Unsuspecting mom sells rare Nintendo game for $13,000

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:52 p.m. ET

When a mother from Haw River, North Carolina recently dug out some of her kids’ old toys from the basement to sell on Ebay, she wasn’t expecting to rake in over $13,000 for a battered old Nintendo Entertainment System with five games.

Yet when one of those five games is Stadium Events, the rules change a little.

Stadium Events is universally accepted as one of the rarest games out there, on the NES or otherwise. It’s estimated that only 200 copies were ever released to the public, and collectors believe only ten complete editions of the game still exist. So imagine the expression on the faces of said collectors when they saw a fully boxed Stadium Events casually perched in the photo above.

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Before she knew it, mom Angel saw bids on her dusty old console rocket into the thousands. The nicest part of this story? It was plainly a complete surprise to her. One Ebayer asks her why the price on the auction is so high, and her reply makes it clear that she was oblivious to the collector’s gem in her basement all along:

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“Please google “Stadium Events”….that is one of the games that is listed and will come with the lot….that is the only thing in the lot that they seem interested in….it is a true rarity and is valued right now between $15,000.00 up to $25,000.00 because as I have heard there were only around 10 ever put out into the population…Trust me…I am totally floored by this….I had to pinch myself to make sure I was’nt dreaming lol…..Thank You for inquiring…Angel”

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[Ebay, via Hot Blooded Gaming]


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