Rare NES game cartridge sells for $21,400

An online seller at myebid.com has sold his lot of 24 Nintendo NES game cartridges for an astonishing $21,400. The starting bid for the game carts was a paltry $24. The reason for the inflated price for the game software was due to one particular copy in the seller’s list: Nintendo World Championship 1990 — an extremely rare special edition release that included multiple games used for the contest. There were 90 gray cartridges manufactured for the semi-final participants while 26 gold editions were made for the finalists. The copy included with the deal had a gold version.

The seller of the game, "Caseys_dad," apparently had no idea about the hidden treasure in his possession. In the description of the items up for bid, he stated, "All the games should work fine, I would keep them for my 8 year old daughter but the Nintendo system itself doesn’t work any more and I threw it out. I think a dollar for each game is a fare [sic] price so I’m starting the bidding at $24. I hope whoever buys the games will enjoy them as much as my son did!"

The son of Caseys_dad died in his tour of duty in Iraq and the father was getting rid of the Nintendo system that his son owned. The gold cart is considered the rarest of all NES game cartridges in existence.

[via Shacknews]


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