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Way To Go, Mario!

April 29, 2021

1986 Super Mario Bros. video game cartridgeSuper Mario scores again when one of the oldest known factory-sealed game cartridges sold for a record price. Super Mario began his adventures in 1985 when NES (Nintendo) started producing the iconic video game. The copy just presented at auction was initially given as a Christmas gift in 1986 and was in pristine condition, still in the plastic shrink wrap. The owner recently found it at the bottom of his desk drawer, where it had been for 35 years.

The cartridge smashed the previous record for a video game; it was just this past July when a copy of Super Marion Bros sold for $114K. Now that seems like a bargain as this copy sold for $660K!! Wazoo…way to go, Mario!