Recently, a Haw River, North Carolina mother was cleaning out the basement of her home and came across an old NES system (Nintendo Entertainment System) with five game titles. The game titles were Family & Fitness Stadium Events, Major League Baseball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Super Mario 3, Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt.
For the average person, this seems like a pretty typical auction, game console, throw in a couple of video games and you may net a few bucks in your pocket. What mom didn’t expect was the first eBay bid which came in at $6000 and by the time the auction closed, the final winning bid was for $13,105.00.
So what gives? This wasn’t a rare Stuart Hughes gaming console that was decked out in gold and precious gems like his $485,000 Nintendo Wii Supreme Console. However, the value of this eBay auction was in the list of games that were included, one of which was considered a rare gem amongst collectors and in the gaming world. The game was the 1987 Stadium Events.
According to an NBC report, only 2000 copies of this 80s video game were ever made and what made this particular auction even more valuable is it included the original cardboard box. It is believed that there are only 10 complete sets of this game with packaging and this was one of them. There is so much emphasis placed on the box, that its value alone is appraised at $10,000 and the game title itself ranks sixth on the “Holy Grails of Console Game.”
Via: Baller Status