The public sale home mentioned the online game was purchased as a Christmas reward however ended up being positioned in a desk drawer, the place it remained sealed in plastic and with its grasp tab intact till it was discovered earlier this 12 months.

AP | , Dallas

UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 04:48 AM IST

An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. that was purchased in 1986 after which forgotten about in a desk drawer has offered at public sale for $660,000.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas mentioned the online game offered Friday.

The public sale home mentioned the online game was purchased as a Christmas reward however ended up being positioned in a desk drawer, the place it remained sealed in plastic and with its grasp tab intact till it was discovered earlier this 12 months.

“Since the production window for this copy and others like it was so short, finding another copy from this same production run in similar condition would be akin to looking for single drop of water in an ocean,” mentioned Valarie McLeckie, Heritage’s online game specialist.

Heritage mentioned it’s the most interesting copy identified to have been professionally graded for public sale. Its promoting worth far exceeded the $114,000 that one other unopened copy that was produced in 1987 fetched in a Heritage public sale final summer season.

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