The world’s largest videogame collection is going under the virtual hammer, with New Yorker Michael Thommason selling off the 12,000 game collection via GameGavel.
Officially awarded a Guinness Book of World Records certificate to authenticate its place as the world’s biggest video game collection, its being auctioned off as a job lot in a huge auction…
Currently sitting at a $50,000 bid with more than 9 days still to go, this historical auction looks like it’s going to fetch a pretty penny. The reserve hasn’t been met just yet but estimates put the collection’s worth at around $200,000.
For those wondering how a single man amassed such an astonishing collection of videogames, Thomasson claimed that it gradually game his way through operating “seven independent gaming stores during the nineties and have worked for another chain for the last decade. I also operated Good Deal Games online since 1998, having thousands of games cross my path.”
“Whenever I purchased a game that did not directly come from the distributor I was able to look through all our inventory and pick out the nicest copy of a game, including grabbing the nicest box and manual,” continued Thomasson. “As a result, the games in my collection are mostly PRISTINE – you WILL be pleased!”
More than 2,600 of the 12,000 games are still factory-sealed, while many of the older consoles feature nearly complete collections.
The auction is scheduled to end on Sunday 15th June at 10:30pm EDT, if you've got $55,000 burning a hole in your pocket then here to get bidding.
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