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Everyday folk discovering colossally valuable collectors' items amid everyday junk has been the lifeblood of antiques shows for years, but it's not every day you see a real-life gold-in-the-attic tale play out on eBay.

Last week, North Carolina eBay user lace_thongs35 thought she was putting up an everyday, 80s-era Nintendo Entertainment System (together with five games) up on the popular auction site. But less than an hour after the first bid, the price was over $6,000 -- and on Wednesday, when the auction closed, the final selling price topped $13,000.

Why? Not the console itself, but one of the games bundled with it -- a deeply obscure 1987 release called Stadium Events, a highly sought-after collectors' item. But it wasn't even the game itself that was worth the bulk of the money -- it was the original cardboard box, which collectors value at a breathtaking $10,000. Fewer than 10 complete copies of the game are thought to exist, and retro gaming aficionados consider it one of the hardest-to-find NES games ever made.

Bet you're wishing you hadn't let Mom throw out your Nintendo collection now, eh?
http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/p...13-105/1389101

What sucks about this is that I used to have the game but lost it when we moved from L.A 12 years ago.


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yeah I saw that earlier, crazy. To think my dad threw away my NES and all the games I had (like 20 of them). On another note, do these stadium events collectors scour ebay everyday? haha


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I noticed. I went on ebay to see if there were anymore and all of the auctions have at least 20 bids on them.


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dude thats sooooo gnarly........


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Wow. Proof that nerds make bank.

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WOW! Thats awesome. I think I still have my orginial Nintendo too. I have the duck hunt gun and at least 1 controller too. Time to check the closets haha.


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wasn't there a clone or atleast very similar game that used the mat controller? If not I'm almost sure my friend had that. I remember hanging out at his house playing a track and field game where you had to run on the controller pretty much.
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Ugh, my mother made me give mine and all my games away to some family. A family of two kids and a mother. The father died and three weeks later their house burned down so they were living in a grungy motel with nothing. The nerve eh?

I still hold her to this every day that i live.

At least i still have my 64 which i play on a weekly basis... i dont really want to bring it up but im stuck on the JUNGLE level of Goldeneye and I cant seem to beat it. FML.


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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=167170.msg3545112#msg3545112 date=1266038429]
yeah I saw that earlier, crazy. To think my dad threw away my NES and all the games I had (like 20 of them). On another note, do these stadium events collectors scour ebay everyday? haha
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Seems like it. That or they have their accounts setup to email them at even the tiniest mention of such an auction.

Hell I scoured Ebay for about a year almost daily trying to find a specific rare lens for my camera before one came up for auction.
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