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Pawn Stars: SUPER RARE Super Mario is SUPER EXPENSIVE (Season 17) | History

Pawn Stars: SUPER RARE Super Mario is SUPER EXPENSIVE (Season 17) | History


Hey, hows it going? Good, good. I have this to offer you. And this is? This is the earliest
sticker sealed Super Mario Brothers Nintendo game. [MUSIC PLAYING] RICK: That’s pretty amazing. I know some of them
go for a lot of money. Chum? What? RICK: Can you come over here
and help me for a moment? CHUMLEE: What’s up, Rick? OK, the guy has a– I guess this is a
really early one? The earliest
print, still sealed, of Super Mario
Brothers in existence. CHUMLEE: Oh, wow. Do you mind if I take a look? Absolutely, sure. CHUMLEE: Oh, this is the– yeah, this isn’t the
shrink wrapped version. This is the sticker
sealed version, which I don’t know
too much about, but I know these
are pretty rare. CUSTOMER: This one also happens
to be an incredibly high grade. Even if the other
ones are found, there’s no way it’s going to
come close to this condition. RICK: All right, how
much do you want for it? It’s a piece of history. It’s something that’s
hard for me to part with. But I would sell it
for a million dollars. A million dollars? Yep. All right. That’s a lot of
money for a video game. I agree. It is a lot of money. I know there’s video
game collecting going on. I know I’ve seen some
recent auctions where I was sort of shocked when,
like, those video games sold for $29,000– Sure. –for the cartridges. But I didn’t know
the market exists for six figure games, much
less a million dollar game. From all my research, WATA is
the company that grades these. These are the ones you trust. So I’m actually going to go call
them up and see if I can get one of their guys down here. I would really like
to get their opinion. But you know, no offense. I mean, I just never
heard of a video game going for a million dollars. And I just don’t know
if that exists or not. OK, I will be right back. OK. I think Mario hit him on
the head with a pipe wrench. [LAUGHS] So he wants a million dollars
for this thing, which I think is insane.
DENIZ KAHN: Yeah. I remember it. And I know why he’s asking
astronomical money on this one. This is probably the
most significant piece of video game history
that’s ever passed through our grading company. RICK: OK, and he also said that
this was the best condition? Yeah. So what makes this
special, there’s a lot of different indicators. First, you’re going
to see this sticker. So it’s not shrink wrapped. It’s from the test market launch
of the NES, as far as we know, which was only in 1985 and 1986. No one even knew
who Nintendo was. But back then, they were
just another company. So once they started mass
producing these and sending them across the
country, they had to have something that
would last on the shelves longer, which is also why
seeing this in this condition is just– it’s a
complete anomaly. This is the second print,
and it’s the earliest known. There’s no other second
prints or even first prints known that are still sealed. So we don’t know the exact
number of copies that were printed in the
first test market launch, but we’re estimating
it’s somewhere around the 10,000 print run. And how many of those
survived sealed? One, as far as we know. RICK: So if this went
into an auction today, your estimate would be? It’s really hard to tell. It hasn’t sold on
the open market. As video games are
starting to be viewed more as art and history, not
just these relics of nostalgia, this is it. This is the one
that started it all. It’s got the trifecta. It’s got rarity. It’s got popularity. Everyone knows Mario. And it’s got significance
to collectors. But you know, with
things like this, it’s high risk, high reward. I know of firm offers that have
been turned down at $300,000. It goes up from there. There’s no ceiling, really. RICK: OK, I learned a lot today.
DENIZ KAHN: Absolutely. My pleasure.
Anytime. Good luck. Thank you. Well, at first I
thought you were crazy. [LAUGHS] [MUSIC PLAYING] I’m literally a
little bit shocked and a little bit speechless. But realistically, what
do you want for it? I’m asking a million dollars. There’s a big business
in these right here. And I’ve just been
looking into maybe getting into it a little bit. But I’m not going to get into
it with this kind of figure to start with. I understand, I understand. So have a great day. I learned a lot. And obviously, I have a
lot of research to do. Well, thank you for your time. I appreciate it. It’s good to meet you. All right, have
a good one, man. Thank you. I’m OK that no offer was made. I’m happy to keep the game. And it’s a piece of history,
so I’m happy to have it in my collection.

