and they are no longer in business, so they're great to collect.

13 Playing Cards

I think collecting cards is awesome! They are so cheap and you can get big folders to keep them in! I think Moshi Top Trumps and Bin Weevil cards are the best!

Practical for entertaining, and like someone said earlier, some decks are more than worthy of being called art.

You must own all of the Coca-Cola cards if you wish to be cool.

14 Trading Cards

Trading cards like Magic: The Gathering make for excellent collecting. The art in the cards is now considered a kind of folk art. Also, they are incredibly easy to store because they are nearly the same size as a baseball card, so you won't be wanting for ways to store them. Like baseball cards, they can range in price from a few cents to the low thousands.

I love Pokémon trading cards and I have collected each and every Pokémon card and they are all in perfect condition.

I am the world's most number one Pokémon fan and I have, probably with my brother's help, collected over a thousand!

15 DVDs

DVDs are not only fun to collect but really fun to watch.

16 Beanie Babies

That is a great idea! I am going to do it!

I love Beanie Babies! I started when I was 8, and now I'm 22. I still love them to this day.

17 Perfume

I'm collecting perfumes too! Same goes with CDs, video games, and dolls.

If you didn't take a shower the night before, perfume is always a good way to smell good, and you can wear perfume that matches the holiday.

I collect perfume for their bottles and also because their smell is awesome.

18 Hot Wheels

This is a cheap hobby that will last a lifetime. These model cars are fun to play with, cheap, and really quite cool to look at. They are just like their life-sized counterparts, they just are smaller and don't run.

A collectible the average Joe can actually afford, since most Hot Wheels sell for $1-5, with $1 being the normal price. Perfect.

I collected Hot Wheels when I was a pint, too.

19 Guitars

Signed guitars would be cool to collect!

20 Dolls

I always thought dolls were cool! When I was a little boy, I had them, and then got rid of them when I was called names, but now I started collecting again!

Dolls just bring happiness to little girls and big girls because they understand you when you're sad since they're always there for you.

I love dolls. I collect many of them.

21 Animals

As long as you can pay the vet bills when it comes to it, I have no problem with that.

Please don't collect animals you will be on the next episode of hoarders.

Isn't kinda odd to be collecting animals? I mean when you say it that way.

22 Comic Books

Old military WWII silver age comics are through the roof. Price golden age comics on eBay. Golden and silver age comics will never lose value because there are fewer and fewer in quality condition available year after year. Preserve your paper, people!

Comic books are the greatest things ever! You get to go to a whole other world and you get to see action, adventure, and excitement! Plus, they'd be worth a ton in a few years.

Comic books are awesome and they are valuable too, especially those Golden Age ones! But even if you don't read old ones, you can still get reprints.

23 Stickers

I think this would be awesome to collect because they always make me happy. I'm looking for a fun hobby, definitely giving this a try!

I always put a sticker over the flap of cards when I mail them!

Stickers come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and themes. They are a very fun thing that kids or anyone can collect. Stickers can also be a wonderful thing to collect because they are easy to find. So basically, they can be found at Family Dollar, schools can award your child with them, and etc. So yes!

24 Board Games

In a digital age, these provide a great alternative. Awesome tool for teaching about critical thinking, problem-solving, trivia, word-recognition, vocabulary, computation,patterns, or 1,001 other skills depending on which game you select. Wonderful for family game night, holiday parties, rainy days, summertime, or any time in between. Provide not only mental engagement but most importantly: fun!

Games for all ages, all skill levels, all interests, and well-worth the investment! Some of my favorites are Scrabble and Clue. On a side note, I actually composed a Top Ten List of Games For Family Game Night. Great for "go offing the grid" or unplugging from tech overload, too. This generation more especially.

Have a lot of board games. Most people probably have more than 1 Monopoly game. I have the Texas Edition, Wizard Of Oz, A Fort Wayne, Indiana version and a regular version.

25 Automobiles

If this hobby were a bit less expensive, it would probably be at the very top of my list. Because of the fact that most cars worth collecting will run you twenty to thirty grand, it isn't very practical unless you are a millionaire. If you are, more power to you, and I hope maybe one day I can get my hands on your collection.

Cars are an amazing link to our past and a form of art as well. Many cars show the artistic quality of the maker and can really say a lot about the person who owns it. Even if you don't have the money to collect life-sized cars, there is always the possibility to collect model cars. This hobby is both rewarding and affordable.

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