Everyone remembers the famous slapstick comedy trio called “The Three Stooges,” who made millions laugh with their hilarious antics. They always seemed to be looking for the “Moolah” in most of their Hollywood short subject films (over 190 films were made).
As Moe would say: “Hey fellas! I think we can make some serious dough here!”
Go figure guys, those old gym/aerobic outfits, athletic shoes and workout equipment could, in fact, be valuable!
So, let’s get down to some serious fitness-related, money-making collectibles
For over 100 years, people have been working out and body-building at the YMCA, health clubs, fitness centers or local gyms. Through the years, the type of workout clothing, athletic-type shoes, and gym equipment, can be quite valuable today.
Believe it or not, old-school (1980s-1990s), sports/tennis shoes (e.g., Nike, Reebok, adidas), can sell in the thousand-dollar-range.
Additionally, men’s Converse tennis shoes from the ‘60s and ‘70s, can sell between $300-$2,000-if found in very good condition. (Watch for “The Winner” and “Chuck Taylor” types).
Remember those funky ‘80s Shinny Spandex/Lycra workout aerobic tights that were the rage during the ’80s? They can sell between $50-$150-depending on their colors, patterns and condition.
Any WWII, military gym t-shirt can fetch over $300, and vintage early 1900’s leather gym or carry-on travel duffel bags can sell for over $300.
Gym equipment like these early 1900’s, antique cast-iron dumbbells can sell for a couple hundred dollars.
Unfortunately, in the ‘70s, I had to wear a hand-me-down uniform dating from the early-1960s. It was quite the fashion statement….NOT!
As Curly of the Three Stooges would say: “Soitenly! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!”