If you’re into video games, you’re probably aware of the white whales. Earthbound for the Super Nintendo, Stadium Events for the NES, that impossible-to-find Nintendo World Championship cartridge that sold for $100,000 on eBay a couple years ago despite a torn label. All of those make sense. They’re either great games…
Blockbuster's second Video Game Championship contest, for SNES and Genesis, ran nationwide in 1995. Stores had to destroy the cartridges after the contest. Someone made 100 reproductions to help completionists fill a gap in their collect. About 40 are left.
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.
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.
Remember the mom who sold an NES for $13,000 because it happened to include the ultra-rare Stadium Events? Well, a factory-sealed copy is now on eBay, and with eight days to go bidding is above $16,000.
A mom in North Carolina listed an NES and five carts on eBay last week for $9.99. Final winning bid: $13,105. One of the games in the lot happened to be the ultra-rare Stadium Events, in its original box.