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Get Buried Under Your Collection with These Video Game Lots

I’m sure you all remember the story of Michael Thomasson. Guinness World Records began counting the extensive video game collection he houses in his basement. Thomasson set the record for the largest collection of Unique video games at just under 12,000 DIFFERENT games. Michael’s collection of course, consists entirely of physical cartridges and disks. There are no digital downloads here.

Thomasson recently shook up the video game collector community once again by selling this behemoth of a collection. Apparently, the collection netted him $750,250! The auction took place on GameGavel. You can check out pictures of Mike’s basement here.

Michael has inspired me to build a compilation of the largest video game lots I can find on the ‘Bay at the moment. Hopefully, these sales can help you guys out with your own collecting aspirations. Sometimes, you can find rare games bundled in with the more common titles, and the entire lot ends up costing what the individual game would cost on its own. The trick is to really dig!

 

Huge Lot 19 Vintage Atari Video Games Most With Boxes and Instruction Booklets

Huge Large Nintendo Wii 40 Piece Video Game Lot

Huge ps1 game lot. PSX games L@@K Please Read

Sony Playstation PS1 Game Lot Of 100 Classic games

Nintendo Nes Game Lot Of 60 Classic games

Sony Playstation PS1 Game Lot Of 80 Classic games

43 Nintendo Game Boy Color Lot

Sega Genesis Game Lot Of 57 Classic games

39 Nintendo Game Boy Advance & DS Lot

Vintage Atari 2600 Darth Vader console lot w/ 30 classic arcade games Star Wars!

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  1. I hate to bash a fellow collector but I just don’t see the justification for the $750,000 price tag. I really think the publicity that went behind this due to him snatching up the Guiness book of world record really fueled this sale. It is really hard to justify the 68 dollars a game price. So many loose games and stuff not in original boxes.

    My collection just grew over 3000 games with my collection being 12 games away from a CIB N64 set, I have 460 original Nintendo games CIB and I have over 100 Snes Games CIB. Along side a ton of other games. Even if I managed to get it up to the 11,000+ games he had during the sale I do not think the value would be anywhere near $750,000

    • That’s a great point. The notoriety of his Guiness World Record undoubtedly helped fuel the final sale price of these games. But, you also have to weigh in the convenience factor of the sale. Mike didn’t sell everything piecemeal. Instead, he sold massive collections of games individualized for different consoles. Once you start hitting a level of ‘collection completeness’, you can actually up-charge the sale (rather than discount for bulk sales). Also, most of Mike’s collection was in excellent condition. He began collecting back a long time ago. In general though, I agree with you. $68 per vintage game is not a good deal.

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