Rare and Valuable Vintage Toys

Blue-hatted Babe Ruth

Blue-hatted Babe Ruth
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The president of Youngblood Metals Mining, “Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood serves as a middleman for collectibles and antique dealers. Although he deals with a wide range of jewelry, watches, coins, and other collectibles, Saint Jovite Youngblood’s expertise lies in pre-Victorian jewelry and vintage toys.

Although it may be hard to imagine, certain toys are extremely rare and are highly valued by collectors. Here are a few of the rarest and most expensive toys:

Kenner’s Rocket-Firing Boba Fett. Released in 1980, this Star Wars action figure featured a projectile that fired from the character’s backpack. Unfortunately, numerous incidents of children being hurt by projectiles in other toys made parents concerned about the Boba Fett action figure. Only a few of the original version were released before an updated version came out. Originals now sell from $5,000 to $10,000.

1961 Magirus Deutz Crane Matchbox No. 30. A specific variation of the No. 30 truck, this toy was discontinued in 1965. The variation featured a light-brown body and red crane. In 2016, the toy sold to a collector for $13,000.

Blue-hatted Babe Ruth. The McFarlane toy company created several Babe Ruth figures as part of its “Sports Picks” series. The rarest version has Babe Ruth wearing a blue hat. The company produced only five of this version and kept two of them in its own archives. Three were sent out in random retail packs, and they remained largely unseen until a collector bought one on eBay for $13,600.

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