Immaculate copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 sells for $88k at estate sale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A sealed copy of the 1988 video game Super Mario Bros. 2 sold for $88,550 during a recent estate sale after the death of a Floyd Knobs, Indiana resident.

The pristine cartridge was found inside a box of Nintendo games in the back of a crowded walk-in closet in Patricia Martin’s home, according to auction house Harritt Group Inc.

“At first glance, it was a comforting wave of classic Nintendo nostalgia. All the classics were there, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Qix, 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 Harritt Group wrote in the description of the item. “At a second glance, it was something else entirely. The seemingly ordinary collection included an extraordinary unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. 2.”

The unopened copy of the popular game received a near-mint condition rating of 9.8 A+…. Read Full Article |

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