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I figured its time to juice up聽this thread with a 芦 terrific trio 禄 馃ぃ. 聽 聽 聽

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On 7/16/2020 at 5:00 AM, fahbs said:

Recently was helping out my folks with quarantine-forced basement spring cleaning. Found a sealed copy of Blaster Master for NES. Apparently my dad got it as a gift around 1990, hid it for my birthday months away, then just forgot about it. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔

No damage or marks that I can see. Seal has folds, but no visible holes. Still has hang tag. Also pricetag from defunct retail chain Benny's!

I did see this recent Heritage Auction where a sealed copy rated 9.6 A+ by WATA went for $1500. For the oval Seal of Quality version too, not the original run circle.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/video-games/blaster-master-rev-a-oval-soq-tm-carolina-collection-wata-96-a-sealed-nes-sunsoft-1988-usa/a/7212-93007.s?ic4=OtherResults-SampleItem-Thumbnail-022817&tab=ArchiveSearchResults-012417&fbclid=IwAR1VlTKKEfLI4-E7xL6vUwzYg5EzpGzlV7EYHAvYF5iUwfTGLiRb18dwLy0


I'm seriously considering getting mine WATA graded. Really hard to tell what grade this would get going by the scale photos on their site. Definitely higher than a C. Probably a B. Hopefully an A. (Wishfully an A+)

(visible to the right: copy of Rule of Rose, also discovered during cleaning. Apparently THE most valuable PS2 game right now)

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Finally got this mailed back from WATA. Ended up getting a 8.5 A+ rating. A little better than I was expecting, but not the 9.6 A++ rating I'm seeing going for $1400 on Heritage.

Wonder what an 8.5 would fetch. The two 9.6s were my only point of reference; no listing for anything else.

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Another one I plan to have graded! My goal for 2021 is to fill out the non-portable releases of Dragon Quest I-VIII and XI. And added a few Square Enix re-releases (not "Ultimate Hits") for flavor. And maybe include some of the spin-offs and Dragon Quest IX if I am lucky. No clue how I will handle Dragon Quest X. All-in-all I feel that聽having this is a great start for me!聽馃惒

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On 7/16/2020 at 5:00 AM, fahbs said:

Recently was helping out my folks with quarantine-forced basement spring cleaning. Found a sealed copy of Blaster Master for NES. Apparently my dad got it as a gift around 1990, hid it for my birthday months away, then just forgot about it. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔

No damage or marks that I can see. Seal has folds, but no visible holes. Still has hang tag. Also pricetag from defunct retail chain Benny's!

I did see this recent Heritage Auction where a sealed copy rated 9.6 A+ by WATA went for $1500. For the oval Seal of Quality version too, not the original run circle.

https://comics.ha.com/itm/video-games/blaster-master-rev-a-oval-soq-tm-carolina-collection-wata-96-a-sealed-nes-sunsoft-1988-usa/a/7212-93007.s?ic4=OtherResults-SampleItem-Thumbnail-022817&tab=ArchiveSearchResults-012417&fbclid=IwAR1VlTKKEfLI4-E7xL6vUwzYg5EzpGzlV7EYHAvYF5iUwfTGLiRb18dwLy0


I'm seriously considering getting mine WATA graded. Really hard to tell what grade this would get going by the scale photos on their site. Definitely higher than a C. Probably a B. Hopefully an A. (Wishfully an A+)

(visible to the right: copy of Rule of Rose, also discovered during cleaning. Apparently THE most valuable PS2 game right now)

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Finally got it back from WATA. 8.5 "near mint" rating.

Heritage have been selling mint 9.6s for around $1400. Anyone have any experience with how much of a value dropoff to expect between the two conditions?

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