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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: OT: Nintendo Bubble Bobble 2 $2750 with 12hrs left

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  • Mr Ian Primus
    ... It s like anything. There are *some* NES cartridges that are worth a lot of money. Looking at the auction, that s a sealed, unopened copy. Bubble Bobble is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 24, 2011
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      --- On Fri, 6/24/11, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:

      > I can tell you this, if you ever go to a gaming convention,
      > there are
      > a lot of cart collectors there. It's like baseball
      > cards I guess.
      >
      > At 10:58 AM 6/24/2011, you wrote:
      >
      > >It ended up selling for $5199.99.
      > >
      > >For a video game cartridge! :)


      It's like anything. There are *some* NES cartridges that are worth a lot of money. Looking at the auction, that's a sealed, unopened copy. Bubble Bobble is a very common game, but Bubble Bobble 2 is very, very rare. It was essentially only a rental game - it wasn't sold in stores. Because of this, while the bare cartridges are rare (and worth over a hundred bucks), the box and manual are almost impossibly rare, since they were never saved by the video rental stores. And a complete, sealed, never opened copy... there can't be more than a couple of those in existence, period.

      By and large, most NES games aren't worth much. Just like by and large, most old computers aren't worth much. What's a Commodore 64 worth? $20 on a good day? What's an copy of Super Mario Bros. worth? $5 on a good day? What's an Altair worth? What about an unbuilt Altair kit with all the manuals and packaging?

      -Ian
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