Some of you may have heard of the Gutenberg Bible. There are only 180 that have ever existed in the world, and 49 that are currently accounted for. So the last one that sold was worth $35 million. For some of you, that sounds like a treasure hunt of Indiana Jones type proportions. But good luck trying to find that at your local garage sales.
However, you’ll end up with much better luck finding first edition vintage and antique books. I once found a first edition Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway at a thrift store for just 25 cents, and I flipped it for $250 within a week… And that’s because I was desperate for money at the time. Now, I see that someone is trying to sell the same book for $750.