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Nintendo Nerd Wants $12K for Old Game
Start ripping apart the attic and garage; if you've got a copy of this NES cartridge, you may have won the lottery.
The grey edition of this NES game is the third rarest in the world; the gold edition takes the number one slot.
November 25, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

People are funny—insanely so.

One bold eBayer is looking for someone—anyone—to cough up $12,000 for his old “Nintendo World Championship” NES cartridge.

See, apparently there is precedent. Technabob says the game is one of 116 ever produced, and who knows how many still exist; 90 of those were the “grey” edition. Gold versions recently went for $20,000 each.

The game was first manufactured for Nintendo’s 1990 video game competition; it was only given to semi-finalists. It’s the third rarest video game (the gold ones are number one) of all time, so if someone is willing to pay the $12K, well… I am the dummy.

However, I am pretty sure that for half that cost, you could get people to dress up like Donkey Kong and hit each other with mallets in the middle of your living room.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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