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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.

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Source: Plugged In

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  • rubbershark01
    3/21/10
    i miss my old Nintendo. i bought the original Mario 2 for $45 back in the day. i miss that game
  • edasvangen
    2/25/10
    omfg, i bought a package with the console, 10 games and two controllers at a auction like 8 years ago, THAT GAME WITH the original casing was in that package, and it went in the trash a couple of years ago........ I'm... crushed...
  • Toiletcat27
    2/24/10
    I agree with Kjelke... What the FU** people? Read the article too instead of just the title and comment: "eeeh, I had that" or "aw man, the ripped me off"... READ THE DAMN ARTICLE, MORONS!!!!! >:O
  • YamiNoTenshi
    2/22/10
    Holy... O.O
  • -ch0pStickS
    2/20/10
    wow!! I wanna have one!! ><
  • everlastedz
    2/19/10
    i have this shit!!
  • Kagayaki-
    2/18/10
    wow what. really?
  • ChaosDragon
    2/18/10
    ............. When i sold my system and all 30 of my games im pretty sure Ionly got like around 300 for it all........... I got cheated.
  • Cassandra777
    2/18/10
    lol @ Kjelke... it's true. Now there's going to be a flurry of NES' being sold on eBay with each seller expecting lots of money.
  • Kjelke
    2/17/10
    show spoiler comment
  • ChibiPixelx
    2/17/10
    dang o.o""
  • Loofie7
    2/17/10
    oh em gee I wonder if I can sell my sega lol
  • littlestella
    2/17/10
    are you serieusx ?O_O
  • TobiaSR32
    2/17/10
    I still have a working NES. The games I have aren't really rare though, I don't think.
  • kmullally
    2/17/10
    seriously?? dude i have one, and it still works O_o it was my grandpas though.