I've been thinking recently about the purpose of sealed games in most collections. When I first started collecting and I stumbled upon a sealed SNES game I freaked out and instantly displayed it on my shelf (much like comic book guy on The Simpsons). Now 4 years later I'm starting to feel like those games are becoming more of a liability and just taking up space. The whole point of sealed games (I'm assuming) is bragging rights and the fact that they are worth more money than loose or even complete games. I'm beginning to think I should just capitalize on their value and sell them before I end up accidentally tearing a seam and hurting the value of something. It's not like I can play them anyway and if I sell them I can always buy used copies that I can actually enjoy.
What are your thoughts on sealed games? Are there any of you out there who collect strictly sealed games? or is it more of a cool item to have if it's a favorite in a series or first game you owned sort of deal. Just thought this could be an interesting topic for discussion among collectors. Thanks
EDIT: Just to clear things up I'm talking more specifically about retro games, SNES, NES, GEN and less about current gen games like PS3 and 360
Edited by Eagle3ye, 29 September 2012 - 12:29 AM.