Sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 sells for $88K at estate sale

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

  • A near-mint copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 sold at an estate sale for a staggering $88,550.
  • The auction house handling the estate sale said its workers found a trove of Nintendo games in the back of a closet.
  • In July, a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 set a world record when it sold for $1.56 million at auction.

It’s a-me! Valuable Mario!

An auction house handling an estate sale for a recently deceased woman sold a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 for a staggering $88,550.

The video game originally came out in 1988.

Harriet Group Inc. said workers were going through Patricia Martin’s home to find items to list for the estate sale. It was then that they stumbled across a box of Nintendo games in the back of a walk-in closet.

“At first glance, it was a comforting wave of classic Nintendo nostalgia. All the classics were there, Super Mario BrosDuck HuntQix, and even an NES console. So we did what any children of the 1990s would do: we fired up the console and tested the open games. It was a great day,” the listing reads.

“At a second glance, it was something else entirely. The seemingly ordinary collection included an extraordinary unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. 2.”

Experts later examined the game at gave it a rating of 9.8 A+, meaning it’s in “near-mint condition.”

The game eventually went to a Florida businessman for the modest price of $88,550.

Meanwhile, a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 set a world record in July with its sale price of $1.56 million. The sale came only two days after a copy of The Legend of Zelda set a record, fetching $870,000 at auction.

Source: CBS4

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