Plebes love collectibles or relics. You can spot a poor person a mile away by how he covets older things. He will tell you that his rusted-out Plymouth is a "rare collectible" when in fact, it is barely more than a parts car. And as I noted before, even collector cars are a horrifically bad investment - as even "valuable" ones represent only modest rates of return, over time. Most are worth half the cost of restoration and are a labor of love or a hobby, not an investment.
But the poor will have none of that. Clem's old Chevelle is worth a mint, because he "restored it" and keeps it in his garage all the time. It must be worth a million bucks! After all, we saw that one old "muscle car" that was up for auction and asking that much money, right? But it really isn't the case. Collectables and relics are a trap for the poor.
If you do collect antiques or restore old cars, you appreciate the efforts of the poor in keeping this stuff. These are the people who create the "barn finds" that you discover years later, when they are dead, and you buy them for a pittance and make money from them. But the original hoarder does not.
Walk away from collectibles. Unless you are serious about developing something as a hobby, it is likely to be a dead-end. And as a hobby, it is going to cost you money not make money for you. The best most can hope for is that maybe someday, when the collection is liquidated, you might make your money back, with a little interest. But that's about it.
For the rest of us? Forgetaboutit! You are not going to be one of the people who wins "relic lottery" by hanging on to some piece of junk, which later in life will be worth millions. It just doesn't happen that often.
But then again, this illustrates how the poor don't understand the laws of probability, either!