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10 Obscenely Expensive Children’s Gifts

By on January 22, 2015

#7:  First-Edition Copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – $142,000

Ah, the Wizard of Oz. It’s a classic book and a classic film that every child should be exposed to at some point in his or her formative years.

The book is a one of the more intellectual, entertaining stories for the youth to enjoy, compared to a lot of the crap that’s out there.

If your kid has grown tired of reading Harry Potter books, why not pick up a first-edition copy of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz for a cool $142,000?

Only 10,000 copies of the book were printed in this initial run, and accordingly, the original versions of this classic novel have become extremely valuable collector’s items.

A copy of this rare piece of literary history would look great on the coffee table in your kid’s $54,000 playhouse. Just sayin’.

 

#6: 1933, Hand-Designed Monopoly Board Game – $146,500

Board games are one of the best ways to have some good, ol-fashioned family bonding time with the children.

But why play some fancy new game like Apples-to-Apples or something when you could be teaching your children how to acquire wealth via Monopol!?

It’s a great idea for your future members of the bourgeoisie to learn the principles of Monopoly, but what makes it even better is that you could play the game on this 1933 version of Monopoly, hand-drawn by the game’s creator, Charles Darrow.

How better to show your kids the importance of the almighty dollar than by dropping 146 grand to own the oldest version of the game in existence?!

Trick question – there is no better way.

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