Your Old Pokemon Cards Could Make You Rich (And So Could All This Other Stuff You've Got Lying Around)

If you've got a first edition, shiny Charizard Pokemon card lying around, then you're in luck. Rapper JME has been trading vinyl copies of his new album in order to get his hands on the card.

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— Jme (@JmeBBK) July 10, 2015

And that got us thinking - that attic you've got is overflowing with crap that's probably way more valuable than you think. Some of it's worth bloody loads now.

The trick is sifting through to make sure you know what's worth a lot and what's worth zilch. Like an over-eager episode of Cash In The Attic without all the rubbish antiques, we've got a handy list of the stuff you might actually own that's worth some serious cash...

iPod Nano 1st Gen (between £75 and £125)

If you’ve still got one of these laying about then congratulations for surviving years under that rock. You can trade these in to Apple and get a brand new Nano for free because of a battery defect. If you’re still a fan of cold, hard cash, then this’ll fetch you around three figures.

Original Game Boy (£209)

Everyone had one and you knew you were cool if you could play Tetris on the move. If you’ve still got one kicking about and it’s in good nick, you might get a handful of crisp twenty pound notes for this one.

iPhone 2G 1st Generation (£1,350)

Another Apple gem, the original iPhone did basically nothing in comparison to its grown up siblings nowadays. You can’t even get on the internet to see how much it’s worth, so we’ve saved you the legwork. Provided it’s still in the box you’ll get just over a grand.

Final Fantasy VII (£7,777)

Final Fantasy is great but apparently even better than we thought. We’re pretty sure this guy is taking the piss, but plenty of people are watching the listing and presumably ready to drop millions on just one old PS1 game. So, ahem, list yours sealed and you’ll get exactly £7,777.

Dreamcast Limited Edition (£999.99)

Special one this. If you’ve got a Dreamcast that’s brand new and a bit see-through you’ve got one of only 500 made. Fat chance that you’ve not got your grubby fingers all over it when you got one for Christmas but you’ll have nearly a grand in your pocket if you resisted its sweet, sweet allure.

Polaroid prototype (£1,972)

We know. It’s a bit like the Instagram logo, isn’t it. That’s because before we uploaded all our meals to the cloud for everyone to gawp at, actual proper cameras needing film were the only way to do it. This one’s a prototype though and properly rare but you’ll be paid handsomely.

Charizard Original Pokemon Card (£1,995)

The bee’s knees of playground hierarchy, one of these cards was the fastest way to win at life. Now though, they’re crammed into plastic casing and sealed off to be passed around collectors hands. Got an original? You’re in for serious money, with one currently listed for $2,340.

LEGO Hogwarts Castle (£495.99)

The only way to be a serious Potter fan before Tumblr came along was to express your love in castle building, seeing as LEGO made loads of these bad boys. If you’ve got one sealed, they’ll net you a big sum for reasons only our innermost childishishness can explain.

Apple Watch Rose Gold (£14,464)

Recent one this, but if you’re the kind of bloke to go out and buy three of everything without really looking at it, you might have chucked these in the loft of one of your many, many luxury homes. You'll get a slight gain on buying them new but probably worth holding on to for future millionaire debauchery.

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