The first quarter of 2022 has come and gone, and during this time, we witnessed some interesting trends in the collectibles market, with growth occurring in everything from sports to comic books. What exactly happened during this time? Keep reading for some of the key highlights in a few of the most popular collectible categories of 2022.

While the prices for sports collectibles were not quite as lofty as they were in 2021, the first quarter of 2022 still showed healthy numbers for this category. A major highlight? Tom Brady announced his retirement in January of 2022 (although shortly thereafter, he announced his return), driving the demand for Tom Brady collectible merchandise and cards. Sales more than doubled for every kind of Brady collectible, including cards and jerseys.

Comic Books
The comic book market was booming in 2021, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. With so many new superhero movies and tv shows being released, one way to capitalize on this boom is to keep an eye on which movies are coming soon. Comic books can be purchased early on at lower prices and then sold at the height of the subject’s popularity.
Keep an eye out for popular characters from upcoming movies and television shows, including She-Hulk, Miles Morales, Moon Knight, The Black Knight, Daredevil, and Batman.

Statues and Figures
Statues and figures are a hot collectible in 2022. These can be expensive to procure, but they often double and triple in value on the secondary market, making them a solid investment. Some popular makers are Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys, and XM Studios.

Toys and Action Figures
Both new and vintage toys are hot on the collectibles market, with toys from the 80s especially seeing great popularity. Popular vintage toys include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, GI Joe, Star Wars, and Cabbage Patch dolls.

Trading Card Games (Pokémon and more)
Over the past few years, trading card games have experienced a resurgence in popularity and value. Games such as the Pokémon TCG are still seeing positive growth in 2022. Check out our guide to collecting Pokémon cards to learn more about which cards are popular, plus how to protect your investment.

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