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The "Is This Game Rare?" Thread


#2821 tiggerkiddo   wants your blood... CAGiversary!   1218 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:25 AM

Those games aren't worth a darn thing. I wouldn't even pay a dollar for a sealed copy.

#2822 Andami   CySec in Training CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:34 PM

That's what I was thinking as well. It IS a sports game after all. The only reason I even asked was because I saw both 95 and 96 sealed at my local flea market for $6 apiece, and they peaked my curiosity.

I didn't really think they'd be rare or anything like that, so I passed and googled them when I arrived at home later that day. I was fairly surprised I could only find one listing for "new" for either game, anywhere (and it happened to be triple-digits). Usually games have at least a few "new" listings, no matter how old they are.

#2823 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22585 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:29 PM

That's what I was thinking as well. It IS a sports game after all. The only reason I even asked was because I saw both 95 and 96 sealed at my local flea market for $6 apiece, and they peaked my curiosity.

I didn't really think they'd be rare or anything like that, so I passed and googled them when I arrived at home later that day. I was fairly surprised I could only find one listing for "new" for either game, anywhere (and it happened to be triple-digits). Usually games have at least a few "new" listings, no matter how old they are.


There are rare sports games but they're very rare themselves. NCAA 2k3 Basketball for the GC, Madden 09 for the DS and NBA Elite 11 are the only ones I know of.

#2824 Indigo_Streetlight  

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:41 PM

That's what I was thinking as well. It IS a sports game after all. The only reason I even asked was because I saw both 95 and 96 sealed at my local flea market for $6 apiece, and they peaked my curiosity.

I didn't really think they'd be rare or anything like that, so I passed and googled them when I arrived at home later that day. I was fairly surprised I could only find one listing for "new" for either game, anywhere (and it happened to be triple-digits). Usually games have at least a few "new" listings, no matter how old they are.


Somebody worldwide purchased 96 with box for $12 shipped; for sealed you might be able to list them at $40 or best offer, personally though I wouldn't get involved (since I'm guessing it's not an easy flip). Also they might only be worth $10-15 if you want to sell them in a reasonable amount of time.

#2825 tdave   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   44 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

I have a 2 parter.. Is rival Schools project justice for dream cast sealed rare?? and Can you buy those security seals gamestop uses?

#2826 Darknuke   Guncraft: Voxel-FPS! CAGiversary!   2011 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:08 PM

Umm, how rare would both Madden 95 and 96 sealed for Gameboy be? I only see one listing for each on Ebay, and both are outrageously priced. Are the games really that desirable, or is the guy just hoping some idiot will pay that much for them?


I think you'd get more from recycling them ;). jk, but I doubt you'd get much, if anything, for them.

#2827 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4571 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:38 PM

I have a 2 parter.. Is rival Schools project justice for dream cast sealed rare?? and Can you buy those security seals gamestop uses?


Um does this really need to be asked. Rare game plus sealed equals very rare.

#2828 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22585 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:32 AM

and Can you buy those security seals gamestop uses?


Sounds like somebody's up to no good...

#2829 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2229 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:51 PM

Tested it out today using my old Genny RF adapter and played a few levels of Sonic 2. It works!


If you are planning on selling it make sure to check out the CD function. Those are notorious for having the CD part no longer work.

I have one too that works 75% of the time, but it seems like the motor might be going bad or something because the disc seems to spin down or something.

Anyways make sure to check it out. Don't want you to sell it for 100+ and then lose all the money, pay for shipping, fees, etc.

#2830 thebob101   Spaceknight CAGiversary!   2961 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

Was in WalMart the other day and picked up Mass Effect 2 LE for $42. I couldn't believe it when I saw it in the glass prison. I thought it would be at least $60+ since WM is known for their crazy prices on old games, but it rang up at $42. Checked eBay and it is selling for $150+ for a new, sealed copy. I didn't even realize it was rare.

