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Complete Stadium Events

StadiumEventsThis has been big news for quite a while elsewhere on the internet, but I felt it worthwhile to post here. As far as licensed retail NES games go, all other cart prices tend to pale in comparison to Stadium Events. Where as the second most expensive licensed cart to acquire is Flinstones 2 (which will cost you somewhere between $150 and $200), that price is practically peanuts if you are on the lookout to snag Stadium Events which, within the past year or so, has been going for between $1200 and $1800. Mind you, this price is only for the bare cartridge, so if you’re hoping to grab a complete copy prepare to dig deep…very deep. The last known price for a complete copy to exchange hands was somewhere in the realm of $6.5k and, judging by the current bid on this auction ($8.3k with 2 days to go), that price is looking like a steal. This will be the first time in years since an auction with a CIB Stadium Events will be able to run its course since its predecessors have all ended early with side deals within the past few years. All this for what is basically World Class Track Meet with a few sprite changes and a different title screen…go figure! Grab some popcorn, because I can only imagine there will be some fun fireworks at the end. (Sold: $13,105)

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  1. 8k?……………… they really need to start teaching common sense in schools.. or putting these morons on an island or something. makes me sad :'(

  2. it is a nice touch. just like the guy whos dad worked at nintendo and had 20-30+ unlabeled NWC carts that were made as extras…..oh didnt know that?… I laugh every time I see one pop up on ebay and people bid tons “the label is messed up” lol.

  3. Hey “Nintendo,” can you elaborate on that NWC story? I never heard of that.

    As for Stadium Events, as high as the price may go, as least it’s not as silly as the Myriad 6 in 1 cart: probably the worst excuse for a “rare game” ever. It would be the same if I bought some Caltron carts, slapped stickers on them, and then released them as the “Scratch ‘N Sniff 6 in 1” cart.

  4. I can understand the NWC gold cart going for 10k-25k… that I can understand but a regular game like Stadium events? I know the history of it all, I just don’t see the nostalgia aspect of it. If it’s for the sake of having it in your ‘personal’ collection and if you have the money which some people apparently do then go ahead and bid on it.

  5. This is just utter ridiculousness – $8k for Stadium Events ?!?! So what – they changed the name and Nintendo repackaged “Family Fun Fitness” into “Power Pad”. Like big deal ! How in the hhhhhell do you arrive at this price to something so mediocre? What parts of the country was lacking shipments of 8-bit NES games ??? And what is the significance to Nintendo’s legacy exactly ???

    I’ve experienced alot of monumental things in this hobby. Everything from attending electronic trade shows to meeting the creative legends like Gumpei Yokoi and Shigeru Miyamoto. But then I see stuff like this and it just baffles me that people actually think Statium Events is “Gold”

    Feels like a total mockery of collecting pop culture. But that’s just me…

  6. The collectors dictate the price and value, not some mystical force. You can’t argue prices if people are willing to pay them. Supply and demand.

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