Stadium Events, The holy grail in NES collecting.A woman in North Carolina spends $7.99 at Goodwill for a rare video game worth $15,000!
She later approached store owner Wilder Hamm of Save Point Video Games in Charlotte, North Carolina. This complete version, with the box and instructions, was simply worth more than Hamm was willing to offer. The customer said she would try selling it online. She later sold this game for $17,510 on Gamegravel
"She knew exactly what she had," said Hamm, who held the cart himself. "When I asked her what she expected to get, she said she expected $7,000 to $15,000, which is on target."
Why is this Game So Rare?Only an estimated 15 Bandai copies are known to exist today. The game was originally test marketed with 2000 copies in the northern United States by publisher Bandai. Shortly after the games were sent to stores, Nintendo bought up the North American rights to the Family Fun and Fitness pad, later repackaging and re-releasing it as the Nintendo Power Pad / World Class Track Meet. Remaining Bandai copies were recalled by Nintendo and destroyed.
Hamm did manage to photograph the rarest item ever to come through his door. "I felt honored just to hold it," he said.
"It's given people a lot of hope," Hamm said "People say that they never find anything at their Goodwill, well, the holy grail has been found there."