January 25, 2014
Time to search the old NES box
... if I had one.
As collectors, we know the concept of supply and demand, and the value of an item. A card is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
In this case, an old, rare NES game is apparently worth THOUSANDS ... and I mean, THOUSANDS.
Last I looked, a rare cartridge of Nintendo World Championship Cart was up to $41,000 on eBay (check the auction here). I shouldn't be amazed by this, but I really am. As someone who enjoys collecting and those rare "barn finds," I think this one ranks up there as pretty neat.
Despite the label being torn off and a scribble on the paper, it seems video game collectors have to have their hands on this item.
Of course, when something starts getting into this price range, you have to wonder if the seller is even going to get paid. It is eBay after all and there are enough buyers who squelch on $5 deals never mind those in five figures.