We’ve seen collectors pay quite a pretty penny for rare games from the past. Just last year we saw a copy of the famed Stadium Events on the NES sell for $41,300. While that’s a lot for any collector to pay, someone out there is asking for quite a bit more. The owner of a factory sealed copy of Stadium Events has listed theirs for sale on ebay for the asking price of $500,000.
The seller has received several offers so far, but declined them all. The game was purchased quite sometime ago at a yard sale of a former Funcoland franchise owner in Orange County, New York. That person probably didn’t know what they had in their possession at the time. However, the person selling this copy does. They’ve even had the game verified as authentic by the Video Game Authority.
If you don’t know who what the Video Game Authority is, they are a company in Georgia that certifies that these old and rare games are indeed authentic — not some cheap rip-off or reproduction. After they verify they are authentic, they then grade them and lock the game in a “professional quality acrylic case” with aforementioned rating and verification on it. It’s a great way for collectors to know they are getting the real deal.
The lucky winner of the game will even receive a “complete detailed grading report from the Video Game Authority explaining all flaws.” Unlike some fishy auctions we’ve seen in the past, this is one is the real deal folks. This is a one-of-a-kind rare sealed Stadium Events. Whoever decided to shell out the cash for this one will receive the following
– A complete detailed grading report from the Video Game Authority explaining all flaws (oddly enough, the report says it graded an 85+!).
— 10MP professional quality pictures of the game and case (front, back and label). These are not the pictures you see below, but professional pictures taken by a photographer at the Video Game Authority!
— The Holy Grail of Gaming, STADIUM EVENTS SEALED AND VGA GRADED
Is this game really worth $500,000? Well, if someone out there is willing to pay it, it will be. As of now, the most anyone has paid for this game is $41,300. We’ll have to just wait and see what happens with this one.