9 of the Most Awesome Early '90s Items Recently on eBay

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Raechal Shewfelt
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
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Do you miss Saturday mornings with Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Zack Morris and the rest of the Bayside High gang at The Max?

Ever find yourself longing for Donnie Wahlberg to return to his pre-Jenny McCarthy years, when he was all about wearing peace symbols?

Or want to go back to a time when Mayim Bialik was best known for something besides attachment parenting?

Then eBay has got just the thing for you, early ‘90s fan! Read on for some of the best retro items that can be yours… if the price is right.

1. A New Kids on the Block telephone, $59.99: This gadget was perfect for, as the box says, calling your friends with New Kids news! You know, important things, like when you suddenly decided Joe was your favorite instead of Jordan. The best case scenario was that this baby came with its own line straight to your bedroom, where “Step by Step” was playing on repeat.

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2. John Stamos drumhead from Jesse & The Rippers, $199.95: Along with “You got it, dude!” and teachable family moments, Uncle Jesse’s band played a big role in the popular '90s show Full House. One lucky person now owns a drumhead with Stamos’s autograph above the title “Forever,” which any Full House aficionado will recall as one of the Beach Boys songs that Stamos and co. covered. Have mercy!

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3. MC Hammer doll, $26.99: Around the time MC Hammer mania hit its peak in 1991, his younger fans could watch his cartoon Hammerman on Saturday mornings, hear his song “Addams Groove” in the Addams Family movie, and even dress a Mattel doll in his famous parachute pants. The plastic version of the flashy rapper even came with a cassette of two original Hammer songs and a personal message for the owner. As Hammer would say, that’s super dope!

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4. Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth perfume, $42.00: Debbie “Shake Your Love” Gibson’s signature scent was named after her late 1989 song of the same name, but the scent was being spritzed on teen girls all over well into the '90s. That bottle is as much of a throwback as her youth empowering track.

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5. Saved by the Bell back-to-school poster, $47.99: By 1991, kids everywhere were fans of the Bayside High gang. So it makes sense that some brilliant mind thought the faces of Kelly Kapowski, Zack Morris, and the rest would make a good school welcoming committee. It was probably the same person who dreamed up all those very special episodes. Remember kids, there’s no hope with dope! Or caffeine pills…

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6. Milli Vanilli trading card, $4.50: It was revealed in a press conference on Nov. 15, 1990, that Fab Morvan and the late Rob Pilatus, the duo credited with jams such as “Girl You Know It’s True” and “Blame It on the Rain,” were not singing, but lip syncing on their hit songs. However, the pop duo still had a trading card floating around by the time Pro Sets Superstar MusiCards issued their “collectibles” that ended up being a fun flashback but not a very valuable one. Note the price tag, which is only a fraction of the cost of their greatest hits album in the iTunes store.

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7. Blossom View-Master reels, $9.99: Sure, Blossom (Mayim Bialik) and her talkative friend Six (Jenna Von Oy) were funny on the NBC sitcom, but Joey, played by Joey Lawrence, was the real reason we watched. We wanted to see him repeating his signature phrase (“Whoa!”) and debuting his “Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix” video that featured him wearing an open flannel shirt. Well, Joey plus Blossom and Six are all featured in throwback pics that you can see up close using a super cool View-Master.

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8. Beverly Hills, 90210 erasers, $17.47: The crew at West Beverly High never used school supplies. Campus existed only for locker conversations and drama at the Blaze, but that didn’t stop anyone from cashing in on the gang’s early popularity by selling whatever they could think of plastered with their faces, including these 1991 erasers that would have made you the coolest kid in your school at the time.

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9. Steve Urkel coloring book, $14.99: Sadly, the sale has ended on this relic, so you won’t get the chance to spend hours coloring Urkel as he tricks Carl Winslow into opening a can of faux snakes or using one of his catchphrases, like “No sweat, my pet.” And you won’t get to see the outline of Laura offering one of her many quips to her geeky neighbor. A '90s fan can only dream of the day it will be up for grabs on eBay again.

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