15 money-making items you didn't even know you had in your attic

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How to Turn Your Trash Into Treasure

One man's trash is another man's treasure, and what's lying upstairs in one man's attic could be exactly what another has been trying to find for years.

The millennial generation is big on all things vintage, and it's no surprise that trends (and even specific items) from decades past are coming back into style full-force.

Of course, there are the obvious items that consistently gain value as time progresses. But there are others that you may not even realize can turn a big profit.

Chances are you have at least one of the 15 money-makers on this list in your attic:

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Beanie Babies

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Vintage comic books

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Costume jewelry 

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Antique furniture

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Vintage daywear

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Vinyl records

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Sports memorabilia

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Old pairs of Converse or Adidas 

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First-edition copy of a novel

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Original concert or movie posters

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Designer leather goods

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Vintage photographs symbolic of their era

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Vintage fitness gear

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Old appliance parts

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Decorative paintings that were inexpensive at time of purchase

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If you're willing to suspend the nostalgic value, you can make some serious cash off of these items.

Now, check out just exactly how much some of those old attic toys are worth:

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Playskool Flashlight in box

Price: $166.00

Easy Bake Oven

Price: $305.98

Bop It Extreme

Price: $404.64

Original Game Boy System with Tetris brand new and factory sealed

Price: $649.95

Original Black and White Furby in box
Price: $899.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (1993) in box

Price: $1,100.00

Vintage Barbie Doll (1962) used in original box

Price: $2,450.00

1st Edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby with tag, only 14 authenticated in world

Price: $507,000.00

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