I collect Nintendo games. Yes, I spend large chunks of my income on old-gen 8-bit graphic games that came out 20+ years ago, just so I can play them once and then they sit on a shelf with the 300+ other games I have. Call me nostalgic. Most of my games come from eBay, or other auction-type websites, and usually cost me no more than $5 a game. Some days I catch a rare game for a few dollars more and I’ll pick that up. Some days I’ll see super-rare games and dream about buying them. Once in a lifetime I see an auction like this, and wish I had an extra $21,000 lying around.
You see, the seller here had no idea what they had in their possession. The last cartridge listed in the lot is the golden cartridge for the Nintendo World Championships in 1990 which is the holy grail of NES collecting. There are only 26 of these games in existence, and I’m pretty sure number 26 just fell into the hands of a collector. It is a sad, sad day for poor NES completists out there.