Remember when you’d see AOL cds everywhere in the 1990s? They were in grocery stores, hardware stores and of course in everyone’s mailboxes. Sometimes I wonder if those very CDs will become collectible 30, 40, 50 years from now. Part of what could make an item a desirable collectible is that it never ever was considerable a collectible at its time of manufacture. Look at baseball cards from the 1950s. And then there’s the opposite side of the coin with Beanie Babies from the 1990s. Tons of people collected them back then and they’re completely worthless now.
So will historical cultural enthusiasts be clammering for AOL cds when they become retro and eventually antique? Perhaps not. The designs were ALWAYS pretty ugly and their logo always had a creepy new age thing going.