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That ugly looking Nintendo World Championships cartridge for sale on eBay has been bid up to more than $99,000 over the past two days. The auction closes in two hours.
For some reason, the typed, un-illustrated manual, in Finnish, for Bram Stoker's Dracula on the NES is a very desirable collector's item. Finland's equivalent of eBay currently has a listing for one, where it's been bidded up to the equivalent of about $1,200 U.S.
At long last, EarthBound is coming to the Wii U's Virtual Console later this year, but if you can't wait, and you have a ridiculous amount of disposable income, an eBay seller is now auctioning the ultimate in collectible cartridges.
A Minnesota man working on a fixer-upper tore down a wall and found, among the newspapers stuffed inside to insulate it, a copy of Action Comics No. 1. That's right, Superman's first appearance. The birth of superhero comics. It'll go for at least $100,000—but it could have sold for a lot more.
About a month ago, renewed interest in the "Sega Pluto"—a prototype console that was more or less an online-enabled Sega Saturn—led one guy to rummage through his closet and find he was in possession of one of two surviving units. He put it up for bid, but a second auction has ended without his reserve price being met.
The woman who purchased from a Goodwill store one of the rarest collectible video games in the world—valued by some at $15,000—says her heart "raced the whole time" as she found it, bought it, and walked out of the store.
It's the archetypal jackpot story of flea markets, pawn shops and antiques roadshows. Someone pays a few dollars for a long-forgotten box at a swap meet and then discovers they have a five-figure rarity on their hands. That describes a North Carolina woman today, who purchased one of the rarest video games ever sold…
Three years ago, J.J. Hendricks (above, left) of Denver paid $17,500 for a rare Nintendo cartridge— Nintendo World Championships, one of about 26 copies of a game for a promotional tournament more than 20 years old. About a year later, he opened negotiations to buy a cartridge even more rare.
Previously (on Pawn Stars), a Halo cosplayer sought $2,000 for his custom-built Spartan armor, and walked out with nothing. A little snicker-inducing, but the seller kept his hubris to a minimum and seemed to show more understanding than disappointment, so I felt a little sorry for the guy. This, however, is pure…
It's well settled that Stadium Events is, if not the rarest video game on the collectible market, is certainly the rarest of any retail release. A year after a sealed copy of the NES game set a record for the most ever paid for a single game, another verified, factory-sealed copy is seeking to dethrone it.
Isn't $710 a bit much for a crummy PSOne demo - seemingly worthless when it was handed out 12 years ago? The collector who won the bidding for NBA 2-Ball thinks he got a steal on the price.
It didn't come close to breaking records set recently by other rare titles, but NBA 2-Ball, a freebie PSOne disc given out at the 1998 NBA All-Star game, probably set a mark for demos.
They weren't charging nearly enough for their used games. Weird pricing decision by GameStop for Modern Warfare 2, (Xbox 360 version), spied by reader DSForte.
At the 1998 NBA All-Star Game, fans received discs with the demo for a PlayStation game called NBA 2-Ball. The game was pretty bad - possibly defective - but it's extremely rare. So a surviving copy may be extremely valuable.
The title of "Holy Grail of Video Games" changes almost monthly, or whenever an extremely rare specimen hits eBay. The latest claimant: a weird-shaped Atari 2600 cart by the name of Air Raid.
Two years ago, Xbox Live gave away 72 limited edition Xbox 360 faceplates with a Need For Speed: ProStreet design. Some guy decided to get rid of his on eBay and has found it commands a price above $200.