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Most of us will never find a treasure like the sweater once owned by legendary football coach Vince Lombardi that a Knoxville, Tennessee, couple bought at Goodwill for 58 cents and resold for $43,000.

But, chin up. There is still plenty of profit to be made in the humble objects that surround us every day — even for things people might call garbage.

After three decades of thrift shopping, dumpster diving and reselling, I’ve found and sold some true oddities. Here are some surprising things you can sell for extra cash.

1. Dentures

Sotnikov Misha /

Yes, you read that right. At a yard sale in 2019, my brother bought a set of used false teeth for $1. He promptly flipped them on eBay for $75.

Buyers for this item fall within two categories: collectors of oddities and folks who simply can’t or won’t pay $900 to $1,200 for a new set of choppers.

2. Vintage road maps

Jacob Lund /

Road maps are popular with crafters and collectors of oil and gas memorabilia. Older maps with bold graphics sell particularly well, as do maps from…

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