#2831 phear3d   NorAm = Fraud CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:02 AM

Was in WalMart the other day and picked up Mass Effect 2 LE for $42. I couldn't believe it when I saw it in the glass prison. I thought it would be at least $60+ since WM is known for their crazy prices on old games, but it rang up at $42. Checked eBay and it is selling for $150+ for a new, sealed copy. I didn't even realize it was rare.

pc? or 360? if its the 360 version, it going to be worth a lot when the 3rd game comes out.

#2832 fwbweux   registered user CAGiversary!   3110 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:26 AM

Submitted for discussion, two different versions of Super Empire Strikes Back:

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The primary difference between the two is the change in publisher. One's THQ, the other is JVC/Lucasarts. The THQ version also has a hard plastic warning box on the back instead of the sticker. My research seems to indicate that one isn't more valuable than the other, but are there any SNES experts here who can tell me if one is still significantly harder to find than the other? With vintage games I'll generally keep variant copies if it's something major like the label art (things like Metroid, Blades of Steel, Untouchables, and others for NES) but for something minor like a publisher logo, I don't really want to own both unless I have real reason to other than simple OCD. Thanks!

#2833 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22585 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:36 AM

Wikipedia says the THQ one is a re-release. Re-releases weren't very common during the 90s but I know it did happen sometimes if another publisher felt that they could profit from it (since there wasn't a major re-seller market back then). And I'm fairly sure THQ did other re-releases on the SNES, probably the other Super Star Wars games.

Additionally, I know Sunsoft re-released all four GB Final Fantasy games.

#2834 Indigo_Streetlight  

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:54 AM

I'm trying to remember if that Assembled in Mexico tag appeared on the box of the Zombies Ate My Neighbors variant (which is sought after).

I don't know how re-releases would factor into this; however, I do know some collectors search for SNES rental exclusives (Ren & Stimpy: The Firedogs comes to mind, that one is supposed to be fairly hard to find as CIB--in better grades especially--due to how it was only available through Blockbuster)

#2835 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:05 PM

http://phoenix.craig...2666564305.html
Turbo Grafx lot. I talked him down to 1k. Should I do it?

#2836 C0dy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:37 PM

Okay, so the other day I purchased a Sega Genesis/CD lot and there were 15 CD games. 4 had original cases, and the other 11 small homemade cd cases for them. One of the 11 is a Dragon's Lair demo cd. I am not home right now so I can't take a photo but I can upload one later if need be. It says DEMO CD in large font across the bottom I believe. Anyone know anything about this?

#2837 OrangeArmy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:56 PM

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/vgm/2666564305.html
Turbo Grafx lot. I talked him down to 1k. Should I do it?


IMO, that's a good buy for $1000. Can't tell from the pictures, but it looks like the guy even made custom cases for the 20 or so games that did not originally come with jewel cases. I would ask to see more detailed pics first. Based on recent Ebay prices, boxed Air Zonk and the Boxed Dungeons and Dragons are easily worth $100 or more each. The turbo Booster Plus is worth about $80-100 and Soldier Blade (with manual but no box) would fetch another $100 or so. Chu Man Fu, Super Star Soldier, Bomberman 93, Jackie Chan's King Fu, Neutopia II, New Adventure Island and Legend of Hero Tonma are each worth about $50+ with manuals and the TG express is another $150-$200 with box.

I'd buy that boxed D&D Order of the Griffon off you, if you were interested...

#2838 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:36 PM

Unfortunately, four of the games don't have manuals-- shockman, soldier blade, chuman fu, and legend of hero.
I am unbelievably tempted to pick it up. It would be such a win for my collection.

#2839 OrangeArmy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

Unfortunately, four of the games don't have manuals-- shockman, soldier blade, chuman fu, and legend of hero.
I am unbelievably tempted to pick it up. It would be such a win for my collection.


Even without manuals, those four HuCards are great finds. That's the largest TG16 lot I've ever seen for sale! There's a lot of awesome in there

#2840 WERTZtilitHURTZ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:29 PM

So this seems like the appropriate place to ask this question. I was going through my old game collection and stumbled across a mint copy of Symphony of the Night (playstation greatest hits) still in the original cellophane. I'm pondering selling it, but noticed some games on ebay have been rated by vggrader.com and ask much more alluring prices. Is this worth doing for reselling purposes? Anyone have any experience doing this?

