At some point you’d think the valuable collectibles of the world would all be purchased, never to be found at a flea market or local thrift store again. The classic tale of treasure found in an unexpected place still thrives though. A North Carolina woman spent $7.99 on an old Nintendo game at a Goodwill store. The game – Stadium Events – is apparently one of the rarest ever sold and is worth $15,000.
She knew what she had when she took it and other games to local shop Save Point Video Games. Owner Wilder Hamm couldn’t keep his poker face when he saw it. From Kotaku:
“Normally in this business, we try not to show our cards,” Hamm said. “We’re not in the business of ripping people off but, you show that kind of excitement, they start expecting a mountain of money.”
He couldn’t make a reasonable offer for the cartridge, which was in good condition, so the woman plans to put it on eBay. Keep an eye out for it—and if you like to spend time at thrift stores on the hunt, it just may pay off. You never know.