Dave, from Kansas, was impressed by the recent eBay auction of the original 80's Nintendo Entertainment System which sold for $13,105. What drove the price so high was one of the games that came with it, an obscure release called 'Stadium Events.' The game was still in its original cardboard box, itself valued over $10,00.
Dave then decided to see what kind of treasures he might have.
"We had quite a collection (185+ games) that has sat in our basement for over 20 years," Dave told Y! Games. "The games were on a list to be brought to Goodwill – in fact, within a month, Goodwill was going to have them."
To his astonishment, not only did he find a copy of the same game that just fetched 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 mere $29.99, if you're wondering.)
"Now I’m not much of a collector, but I know that having a factory seal is good," he said.
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 three times more valuable: he sold it on auction site eBay for a breathtaking $41,300. It's thought to be one of only two shrinkwrapped copies of the game still in existence.
OK, now, everyone run to the basement to check your old games! Link
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