This nerd from Kansas had a collection of more than 185 games that has sat in his basement for over 20 years. Can you believe he was going to take all of the games to the goodwill not knowing he had a goldmine of retro Nintendo 1 games?
Not only did he find a copy of the same game that just sold for over $13,000 on eBay — highly sought-after collector’s item Stadium Events — it was in perfect condition, right down to the original shrinkwrapping and Richard Gordman pricetag. (A pesky $29.99, if you’re wondering.)
He said that he was not much of a collector, but he knew that having an unopened game in great condition was good.
But he’s only just now finding out quite how good. As it turns out, the game’s unopened condition makes Dave’s copy of Stadium Events is three times more valuable: he sold it on EBAY for a breathtaking $41,300. It’s thought to be one of only two shrink wrapped copies of the game still in existence.
Why had he never unwrapped it? He couldn’t see the point. Stadium Events needed a special floor mat controller to play, and Dave couldn’t find one. WHY IS THIS STUPID OLD GAME SO EXPENSIVE ? Because Nintendo bought the rights to the floor mat controller in 1988, and recalled the few copies of Stadium Events that reached retailers. Fewer than 200 games are thought to have escaped destruction, and fewer than 20 are thought to still exist. If this doesn’t inspire you to browse through all your old junk in the basement or closet , I don’t know what will. What would you do with 4ok. This guy plans to invest it and sell the rest of his old Nintendo Games on ebay. You never know what you got until you throw it away!