We have been thinking a lot about keepsakes and memorabilia here at Verdict.

We’ve covered some of the most valuable comic books ever sold. We’ve also had a look at some of the highlights of the auction of Audrey Hepburn‘s personal collection. Safe to say, if you manage to get your hands on the right item at the right time, you could find yourself raking in some serious dough.

But we were wondering, how much would the best of the best memorabilia sell for? What are the most desirable items out there for collectors? Well, according to this new research from PlayNJ, these 23 are some of the most expensive memorabilia items ever.

Interestingly, it seems that Marilyn Monroe’s clothes tend to perform better than other contemporary stars’. Garments worn by Marilyn appear on the list no less than three times. In comparison, Audrey Hepburn, Christopher Reeve, and various sports stars’ stuff appears once each. John Lennon is the only other person who comes close with two items featuring on this list.

The majority of these are things from movies, but plenty of sports memorabilia sells very well. Especially items from historic matches and games!

The only non-sporting, non-movie-related item is the chart used by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to determine their position on the moon. It is the only item of scientific value on the list, though that doesn’t mean other valuable scientific items are do not sell well. The difference is that most scientific items are not ‘memorabilia’!

All this is definitely enough to make you wonder what items from the movies of today will sell as well in the future. Will Captain America’s shield from the Marvel movies sell for big money? Will Emma Watson’s dress from Beauty And The Beast be worth lots of money? We probably won’t know for years, but it’s interesting to consider!

The most expensive memorabilia items ever sold:

most expensive memorabilia

See infographic here(via www.playnj.com).