100 comments on “Pawn Stars: SUPER RARE Super Mario is SUPER EXPENSIVE (Season 17) | History

  1. Look my man, if i have to take it to auction, i would have to pay the auction fees, pay to get it over there and get it re-authenticated by a third party and take all the risk so the best I could do would be a hundred bucks.

  2. Funny enough it actually sold for only $100,000 at an auction in February. Guess he wasn’t set on that $1 million price tag. Only worth what someone is willing to pay for it

  3. Tell him to call Nintendo and ask them to see there offer. Might surprise you. Even Nintendo collects those rare games and they have the money to pay for something like that!

  4. Would've told him to pound sand because his price was insulting, and then not aired the segment , because he clearly was just trying to show it off.

  5. I got Destiny sealed for PS4 I want to sell. Only got a PS4 for GTAV so never had an interest in playing that crappy game

  6. stupidity asking $1M for a piece of plastic. Who cares that it is sealed. This world has more important things to do.

  7. This is totally staged. This is a paid advertisement for Wata. Wata sent a guy in there with this absurd number to promote people collecting video games because Wata charges like 50-100 bucks to grade each game. Another plug has Rick saying yeah “Wata, these are the guys you can trust”. They are trying to create a market with this absurd million dollar price tag throwing in this sticker sealed garbage even though there are a million super Mario bros games out there for like 5 bucks. No one cares if it’s sticker sealed. The guys at Wata went so far as to purchase a super Mario game for 100k just to make a headline to create a market of illusion. Look up pawn stars scam super Mario bros on YouTube and there is a good video going into more detail on this.

  8. A million is definitely a good starting point. It's a piece of history. Probably would have been negotiated down to 500k. If I had the money I'd consider it a steal for 500k.

  9. Imasuckerforwatchingallofthisandenjoying and yeah right like dude walks not a care with Mario like no one will jack him when he gets to his car for example. Its totally not worth it. I bet 1 million that as soon as you put in console you'll have to take it out and blow on cartridge.

  10. Realistically, to the right buyer, this thing at auction COULD sell for at least $300,000, but a million is a bit crazy. Maybe not in ten years time, but at the current buyers market rates it just wouldn’t happen

  11. It's worth 79k not a penny more now if you had the 1990 world champion game that was in the movie The Wizard that is worth 500,000 no joke.

  12. Why would you take it there in the first place, that would make probably more at an auction with big gamer collector interest with deep pockets

  13. No way, if someone dares to pay 1M dollar for this stuff just because of nostalgia factors, then that person has a lot of personal issues.

  14. Pawn Star : How much you want?
    Owner : I want 1 million dollar for it.
    Pawn Star : Ok deal.

    Pawn Star pay with 1 million Zimbabwe dollar.

  15. Expert :"it's in crisp sealed condition, the more oxygen gets on it the less valuable it is"

    Rick :"Let's crack it open"

  16. I like how that video game expert got his keys at the end…knowing full well that his mom dropped him off
    He ain’t fooling me

  17. You ain't never getting 1 million for this. The offer of 300K I don't even buy it. You'll probably get 100K for this at best.

  18. So, how do I get on pawn stars so I can offer my cib Little Samson for ten grand, and my snatcher and panzer dragoon saga for a couple grand? I have no intention of selling my games…I just want to be on the show and inflate the worth of games that I own.

  19. Like clockwork, the people with the valuable item never take into account that the pawnshop has to make money off of it. I would've asked 250k and worked it from there.

  20. Pawn: It‘s rare bc it‘s sealed!

    Shop: Let‘s open it to see if the game is inside!

    Also shop: 1 million? Nah it‘s not sealed anymore

  21. After he turned it into GameStop

    GameStop:: Listen here man if we buy this for 21$

    GameStop: you want are insurance policy or are finders fee or are 2 for 0 special or do not want any of those and get fined 100$ a month for terrible magazines

    Me: none just want to sell the game

    GameStop: sorry sir what did you say I couldn’t here you over me swiping your credit card paying for everything

    Me: Wtf well alright what’s my total

    GameStop: that will be 6,725 dollars sir
    Also where suing you for taking to long in line

  22. I would have told the guy, it's two pieces of hard plastic with a Mario brother sticker on it, that probably only cost a place in China to make for 50 cents! and anybody today with a little bit of skill could easily make a counterfeit copy,

  23. I have a friend who knows a friend of a friend that said he can ask his friend if he knows if any of his friends that could pop down to check this out😂

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