My parents recently sold their old house (and they no longer live near me) so I no longer have access to free, easy storage and I've never been good about clearing things out and with it all piled up at my place, it's getting a little too much. I've long been all over the place when it came to collecting: comics, cards (both sports and TCGs), magazines, toys, and video games but never really stayed dedicated to any one area for more than a few years besides video games. But I need to thin things out a bit.
So I'm just wondering, does anyone have any good advice on how to get this stuff looked and maybe getting an idea of something that's worth something? I don't have a list or anything (besides my Transformers, which I think I have a decent list for), so I was hoping there's some service that can look at some pictures of a large collection and point out items worth investigating. I'm not saying it needs to be a free service, I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for it.
As a rough idea, I'd say I have the following:
~150 comics (mostly 90s Marvel, which I know was like.. the dark ages for comics, most of these are in rough shape but given the popularity of super hero movies these days, maybe worth looking into)
~500 sports cards (mostly basketball, mid 90s)
~200 Marvel trading cards
~300 Pokemon TCG cards (mostly from the early series)
~100 Marvel TCG cards (can't remember what that game was called)
~100 Transformers (a few loose G1s, but mostly boxed/MISB RiD and Armada)
~30-40 various other misc action figures/plastic statues
~300 gaming magazines (90s and 00s)
About a year ago, I sold 8 issues of GameFan magazines and was shocked I got $95 for them. Since then, I've been meaning to get my stuff looked at before I donated/gave away anything.