It costs a bit of money to get them graded; but if the ROI is low, I won't bother. Assuming it's greatest hits, I don't have my hopes up; but still good to know for future reference!

Edited by smiley241275, 26 October 2011 - 08:07 PM.


#2841 Indigo_Streetlight  

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:42 PM

So this seems like the appropriate place to ask this question. I was going through my old game collection and stumbled across a mint copy of Symphony of the Night (playstation greatest hits) still in the original cellophane. I'm pondering selling it, but noticed some games on ebay have been rated by vggrader.com and ask much more alluring prices. Is this worth doing for reselling purposes? Anyone have any experience doing this?

It costs a bit of money to get them graded; but if the ROI is low, I won't bother. Assuming it's greatest hits, I don't have my hopes up; but still good to know for future reference!


You could get it graded but personally I wouldn't, not for a game that normally lists in the $65-80 range. Now it might be worth doing for a game that regularly hits $200-300+ at auction, but yeah when I see people VGA grading stuff like Final Fantasy X greatest hits I'm somewhere between rolling my eyes and pointing my finger and laughing. At this point grading for most games is going to be for the personal satisfaction of a few collectors and for speculators.

P.S. And if you have to grade anything for ps1 or ps2, go for black label/original print run.

#2842 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19957 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:54 PM

Plus if it your grade is below 90 it can actually hurt the value in some case

#2843 WERTZtilitHURTZ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:15 AM

Thanks for the insight, Indigo and 62t!

#2844 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:30 AM

Even without manuals, those four HuCards are great finds. That's the largest TG16 lot I've ever seen for sale! There's a lot of awesome in there

I'm saving up to buy a house, and it's freakin' killing me to not buy the lot.

#2845 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:55 AM

I'm saving up to buy a house, and it's freakin' killing me to not buy the lot.



house is where it's at :bouncy:
I think he will go down more as a few more days pass and you do not contact him...
assuming it lasts over the weekend, consider telling him about the fact you are saving for a house and if he would take $800 cash you'll switch your priorities (temporarily)...
then admire and play it for a week and sell it this holiday to add to your house fund ....

GL either way, hellofabundle!

#2846 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:00 AM

house is where it's at :bouncy:
I think he will go down more as a few more days pass and you do not contact him...
assuming it lasts over the weekend, consider telling him about the fact you are saving for a house and if he would take $800 cash you'll switch your priorities (temporarily)...
then admire and play it for a week and sell it this holiday to add to your house fund ....

GL either way, hellofabundle!

I mentioned this to him, actually. He said to him it's not worth it to sell it under 1k, and that he would just keep it if it ever got to the point that he couldn't unload it for 1k. He was really cool about it, and said to keep him in mind and if he had it unsold he'd sell it to me. He seemed to appreciate the fact I was a collector and it would go to a good home, so I dunno, maybe I'll check in next week and see if it was still available. Maybe he'll offer to take less if he decides he wants the lot gone.

#2847 jdb230   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   465 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:09 AM

I saw a steelbook "limited" edition for Sniper: ghost warrior at a gamestop recently. It was $29.99 "new" (so opened)...think thats a good price?

#2848 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10161 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:39 PM

I'm a bad, bad man. I got amazon to issue 500.00 of my credit to gift card codes to give to the guy, then I'm going to pay 500.00 in cash.
But that collection will so be worth it. It helps a lot he's letting me pay half in Amazon credit.

#2849 Obiwan456   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

Okay, my dad picked up a nes lot today, an some of them were boxed, so I was wondering if any of these were anything.

Bases Loaded
Bases Loaded 2
Bases Loaded 4
(I actually have 3, but its cart only)
Paperboy
Tecmo Bowl
Super Bowl
Dr Mario

#2850 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9057 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:57 AM

Oh boy. current bid is $2.4K and 1 day-10 hrs left.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260878214731