I dream of finding something rare and valuable at a garage sale. You hear about it all the time. Some jerk goes to a garage sale and unknowingly buys a fucking copy of the Magna Carta. Then its all champagne, caviar, and coke parties ever after.
Well, some lucky prick from Nevada is up $9,000 because he had some very forgetful parents. Scott Amos of Reno, NV was cleaning out his childhood home’s attic when he found a sealed copy of Kid Icarus for the NES along with an accompanying receipt from December 8, 1988.
How the game got there, no one knows for sure, but it’s possible that it was an forgotten Christmas gift.
Mr. Amos shared his find with Heritage Auctions who confirmed that he’s one lucky S.O.B.
“Kid Icarus is one of the hardest NES titles to find in sealed condition... To find a sealed copy ‘in the wild,’ so to speak, not to mention one in such a nice condition and one with such transparent provenance, is both an unusual and rather historic occurrence. We feel that the provenance will add a significant premium for serious collectors.” Valarie McLeckie, Video Game Consignment Director at Heritage Auctions (Reno Gazette Journal)
That rarity, translated into $9,000 for Mr. Amos.
All joking aside, Scott Amos plans to share his windfall with family.
“I have an older sister, too. We’re splitting (the proceeds) 50-50. We’re going to do a Disney World vacation next month. Instead of doing something responsible, we’re going to have some fun with it.” Reno Gazette Journal
Now I feel like the asshole, because he seems to be a nice guy.
[Source: Reno Gazzette Journal]