Collectibles for the gullible

Comic books

Don't get us wrong, there are some comic books that have value. But anything published after 1970? Vincent Zurzolo, owner of Metropolis Collectibles in New York City, says forget about it.

They're just not a good investment.

"Back in the early '90s, the black-bagged Death of Superman No. 75 was selling for upwards of $250, and now it sells for a measly $10 a copy," he says.

And that's just one example of once pricey comics whose values he's seen plummet.

Zurzolo says if you are going to get into the comics game, stick to collections published prior to the Nixon administration.

Still, we'd rather see you put your money in a safer investment that's not reliant on the condition of a few pieces of paper.