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A) How long have you been collecting, B) what's a favorite game or game related item you have, C) and why do you collect?

 

I'll start - a) I'm 20 years deep at this point, having started in 2002 (the same time I joined this forum, eek).    b)  Original artwork for a few nes and snes titles.   c) Mainly from nostalgia.    Most of what I considered the most interesting eras of comics happened before my time (with the exception of the mid to late 80s books).   With games I feel like I was there for the Silver Age (NES) of that material, and so it pushes the nostalgia button pretty hard for me.  

 

 

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On 10/13/2022 at 1:55 PM, Bronty said:

A) How long have you been collecting, B) what's a favorite game or game related item you have, C) and why do you collect?

 

I'll start - a) I'm 20 years deep at this point, having started in 2002 (the same time I joined this forum, eek).    b)  Original artwork for a few nes and snes titles.   c) Mainly from nostalgia.    Most of what I considered the most interesting eras of comics happened before my time (with the exception of the mid to late 80s books).   With games I feel like I was there for the Silver Age (NES) of that material, and so it pushes the nostalgia button pretty hard for me.  

 

 

Where is the best place to buy sealed/graded video games?  I have one from my childhood (chronotrigger) I've been wanting to buy and wasn't sure if there were places you recommend looking other than ebay?  

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On 10/30/2022 at 10:18 PM, WolverineX said:

Where is the best place to buy sealed/graded video games?  I have one from my childhood (chronotrigger) I've been wanting to buy and wasn't sure if there were places you recommend looking other than ebay?  

That's pretty expensive no matter where you find it, at least for an authentic cartridge. Check Facebook marketplace, flea markets, estate sales and local stores. Lukie games has one, but at $363 just for the cart. with no photos of it. They have been selling on eBay for around $200 so $363 is a bit high IMO.

You should probably get a SNES cartridge tool to open it up and verify it, before you buy one locally. There are reproduction cartridges out there, so be aware.

Keep in mind they will eventually have a video game marketplace here, so you might find one here.

If you are trying to buy a sealed copy, good luck, none have sold on eBay for a while. If you are wealthy enough for a sealed graded copy,(around 20k+/-) keep checking Heritage and Goldin auction houses.

I always got outbid on that game (sealed), hasn't changed in the last 12 years..:violin:

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On 10/31/2022 at 9:52 AM, Makmorn said:

That's pretty expensive no matter where you find it, at least for an authentic cartridge. Check Facebook marketplace, flea markets, estate sales and local stores. Lukie games has one, but at $363 just for the cart. with no photos of it. They have been selling on eBay for around $200 so $363 is a bit high IMO.

You should probably get a SNES cartridge tool to open it up and verify it, before you buy one locally. There are reproduction cartridges out there, so be aware.

If you are trying to buy a sealed copy, good luck, none have sold on eBay for a while. If you are wealthy enough for a sealed graded copy,(around 20k+/-) keep checking Heritage and Goldin auction houses.

I always got outbid on that game (sealed), hasn't changed in the last 12 years..:violin:

Geez 20k. That's crazy

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On 10/31/2022 at 10:08 AM, WolverineX said:

Geez 20k. That's crazy

Well, true, but it cost what $80 or something in 1995 and someone had to keep it unopened all this time?   Before not opening games was a thing?   Its asking an awful lot.

You could probably get a nice cib copy for 2k or something.

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On 10/31/2022 at 10:12 AM, Bronty said:

Well, true, but it cost what $80 or something in 1995 and someone had to keep it unopened all this time?   Before not opening games was a thing?   Its asking an awful lot.

You could probably get a nice cib copy for 2k or something.

I have a friend that used to be division manager for EB, one day we took a couple of cases of Final Fantasy 7 to some stores in Orlando. We have talked about if we had only known, we would have bought a case and set it to the side. Hindsight is so 20/20.

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On 10/31/2022 at 10:26 AM, Makmorn said:

I have a friend that used to be division manager for EB, one day we took a couple of cases of Final Fantasy 7 to some stores in Orlando. We have talked about if we had only known, we would have bought a case and set it to the side. Hindsight is so 20/20.

What games do you own?  I don't really have much though I have a batch of unopened PS VITA games, which I love.  I am debating if I should own them or not.

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On 10/31/2022 at 2:54 PM, WolverineX said:

What games do you own?  I don't really have much though I have a batch of unopened PS VITA games, which I love.  I am debating if I should own them or not.

Mostly I have PlayStation 1 games, I also have some SNES, N64, Game Cube, Sega Genesis, PS 2, 3, 4, 5, Xbox, Xbox 360 & Xbox One games.

I mostly try to collect games that I played and liked, I have some that are graded that may not ever be worth a whole lot. Not everything that I enjoyed has been affordable to collect either, fortunately I didn't play many NES games, so never tried to collect them. I have most of what I have been looking for, but always looking for the ones I missed early on. There are some SNES & N64 games I still look for, can't afford them, but I look. I am missing a couple PS1 games too, but I have the majority of them. One of them I am missing is Twisted Metal, missed every chance I had on that one early on, now it's impossible as they have sold for as much as $156k in the last couple of years. Decent game, but not worth that. Hopefully the crazy prices are a thing of the past, non-collector speculators have jacked up the prices on games making it difficult for the average collector, I think they moved on to Pokemon cards, inflating that market.

Basically, collect what you like and enjoy, wouldn't be much fun otherwise.

I'm going to send a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 for grading and it's not very old, I just want a slabbed copy. I really enjoyed that game both single player and multiplayer. Your PS VITA games are older, hopefully in good condition, and if you can spare the money, then do it. There were some good games on that system.

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On 10/31/2022 at 10:12 AM, Bronty said:

Well, true, but it cost what $80 or something in 1995 and someone had to keep it unopened all this time?   Before not opening games was a thing?   Its asking an awful lot.

You could probably get a nice cib copy for 2k or something.

So I was just looking at a few fortnite slabs on heritage and ebay for someone and I noticed that the Details on the back of the Wata slabs have different facts.  Some have 4 facts, some only have 1.  Is it normal that the details section isn't standard even for the same game?

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On 11/5/2022 at 1:05 PM, WolverineX said:

So I was just looking at a few fortnite slabs on heritage and ebay for someone and I noticed that the Details on the back of the Wata slabs have different facts.  Some have 4 facts, some only have 1.  Is it normal that the details section isn't standard even for the same game?

I wouldn't say its standard, but I suspect that those facts are stored on a database and that it gets added to over time.

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On 11/7/2022 at 2:47 PM, WolverineX said:

The strange thing is the fortnite details are less in the newer slabbed in 2022 vs 2020.  

Hmm… interesting!

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