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How to turn your household items into cold, hard cash!

Posted at 6:02 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 10:35:11-05

Your home is full of hidden treasures. When you adjust your focus, you'll soon be seeing dollar signs when you look at your household items. We're talking hundreds to possibly thousands of dollars!

We caught up with professional auctioneer and Owner of Blue Leaf Estate Auctions, Rowlan Hill. He's helping us identify what's valuable!

Do you have any old McDonald's Happy Meal toys? According to a Mental Floss article evaluating prices on eBay, some Happy Meal toys range from $20 to over $1,000 for complete sets.

When it comes to VHS tapes, check to see if you have a Disney movie that's part of the Black Diamond Collection. On eBay, a Black Diamond Edition Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is listed for over $7,000. I also saw The Little Mermaid listed on eBay at $5,000.

Dolls can be worth a lot of money too! Urbo, along with many other sites, shows that an original American Girl doll Samantha Parkington with several outfits and accessories was sold for over $4,000.

When it comes to sports, collectible cards can be worth cash, as well as signed balls. Be careful though! Don't get scammed. Do your research for dates and appropriate value. Hill told us someone was trying to sell a ball that was in a World Series that never actually happened!

According to CheatSheet, Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was auctioned off for over $3 million. Barry Bond's 756th home run ball was auctioned for over $752,000.

Money is another big one! According to Forbes, some rare coins like the 1943 Lincoln head copper penny can sell for $10,000. Now, that's a chunk of change!

Investigate how much your knickknacks, instruments, Beanie Babies, rugs and artwork might be worth! You could be sitting on a gold mine!